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Habanos Festival Concludes, Honors Montecristo’s 80th Anniversary

The 17th annual Festival del Habano closed with a gala celebration last Friday at the Pabexpo convention space in Havana. An auction of six custom...more

Posted: March 2, 2015    By Gordon Mott


The Good Life : Latest News

Oban’s Newest Small Whisky

Sometimes it seems as though a lot is small about Oban single-malt Scotch whisky-from its clipped name to its matchbox distillery to its single pair...more

Posted: February 27, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


Cuba : Latest News

2013–14 Cuban Tobacco Harvest May Be Worst in 20 Years

There have been persistent rumors about severe tobacco shortages in the Cuban cigar industry, especially wrappers. Speculation swirled around an...more

Posted: February 26, 2015    By Gordon Mott


News & Features : Latest News

Nebraska Passes Cigar Bar Exemption Bill

Legal smoking could return to Nebraska's cigar bars and shops as early as March after the state's legislature recently approved a bill that...more

Posted: February 25, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


Cuba : Latest News

Habanos S.A. Predicts Big U.S. Sales, Shows 2015 Cigars

Cuban cigar sales in the United States could reach between 70 and 90 million cigars a year if the 53-year-old trade embargo between the two nations...more

Posted: February 24, 2015    By Gordon Mott


News & Features : Latest News

RyJ By Romeo Gets Corona Size

Altadis U.S.A. Inc.'s Romeo y Julieta brands have grown over the past few weeks, first with the launch of Romeo Añejo by Romeo y Julieta—a vintage...more

Posted: February 23, 2015    By David Clough


News & Features : Latest News

La Flor Dominicanas Rolled by Litto Gomez

A rarity will go on the auction block tonight at the ProCigar Festival in Santiago, Dominican Republic—a box of 100 cigars made entirely by Litto...more

Posted: February 20, 2015    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

Habanos Appoints New Co-President

Inocente Núñez Blanco has been named the new co-president of Habanos S.A., replacing Walfrido Hernandez Mesa, who had been in charge since...more

Posted: February 19, 2015    By Gordon Mott


News & Features : Latest News

New Quesada Reserva Privada Features 18-Year-Old Tobacco

Quesada Cigars unveiled its newest cigar project during its ProCigar Festival factory tour yesterday and company owner Manuel Quesada says "It's the...more

Posted: February 19, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Xikar M8 Metal Cutter

Cigar accessories maker Xikar is adding a touch of refinement to its big ring gauge cutter segment with its new M8, a double-guillotine with a...more

Posted: February 18, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


News & Features : Latest News

Oliva Responds to Massive Demand for Melanio

The demand for Oliva Cigar Co.'s Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado has soared since being named Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado. Limits on tobacco...more

Posted: February 17, 2015    By David Savona


The Good Life : Latest News

Glemorangie Goes Against the Grain

A common direction in whisky-making is that the barley strains used in malting are constantly evolving because degraded disease resistance and...more

Posted: February 13, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


Cuba : Latest News

Bill to Lift Cuban Trade Embargo Introduced

Mere weeks after a group of senators introduced a bill to ease Cuba travel restrictions, another bipartisan, Cuba-related bill has been introduced in...more

Posted: February 13, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


The Good Life : Latest News

Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda 1950 Squelette Reveals Watchmaking’s Inner Beauty

Among a number of beautiful skeleton watches launched at last month's SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) fair in Geneva, Parmigiani...more

Posted: February 12, 2015    By Laurie Kahle


News & Features : Latest News

Cigar Veteran Estelo Padrón, 87, Dies

The cigar industry has lost another one of its great tobacco men. Cigar veteran Estelo Padrón passed away on Monday morning, February 9, at Coral...more

Posted: February 11, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


News & Features : Latest News

Trinidad Lost Blends Launching in March

Altadis U.S.A. Inc. said it has recently unearthed a small batch of Trinidad cigars that have been neatly tucked away in the depths of its vintage...more

Posted: February 11, 2015    By David Clough


News & Features : Latest News

A New, Snarkier Punch Coming In Weeks

Fans of the Honduran-made Punch cigar, and its mischievous mascot, Mr. Punch, have a new line to look forward to next month. It's called the Punch...more

Posted: February 10, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


Cuba : Latest News

Online Cuban Cigar Auction Sells 99 Percent of Lots

The first online cigar auction of 2015, held by C.Gars Ltd. in the United Kingdom, sold 99 percent of the available lots and showcased serious...more

Posted: February 9, 2015    By Gordon Mott


The Good Life : Latest News

How Bunnahabhain Scotch Got its Peat Back

Casual fans of Scotch whisky know that the Islay region makes smoke bombs. Those a little more studious can tell you that Bunnahabhain, made with...more

Posted: February 6, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


News & Features : Latest News

Talking Cigars With Michael Cudlitz of "The Walking Dead"

On Sunday night one of TV's hottest shows, "The Walking Dead," returns to AMC for its midseason premiere, the first of eight episodes to close out...more

Posted: February 5, 2015    By David Savona


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