Get 1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for Just $10 + A Free Gift!

cigars

Toscano Cigars to be Distributed In House

Toscano Cigars to be Distributed In House

After five years of being distributed by Miami Cigar & Co., Manifatture Sigaro Toscano has taken U.S. distribution in house.

January 26, 2021
Viaje Circa ’45 Limited Edition Reserva Coming Next Month

Viaje Circa ’45 Limited Edition Reserva Coming Next Month

Viaje's Circa ’45 line is coming in a dark new wrapper next month.

January 26, 2021
Forged Cigar Co. To Distribute El Rey del Mundo

Forged Cigar Co. To Distribute El Rey del Mundo

STG's Forged Cigar Co. to distribute El Rey del Mundo.

January 25, 2021
ACE Prime Pichardo Clasico Coming in Ecuador Habano Cover Leaf

ACE Prime Pichardo Clasico Coming in Ecuador Habano Cover Leaf

The Pichardo Clasico line from ACE Prime is getting another cigar in a new wrapper.

January 22, 2021
Slight Price Hike For a Few Fuente Cigars

Slight Price Hike For a Few Fuente Cigars

While prices for most of the Arturo Fuente portfolio are staying the same, there’s been a slight price increase on less than one percent of the company’s product line.

January 21, 2021
Avo Classic Belicoso Returns as Limited Edition

Avo Classic Belicoso Returns as Limited Edition

Next month, Davidoff of Geneva is bringing back the Avo Classic Belicoso as a limited-edition release.

January 19, 2021

cuba

Cuba Cutting Back International Flights In New Year

Cuba Cutting Back International Flights In New Year

Facing a rising number of Covid-19 cases, Cuban authorities announced this week that they will limit flights from the United States and several other nations.

December 29, 2020
Cuba Is Getting Rid of the CUC

Cuba Is Getting Rid of the CUC

The dual currency system is ending on January 1, phasing out the Cuban Convertible Pesos (known as CUCs) wielded by travelers and establishing the Cuban peso as the only legal …

December 15, 2020
Cuba Cancels Habanos Festival

Cuba Cancels Habanos Festival

The Habanos Festival, which would have taken place in a few months, has been canceled “due to the global context we are living,” according to an official statement sent out this …

November 24, 2020
Airbnb’s Cuba Operations Focus of Treasury Department Review

Airbnb’s Cuba Operations Focus of Treasury Department Review

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is investigating Airbnb’s compliance with U.S. sanctions on Cuba, the company revealed this week, and it could …

November 19, 2020
Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport Reopens

Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport Reopens

Foreign tourists and Cuban Americans are returning to Havana after the Jose Martí International Airport reopened Sunday. The flights were the first in more than seven months to …

November 16, 2020
Cuba Travel FAQ

Cuba Travel FAQ

A lot has changed in the last three years, and none of it good for U.S. citizens wanting to visit Cuba. We compiled a list of everything you need to know about traveling to the …

November 3, 2020

legislation

FDA Finalizes Rules For Premarket Review—Premium Sector Still Exempt

FDA Finalizes Rules For Premarket Review—Premium Sector Still Exempt

The FDA attempts to clarify the application process for new tobacco products.

January 20, 2021
Court Strikes Down Key Premarket Review Process for Premium Cigars

Court Strikes Down Key Premarket Review Process for Premium Cigars

Premium cigar manufacturers no longer have to worry about the upcoming September 9 deadline for some FDA premarket applications as a judge handed them victory in court today, …

August 19, 2020
FDA Asks Court to Consider Premium Cigar Deferral Proposal

FDA Asks Court to Consider Premium Cigar Deferral Proposal

As the September 9 deadline for cigar manufacturers to submit their premarket applications to the FDA nears, the agency in charge of overseeing all tobacco products has asked a …

August 6, 2020
Pennsylvania Reps Prod President to Eliminate Premium Cigar Regulations

Pennsylvania Reps Prod President to Eliminate Premium Cigar Regulations

Half of Pennsylvania’s 18 representatives earlier this week signed and sent a letter to President Trump that urges his administration to roll back the “onerous, job-killing …

July 15, 2020
Court Strikes Down FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Plan

Court Strikes Down FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Plan

A trio of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit ruled unanimously this morning to keep FDA warning labels off of cigars. The court said the FDA …

July 7, 2020
Florida Representatives Urge President to Drop Cigar Industry Regulations

Florida Representatives Urge President to Drop Cigar Industry Regulations

In response to the economic downturn, a dozen representatives from Florida have signed and sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration to eliminate “onerous, …

June 8, 2020

cigar industry

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Now Slated For Fall

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Now Slated For Fall

In an unprecedented merging of two major lifestyle events, Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest is on for 2021 to gather cigar and spirit lovers alike.

January 19, 2021
Covid Cancels 2021 TAA Convention

Covid Cancels 2021 TAA Convention

Previously scheduled for April 11 to 15 in the Dominican Republic, the TAA trade show will now be held virtually on March 23.

January 8, 2021
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