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 (June 21, 2021)
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 21, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Cigar News Buffalo Trace, Meier & Dutch Partner for New Cigar Line Casa Magna Liga F Debuting at PCA 2021 Casdagli Adds Australian Distribution Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2021 Debuting at PCA 2021 Cavalier Genève Makes Prospektor Regular Production Item Crowned Heads Slates Le Pâtissier as PCA 2021 Exclusive Davidoff Announces $470.7 Million in 2020 The post Weekly News (June 21, 2021) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Ace Prime dedicates cigar line to the troops
    by Press Release on June 20, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Ace Prime announces its PCA 2021 Exclusive cigar and expansion upon company’s ‘House of Values’ with a single vitola cigar, specially dedicated to the heroes who fight in anonymity, the ones who self-sacrifice out of deep-rooted honor, regardless of recognition or acclaim.

  • Fratello Arlequin Gordo coming this fall
    by Press Release on June 20, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Fratello Cigars is announcing the Fratello Arlequin Gordo.

  • The new Palió Siena oversized Singe-jet lighter
    by Press Release on June 20, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    The Palió Siena is the newest addition to the brand’s growing portfolio of value-priced torch lighters.

  • Hoyo de Monterrey Primaveras
    by Brooks Whittington on June 20, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    In November 2019, Habanos S.A. joined the list of cigar companies making Zodiac calendar-inspired cigars with the Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8, a 6 1/10 (155mm) x 55 toro gordo commemorating the Year of the Rat. After the release of the Maravillas 8, it was no surprise when Habanos S.A. announced a follow-up celebrating the Year of the The post Hoyo de Monterrey Primaveras appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Baracoa The Voyage Robusto Extra (2021)
    by Charlie Minato on June 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    For the last five years, we’ve constantly been writing about how what’s old is new again. It’s a phenomenon brought on, in my opinion, by two main forces: 1. the feeling from most cigar companies that they need to consistently be introducing “new” items; 2. FDA regulations have encouraged cigar companies to reintroduce discontinued lines The post Baracoa The Voyage Robusto Extra (2021) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • ACE Prime Releasing The Sergeant at PCA 2021
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 18, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    ACE Prime’s newest cigar release is one that will pay tribute to the heores who fight in anonymity and sacrifice out of deep-rooted honor, regardless of recognition or acclaim. The Sergeant will debut at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show in July, a 5 x 58 robusto gordo that uses an Ecuadorian-grown corojo 99 The post ACE Prime Releasing The Sergeant at PCA 2021 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Humidor Supreme Old World
    by Charlie Minato on June 18, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    It’s been over two months since I last updated our ongoing humidor series, but it’s time for the penultimate entry into the series. As a reminder, this is a series of reviews of seven humidors that all meet the following qualifications: One that looks like a traditional wooden humidor, i.e. no plastic bins or acrylic The post Humidor Supreme Old World appeared first on halfwheel.

