Industry News

Here you will find the latest cigar industry news and reviews from all major premium cigar publications, some of which include Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Obsession, Cigar Dogo, Halfwheel, Cigar Journal, and many more.

  • Los Caidos Adds 22-, 49-Count Boxes
    by Charlie Minato on June 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Los Caidos has announced that it will add new packaging options for its cigars. A new 22-count box will be offered to retailers which contain 22 cigars: 10 red-banded 6 x 54 toros, 10 blue-banded 6 x 54 toros and two of the box-pressed torpedo size. Los Caidos says it donates $1 of each cigar […] The post Los Caidos Adds 22-, 49-Count Boxes appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • RVGN Rauchvergnügen to Release KENTRON #42K Ashtray at IPCPR 2019
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    RVGN Rauchvergnügen has announced plans to release a limited edition ashtray at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show that the company is calling a “cigar hub.”   The KENTRON #42K uses the latest developments in biomimetics, a process that draws its inspiration from nature, using the structures of biological systems to design practical materials. […] The post RVGN Rauchvergnügen to Release KENTRON #42K Ashtray at IPCPR 2019 appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Tre J Adding Negotiator at IPCPR 2019
    by Charlie Minato on June 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    For the first time in its history, Tre J Cigars will offered a box-pressed cigar. The Tre J Negotiator is a 5 x 48 box-pressed robusto made at Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L. that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Dominican binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. It is priced at $6.95 and offered […] The post Tre J Adding Negotiator at IPCPR 2019 appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • SmokeInn Saturday 123
    by Bryan Glynn on June 16, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Welcome back for another SmokeInn.com Cigar Contest! Click HERE https://www.smokeinn.com/Smoke-Inn-Saturday-Cigar-Contest/  for this week’s selection possibilities and comment on YouTube with your 5 picks for what you would like if you win – simple as that! Open in the US and Canada only, to anyone of legal smoking age in your … Continue reading → The post SmokeInn Saturday 123 appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos. […]

  • VegaFina Gran Reserve 2019
    by Brooks Whittington on June 15, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Last year, VegaFina released a cigar to commemorate its 20th anniversary aptly named Gran Reserva 20 Aniversario. That cigar was a a 5 3/4 x 54 vitola that incorporated an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos from both the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Fans of the brand might have done a bit of a double […] The post VegaFina Gran Reserve 2019 appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Drew Estate Schedules ACID, Tabak Especial Frenchies for September
    by Charlie Minato on June 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Drew Estate’s 3 1/4 x 20 cigarillos will head to stores nationwide in September. The company has announced that the ACID Frenchies and Tabak Especial Frenchies will ship to all retailers in three months. Frenchies have been available at Kwik Trip as part of an exclusive soft launch. The ACID Frenchies use a Sumatran wrapper […] The post Drew Estate Schedules ACID, Tabak Especial Frenchies for September appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • New Site Contest: Win a Scrim by HutcH Studio Stallone Skull Cutter
    by Charlie Minato on June 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The Scrim by HutcH Studio Stallone Skull Cutter is one of the most unique cigar accessories you will ever see. And it could be yours if you leave a comment. In celebration of our newly redesigned website we are giving away four unique cigar accessories and none of them are quite like this. Scrim by HutcH […] The post New Site Contest: Win a Scrim by HutcH Studio Stallone Skull Cutter appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Gran Habano Sued by Leaf by Oscar for Trade Dress Infringement
    by Charlie Minato on June 14, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    “Island” Jim Robinson, the owner of the Leaf by Oscar brand, has sued Gran Habano over its plans to launch a new cigar wrapped in a whole tobacco leaf. Earlier this week, Gran Habano announced the Persian King La Contra, which is a cigar that is wrapped in a leaf of tobacco. That trend was […] The post Gran Habano Sued by Leaf by Oscar for Trade Dress Infringement appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Boveda Launches New 8 Gram Carton
    by Charlie Minato on June 14, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Boveda will now be packaging its 8 gram pouches in a new container. The 100-count cardboard boxes measure 9 x 6.5 x 3.125 inches and open to a full 10 inches. Inside each is 100, individually-packaged 8 gram Boveda packs. Previously, Boveda sold the smaller packs in large bags and the individual packs were not […] The post Boveda Launches New 8 Gram Carton appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Joya de Nicaragua to Offer Connecticut-Wrapped ‘Antaño CT’
    by Jordan Guttormson on June 14, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Roughly 20 years after Joya de Nicaragua simultaneously reinvigorated its own brand—as well as helped to jump start the modern craze of high-octane smoking experiences through the introduction of the Antaño brand—the company is now set to showcase a Connecticut-wrapped expression, dubbed ‘Antaño CT.’ Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT maintains the spirit of the original […] The post Joya de Nicaragua to Offer Connecticut-Wrapped ‘Antaño CT’ appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]

