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The Top 25 Cigars Of 2022 Reveal Schedule

The Top 25 Cigars Of 2022 Reveal Schedule

We are less than two weeks away from our annual Top 25 countdown. Find out when Cigar Aficionado will reveal the best cigars of 2022.

November 28, 2022
Matilde Serena Now Made In Maduro

Matilde Serena Now Made In Maduro

The mild Matilde Serena series from the Dominican Republic will be getting a stronger version covered in a dark, Mexican wrapper.

November 22, 2022
E.P. Carrillo Allegiance Heading To Stores

E.P. Carrillo Allegiance Heading To Stores

E.P. Carrillo Allegiance, a line of cigars that were previewed at the PCA trade show this summer, is shipping from Miami to retail shops today.

November 18, 2022
Blackened Cigars By Drew Estate—Made With Metallica’s James Hetfield—Hitting Stores

Blackened Cigars By Drew Estate—Made With Metallica’s James Hetfield—Hitting Stores

It was sampled by thousands at Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend last Friday and Saturday nights, and now Blackened Cigars “M81” by Drew Estate is on its way to cigar …

November 17, 2022

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A Regional Ramon Allones Made Just For The United Kingdom

A Regional Ramon Allones Made Just For The United Kingdom

The Ramon Allones Private Stock 230, a Cuban Regional Edition cigar made exclusively for the United Kingdom, has been officially released.

November 18, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: The Allure Of Cohiba

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: The Allure Of Cohiba

Our second-to-last seminar Saturday morning at Big Smoke Las Vegas covered the most famous and alluring cigar brand in the world, Cohiba. 

November 16, 2022
The Habanos Festival Returns

The Habanos Festival Returns

After two years off due to the global pandemic, the Habanos Festival is back on schedule for 2023. 

November 4, 2022
New Quai D’Orsay No. 52 Premieres In Paris

New Quai D’Orsay No. 52 Premieres In Paris

Regional Habanos distributor Coprova S.A.S. threw a lavish premiere party at the Hôtel de La Marine in celebration of the Cuban Quai d’Orsay No. 52, a new cigar that brings the …

October 24, 2022
A Hoyo Humidor Made Just For Spain

A Hoyo Humidor Made Just For Spain

Spain has dressed up the Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robustos with a new, boldly branded humidor that holds a box of these short Cuban cigars.

October 19, 2022

legislation

Federal Judge Issues Opinion In Favor Of Cigar Industry

Federal Judge Issues Opinion In Favor Of Cigar Industry

The premium cigar industry received good news today as Judge Amit P. Mehta issued his opinion on the lawsuit between the FDA and the three main cigar industry organizations.

July 5, 2022
Federal Judge Hears Cigar Industry Case Against FDA Regulations

Federal Judge Hears Cigar Industry Case Against FDA Regulations

Judge Amit P. Mehta heard arguments in the lawsuit pitting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration against the Cigar Rights of America, Premium Cigar Association and the Cigar …

May 23, 2022
Delaware Bill For Lower Taxes On Premium Cigars Passes House Committee

Delaware Bill For Lower Taxes On Premium Cigars Passes House Committee

Cigar smokers in “The First State” may be getting a tax break in the future.

April 14, 2022
Miami Judge Rules Cruise Companies Liable For Using Cuban Port Facilities

Miami Judge Rules Cruise Companies Liable For Using Cuban Port Facilities

Judge Beth Bloom wrote that the cruise ship companies had engaged in “trafficking activities” by porting in Havana and bringing passengers to tour the city.  

March 24, 2022
FDA-Funded Scientific Study on Premium Cigars Released

FDA-Funded Scientific Study on Premium Cigars Released

The findings indicate that the risks associated with other tobacco products are different from those tied to handmade cigars.

March 11, 2022
Florida Legislature Passes Bill Targeting Beach and Park Smoking—But Spares Cigars

Florida Legislature Passes Bill Targeting Beach and Park Smoking—But Spares Cigars

Smoking on Florida's beaches and parks is under attack from legislation, but lawmakers are sparing cigars.

March 3, 2022

cigar industry

Cigar Aficionado Announces Free Monthly Newsletter Called Ratings Flash

Cigar Aficionado Announces Free Monthly Newsletter Called Ratings Flash

We’ve created a new, free e-newsletter that’ll keep you up-to-date on recent cigar ratings called Cigar Aficionado’s Ratings Flash.

November 29, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Lunch With Oliva Cigars

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Lunch With Oliva Cigars

After a morning of several seminars and many cigars, a welcomed lunch was offered to guests, courtesy of Oliva Cigar Co.

November 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Thirty Years Of Cigar Aficionado

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Thirty Years Of Cigar Aficionado

Senior contributing editor Gordon Mott was joined by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Litto Gomez to discuss the history and impact of Cigar Aficionado. 

November 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: No. 2 and No. 3 Cigars of 2021

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: No. 2 and No. 3 Cigars of 2021

At the Big Smoke Las Vegas seminars, the Cigar Aficionado staff sat down with the cigarmakers who brought you the No. 2 and No. 3 cigars of 2021.

November 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Welcome To The Jungle: Mysteries Of Cameroon Tobacco

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Welcome To The Jungle: Mysteries Of Cameroon Tobacco

In the second seminar on Saturday during the Big Smoke Las Vegas, we explored the mysteries of Cameroon Tobacoo with Jeremiah Meerapfel.

November 16, 2022
The 2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

The 2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

The Big Smoke Las Vegas had a new home this year, but the festivities were as good as they've ever been. 

November 15, 2022