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General Cigar Brings Six-Pack of Punch to Tailgate Party

As football season continues to heat up, General Cigar Co. is tapping into the tailgate market, offering half a dozen Honduran-made Punch cigars,...more

Posted: October 18, 2012   


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Adorini Hair Hygrometer

The Adorini Hair Hygrometer eschews the digital readouts of most modern hygrometers and opts instead for a classic look, presenting a circular face...more

Posted: October 17, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Hammer+Sickle Turns to Nicaragua

Hammer+Sickle’s Hermitage No. 1 St. Petersburg, the brand’s first cigar that incorporates tobaccos from Nicaragua, is now on its way to retail...more

Posted: October 16, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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E.P. Carrillo Releases Full-Bodied Cardinal Series

Cigarmaker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has just released the E.P. Carrillo Cardinal Series, and he claims that it’s the strongest, most full-bodied...more

Posted: October 15, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Serendipity for Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon

On February 15, 2000, a mash-floor operator at the Brown-Forman distillery made a mistake. He put 2 percent barley malt too much in the day’s...more

Posted: October 12, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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The Cuban Missile Crisis At 50

Five decades later, lessons are still being learned from the most dangerous days in history

Posted: October 12, 2012    By Peter Kornbluh


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Alec Bradley Fine & Rare Hitting Stores Today

The second release of Alec Bradley Fine & Rare is on its way to cigar shops....more

Posted: October 11, 2012    By David Savona


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Michigan Governor Approves Cigar Tax Cap

Michigan Governor Richard Snyder has signed legislation that caps the state's excise tax on cigars at 50 cents.The new law goes into effect on...more

Posted: October 10, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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Great Britain Receives New Regional Edition Smoke

Less than five months after receiving the 2011 Regional Edition Punch Medalla d’Oro, cigar shops in the United Kingdom have received their 2012...more

Posted: October 9, 2012    By David Savona


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Name Change: Cuenca y Blanco Becomes CyB

Joya de Nicaragua has changed the name of its new Cuenca y Blanco cigar to CyB by Joya de Nicaragua. The name change is intended to stop potential...more

Posted: October 8, 2012    By David Savona


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A Sweet Cigar Pairing with Bacardi's Reserva Limited Rum

Ever had Bacardi Reserva Limitada Founder’s Blend? The answer is likely “no.” There was a time when you needed a connection to the Bacardi...more

Posted: October 5, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Puffing in the 2012 Baseball Playoffs

Putting a Wrapper on the Season that Was with Our Guide to Smoking in MLB's Playoff Cities

Posted: October 4, 2012    By Alejandro Benes


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Xikar Vitara Lighter

Among a slew of new designs Xikar is set to debut this year is the Vitara, a solidly built double-torch lighter that makes sparking large-ring cigars...more

Posted: October 3, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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ProCigar Festival 2013 Registration is Open

Devotees of Dominican cigars, rum and golf in exotic locales take note: Registration for the annual ProCigar Festival has begun. Now in its sixth...more

Posted: October 2, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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Lots of Broadleaf in New La Dueña Cigar

If you’re into broadleaf tobacco, Janny Garcia has a cigar for you. Garcia, the daughter in the father-son-daughter team behind My Father Cigars,...more

Posted: October 1, 2012    By David Savona


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Michigan Getting Cigar Tax Cap Soon

Cigar consumers in Michigan have to cheer as Governor Richard Snyder recently signed a bill that caps the state’s cigar excise tax at 50 cents per...more

Posted: September 28, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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Tenth Anniversary Zino Platinum Hits Market

The Zino Platinum Ten Years, an anniversary line commemorating ten years of Davidoff’s upscale Zino Platinum brand, has gone on sale. The cigars...more

Posted: September 27, 2012    By David Savona / Gregory Mottola


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Connoisseur's Corner: A Classic El Rey Del Mundo Scores a 98

This was a lovely selection of cigars ranging in age from 14 to 54 years old. Four rated 95 points or higher, classic on our 100-point scale. The...more

Posted: September 26, 2012   


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Powerhouse Mini Torpedo From La Flor Dominicana

La Flor Dominicana’s Litto Gomez is building a reputation as a crafter of ultra-strong smokes. One of his latest creations, the La Flor Dominicana...more

Posted: September 25, 2012    By David Savona


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The Carnegie Club, New York City

In this era of extreme tobacco legislation in New York City, it’s reassuring to know that a real cigar bar such as The Carnegie Club, a place where...more

Posted: September 24, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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