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Cigar Insider Special Report—2014 Retailer Survey

The Best-Selling Cigar Brands in America, Market Trends and More

Posted: July 22, 2014    By Gregory Mottola / Andrew Nagy / David Savona


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Cigar Aficionado at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show is now underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the main event for new cigar releases, but...more

Posted: July 21, 2014    By CA Staff


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Another Bold Jim Beam Signature

Quarter-cask finishing marks the third release in the Jim Beam Signature Craft collection, the innovative small-batch, limited-release series from...more

Posted: July 18, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Roberto Duran Expands with Two New Brands

After resurrecting Azan, a pre-Castro Cuban brand that was once owned by a Chinese immigrant, Roberto Duran is expanding with two new cigar lines,...more

Posted: July 17, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Laguiole Cigar Cutters

With knives as distinct and historically relevant as Laguiole, it was only a matter of time before these beautifully forged blades took shape as a...more

Posted: July 16, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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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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