La Aurora has launched a new, Cameroon-wrapped cigar that pays homage to the past. Called La Aurora 1903 Cameroon, it's the third installment in the company's Time Capsule series, a collection of brands that celebrates specific years and tobacco wrappers significant to La Aurora's history. 2017-04-21T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
NYC Mayor Wants Higher Tobacco Taxes
The price of cigars in the City That Never Sleeps could possibly go up—significantly. Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his full support for an aggressive anti-tobacco legislative plan aimed at raising the price of cigars and cigarettes. The series of new bills proposes more taxes, extra fees and increased restrictions on tobacco sales in New York City. 2017-04-20T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
New Nicaraguan H. Upmann From AJ Fernandez
There's a new interpretation of the storied H. Upmann brand, and it's coming out of Nicaragua. Made by A.J. Fernandez at the Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua factory, H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez is shipping to select retailers at the end of this month, with a full-scale launch following in May. 2017-04-20T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Returns for Third Run
Is it square-shaped, or is it diamond-shaped? No matter how you view it, the limited-edition Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut from Alec Bradley is back to show off its signature sharply pressed shape that's achieved with a special cigar mold. 2017-04-19T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Vegas Cubanas Back In Regular Production
After years of very limited production, the Vegas Cubanas brand is back in regular rotation and will be once again widely available in late May. 2017-04-18T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
The Top 10 Cigars You’ll (Probably) Never Smoke
Call them unicorns, three-dollar bills or Holy Grails, there are many rarified cigars circulating out there that the average cigar smoker will never get the opportunity to try. Some cigars are so rare and mythical that even veteran collectors will go to their graves without ever having seen one in person. Many of these smokes are hidden in private collections or cloistered in aging rooms. Either way, they're beyond difficult to acquire even with a suitcase full of cash. We've assembled a list in no particular order of rarity or importance. Have fun smoking them—in your dreams. 2017-04-14T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Regius Cigars Names New Distributor
After announcing that it was parting ways with distributor Quesada Cigars (S.A.G Imports) last week, Regius Cigars has signed an agreement with a new distribution partner. 2017-04-12T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
No Cigar Tax Relief In New York State Budget
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that his 2018 state budget has been passed, but to the disappointment of premium cigar smokers, a proposed 45-cent flat tax rate on all cigars sold in The Empire State was not included. 2017-04-11T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
The Big Smoke Hits Miami Beach
The crowd came early and stayed late, eager to be part of the first Big Smoke in Miami in nearly 20 years. It was a night of cigars, great cocktails, a festive atmosphere and some of the biggest names in the premium cigar business. 2017-04-10T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Davidoff Chefs Edition Back For Second Run
A limited-edition cigar blended by world-renowned chefs is once again shipping to retailers nationwide. Called Davidoff Chefs Edition, the cigar launched last year in a small run of only 1,500 boxes of 10 cigars. Now the cigar is back, with the same blend and size dimensions—but with double the production. The company says that 3,000 boxes will be available in the United States. The cigar will begin shipping to retailers this month. 2017-04-10T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Tatuaje Unicos Reserva Broadleaf
There is certainly something to be said for making a big first impression, and that’s just what Pete Johnson did when he unveiled a 100-cigar master case containing a new project called the Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf Collection. The project was shown off at the 2016 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, ...
The city of Radcliff, Ky. has passed a ban on smoking, tobacco use and e-cigarettes in the majority of its city parks, carving out just a handful of small designated smoking areas. The ban, which goes into effect immediately, was approved by a 5-1 vote during the city council’s meeting on ...
Last month, Viaje shipped the Exclusivo Leaded Double Edged Sword, a new cigar that is a combination of two different Viaje releases: the 5 x 52 Double Edged Sword vitola and the Exclusivo Leaded blend. The original Double Edged Sword vitola was a limited edition size in the Exclusivo line that was ...
Global Premium Cigars Moves Distribution from Boutiques Unified to 3R Cigars
Global Premium Cigars, the company behind 1502 Cigars, has ended its distribution agreement with Boutiques Unified. “The friends I’ve made in the Boutiques Uniﬁed will last a lifetime,” said Enrique Sánchez, owner of Global Premium Cigars, in a press release. “It’s not just a slogan, it really is a family ...
For the 75th anniversary of its lighter collection, S.T. Dupont released a new dual soft flame lighter known as the Initial, an accessory inspired by the original S.T. Dupont lighter, which was the first luxury petrol lighter, comissioned by the Maharaja of Patiala in 1941. The Initial is made of ...
