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Oliva to Distribute Padilla Cigars

A major distributor change is bringing Padilla Cigar Co. and Oliva Cigar Co. even closer together. In an exclusive with Cigar Aficionado,...more

Posted: September 10, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Rocky Patel Smoker In New York

An event pairing Rocky Patel cigars with steak and fine drinks is taking place in Long Island City next...more

Posted: September 7, 2012    By The Editors


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Ale To The Chief

As election season begins in earnest, booze expert Jack Bettridge casts a sober glance on the drinking habits of our U.S....more

Posted: September 7, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Award-Winning Illusione Epernay Brand Expanded

The Illusione Epernay L’Excellence, which comes out in November, will mark the tenth size in the Epernay...more

Posted: September 6, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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New Cohiba Pirámides Extra Now Arriving On Market

The new Cohiba Pirámides Extra, the first figurado in the regular-production Cohiba line, is making its way to market. The cigars have gone on sale...more

Posted: September 5, 2012    By David Savona


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Court Rejects FDA Appeal

It appears that the Federal Drug Administration’s mandate that forces cigarette companies to affix graphic warning labels to their products has...more

Posted: September 4, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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Getting with Scotch and Cigars

When a gentleman with an untamed beard and a kilt who self-styles himself as a Wild Scotsman takes the trouble to attend the IPCPR convention to...more

Posted: August 31, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Perdomo Marks Two Decades with Anniversary Cigar

Tabacalera Perdomo turned 20 this year and is celebrating with its Perdomo 20th Anniversary line of cigars—Nicaraguan puros featuring bourbon...more

Posted: August 31, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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La Aurora Launching Fernando León in New York City

Before La Aurora S.A.’s patriarch Fernando León Asensio passed away in 2009, he had a noncommercial cigar made for personal consumption or as a...more

Posted: August 30, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Alec Bradley Expands Fine & Rare Line

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare is the company’s most complicated cigar. Made with ten tobaccos at the superb Raices Cubanas factory in Danlí, Honduras,...more

Posted: August 30, 2012    By David Savona


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2012 Football Forecast

Our sports expert makes bold predictions for the NFL season after an offseason of scandal and high-profile trades.

Posted: August 29, 2012    By Danny Sheridan


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Smokable Cigar Bands from La Gloria Cubana

If you’ve ever smoked a cigar down to the nub, you’ve probably burned your fingers trying to peel off the paper band before it went up in flames....more

Posted: August 28, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Fuente Fuente OpusX—The Angel’s Share

The man who started the power cigar trend has blended a milder version of his most famous smoke. Carlos Fuente Jr., creator of the Fuente Fuente...more

Posted: August 27, 2012    By David Savona


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Coming Through with Rye

A little over a decade ago something was afoot. First a handful of expressive rye whiskeys—like Old Potrero and Sazerac—turned up. Then a new...more

Posted: August 24, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Prometheus Retro Lighter

It may sound a bit odd to describe the Retro butane lighter by Prometheus as “wallet-friendly,” but at a mere .25 inches thick, or about six...more

Posted: August 23, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist, Washington, D.C.

Say you find yourself on a family trip to Washington, D.C., and your beloved wants to remember the weekend with a miniature statuette of the White...more

Posted: August 22, 2012    By David Savona


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Wayne Suarez Leaves Arturo Fuente

Longtime Fuente executive Wayne Suarez has left Arturo Fuente Cigars. Suarez, who started working with Fuente in January 1992, left on August 1 after...more

Posted: August 21, 2012    By David Savona


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Berger & Argenti Releases Ultra-Thick FATSO

What do you get when stuff a perfecto with tobacco until it’s a 70 ring gauge, and then flatten it? The answer is Berger & Argenti’s FATSO...more

Posted: August 20, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Jefferson's Releases Limited-Edition, Sea-Aged Bourbon

Think of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey and a picture of racehorses grazing on rolling hills might come to mind, but few would conjure an image of...more

Posted: August 17, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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The Beat of Headley Grange

“I wish we could blend a cigar that tastes like the first six seconds of ‘When the Levee Breaks’ sounds.” That comment, uttered by Jon Huber...more

Posted: August 16, 2012    By David Savona


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