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It’s a New World for A.J. Fernandez

A.J. Fernandez, blender of the highly praised San Lotano Oval, is adding to his portfolio a value-priced Nicaraguan puro that his father helped...more

Posted: July 15, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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The Return of La Flor Dominicana Salomones

At least two years have passed since the last shipment of La Flor Dominicana Salomones, grand, curvy cigars made by hand at Tabacalera La Flor S.A....more

Posted: July 14, 2014    By David Savona


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Mighty Mashes

It wasn’t so long ago that the barley malts of Scotland were thought the only whiskies worthy of lofty stature or legendary status. That’s all...more

Posted: July 11, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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An Operatic Cigar From Aging Room

There's a new production of Puccini's famous La Boheme, but it won't be playing in any opera house—it will be found in tobacconists. Boutique...more

Posted: July 10, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Noblesse—Limited Edition La Aroma de Cuba

For the first time in the brand's history, the Ashton-owned La Aroma de Cuba now has a limited-edition cigar. Dubbed the Noblesse, the new release...more

Posted: July 9, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Hirochi Robaina Blends Nicaraguan Cigar

Hirochi Robaina, best known for growing the tobacco used in some of the most famous Cuban cigar brands in the world, has collaborated on a cigar that...more

Posted: July 8, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Nat Sherman Cigar For Company CEO

The newest cigar from Nat Sherman is being named after its chief executive. The Joel Sherman 75th Celebration is a limited-edition Nat Sherman cigar...more

Posted: July 7, 2014    By David Savona


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Raising a Glass for Liberty

The holiday closest to the summer's onset—Independence Day—poses a yearly drinking conundrum: What cocktail best exemplifies the spirit of...more

Posted: July 4, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Meerapfels Release New Brand with Cuban Tobacco

It's finally happened. The Meerapfel family has gone into their voluminous stores of Cuban tobacco and created La Estancia, a unique cigar brand for...more

Posted: July 3, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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J.C. Newman Fighting To Stay In Tampa

Food and Drug Administration oversight of the United States cigar industry is threatening J.C. Newman Cigar Co., the last major producer of cigars in...more

Posted: July 2, 2014    By David Savona


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Symmetry Marks First New Ashton Brand in Nearly a Decade

It's been almost ten years since Aston Distributors Inc. has released a new cigar under the Ashton label, but this month attendees of the IPCPR trade...more

Posted: July 1, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Cigar Bar Bill Gains Momentum in New Jersey

A bill that would permit new cigar lounges to open in the state of New Jersey, and potentially create a legislative model for other states to follow,...more

Posted: June 30, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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A Gem of a Bourbon—Wild Turkey's Diamond Anniversary

"When you're born and raised in Kentucky what else do you do?" says Jimmy Russell, master distiller of Wild Turkey, remembering the day back in 1954...more

Posted: June 27, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Jericho Hill From Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads has returned to the business of pairing songs with cigars with the creation of Jericho Hill, a Nicaraguan smoke inspired by the Johnny...more

Posted: June 27, 2014    By David Savona


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My Father Releases First Connecticut Cigar

A company known for fairly strong smokes is finally leaning light. My Father Cigars will be releasing its first cigar brand featuring an Ecuadoran...more

Posted: June 26, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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FDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Cigar Regulations

The Food & Drug Administration has announced it is extending the period for public comments on its proposed cigar regulations by 30 days, to August...more

Posted: June 25, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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La Aurora Releasing Strongest Cigar Yet: Untamed

La Aurora has let the lion out of the cage, figuratively speaking. Appropriately dubbed Untamed by La Aurora, the new cigar brand will debut at this...more

Posted: June 24, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Montecristo's First Nicaraguan Puro

Altadis USA, owner of the non-Cuban Montecristo brand, has been releasing one creative iteration of Montecristo after the next. On July 1,...more

Posted: June 23, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Crown Royal Celebrates With Monarch 75th Anniversary

By all accounts the 1939 tour of Canada by King George VI and his consort Queen Elizabeth was a rousing, but grueling success. In the first visit by...more

Posted: June 20, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Cigar Aficionado Launches "Where To Smoke"

Cigar smokers have a problem—finding places to smoke the cigars they love. We're here to help. We are proud to announce the beta launch of Cigar...more

Posted: June 19, 2014    By David Savona


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