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.

  • Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Debuting at TPE 2022
    by Charlie Minato on January 21, 2022 at 2:14 am

    First it was blue, now it’s time for red. Next week, Lampert Cigars will introduced the new Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo, the company’s newest line. It... The post Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Debuting at TPE 2022 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Drew Estate Debuting ACID 20 Connecticut Toro at TPE 2022
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 21, 2022 at 12:28 am

    During Thursday night’s Freestyle Live event, Drew Estate announced the upcoming release of the ACID 20 Connecticut Toro. It’s a 6 x 54 vitola, with... The post Drew Estate Debuting ACID 20 Connecticut Toro at TPE 2022 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Colorado Legislature to Debate Ban on Flavored Tobacco
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 20, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    A bill has been introduced into the Colorado Legislature that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco and nicotine products. House Bill 1064 was... The post Colorado Legislature to Debate Ban on Flavored Tobacco appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Alec Bradley’s New Fine & Rare Slated for April
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 20, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Alec Bradley has announced that its newest Fine & Rare release is scheduled to hit store shelves beginning in April, approximately six months after the... The post Alec Bradley’s New Fine & Rare Slated for April appeared first on halfwheel.

  • 2021 Awards: Packaging Top 10
    by Charlie Minato on January 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    The Packaging Awards is a tradition that pre-dates halfwheel itself. Brooks Whittington, co-founder of halfwheel, started the awards at his former blog, Smoking Stogie. We ask each of... The post 2021 Awards: Packaging Top 10 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Watch: The Packaging Top 10 of 2021 Live (12:00 P.M. CST)
    by Charlie Minato on January 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    As is our tradition, before we unveil the Top 25 Cigars of 2021, we will start with our favorite packaging items we saw in the... The post Watch: The Packaging Top 10 of 2021 Live (12:00 P.M. CST) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • La Aurora Especiales Heading to TPE 2022
    by Charlie Minato on January 20, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Next week, La Aurora will show off its newest cigar line, though it won’t be the first time some of the retailers buying the cigars... The post La Aurora Especiales Heading to TPE 2022 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Gordo Debuting at TPE 2022
    by Charlie Minato on January 20, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua line will be getting a new size—the line’s largest to date—next month. Aging Room is adding the Aging Room Quattro... The post Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Gordo Debuting at TPE 2022 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • CAO Amazon Basin Returns to Stores
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 20, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    The CAO Amazon Basin is returning to store shelves for another limited edition run. The line, which debuted in 2014, garnered attention for its use... The post CAO Amazon Basin Returns to Stores appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Phillips & King Unveils New Branding, Announces New Digital Strategy
    by Patrick Lagreid on January 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Phillips & King International has revealed a new and updated corporate brand identity, as well as plans to launch a new wholesale e-commerce platform. In... The post Phillips & King Unveils New Branding, Announces New Digital Strategy appeared first on halfwheel.

  • J.C. Newman Announces Gasparilla Cigar
    by Eric Guttormson on January 19, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Tampa has two-century-old traditions: Since 1885, Tampa has been known as “Cigar City.” Since 1904, pirates have been invading Tampa and throwing a large festival called Gasparilla. Today, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has brought both traditions together by introducing José Gaspar cigars. “José Gaspar was one of most feared pirates in the Americas,” said Drew The post J.C. Newman Announces Gasparilla Cigar appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Espinosa and Guy Fieri Team up for Knuckle Sandwich
    by Eric Guttormson on January 19, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced that they have teamed up with restaurateur, Emmy Award-winning TV host and cigar smoker, Guy Fieri, to create his own line of premium cigars which will be named, Knuckle Sandwich. The cigars will be available in two blends, one with a Habano wrapper and the other with a dark Sumatra The post Espinosa and Guy Fieri Team up for Knuckle Sandwich appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 225
    by Bryan Glynn on January 19, 2022 at 2:19 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 225 appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Cavalier Black Series II Toro Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on January 19, 2022 at 12:20 am

    This 6×54 box pressed stick features a almost black, oily, firmly packed dense wrapper with a triple cap and peppery musty cocoa aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with medium bodied flavors of a sweet earth, pepper flavor with just a touch of zing through the long finish. The … Continue reading → The post Cavalier Black Series II Toro Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Smoke Night LIVE – 2022 Crystal Ball Show
    by Eric Guttormson on January 18, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    January 21st 2022, Look deeply into our crystal ball and we will tell you what the future holds. William “Cigar Coop” Cooper and Nick Libretti join us as we shed the past and look forward to what is in store for us in the cigar industry and so much more in 2022. Showtime: 9PM eastern The post Smoke Night LIVE – 2022 Crystal Ball Show appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Flavor Odyssey – the Aganorsa Leaf Anniversario Maduro Episode
    by Eric Guttormson on January 17, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Wednesday, January 19th, Flavor Odyssey hosts Robby Ras and Randy Griggs set their sights on maduro wrapped cigars and which drinks pair best with them. On this episode we explore the best drink pairing with the Aganorsa Leaf Anniversario Maduro. Watch this episode LIVE on the Cigar Dojo FACEBOOK page. You can also interact with The post Flavor Odyssey – the Aganorsa Leaf Anniversario Maduro Episode appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Antarctic Star 24″ All-In-One Electronic Humidor Review
    by Bryan Glynn on January 16, 2022 at 12:35 am

    A big brother to the 15″ model I reviewed last month, this holds a good 750 toro sized cigars on it’s 3 adjustable full sized flat shelves, has separate fans and controls for humidity, temp and circulation, with a silent compressor. Save 20% at this link with code OC20DC: https://www.rwflame.com/collections/cigar-humidor/products/antarctic-star-cigar-humidor-silver-steel-electric-humidor-24-inch-cigar-humidor?aff=59 The post Antarctic Star 24″ All-In-One Electronic Humidor Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • No. 1 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2021 – T110 Capa Especial
    by Jordan Guttormson on January 15, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Tatuaje’s famed T110 limited release first arrived in 2009, being based on a blend that was so strong it was code named “Thermonuclear.” This cigar later evolved into more familiar brands such as Fausto and Avión; but in 2021 the T110 returned, now accompanied by two new variations of the blend: T110 Reserva Broadleaf and The post No. 1 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2021 – T110 Capa Especial appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • No. 2 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2021 – Davidoff Year of the Tiger
    by Jordan Guttormson on January 15, 2022 at 4:21 am

    First debuting in 2011, Davidoff’s annual Zodiac Series is one of the longest-running, limited, consecutive releases on the market. The cigars ship each fall, taking on the zodiac sign of the forthcoming Chinese New Year—in this case, the Year of the Tiger, which begins on Feb 1st. This year’s release was particularly unique, as Davidoff The post No. 2 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2021 – Davidoff Year of the Tiger appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • No. 3 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2021 – HVC 10th Anniversary
    by Jordan Guttormson on January 15, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Twenty twenty-one was the year of Corojo 2012 tobacco, at least for those that work closely with the famed AGANORSA tobaccos of Nicaragua. With the agricultural operation adding the 2012 varietal to its tried ‘n true Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 leaves, brands such as Illusione, Aganorsa Leaf, and HVC were quick to capitalize. In The post No. 3 Limited Edition Cigar of the Year 2021 – HVC 10th Anniversary appeared first on Cigar Dojo.