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America's Whiskey

Bourbon, rye and Tennessee Whiskey are leading a golden age of American brown spirits.

Posted: March 14, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Super-Slim Torch Lighters

Big lighters might look grand on tables and bar tops, but in your suit pocket, they can instantly frump up the once-flattering contours of your...more

Posted: March 13, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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San Lotano Gets Bullish

Cigarmaker A.J. Fernandez is shipping a new San Lotano line now with a bullish blend. Named San Lotano The Bull, three initial sizes have charged...more

Posted: March 12, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Talking Tobacco with Nestor Andrés Plasencia

Vice president, Plasencia Cigars S.A. and Plasencia Tobacco S.A.

Posted: March 11, 2014    By David Savona


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New Quesada Cigar Brand Commemorates 40 Years

Industry veteran Manuel "Manolo" Quesada has been producing cigars for 40 years. To commemorate this landmark achievement, his daughters Patricia and...more

Posted: March 10, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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A Return to Classics: Pairing with Paradis Impérial

A tasting of hyperpremium Cognacs in the Good Life Guide of the newest issue of Cigar Aficionado (April 2014) reminds us what a top-drawer pour...more

Posted: March 7, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Whisgars, Bangkok, Thailand

In a handsome space behind an Italian restaurant in the Sukhumvit district of Thailand's capital city, Whisgars offers a welcome alternative to the...more

Posted: March 6, 2014    By Fredric Hamber


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A Crowned Heads Exclusive Cigar for TAA

If you're a retailer attending this year's Tobacconists' Association of America (TAA) conference, you'll be eligible to carry The Angel's Anvil TAA...more

Posted: March 6, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Herrera Esteli Norteño Launching in Late Spring

After an auspicious release with the Herrera Esteli cigar line (the Piramide Fino was named Cigar Aficionado's No. 8 cigar of 2013), brand-owner...more

Posted: March 5, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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General Cigar Amps Up Partagas 1845 With Extra Fuerte Line

This month, fans of General Cigar's Partagas 1845 will have a new, fuller-bodied version of the brand to look forward to. The Partagas 1845 Extra...more

Posted: March 4, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Strange Leaves

Cigarmakers are looking to unusual leaves to find inspiration for new premium cigar blends

Posted: March 3, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Cigar Aficionado Reports From 16th Annual Habanos Festival

Cigar Aficionado is back in Havana, Cuba, ready to report from the 16th annual Festival del Habano, or Habanos Festival, the annual gathering of...more

Posted: March 1, 2014   


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A Canadian For Cigar Smokers

Wiser's Canadian whisky has always had a lot going for it. The perennial favorite among drinkers of our neighbor to the north has the category's...more

Posted: February 28, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Avo Announces 88th Birthday Cigar

Musician and cigar icon Avo Uvezian is turning 88 this year, and Davidoff of Geneva is paying tribute with its 2014 Avo birthday cigar in...more

Posted: February 27, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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New Dunhill Pays Homage to Origins

Dunhill Tobacco of London is putting the final touches on a new smoke named for the founding year of the London company. 1907 by Dunhill, a Dominican...more

Posted: February 26, 2014    By David Savona


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ProCigar Celebrates 7th Festival in Dominican Republic

The year's biggest celebration of Dominican cigars and culture concluded last Friday evening in the city of Santiago with a gala dinner, a charity...more

Posted: February 25, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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New Cigars Kick Off Cuba's Cigar Festival

The 2014 edition of the Festival de Habano kicks off today in Havana with an opening dinner at Club Havana. With participants from more than 80...more

Posted: February 24, 2014    By Gordon Mott


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Garcias Announce New La Antiguedad Line

My Father Cigars, maker of the 2012 Cigar of the Year Flor de las Antillas, has announced a new cigar to be released later this year. La...more

Posted: February 21, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Dalmore's Tweaked Cigar Malt Reserve Still Perfect For Smoke

The sobriquet "dessert malt," often tagged to The Dalmore whiskies for their expansively sweet, yet nuanced characters, can be especially apt if your...more

Posted: February 21, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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The Colibri V-Cut

Somewhere between the clean cut of a punch and the straight cut of a guillotine exists another option to snip your cigar: the v-cutter. The v-cutter...more

Posted: February 20, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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