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Timeless, Metropolitan and Epoca Are Returning

Timeless, Metropolitan and Epoca Are Returning

Former Nat Sherman brands, such as Timeless and Metropolitan, have been acquired from Altria by Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott to form a new entity.

January 6, 2021
Special Report: 2020 Year in Review

Special Report: 2020 Year in Review

This year in review by Cigar Insider represents a data-driven reflection of the premium cigar industry and how it performed in a most disorienting 2020.

December 22, 2020
NYC’s Grand Havana Room Closes For At Least One Year

NYC’s Grand Havana Room Closes For At Least One Year

New York City is losing its most exclusive cigar club for at least one year. The urbane Grand Havana Room has temporarily closed as the entire building, owned by Brookfield …

December 17, 2020
Hostos Fernandez Quesada Opens Cigar Factory in Dominican Republic

Hostos Fernandez Quesada Opens Cigar Factory in Dominican Republic

After more than 20 years working for others in the cigar industry, Hostos Fernandez Quesada has gone out on his own. The 36-year-old opened his own small factory in the Dominican …

December 14, 2020
Miami Cigar & Co. Cutting Its Sales Force

Miami Cigar & Co. Cutting Its Sales Force

Cigar distributor and brand owner Miami Cigar & Co. is restructuring management and significantly downsizing its sales force starting on the first of January.

December 3, 2020
ProCigar Festival Not Happening in February

ProCigar Festival Not Happening in February

The ProCigar Festival in the Dominican Republic will not be taking place in February as scheduled—the organizers announced this morning the event was being postponed.

December 2, 2020
Cigar Shipments to U.S. Soar in September

Cigar Shipments to U.S. Soar in September

Imports of premium, handmade cigars were exceptionally strong in the month of September, showing significant gains in each of the big three producing countries.

November 18, 2020
New York Tobacconists Respond to Statewide Tax Hike

New York Tobacconists Respond to Statewide Tax Hike

The first of October marked the closure of a tax loophole that allowed New York tobacconists to maintain a roughly 38 percent tax on cigars. Now, the Empire State’s cigar tax has …

November 11, 2020
Cigars For Warriors Begins Fundraiser for U.S. Troops Tomorrow

Cigars For Warriors Begins Fundraiser for U.S. Troops Tomorrow

Due to Covid-19, Operation: Cigars for Warriors has seen a dramatic drop in donations. The charity is beginning a fundraising drive tomorrow on Veterans Day until the first of …

November 10, 2020