Earlier this week, the Ellsworth City Council gave its approval to a ban on smoking and tobacco use at the city’s parks and recreational properties at the request of the city’s Recreation Commission. The new ban will apply to areas such as boat launches and athletic fields as well. The ...
As has been mentioned numerous times before, Illusione released a plethora of cigars at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. Briefly, those releases are: Cigares Privé — Two new blends in three sizes each. Cruzado — Revamped with four sizes. ~eccj~ — It’s back, now in three regular production ...
Sullivan County, N.Y. Makes 21 New Tobacco Purchasing Age
The movement to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products continues to grow in New York state, as yesterday the Sullivan County Legislature approved an increase from 18 to 21 by an 8-1 vote. Once the increase goes into effect on Sept. 1, 2017, violators will be subject to ...
CLE Cigar Co.’s Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Ships
Fans of Christian Eiroa’s work will soon have a new cigar to sink their palates into, as CLE Cigar Co. announced today that the new Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado line has begun widespread shipping to retailers. For this project, Eiroa used Honduran corojo tobacco that had been aged ...
IPCPR 2018 to be Hosted at Las Vegas Convention Center
The 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show will be hosted a the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will be the second year in a row where the trade show is moved from the Sands Expo at the Venetian and Palazzo to the larger Las Vegas Convention Center, a change that is ...
Libation Review: Prairie Artisan Ales / Brewfist Spaghetti Western
Country: United states ( Oklahoma ) Distillery: Brewfist Bottler: Brewfist Distillation Date: Unknown Style: American Double / Imperial Stout Alcohol: 8.70 % ABV Price: Appeal: When it comes to appearances, the Brewfist isn’t going to win any competitions but being motor oil black is a solid way to be. Form a hearty pour the finger and a half of tan to light brown head sticks to the glass, there is a certain appearance of depth to the darkness. Flavor: The Spaghetti Western starts off with a dark and roasty malt... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:15:58 +0000 Read More...(TheCigarNut)
Cigar News: IPCPR 2015 – A Pause For A Good Cause
The ever changing thing we call life – amazing how it always has the ability to get in the way of good plans! Some of you may be asking why we at The Cigar Nut have not been covering the 2015 IPCPR trade show, others may remember that this is the time of year where TCN goes dark for a couple of reasons. Do not worry, The Cigar Nut is not going anywhere – to be quite honest, we may have a few things up our sleeves so be sure... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:12:58 +0000 Read More...(TheCigarNut)
Tatuaje Announces “Whore,” Shop Exclusive Cigar
This week, Tatuaje Cigars announced their latest shop exclusive, the “Tatuaje W Nice Ash Cigars 2015” or, as it has so endearingly been nicknamed, the “Whore,” for Nice Ash Cigars, a New York based online retailer and B&M. A website, wcigar.com, was set up leading up to the announcement where one letter was announced each day eventually spelling out “whore.” This is Tatuaje’s third shop exclusive this year, following the Drinking age and the Rumbo. The cigar itself will be a 6×52 belicoso manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A. with... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:00:33 +0000 Read More...(TheCigarNut)
Cigar News: La Palina Announces Laguito Robusto Extra
Undercrown Manifesto (AKA “Liga Krump”) The Undercrown Manifesto is a very unique cigar with an equally unique origin. In January of 2013, John Krump, a fellow Brother of the Leaf, just like you and I, purchased an antique German cigar mold off of Craigslist. Upon acquiring the mold, he posted a photo of it on a cigar oriented Facebook group to share his excitement about his new find. Among dozens of comments on the photo, Jonathan Drew, of Drew Estate mentioned that he was very interested in the mold and... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:00:18 +0000 Read More...(TheCigarNut)
Cigar News – Davidoff Announces Golden Band Nominees
With the Cigar Industry in full tilt as preparations for this years IPCPR are being made, Davidoff has announced that they will be hosting their 4th Golden Band Awards as well as the nominees. A standard black tie dinner ( would you expect anything less from Davidoff? ) will be their stage for recognition and ceremony for 32 separate retailers across seven categories. In a recent press release Jim Young, President of Davidoff North America stated â€œThe Davidoff Golden Band Awards epitomize the success of the brand which has been... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:36:48 +0000 Read More...(TheCigarNut)