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.

  • Mil Días Mareva XX Shipping Next Month
    by Charlie Minato on October 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Crowned Heads’ newest line has only been on shelves for about a month, but the company already has plans to expand the line. Next month, the company will ship the Mil Días Mareva Edición Limitada XX, a 5 1/8 x 42 version of the blend. Like other limited Crowned Heads cigars, the size has roots The post Mil Días Mareva XX Shipping Next Month appeared first on halfwheel.

  • CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 162
    by Bryan Glynn on October 28, 2020 at 4:05 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 162 appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Marquette, Mich. Bans Smoking at City Parks, Beaches
    by Charlie Minato on October 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    The largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has banned smoking at its city parks and beaches. Yesterday, the Marquette City Commission voted 7-0 to ban smoking at the city-owned parks and beaches. Special events may receive a permit that would allow smoking during an event. The new ordinance will cover 20 parks and five beaches. The post Marquette, Mich. Bans Smoking at City Parks, Beaches appeared first on halfwheel.

  • LH Limited Edition Debuts in the U.S.
    by Charlie Minato on October 27, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    The LH Limited Edition is now available in boxes. Nick Syris, founder of LH Cigars, told halfwheel that the company has begun shipping boxes of the LH Limited Edition, a 6 x 52 toro. The more notable change is that the cigar is being offered in the U.S. after years of being sold in international markets. The post LH Limited Edition Debuts in the U.S. appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Cohiba Royale Toro Royale
    by Kevin Acuff on October 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Cohiba—one of the most, if not the most, premier brands in General Cigar’s portfolio—has been busy recently, especially in the luxury cigar arena. Long known for lines such as Red Dot and Cohiba Black (which themselves would conventionally be considered luxury-priced), Cohiba has undergone a restructuring of what constitutes as luxury or ultra-premium within its The post Cohiba Royale Toro Royale appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Toscano Il Moro 2020
    by Press Release on October 27, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Il Moro costs EUR 42.00 and is available in Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Romania, Serbia, as well as in duty-free shops in Italy.

  • Southern Draw Ignite Barberpole Private Label #5 Double Corona Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on October 26, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Southern Draw Ignite Barberpole Private Label #5 Double Corona Cigar Review – This 7.5×50 stick features a double wrapper of maduro and habano in a spiral, with small veins, tight seams, large double cap and rich hay, honey and pepper aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with plumes of … Continue reading → The post Southern Draw Ignite Barberpole Private Label #5 Double Corona Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • CAO Announces the Return of Vision
    by Eric Guttormson on October 26, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    CAO has announced the return Vision, a limited edition cigar inspired by the fans of CAO and the tutelage of the brand’s Blender/Ambassador Rick Rodriguez by the legendary Benji Menendez. “Whether traveling across the world visiting cigar shops and even in doing virtual events as I have been for the last several months, the CAO The post CAO Announces the Return of Vision appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Davidoff Year of the Ox Limited Edition 2021 Previewed
    by Charlie Minato on October 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Next month, the Davidoff Year of the Ox is expected to arrive at stores worldwide. For the second time in the Davidoff Zodiac Series history, it will be a 6 x 60. The Davidoff Limited Edition 2021 Year of the Ox will be a 6 x 60 gordo that uses a Dominican wrapper over an Ecuadorian The post Davidoff Year of the Ox Limited Edition 2021 Previewed appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Smoke Night LIVE – Pete Johnson of Tatuaje
    by Eric Guttormson on October 26, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    What better way to enter the Halloween weekend than with the master of Monster’s himself Pete Johnson from Tatuaje. Friday October 30th on Smoke Night LIVE we welcome back to the show Pete Johnson to discuss this month’s popular Karloff cigar release as well as how Pete has navigated the monstrous year that has been The post Smoke Night LIVE – Pete Johnson of Tatuaje appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon
    by Patrick Lagreid on October 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    There’s a saying in the world of advertising that if you want to sell something, use babies or puppies. While the former isn’t an option when it comes to premium cigars, the latter certainly is. While AGANORSA Leaf might not have used dogs to sell cigars, it did decide to honor a special group of The post Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon appeared first on halfwheel.

