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.

  • Warzone Heads to Retailers
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Warzone, the collaborative cigar between General Cigar Co. and Espinosa Premium Cigars, is on its way to retailers. It’s a notable release for a number of reasons, including that it marks the first time the two companies have worked together on a cigar, and it’s the first time that Erik Espinosa has produced a cigar The post Warzone Heads to Retailers appeared first on halfwheel.

  • New Trinidad Esmeralda in Switzerland
    by Nicola Di Nunzio on December 10, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    New Trinidad Esmeralda in Switzerland

  • CSWC: The Next (Slow) Decade
    by Reinhold C. Widmayer on December 10, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    In 2020, the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) will enter its second decade. In February, the new competition cigar – a Rocky Patel – will be presented. The first qualification tournaments will start in the United States, and we will publish the tournament schedule in time.

  • CIGAR JOURNAL’S TOP 25 CIGARS OF 2019: #19 TO #14
    by Cigar Journal on December 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    CIGAR JOURNAL’S TOP 25 CIGARS OF 2019: #19 TO #14

  • Davidoff presents Masterpiece Humidor Royal Release
    by Press Release on December 10, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Davidoff Cigars presents its new limited edition Masterpiece humidor Royal Release, crafted by the French feather artist, Émilie Moutard-Martin.

  • Warped Bringing Back Maestro del Tiempo 6012R for 2020
    by Jordan Guttormson on December 10, 2019 at 1:29 am

    As posted on the social media channels of Warped Cigars today, the company is preparing a second release of its ultra-limited Maestro del Tiempo 6012R cigar, which is a spinoff of the core-line Maestro del Tiempo. Maestro del Tiempo 6012R (2020) has a tentative release timeframe for mid-to-late 2020, offering the cigars in the same The post Warped Bringing Back Maestro del Tiempo 6012R for 2020 appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Trinidad Esmeralda Arrives in Switzerland This Week
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 9, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    The third of three new releases for Cuba’s Trinidad brand is due to arrive on Swiss retail shelves this week, as the Trinidad Esmeralda will join the Media Luna and Topes. The cigar is a new vitola called the Dinoras, a robusto that measure 5 3/4 inches (145mm) in length and has a 54 ring The post Trinidad Esmeralda Arrives in Switzerland This Week appeared first on halfwheel.

  • La Familia Robaina Ships Ilegal
    by Charlie Minato on December 9, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Nine new cigars from La Familia Robaina are heading to stores. The company, formerly known as White Hat Tobacco, is shipping its new Ilegal lines. The brand contains three different blends, each offered in the same three sizes. The fillers are not disclosed, but the wrappers are Ecuadorian Connecticut, Ecuadorian habano and Mexican San Andrés. The post La Familia Robaina Ships Ilegal appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Davidoff Announces Exclusive Editions 2020 Project
    by Jordan Guttormson on December 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Davidoff Cigars is set to unleash a suite of 18 custom-tailored, limited-edition cigars throughout 2020, made in collaboration with select partners across the globe. The concept is dubbed Exclusive Editions 2020, featuring unique cigar blends in one of three sizes (Belicoso, Piramides and Panetela), made to celebrate countries, cities, Davidoff retail partners, and anniversaries. Exclusive The post Davidoff Announces Exclusive Editions 2020 Project appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • Davidoff Announces 18 New Exclusive Editions for 2020
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Davidoff  has announced that it will be adding 18 cigars to its Exclusive Editions series in 2020, a collection that celebrates the anniversaries and other special occasions of the company’s top retail and distribution partners around the world. “The Davidoff Exclusive Editions are exceptional cigar creations with customized blends, each as unique as the countries, cities The post Davidoff Announces 18 New Exclusive Editions for 2020 appeared first on halfwheel.

