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.

  • Davidoff Limited Edition 2023 Year of the Rabbit Flagship Exclusive
    by Charlie Minato on January 29, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Most people know the Year of the Rabbit is a double perfecto with a pigtail, but there is also a 6 x 56 toro extra version. The post Davidoff Limited Edition 2023 Year of the Rabbit Flagship Exclusive appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Oscar Valladares Raw Dog
    by Brooks Whittington on January 28, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    The Raw Dog from Oscar Valladares foregoes the traditional wrapper and is instead made with only a binder grown in the Copán region of Honduras at price point of $6 each. The post Oscar Valladares Raw Dog appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Report: FDA’s Flavored Cigar Ban Could Cost Retailers $4 Billion
    by Charlie Minato on January 28, 2023 at 12:00 am

    In addition to the nearly $4 billion in lost retail sales, governments around the country would lose a combined $750 million in tax revenue. The post Report: FDA’s Flavored Cigar Ban Could Cost Retailers $4 Billion appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Juan López Gran Patagón Edición Regional Cono Sur Debuting Next Month
    by Brooks Whittington on January 27, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    This will only the second Edición Regional release made exclusively for the Southern Cone countries, which includes Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The post Juan López Gran Patagón Edición Regional Cono Sur Debuting Next Month appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Indiana Bill Would Ban Flavored Tobacco, Vaping Sales
    by Charlie Minato on January 27, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    Rep. Carolyn Jackson, D-Hammond, has once again proposed a bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products in Indiana. Jackson recently introduced... The post Indiana Bill Would Ban Flavored Tobacco, Vaping Sales appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s Special
    by Charlie Minato on January 27, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Knuckle Sandwich Cigars might have been the largest surprise of The Consensus 2022. This is the brand's third blend and its first limited edition. The post Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s Special appeared first on halfwheel.

  • New Knuckle Sandwich 55 Celebrates Guy Fieri’s Birthday
    by Charlie Minato on January 27, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    This is the second limited edition cigar from the project between Fieri and Espinosa Premium Cigars. The post New Knuckle Sandwich 55 Celebrates Guy Fieri’s Birthday appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Espinosa’s Knuckle Sandwich “55” to Commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th Birthday
    by Eric Guttormson on January 27, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Espinosa Premium Cigars have announced the release of the limited Knuckle Sandwich “55” cigar. This cigar was made to commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th birthday and was debuted at his birthday party this weekend. A total of five-hundred and fifty-five (555) boxes of this cigar were made and will be offered to existing Knuckle Sandwich accounts The post Espinosa’s Knuckle Sandwich “55” to Commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th Birthday appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Les Fines Lames Adds Olive Green & Yellow Ashtray Colors
    by Charlie Minato on January 27, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Both the single-cigar MONAD and the two-cigar DYAD models get two new colors. The post Les Fines Lames Adds Olive Green & Yellow Ashtray Colors appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Puro Sabor 2023: Day 4
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Day 4 of Puro Sabor featured the official grand opening of a new factory, plus a visit to a factory I haven't seen in several years. The post Puro Sabor 2023: Day 4 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone Lonsdale
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 27, 2023 at 1:00 am

    One of Southern Draw's strongest cigars got a pair of new sizes in the Fall of 2022; this was one of them. The post Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone Lonsdale appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Ace Prime Mas Igneus Short Robusto Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on January 27, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Ace Prime Mas Igneus Short Robusto Cigar Review – This 4.5×50 stick features a very lightly but firm packed wrapper with a dark cocoa mottled appearance, large double cap, oily toothy feel and very rich pungent cocoa and barnyard aroma. First light reveals a flawless draw with thick rich chewy … Continue reading → The post Ace Prime Mas Igneus Short Robusto Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Altered Blends and Vitolas set for TPE from United Cigars
    by Eric Guttormson on January 26, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    United Cigars have announced their flagship line has gone from Box-Pressed to a Round vitola and have sourced different aged Dominican tobaccos to alter the profile. The United Cigars Natural and Maduro Lines were originally launched in 2010 in a box-pressed format. Over the past several years the line has evolved and been restructured at The post Altered Blends and Vitolas set for TPE from United Cigars appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • J.C. Newman Shipping Iconic Vintage Cigar Ashtray
    by Eric Guttormson on January 26, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has begun shipping its new Vintage Ashtray. Inspired by New York City’s legendary Stork Club, these new ceramic ashtrays are handcrafted and hand painted. They are now shipping to premium cigar retailers nationwide. “When the swanky Stork Club opened in Manhattan in 1929, it was a place for movie stars, professional The post J.C. Newman Shipping Iconic Vintage Cigar Ashtray appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Smoke Night Live – Cigar Retail State of the Union
    by Eric Guttormson on January 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    This week on Smoke Night LIVE Abe Dababneh from Smoke Inn, Nick Libretti from JR Cigar and Scott Braband from Trinity Cigar Mobile Lounge join the show to discuss the state of cigar retailing in the current market as well as looking forward to see what the future holds for selling and marketing premium cigars. The post Smoke Night Live – Cigar Retail State of the Union appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Micallef Reata Churchill Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on January 25, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Micallef Reata Churchill Cigar Review – This 7×48 stick features a dark brown, dry, firmly packed slightly toothy wrapper with a triple cap and sweet cedar and cocoa aroma. First light reveals a good draw with fairly thick smooth smoke showing notes of a dry leather, light cedar and slight … Continue reading → The post Micallef Reata Churchill Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker Shipping in June 2023
    by Eric Guttormson on January 25, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    United Cigars have announced they will release a Firecracker version of the E.P. Carrillo Pledge which was Cigar Dojo’s top cigar in 2020. Since 2010, United Cigars has collaborated annually with fellow cigar makers to release a limited edition Firecracker commemorating Independence Day. “Our Pledge is a fantastic blend for the United Firecracker collaboration,” said The post E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker Shipping in June 2023 appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Double Robusto Oliva Serie V Melanio Headed to Casa de Montecristo
    by Eric Guttormson on January 25, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Casa de Montecristo have announced they will be offering an exclusive vitola of the popular Oliva Serie V Melanio. The 5×54 Double Robusto will be offered in 10 count boxes and retail for $11.75 per cigar. Limited quantities will be available for purchase starting February 2 exclusively at Casa de Montecristo. “We are continuously looking The post Double Robusto Oliva Serie V Melanio Headed to Casa de Montecristo appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 275
    by Bryan Glynn on January 25, 2023 at 2:01 am

    This is a crowd sourced cigar deal weekly series with CigarAndPipes.com bringing you a VERY special weekly deal that YOU help choose!  Each week there will be three deals to vote on, that will be in effect the following week.  There’s no guarantee the losers will be back any time … Continue reading → The post CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 275 appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • January Corona Cigar Co. Special
    by Bryan Glynn on January 23, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    These are the new 25th Anv Corona Cigar Co.  Nicaraguan Selection Maduro cigars and the line is on special right now! VIDEO LINKS:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cigarobsession/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cigarobsessionRumble: https://rumble.com/c/CigarObsession The post January Corona Cigar Co. Special appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.