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2013 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

By 1:15 on Friday afternoon a queue had already begun to form outside the doors to the convention center at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,...more

Posted: November 12, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Vegas Becomes Cigar City For A Weekend

The Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend, Cigar Aficionado's signature event, turned Sin City into Cigar City this weekend. More than 4,500 cigar lovers from...more

Posted: November 11, 2013   


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Bill That Would Have Ended Tax-Free Internet Cigar Sales Stalled

Cigar manufacturers and online cigar retailers can rest a little easier as a bill that would have allowed states to begin collecting online sales...more

Posted: November 7, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Big Smoke Gets Its Own Quesada Cigar

The Quesada family has created a custom cigar only available to attendees of this year's upcoming Big Smoke Las Vegas and Big Smoke New York. All...more

Posted: November 6, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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Davidoff Opens Two Branded Lounges

The Oettinger Davidoff Group had a busy month of October as the company opened two new branded lounges, one in San Antonio, Texas, and the other in...more

Posted: November 4, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Charbay's Beer and Whiskey Connection

Step number one in creating a whisk(e)y-whether you're in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Kentucky or even California-is to make beer. The distilling,...more

Posted: November 1, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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New York City Raises Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

In a little more than six months, New York City will officially be the toughest major municipality for a college-aged smoker to light up. Yesterday...more

Posted: October 31, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Rural Wyoming

The allure of a visit to the 15,000-acre Brush Creek Ranch in southern Wyoming is all about the outdoors-hiking, fishing, trail rides, rifle range,...more

Posted: October 30, 2013    By Fredric Hamber


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New Blends Look Beyond the Bales with Fire-Cured Tobacco

While a quick search through this year's newest cigar releases showed many of the familiar blends that have been common during the last few trade...more

Posted: October 29, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Expanding The Band—Some Cigar Bands Get Larger

Cigar bands have long been very big on elegance but short on information. The traditional cigar band describes the name of the brand, perhaps the...more

Posted: October 28, 2013    By David Savona


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Edgar Hoill Now Shipping EH Cigars

Urban photographer Edgar Hoill has a new limited-edition smoke and it’s coming to market in edgy, hand-painted boxes. His new project, EH Cigars,...more

Posted: October 25, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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Whiskey Glasses

We’re the first to admit that we’ve sampled and enjoyed whiskey in all kinds of vessels from cut crystal to Flintstone jelly jars, but in the...more

Posted: October 25, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Toraño Changes Packaging and Price on Reserva Selecta

For 14 years, Reserva Selecta was a part of the Toraño cigar portfolio. Today the cigar has been relaunched with a new look and a lower...more

Posted: October 24, 2013    By David Savona


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Viaje’s New Cigars Spook Retailers This Halloween

The Viaje Cigar Co. is celebrating this Halloween with two limited-edition cigar brands presented in festive, season-appropriate packaging-Skull &...more

Posted: October 23, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


Cuba : Latest News

Cuban Montecristo Petit No. 2 Coming Soon

If you like Cuba's Montecristo No. 2 but are short on time, the new Montecristo Petit No. 2 might be the answer. Global distributor Habanos S.A....more

Posted: October 22, 2013   


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An Evening of Cigars and Whiskey

A crowd of excited, 20-something Gothamites took a detour from wine on Saturday night to retreat to the magnificent Highline Room and Terrace at The...more

Posted: October 21, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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The Dalmore and Boulud Collaboration Whisky

It used to be you had to go to one of the Daniel Boulud restaurants in New York City or travel to Maison Boulud in Beijing to sample the world's...more

Posted: October 18, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Carrillo Shipping 2013 Edición Limitada Now

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and the EPC Cigar Co. are winding down 2013 with one last cigar: the Edición Limitada 2013, which is shipping now. The...more

Posted: October 18, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Q & A with Kurt Kendall, Vintage Cigar Distributors

Kurt Kendall is one of the rare breed of retailers whose passion and palate led him to build his own cigar brand. The owner of Vintage Cigar...more

Posted: October 17, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Crawford Rose Quartz Ashtray

A nasty rumor is circulating through the cigar community that the day of smoking glamor is gone. Not so. To paraphrase Norma Desmond in Sunset...more

Posted: October 16, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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