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La Hacienda First Growth Finally Shipping

La Hacienda First Growth Finally Shipping

La Hacienda First Growth is a stronger version of the original La Hacienda line.

September 17, 2021
La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Showcases Hybrid Wrapper

La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Showcases Hybrid Wrapper

A new, limited-edition La Gloria Cubana brand from General Cigar Co. will be arriving in October.

September 17, 2021
Birthday Smoke By Abe Flores Now Commercially Available

Birthday Smoke By Abe Flores Now Commercially Available

The corona that PDR Cigars brand owner Abe Flores used to make only for personal consumption on his birthday is now offered to all smokers.

September 15, 2021
A New Cuban Cigar Lands In The Caribbean

A New Cuban Cigar Lands In The Caribbean

They’re one of Cuba’s newest Regional Edition cigars, and this one is made exclusively for the Caribbean and Central American territories.

September 15, 2021
Ferio Tego’s Timeless Collection To Ship Next Week

Ferio Tego’s Timeless Collection To Ship Next Week

Timeless cigars are boxed, warehoused and ready to occupy humidor shelf space once again.

September 14, 2021
Dominican Warped Chinchalle Now Shipping

Dominican Warped Chinchalle Now Shipping

The first Dominican brand from Warped Cigars is heading to retailers now. It's called Chinchalle, which is Cuban slang for “little factory." 

September 13, 2021

cuba

Cuba to Fully Reopen to Tourism in November

Cuba to Fully Reopen to Tourism in November

The island of Cuba will fully reopen to tourism on November 15.

September 17, 2021
U.S. Authorizes Limited Humanitarian Cargo Flights to Cuba

U.S. Authorizes Limited Humanitarian Cargo Flights to Cuba

The Biden administration has quietly approved a limited number of small cargo flights ferrying humanitarian aid to the island.

August 26, 2021
Thousands Take To Streets In Cuba

Thousands Take To Streets In Cuba

Cities and towns around Cuba on Sunday broke out into public demonstrations against the government.

July 13, 2021
Italian Humidor With Aged Cuban Cigars

Italian Humidor With Aged Cuban Cigars

Celebrate Italy's Euro Cup victory with this new Italian humidor filled with aged, Regional Edition Cuban cigars.

July 12, 2021
Raúl Castro Steps Down

Raúl Castro Steps Down

The Castro era has come to an end in Cuba.

April 17, 2021
Cuban Government Approves Expansion of Private Business

Cuban Government Approves Expansion of Private Business

Cuba is significantly expanding its private sector in an attempt to revive its Covid-stricken economy.

February 9, 2021

legislation

D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry, Rejects Appeal In FDA Lawsuit

D.C. Court Rules Against Cigar Industry, Rejects Appeal In FDA Lawsuit

A Washington D.C. Court of Appeals has delivered a blow to the cigar industry.

July 21, 2021
Bill To Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation Returns to House

Bill To Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation Returns to House

The cigar bill is back—again.

June 22, 2021
J.C. Newman Hoping To Import Cuban Tobacco

J.C. Newman Hoping To Import Cuban Tobacco

Newman is asking the U.S. to rethink its position on importing Cuban tobacco leaf.

June 3, 2021
Michigan Tax Cap Bill Passes in House of Representatives

Michigan Tax Cap Bill Passes in House of Representatives

The Great Lake State is one step closer to making its tobacco tax cap permanent.

May 19, 2021
California Cigar Tax to Increase in July

California Cigar Tax to Increase in July

California’s state tobacco tax will increase by 11.5 percent on the first of July.

May 18, 2021
FDA Aims to Ban Flavored Cigars

FDA Aims to Ban Flavored Cigars

If you’re one to smoke a flavored cigar, your days of enjoying a smoke like this might be numbered.

April 29, 2021

cigar industry

Longtime Thompson Owner Robert Franzblau, 93, Dies

Longtime Thompson Owner Robert Franzblau, 93, Dies

The savvy businessman who saved catalog company Thompson Cigar has passed away. Robert Franzblau, 93, died yesterday morning at his home in Tampa, Florida.

September 17, 2021
General Cigar Parent Reports Increased Second Quarter Sales

General Cigar Parent Reports Increased Second Quarter Sales

Scandinavian Tobacco Group reported an increase in second quarter sales and a generally positive 2021.

August 20, 2021
Dominique London Acquires La Casa Del Habano in Basel

Dominique London Acquires La Casa Del Habano in Basel

The Casa del Habano cigar shop in Basel, Switzerland is now part of Dominique London.

August 16, 2021
Drew Estate Cancels Barn Smokers, Postpones 25th Anniversary Party

Drew Estate Cancels Barn Smokers, Postpones 25th Anniversary Party

The new Covid Delta variant has forced some businesses like Drew Estate to make tough decisions.

August 6, 2021
Strong Year For Premium Cigars Continues

Strong Year For Premium Cigars Continues

The U.S. cigar market is maintaining its robust start to 2021.

August 5, 2021
China’s International Cigar Expo Postponed

China’s International Cigar Expo Postponed

In a precautionary response to the pandemic and its spreading Delta variant.

August 4, 2021