  • CAO Vision Slated to Return in November
    by Patrick Lagreid on October 26, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    General Cigar Co. has announced that it is bringing back the CAO Vision, a cigar dating back to 2007 and likely best remembered for its bright white boxes and blue lighting. While the box and the lights return in an updated design, it will not be the same cigar as the company has reblended the The post CAO Vision Slated to Return in November appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Flavor Odyssey – Herrera Esteli Broadleaf with Rum
    by Eric Guttormson on October 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Wednesday, October 28th, the Odyssey continues… this week our hosts Robby Ras and Randy Griggs resume their exploration into Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper. The pairing on this episode will be the Herrera Esteli Broadleaf from Drew Estate combined with rum! Broadleaf is a hearty wrapper and should pair well with rum but you will have to The post Flavor Odyssey – Herrera Esteli Broadleaf with Rum appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Weekly News (Oct. 26, 2020)
    by Patrick Lagreid on October 26, 2020 at 10:59 am

    News Asylum 8 Begins Shipping Asylum Twenty Minute Toms Arriving in November Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar is Now Empire Social Lounge HVC Black Friday Returns for 2020 Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Releasing Lithium in November La Flor Dominicana Updates Carajos Packaging Patoro Gran Añejo Reserva Lancero Arriving in the U.S. The post Weekly News (Oct. 26, 2020) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Tatuaje Black Label Britanicas Extra
    by Brooks Whittington on October 25, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Personal blends for cigar makers have been around for a very long time and considering their origins, it comes as no surprise that some examples have been extremely well regarded by cigar smokers over the years. However, when discussing modern-day Nicaraguan brands, you can’t talk about the history of personal blends without including the Tatuaje The post Tatuaje Black Label Britanicas Extra appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Micallef Grande Bold Sumatra Robusto Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on October 25, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Micallef Grande Bold Sumatra Robusto Cigar Review – This 5.25×54 box pressed stick features a dark chocolate very sharply box pressed wrapper with pronounced tooth, mottling, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and rich peppery chocolate aroma. First light reveals a great draw with thick medium bodied smoke … Continue reading → The post Micallef Grande Bold Sumatra Robusto Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Luciano The Dreamer
    by Charlie Minato on October 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    If any company has made a splash in the last year, it’s ACE Prime. The company announced its foray into selling its own cigar by announcing a variety of lines, including cigars made for former NBA players Tiago Splitter and Dominque Wilkins. Fast forward to this April, the company announced that it would be distributed The post Luciano The Dreamer appeared first on halfwheel.

  • TOPS Knives 208 Clipper Cigar Cutter
    by Brooks Whittington on October 23, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Founded in 1998, TOPS Knives currently produces more than 200 different knives that are used not only by the general public, but also members of law enforcement and various branches of the military. The company’s founders—all of whom served during the Vietnam War—started the brand to produce knives that did not have the issues with The post TOPS Knives 208 Clipper Cigar Cutter appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Drew Estate Donating $50,000 to Cigars for Warriors in Live Barn Smoker Event
    by Eric Guttormson on October 23, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Drew Estate announced today that it will donate $50,000 to Operation: Cigars for Warriors (CFW) during its virtual Barn Smoker Live event, which will broadcast directly from the Florida Sun Grown farm in Clermont, Fla., on Drew Estate’s Facebook page (facebook.com/drewestatecigar) on Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19, Drew Estate The post Drew Estate Donating $50,000 to Cigars for Warriors in Live Barn Smoker Event appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Charter Oak CT Habano Lonsdale
    by Jordan Guttormson on October 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Growing up in Connecticut, Nick Melillo, owner and founder of Foundation Cigar Company, has long been known for his fondness for the tobaccos of the famed Connecticut River Valley growing region. He got his first job in the industry at the Calabash Shoppe in Hamden. His grandfather once worked at the Winchester factory in New The post Charter Oak CT Habano Lonsdale appeared first on Cigar Dojo.