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.

  • La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #2 (2020)
    by Brooks Whittington on June 6, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    La Aroma de Cuba is one of those cigar brands that has seen numerous changes throughout its long life, starting in the late 1800’s, when it was a Cuban brand made with Cuban tobacco. The brand was discontinued at some point after that, but the trademarks were purchased by Ashton Distributors, Inc., which then released The post La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #2 (2020) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Watch: Patrick Lagreid on The Boutique Cigar Association’s Protecting the Legacy (8:00 P.M. EST)
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    On Friday evening, Patrick Lagreid will be a guest on the Boutique Cigar Association’s Protecting the Legacy podcast, which is also broadcast live on Facebook. I—yes, me—will be interviewed by Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars and the Boutique Cigar Association, Kerr Viajante of Stogie Road Cigars, and Armen Caprielian of DAV Cigars. You’ll The post Watch: Patrick Lagreid on The Boutique Cigar Association’s Protecting the Legacy (8:00 P.M. EST) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Colorado Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Colorado appears to be the next state in line to revise its tobacco purchasing age, as today the state Senate approved HB20-1001, which revises the law to increase the minimum age from 18 to 21-years-old, as well as make a number of other changes to tobacco-related laws. The bill passed its third reading by a The post Colorado Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Drew Estate Adds ACID 20 Toro, Robusto Tubo
    by Charlie Minato on June 5, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Last year, Drew Estate celebrated the 20th anniversary of its popular ACID brand of infused cigars with a variety of releases including the ACID 20. Now the line will get a second size and another packaging option. Drew Estate has announced that it will add the ACID 20 Toro, a 6 x 50 round parejo, The post Drew Estate Adds ACID 20 Toro, Robusto Tubo appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Camacho Connecticut Distillery Edition
    by Jordan Guttormson on June 5, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Shortly after overhauling the Camacho brand in 2013—including consolidating the Camacho portfolio to only a handful of the brand’s most popular blends—Camacho began experimenting with barrel-aged tobaccos, launching the American Barrel-Aged cigar as the first in the Master Built Series. This involved aging Camacho’s signature Corojo tobacco in spent bourbon barrels for roughly five months, The post Camacho Connecticut Distillery Edition appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • RoMa Craft Tobac Schedules WeaselFest, Gran Perfectos Release for Sept. 5, 2020
    by Charlie Minato on June 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    WeaselFest is coming to Austin on Sept. 5, 2020. RoMa Craft Tobac has announced that its 10th anniversary party, WeaselFest, will take place Sept. 5, 2020 outside the company’s headquarters in Austin. Tickets will go on sale at midnight June 6 on this website. Attendees will have the option of purchasing the El Catador de The post RoMa Craft Tobac Schedules WeaselFest, Gran Perfectos Release for Sept. 5, 2020 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Casa Turrent Ships New 1880 Lines to Retailers
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Casa Turrent has begun shipping the four newest cigars in its 1880 line, sending the first shipments of the Maduro, Oscuro, Colorado and Claro extensions to retailers today. Each of the new extensions is named for the wrapper used, and while the blends use predominantly tobacco grown in Mexico by the Turrent, each blend is The post Casa Turrent Ships New 1880 Lines to Retailers appeared first on halfwheel.

  • El Artista Cigars Artista Expands To Austria
    by Press Release on June 5, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    El Artista Cigars announces another expansion in Europe, this time into Austria to be distributed by Dios Tobaco located in Wiener Neustadt.

  • Villiger La Meridiana Toro Cigar Review
    by Bryan Glynn on June 5, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Villiger La Meridiana Toro Cigar Review – This 6×54 box pressed stick features a dark brown red hued wrapper with a slightly soft pack, very oily slightly toothy feel, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and faint damp earth aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with thick rich … Continue reading → The post Villiger La Meridiana Toro Cigar Review appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.

  • BOTL From Drew Estate Returning in 2020
    by Eric Guttormson on June 4, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Drew Estate announced today the 2020 return of the limited edition “Brothers of the Leaf, Brown Label” cigar as a Brick & Mortar exclusive for Drew Diplomat retailers. This release will be showcased on the upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST. In 2012, the BOTL cigar platform The post BOTL From Drew Estate Returning in 2020 appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Oscar Valladares Super Fly Connecticut
    by Brooks Whittington on June 4, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    During the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. introduced what the company is calling its strongest line to date. Named Super Fly, the 70’s themed release debuted in three different vitolas and was made up of a Mexican San Andrés wrapper covering a binder from Honduras and filler tobaccos sourced from the Dominican The post Oscar Valladares Super Fly Connecticut appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Drew Estate BOTL Returns for 2020
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 4, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Drew Estate has announced that it will be bringing back the limited edition BOTL line for 2020, with it slated to arrive in stores this August. The majority of details are the same about this year’s installment, meaning the blend uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut binder and fillers from Nicaragua. It returns in The post Drew Estate BOTL Returns for 2020 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • El Artista Cigars Adds Distribution in Austria
    by Patrick Lagreid on June 4, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    El Artista Cigars, the Dominican company known for its collaboration with former baseball player David Ortiz, has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Dios Tobaco that will bring the company’s cigars to Austria. “Despite the challenges of the first half of the year we have continued to sell and develop long-lasting The post El Artista Cigars Adds Distribution in Austria appeared first on halfwheel.

  • La Aurora TAA 2020 Shipping Next Week
    by Charlie Minato on June 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    La Aurora’s first TAA exclusive will begin shipping to retailers next week. Miami Cigar & Co. has announced that the La Aurora TAA Exclusivo will begin shipping to retail members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America, Ltd. (TAA) next week. The new cigar is a 6 x 50 toro that uses an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper The post La Aurora TAA 2020 Shipping Next Week appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Four Alec Bradley Territory Managers Blend
    by Press Release on June 4, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    The Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced the rolling release of four Regional Exclusives, created by their respective territory managers.

  • Condega Cigars Lands In Cyprus
    by Press Release on June 4, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Last April, Condega Cigars began shipping their most demanded lines to the island of Cyprus.

  • Cavalier Genève Cigars to be available in Angola
    by Press Release on June 4, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Cavalier Genève cigars will be represented in Angola by Primazia Decorama (SU) LDA as of now.

  • Smoke Night LIVE with Foundation Cigar Company’s Nick Melillo
    by Eric Guttormson on June 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Friday June 5th special guest Nick Melillo, AKA the Chief of the Broadleaf, AKA Nick R Agua joins the Dojo crew for a fun-filled show. Nick the Founder and CEO of Foundation Cigar Company has a huge resume in the cigar business and all in a short amount of time. We will get his take The post Smoke Night LIVE with Foundation Cigar Company’s Nick Melillo appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • First Book on Vintage Cuban Cigars published in Russia
    by Jorge Tapies on June 3, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Russian expert Dimitry Drutsa has just released a book on Cuban cigars, a laudable effort to catalogue vintage Cuban cigars for the Russian smoker.

  • CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 141
    by Bryan Glynn on June 3, 2020 at 1:40 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 141 appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.