  • CIGAR JOURNAL’S TOP 25 CIGARS OF 2019: #25 TO #20
    by Cigar Journal on December 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    At the end of the year, we traditionally use the occasion to select those cigars that have remained in our memory. Here are our picks for the Top 25 Cigars of 2019: #25 to #20.

  • Weekly News (Dec. 9, 2019)
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 9, 2019 at 11:59 am

    News AGANORSA Leaf Teases Reserva, Supreme Leaf Cavalier Genève Black Series II Lancero Ships Daughters of the Wind Lancero Ships Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary Returning Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Petit Panetela Heading to International Markets Florida Sun Grown Tobacco Gets “Fresh From Florida” Designation Fratello Adds Esclusivo Connecticut for OVTC Headley Grange The post Weekly News (Dec. 9, 2019) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Davidoff Unveils Exclusive Editions 2020
    by Press Release on December 9, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Davidoff Cigars extends its programme of Exclusive Editions with 18 new editions in 2020.

  • Tatuaje The Tiff
    by Brooks Whittington on December 8, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Earlier this year, Tatuaje released the final two cigars to its most popular and long-running series Monster Series: The Chuck and The Tiff. The Monster Series started in 2008, right around the time that Tatuaje essentially became a household name in the American cigar world. The concept centered around Halloween, more specifically the monster characters The post Tatuaje The Tiff appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Chico, Calif. to Ban Flavored Tobacco Sales
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    At its meeting earlier this week, the Chico City Council voted 5-2 in favor of banning the sale of flavored tobacco products—including menthol—within city limits, as well as establishing a cap on the number of tobacco retailers allowed in the city and creating a minimum packaging size for little cigars. With passage of its ban, The post Chico, Calif. to Ban Flavored Tobacco Sales appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Tobacconist University to Release Second Edition of Handbook in Spring 2020 (Update)
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    One of the industry’s most notable resources will be getting an update next spring. Over the weekend, it was announced that the current first edition of The Tobacconist Handbook will be going out of print over the coming weeks, and that it will be replaced by a second edition in the spring of 2020. The The post Tobacconist University to Release Second Edition of Handbook in Spring 2020 (Update) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Blue Earth County, Minn. Bans Tobacco Use on County Grounds
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    This week, the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners passed a ban on the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes on county-owned property, which includes parks and other open spaces as well as buildings such as the county courthouse and parking structures, even within a privately owned vehicle. The ban does have a handful of The post Blue Earth County, Minn. Bans Tobacco Use on County Grounds appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Rocky Patel ALR Second Edition Robusto
    by Patrick Lagreid on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 am

    There is something refreshing when a cigar maker just comes out and calls a cigar what it is, as Rocky Patel did last year with the ALR line, which stands for Aged, Limited and Rare. The line added its second release this year, and Patel kept it simple, simply calling it the ALR Second Edition. The post Rocky Patel ALR Second Edition Robusto appeared first on halfwheel.

  • AVO Reveals Secret Behind Unexpected Series on Smoke Night LIVE
    by Jordan Guttormson on December 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Earlier this year, AVO Cigars debuted a new, limited collection of four cigars under the Unexpected Series. Included in the collection were the AVO Unexpected Moment, AVO Unexpected Passion, AVO Unexpected Celebration, and AVO Unexpected Tradition. Each cigar featured bright-colored packaging and altered geometric renditions of the AVO logo. Finally, each Unexpected cigar revealed a The post AVO Reveals Secret Behind Unexpected Series on Smoke Night LIVE appeared first on Cigar Dojo.

  • CO Live Tue 7pm EST 12/10/19 w/ Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars
    by Bryan Glynn on December 7, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Support CigarObsession on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cigarobsession Join us for another exciting CO Live show, answering all your questions on air – oh and watch out for giveaways! Hit the link below at showtime to join the livechat on your desktop, laptop or some mobile devices. Anyone can view. See you there! … Continue reading → The post CO Live Tue 7pm EST 12/10/19 w/ Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars appeared first on CigarObsession - The best cigar review videos.