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Q & A: Willy Herrera, Drew Estate’s Master Blender

As the newly appointed master blender for Drew Estate Inc., Willy Herrera's workload just got a lot bigger. The 41-year-old started with the company...more

Posted: June 2, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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The Balvenie Doubles Down on Single-Barrels

The Speyside distillery Balvenie just added a second selection to Scotland's only single-barrel whisky range with a non-chill-filtered,15-year-old...more

Posted: May 30, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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A Texas-Sized Smoke From Alec Bradley

Where in the United States would a colossal, 7 inch by 70 ring gauge cigar be considered a lancero? Probably Texas. Which is why Alec Bradley is...more

Posted: May 29, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Big Smoke Seminars Agenda

Each and every autumn the biggest names in the premium cigar world gather in Las Vegas for the Big Smoke weekend. The event draws thousands from...more

Posted: May 28, 2014    By David Savona


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Leccia Smoke Has Wrestling Theme

Longtime professional wrestling fan and cigarmaker Sam Leccia has named his newest cigar after the famed masked wrestlers of Mexico. Luchador, which...more

Posted: May 27, 2014    By David Savona


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A New Limited-Edition Four Roses Release

The latest example in the Four Roses limited-edition line, due to hit the shelves in a couple weeks, is a powerful, corn-rich, single-barrel Bourbon...more

Posted: May 23, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Cohiba Comador Expands, Now Available at Retail Tobacconists

When the lavishly packaged Cohiba Comador debuted in December, it came in only one size and was available through limited retail channels like...more

Posted: May 22, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Windows Lounge, Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Friends are coming to town. Cigar friends. Not just ones who smoke cigars, friends who make cigars. They've been in Northern California and have not...more

Posted: May 21, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


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PDR Celebrates 10 Years with Special Cigar

It's been a decade since PDR produced its first cigars in the Dominican Republic, and brand owner Abe Flores, along with his partner Luis Rodriguez,...more

Posted: May 20, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


Connoisseur's Corner : Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner: A Perfect Punch

Perfect smokes are very rare, and they take time to find. Cigar Aficionado has never given 100 points to a new cigar, only to ones that have aged...more

Posted: May 19, 2014   


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Cognac Champions

Between single malts, single barrels, small batches, special finishes and super ages, it sometimes seems like whisk(e)y has a stranglehold on new...more

Posted: May 16, 2014   


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Willy Herrera Named Master Blender of Drew Estate

Drew Estate, the maker of a host of Nicaraguan cigars, from Acid to Liga Privada, has named Willy Herrera as its master blender. In this role...more

Posted: May 15, 2014    By David Savona


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Davidoff Exhibits New Art Edition

Davidoff unveiled today at Art Basel Hong Kong the first Limited Art Edition boxes in its series of commissioned original designs. Critically...more

Posted: May 14, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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José Blanco’s Señorial Coming In Weeks

The new smoke from José Blanco, Señorial, will have its official launch party on June 4 in New York City at Cigar Inn. Shipments of the smokes to...more

Posted: May 13, 2014    By David Savona


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New Laguito No. 6 Size for Headley Grange

The bold Headley Grange cigar brand is receiving an additional size this summer and it looks nothing like the rest of the line. Based on Cuban size...more

Posted: May 12, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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A Colorado Whiskey For America

"My standard joke is that John Wayne never went into a bar and said, ‘Give me a mango-infused cocktail-and make it a double.' " So says the...more

Posted: May 9, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Shinola Brings Watchmaking to Detroit

When Shinola launched last spring, all that remained of the once heralded American watchmaking industry were very small producers, most assembling...more

Posted: May 8, 2014    By Laurie Kahle


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Camacho Ecuador Coming In Weeks

Camachos historically have been Honduran puros, but the brand has lately been branching out with new tobaccos. Later this month, the newest...more

Posted: May 8, 2014    By David Savona


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Commemorative Quesada 40th Hits U.S. Cigar Shelves

Some 100 guests gathered at New York City's Nat Sherman Tobacconist last week for the launch party of the Quesada 40th, a commemorative cigar brand...more

Posted: May 7, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Tiny 601 La Bomba Shipping Soon

Espinosa Cigars is expanding its La Bomba line of strong cigars bearing ultra-long pigtails with the Sake Bomb. The short smoke measures a mere 4 1/2...more

Posted: May 6, 2014    By David Savona


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