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.

  • Weekly News (Oct. 21, 2019)
    by Patrick Lagreid on October 21, 2019 at 10:59 am

    News Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF/506 Shipping Next Month Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Lancero Ships Camacho Diploma Black Special Selection Robusto Ships CAO Hommage to Nicaragua Heading to International Markets Davidoff Unveils Year of the Rat Ahead of November Release Flor del Valle Sky Flower Returns for 2019 Fratello Shipping The Texan The post Weekly News (Oct. 21, 2019) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Highclere Castle Maduro Toro Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on October 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Highclere Castle Maduro Toro Cigar Review – This 6×52 stick features a dark chocolate, oily, very toothy firmly packed wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and pungent sweet cocoa and hay aroma.  First light reveals a perfect draw with near full bodied smoke of a rich … Continue reading → The post Highclere Castle Maduro Toro Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Brick House Ciento Por Ciento
    by Charlie Minato on October 20, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Last year, while sleep-deprived in Germany, I saw that Drew Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. had posted a picture of a new extension to the company’s Brick House brand. He was also in Germany, at a separate event in Köln, and was handing out the new Brick House Ciento Por Ciento. The phrase ciento The post Brick House Ciento Por Ciento appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Another CO HERF In The Books
    by Bryan Glynn on October 20, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Thank you to all that attended, we had another great turnout with lots of food, drink, cigars, giveaways and good times! The post Another CO HERF In The Books appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Three More Minnesota Cities Pass Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases This Week
    by Patrick Lagreid on October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    A trio of Minnesota cities and towns passed tobacco purchasing age increases this week, raising the number of municipalities in the state to join the Tobacco 21 movement over the 50 mark. On Tuesday, St. James passed the first reading of its ordinance, with a second vote slated for Nov. 5. It will go into The post Three More Minnesota Cities Pass Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases This Week appeared first on halfwheel.

  • D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry’s Petition to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline
    by Charlie Minato on October 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    The cigar industry’s desire to delay the upcoming substantial equivalence deadline will have to find a new approach. U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled against a motion for declaratory relief that would have invalidated a ruling by a different federal court in Maryland that changed the date substantial equivalence is due from August The post D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry’s Petition to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Menelik
    by Jordan Guttormson on October 18, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Since 2016, Foundation Cigar Company’s premiere offerings have all been contained under two brands: El Güegüense and The Tabernacle, with the former being rolled at the Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) factory in Estelí, and the latter being handled by the Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua factory (also based in Estelí). These two The post Menelik appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • News from Alec Bradley Cigar Co.: Fine & Rare HOF / 506 is returning
    by Press Release on October 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announces the return of Fine & Rare HOF / 506 in November. In 2011, Alan introduced the novel concept of Fine & Rare- a cigar with an unheard of ten different tobaccos. Since then, enthusiasts await the announcement of the annual Limited Edition release. Fine & Rare is an ever evolving project. The...

  • Alec Bradley Announces 2019 Edition of Fine & Rare
    by Jordan Guttormson on October 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    For the ninth consecutive year, Alec Bradley will release an installment in its Fine & Rare collection. This year’s blend has been dubbed Fine & Rare HOF / 506, being made in commemoration of David Rubin, father of company owner, Alan Rubin. David passed away in late 2018, but he was said to have been The post Alec Bradley Announces 2019 Edition of Fine & Rare appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Camacho Introduces The Connecticut Distillery Edition
    by Press Release on October 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Following its launch in the United States, Camacho introduces the Distillery Edition to the rest of the world.

  • Tatuaje Escasos HC
    by Patrick Lagreid on October 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    While a good portion of this site is about objectively evaluating cigars, I will admit that I love a good subtle nod in the back story of a cigar. Case in point, Tatuaje’s Selección de Cazador line. One of Tatuaje’s original lines, Pete Johnson used the six sizes to pay tribute to one of his The post Tatuaje Escasos HC appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Fratello Shipping The Texan on Monday
    by Charlie Minato on October 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    On Oct. 21, the newest Fratello release will head to retailers in Texas. That cigar is a Texas exclusive, appropriately called The Texan. And keeping with the Big as Texas theme, the cigar is a massive 7 1/8 x 58 covered in an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper, a Sumatran binder and four fillers: Dominican piloto cubano ligero, Dominican The post Fratello Shipping The Texan on Monday appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Tobacco Plus Expo Announces Party Details for TPE20
    by Eric Guttormson on October 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    The Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) has announced details on the 2020 trade show opening celebrations. The trade show which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29 through Friday, January 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada has planned four different industry parties to kick off the event. The All-Industry Party is free for TPE 2020 badge holders, and The post Tobacco Plus Expo Announces Party Details for TPE20 appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF/506 Shipping Next Month
    by Charlie Minato on October 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Next month, Alan Rubin will pay tribute to his late father with the latest release of the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare. It’s called the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF/506 and unlike every Fine & Rare before it, this version will feature a picture of someone—David Rubin—as well as Rubin’s signature. According to Cigar Aficionado, The post Alec Bradley Fine & Rare HOF/506 Shipping Next Month appeared first on halfwheel.

  • RoMa Craft Tobac Ships Baka Bantu
    by Charlie Minato on October 17, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Baka is shipping. RoMa Craft Tobac has begun shipping the first size of its newest line, Baka Bantu. The 4 x 52 petit robusto is the first of two sizes that are expected to ship this year. Baka uses a Cameroon wrapper over an undisclosed binder and filler. The name refers to the Baku people, a The post RoMa Craft Tobac Ships Baka Bantu appeared first on halfwheel.

  • St. Paul, Minn. Increases Minimum Purchasing Age for Flavored Tobacco to 21
    by Charlie Minato on October 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Saint Paul, Minn. has increased the minimum age to purchase flavored tobacco and vaping products to 21. The ban is one of a number of steps the city has taken regarding flavored  tobacco. In 2016, St. Paul restricted where flavored tobacco products could be sold. Separately on Wednesday, West St. Paul—which is located just south of The post St. Paul, Minn. Increases Minimum Purchasing Age for Flavored Tobacco to 21 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Bugatti Monte Carlo Gold Half Corona
    by Charlie Minato on October 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    There is no car company quite like Bugatti. Ettore Bugatti’s car company made vehicles at a time when the well-to-do would buy an engine and chassis from one company and the body of the car from another. The company was around for roughly four decades—some of which were consumed by World War I and II—building The post Bugatti Monte Carlo Gold Half Corona appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Ash Quarterly Fall 19 Review
    by Bryan Glynn on October 16, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Support CigarObsession on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cigarobsession https://www.ashquarterly.com is a 4 times a year magazine and cigar combo package, featuring very little advertising and packed full of helpful info and articles! The post Ash Quarterly Fall 19 Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Drew Estate and Pappy & Co. Bring Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented to Retail
    by Jordan Guttormson on October 16, 2019 at 12:57 am

    After years of exclusivity to the Pappy & Company online store, Drew Estate and Pappy & Co. have announced that the Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Barrel Fermented cigars will now be distributed to authorized retailers throughout the U.S. Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Barrel Fermented was first announced in 2014, with small batches of The post Drew Estate and Pappy & Co. Bring Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented to Retail appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 109
    by Bryan Glynn on October 16, 2019 at 12:01 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 109 appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.