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A Conversation with Facundo Bacardi

An exclusive interview with Marvin R. Shanken, chairman of M. Shanken Communications

Posted: September 19, 2014    By Marvin R. Shanken


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A Golden Moment

With a high-profile NCAA investigation behind him and a top-tier recruiting class headed his way, Coach Al Golden is ready to take “The U” back to the top of college football

Posted: September 18, 2014    By Gaspar González


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General Acquires Sam Leccia Brands

The Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, formerly distributed by Toraño Family Cigar, are now the property of General Cigar Co. General has acquired...more

Posted: September 17, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Sitting Down with Rafael Nodal

Owner, Boutique Blends Cigars

Posted: September 16, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Joya de Nicaragua Expands Internationally

Joya de Nicaragua continues to add to its international reach. In the past 15 days, it has forged new relationships with distributors in Canada and...more

Posted: September 15, 2014    By David Savona


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Lemon Squeezes

To paraphrase the old maxim, if life jacks up the price of limes make lemon drinks. This season, with a premium on the green citrus from Mexico,...more

Posted: September 12, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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General Cigar Acquires All Toraño Brands

General Cigar Co. has acquired all Toraño Family Cigar brands. According to General, production of Toraño's existing portfolio such as Exodus, Casa...more

Posted: September 11, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Nat Sherman to Open Cigar Lounge Atop Knickerbocker Hotel

Nat Sherman's New York City footprint is expanding. The company is opening a cigar lounge on the rooftop of the legendary Knickerbocker Hotel,...more

Posted: September 10, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Xikar X875: A Monster Cigar Cutter

Cigars in the 60-plus ring gauge category are a point of contention in many smoking circles. Some people enjoy smoking them, and some don't. One...more

Posted: September 9, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Diamond-Shaped Cigar From Alec Bradley

One of Alec Bradley Cigar Co.'s early successes was Trilogy, a triangular-shaped cigar that helped solidify the company's reputation as an innovator....more

Posted: September 8, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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The Scotch That Must Not Speak Its Name

The importer Frederick Wildman & Sons is widening its spirits footprint with two new Scotch whiskies, each with curious names. One goes by the downy...more

Posted: September 5, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Bremont Watch Takes On South Pole Extremes

Earlier this year, the British explorer Ben Saunders and his teammate, Tarka L'Herpiniere, trekked their way into the record books by completing...more

Posted: September 4, 2014    By Laurie Kahle


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Regius Cigars Fortifies Presence with Exclusivo U.S.A.

United Kingdom-based company Regius Cigars has been selling premium cigars for just four years. Only in the past two years, though, has the company...more

Posted: September 4, 2014    By David Clough


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Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars Sold Out

Cigar lovers looking to purchase a ticket to this year's Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars will have to wait until next year, as the event officially sold...more

Posted: September 3, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Abundant Anniversaries In Cigar Business

This is shaping up to be quite a year for cigar anniversaries. While anniversary cigars seem to be an annual ritual in the cigar industry, the...more

Posted: September 2, 2014    By David Savona


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Elijah Craig Ages Gracefully

Heaven Hill is releasing another superaged single-barrel version of its Elijah Craig Bourbon line with a 23-year-old limited release, now shipping to...more

Posted: August 29, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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The Rise of Usher

With sales of more than 50 million albums and the hit show “The Voice” to his credit, Usher’s star is shining brighter than ever

Posted: August 28, 2014    By Marshall Fine


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Davidoff Opens Cigar Lounge in Connecticut

The most tony of towns in Southern Connecticut now has a new cigar oasis. A Davidoff Cigar Lounge opened in Greenwich, Connecticut last week,...more

Posted: August 27, 2014    By David Savona


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Guayabera Lady, Fuente Unite for Charity Event

For the third consecutive year, famed cigarmaker Carlos Fuente Jr. is teaming up with Berta "The Guayabera Lady" Bravo to host Havana Nights—A...more

Posted: August 26, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Philip Wynn Invests in Costa Rica

While it seems that so much of the premium cigar industry is turning to Nicaragua for its tobacco, Philip Wynn, owner of the Felipe Gregorio cigar...more

Posted: August 25, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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