  • Joya de Nicaragua Adding Antaño CT
    by Charlie Minato on June 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Joya de Nicaragua’s Antaño brand will now be offered in Connecticut. Antaño is known for its strength, something that is generally seen as the opposite of a lighter Connecticut shade-wrapped cigar, though Joya de Nicaragua describes this blend as medium-full. It uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Joya de […] The post Joya de Nicaragua Adding Antaño CT appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Smoke Night LIVE Name That Tune Edition
    by Eric Guttormson on June 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    This is NOT our 200th show. Episode ??? of Smoke Night LIVE will give the viewer the chance to win a great prize package including a full box of Protocol Habano in Toro format, a Crux Cigar T-Shirt, and a sweet Drew Estate Dirty Rat ball cap. During the show if you can be the […] The post Smoke Night LIVE Name That Tune Edition appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]

  • FDA Asks Court to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline by At Least 10 Months
    by Charlie Minato on June 14, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a federal court in Maryland to order that FDA’s substantial equivalence deadline should begin no sooner than 10 months with an additional year for FDA to evaluate the applications. That deadline would be the date by which every cigar sold in the U.S. would be required […] The post FDA Asks Court to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline by At Least 10 Months appeared first on halfwheel. […]

  • Drew Estate Releases Tabak Especial Gordito
    by Press Release on June 14, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Drew Estate announces the release of the Tabak Especial Gordito, both Dulce and Negra, to retailers nationwide. […]

  • Ventura Cigar Company: Two New Blends Set To Debut
    by Press Release on June 14, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced today the addition of Chapter 3 to its Archetype Cigars story, with two new tobacco blends set to release in June at IPCPR 2019. […]

  • Crux Cigars Undergoes Full Rebrand
    by Jordan Guttormson on June 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Five years after first launching the Crux Cigars brand, the company is completely changing its appearance, showcasing a new logo, packaging, refreshed blend specific branding, and a more cohesive communication strategy. At this time, Crux has only revealed the updated company logo, which steers the brand in a much more clean, modern, and professional direction. […] The post Crux Cigars Undergoes Full Rebrand appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]

  • Ventura Announces Archetype Chapter 3
    by Jordan Guttormson on June 13, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Ventura Cigar Co. is set to debut the third chapter in its popular Archetype series, which is based on the work of psychologist Dr. Carl Jung and mythographer Joseph Campbell, who defined ‘archetypes’ as the constantly repeating characters who occur in the dreams of all people and the myths of all cultures. The series first […] The post Ventura Announces Archetype Chapter 3 appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]

  • Drew Estate Adds New Gordito Sizes to Tabak Line
    by Jordan Guttormson on June 13, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Leading up to the 2019 IPCPR trade show later this month, Drew Estate has now made multiple announcements regarding the company’s coffee-infused Tabak lineup. Yesterday, it was announced that the cigars would receive new gift-style packaging (in the Especial Negra Toro format); today, Drew Estate announced a new 6″ x 60 ‘Gordito’ size, which will […] The post Drew Estate Adds New Gordito Sizes to Tabak Line appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]

  • Paso Doble Collaboration Between Litto Gomez and Boris Wintermans Announced
    by Eric Guttormson on June 13, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Royal Agio Cigars USA announced today that they will be introducing PASO DOBLE, the second cigar blend released under the collaboration-based Balmoral Serie Signaturas (Signature Series) platform. This follows the release of the Balmoral Serie Signaturas DUETO in 2018, a special collaboration blend with Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo. For this second release, Boris Wintermans joined forces with […] The post Paso Doble Collaboration Between Litto Gomez and Boris Wintermans Announced appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]

  • H. Upmann 175th Anniversary Announced
    by Eric Guttormson on June 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Altadis U.S.A. is celebrating a special milestone as the H. Upmann cigar brand turns 175 years old. The limited-edition H. Upmann 175th Anniversary will commemorate one of the oldest and most renowned cigars brands. This limited edition will only be expressed in the iconic Churchill size, in 10 count boxes that will number to 14,750. […] The post H. Upmann 175th Anniversary Announced appeared first on Cigar Dojo. […]