  • The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker Shipping Next Week
    by Charlie Minato on June 18, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    On Monday, United Cigars will begin shipping The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker. It’s the latest in a series that dates back to 2007. Like the other releases in this series, it’s a 3 1/2 x 50 short robusto with a very long pigtail cap that is made to mimic the fuse of a firecracker. This time, The post The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker Shipping Next Week appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Serino Taíno Heritage Shipping to Stores
    by Charlie Minato on June 18, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    More than two years after it was announced, the Serino Taíno Heritage is finally shipping to stores. Serino Cigar Co. announced the cigar in June 2019 and showed it off at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show later that month. It was originally announced as an August 2019 release but it was pushed back The post Serino Taíno Heritage Shipping to Stores appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Watch: Countdown to PCA 2021 #3 (12:00 P.M. CDT)
    by Charlie Minato on June 18, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Brooks Whittington and I will be back to talk about some things we are actually looking forward to at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show. Yes, that’s right: no doom and gloom. Sort of. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the issues with the trade show and how things haven’t been going The post Watch: Countdown to PCA 2021 #3 (12:00 P.M. CDT) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Fratello Announces Arlequin Gordo
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 18, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    This September, Fratello will be adding a gordo vitola to its Arlequin line. The new size measures 6 x 58 and gets a box press, and like the existing 5 1/2 x 52 robusto and 6 1/2 x 54 toro, it uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Ecuadorian habano binder, and fillers from Peru and The post Fratello Announces Arlequin Gordo appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Arlequin Gordo to Ship in September
    by Eric Guttormson on June 18, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Fratello Cigars has announced a Gordo vitola of the Arlequin. This Arlequin Gordo will be released in 6 x 58 Box Pressed format, joining the 5 ½ x 52 Robusto and a 6 ½ x 54 Toro. Arlequin was first introduced June 2019 as a 6 x 50 Parejo with the release of the Space The post Arlequin Gordo to Ship in September appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Palió Siena Lighter Shipping Next Month
    by Charlie Minato on June 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Quality Importers Trading Co. has announced another sub-$10 lighter for its Palió brand. The Palió Siena is a single jet lighter that uses a popular design of a pushdown torch jet paired with a plastic body with a visible fuel tank. At the bottom of the lighter is a large adjustment wheel designed to allow The post Palió Siena Lighter Shipping Next Month appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Fire Torpedoes Cuban Cigar Sampler
    by Bryan Glynn on June 18, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    This is a featured sampler from Online-Cigars.com Cigar Sampler Contains: 2 x Partagas Serie P No. 22 x Montecristo No. 22 x Romeo y Julieta Belicosos2 x H. Upmann No. 22 x San Cristobal La Punta The post Fire Torpedoes Cuban Cigar Sampler appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • Christian Eiroa: The Corojo King
    by Reinhold C. Widmayer on June 18, 2021 at 10:45 am

    For his young age, Christian Eiroa can boast an impressive career. When you take into consideration that the 44-year-old didn’t light his first cigar (a La Fontana from his father’s company) until he was 20 at a family Thanksgiving dinner, you can imagine that Christian Eiroa never had time to waste. Even though he already...

  • Buffalo Trace Cigar
    by Press Release on June 18, 2021 at 8:10 am

    To celebrate the launch of its Florida SuperStores, Cigars International is proud to offer “Buffalo Trace,” a new cigar created in collaboration with the Kentucky-based whiskey maker.

  • Exclusive Buffalo Trace Cigar Headed to CI Superstores
    by Eric Guttormson on June 17, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Recently opened Cigars International Superstores in Tampa and Lutz, FL, marking the company’s first stores in Florida and its sixth and seventh retail locations in the U.S., and the company is celebrating with an exclusive new cigar. The new stores are centered around Ybor City, a national landmark district in downtown Tampa, recognized as the The post Exclusive Buffalo Trace Cigar Headed to CI Superstores appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Casa Magna Liga F Coming from Quesada at PCA
    by Eric Guttormson on June 17, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Quesada Cigars have announced they are presenting a line extension of the Casa Magna brand at the 2021 PCA convention in Las Vegas. Casa Magna Liga F is a cigar created with Dominican and Nicaraguan ligeros, visos and secos finished with a fine sun grown Corojo wrapper. President of Quesada Cigars and family patriarch Manuel The post Casa Magna Liga F Coming from Quesada at PCA appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Crowned Heads Announces Le Pâtissier for PCA 2021
    by Jordan Guttormson on June 16, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    In the fall of last year, the PCA announced that the organization had secured nine prominent manufacturers to introduce exclusive products for the 2021 trade show, scheduled to take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center from July 9–13. These manufacturers included Alec Bradley, Arturo Fuente, CLE, Crowned Heads, Illusione, J.C. Newman, Padrón, Rocky The post Crowned Heads Announces Le Pâtissier for PCA 2021 appeared first on Cigar Dojo.