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These 15 Cigars Are Smoking Well Right Now

These 15 Cigars Are Smoking Well Right Now

We analyzed the newest ratings from the March/April Cigar Aficionado to find 15 of the best cigars. The entire test had 29 smokes that rated 90 points and above with one achieving …

May 21, 2020
Casa Turrent 1880 to Ship in Four Varieties

Casa Turrent 1880 to Ship in Four Varieties

The first family of Mexican tobacco is adding four new blends to its namesake Casa Turrent 1880 Series, and the new cigars should be shipping to retailers the first week of June.

May 20, 2020
Black Label Trading Co. Brings Back Bishops Blend

Black Label Trading Co. Brings Back Bishops Blend

Black Label Trading Co. is celebrating five years of its limited-edition Bishops Blend line by reintroducing two sizes that will be arriving at select retailers later this week: …

May 12, 2020
HVC 500th Anniversary Gets Two New Sizes

HVC 500th Anniversary Gets Two New Sizes

HVC Cigars is adding two limited-edition sizes to its 500th Anniversary line. The cigars were created last year by HVC owner Reinier Lorenzo to commemorate the 500th anniversary …

May 11, 2020
Crux Limitadas Coming to Market

Crux Limitadas Coming to Market

Two new limited-edition sizes by Crux Cigar Company are on the way to retailers: Crux Limitada “The Show” 2020 and Crux Limitada PB5 2020.

May 6, 2020
Trinidad Casildas Coming To Switzerland Tomorrow

Trinidad Casildas Coming To Switzerland Tomorrow

The limited-edition Cuban Trinidad Casildas will be arriving in Switzerland’s La Casa del Habano shops tomorrow, and the big, new cigars carry an extremely large price tag.

April 28, 2020

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Cuba Tightens Borders As Coronavirus Cases Spread

Cuba Tightens Borders As Coronavirus Cases Spread

Cuba will close its borders to international tourism and non-resident visitors for at least a month, Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel announced on March 20. The new border-contro…

March 23, 2020
Romeo Night at Habanos Festival Raises More than 4 Million Euros

Romeo Night at Habanos Festival Raises More than 4 Million Euros

Habanos spared no expense on Friday night when the company threw its final gala cigar dinner to conclude the 22nd Habanos Festival, raising more than 4 million euros in the …

March 2, 2020
American Airlines Wants More Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Wants More Flights to Cuba

American Airlines has set its sights on Havana. The carrier is petitioning the U.S. government to take over two daily flights from Miami to Cuba that JetBlue Airways will abandon …

February 4, 2020
The Co-Presidents

The Co-Presidents

The two men who run Cuba’s Habanos S.A. sit down to shed light on what’s new in the world of Havana cigars.

January 24, 2020
U.S. Continues Cutbacks on Flights to Cuba

U.S. Continues Cutbacks on Flights to Cuba

As part of a series of sanctions against Cuba, the Trump administration has suspended U.S. charter flights to all parts of the island except Havana, making it more difficult for …

January 16, 2020
United Nations Condemns U.S. Embargo on Cuba

United Nations Condemns U.S. Embargo on Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to denounce the 57-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

November 8, 2019

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Court Ruling Ends Chances of 2021 Deadline for FDA Product Reports

Court Ruling Ends Chances of 2021 Deadline for FDA Product Reports

The FDA’s pre-market application deadline for cigars will remain September 9 after a trio of judges yesterday rejected the cigar industry’s appeal to extend the deadline for …

May 5, 2020
Judge Extends Deadline for FDA Product Approval Reports

Judge Extends Deadline for FDA Product Approval Reports

Cigar manufacturers received a bit of good news last week as the FDA’s premarket application deadline for cigars and other tobacco products was officially extended by a Maryland …

April 28, 2020
New York State Raising Cigar Taxes This Fall

New York State Raising Cigar Taxes This Fall

New York state lawmakers passed a $177 billion budget for 2021 that includes a tax rate of 75 percent of a cigar’s wholesale price—one of the highest cigar tax rates in the United …

April 15, 2020
FDA Asks Court for Extension of Key Product Deadline Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

FDA Asks Court for Extension of Key Product Deadline Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed a motion in court requesting a 120-day extension of the premarket application deadline for cigars and other tobacco products that is …

March 31, 2020
Cigar Industry Petitions for Six-Month Delay from Upcoming Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Cigar Industry Petitions for Six-Month Delay from Upcoming Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, leading lobbying groups for the handmade cigar industry have filed a joint petition with the U.S. government for a six-month stay …

March 24, 2020
Cigar Industry Argues For Relief From Key Product Approval Deadline

Cigar Industry Argues For Relief From Key Product Approval Deadline

As an important product approval deadline looms, the cigar industry asked a trio of circuit court judges this morning for relief.

March 18, 2020

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Drew Estate Cancels Barn Smoker Events and Gives Back to Ticketholders

Drew Estate Cancels Barn Smoker Events and Gives Back to Ticketholders

Drew Estate announced yesterday that it will be canceling its 2020 Barn Smoker events as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The American cigar company will host virtual …

May 22, 2020
Canadian Casa del Habano Closing Permanently

Canadian Casa del Habano Closing Permanently

When businesses re-open in Montreal, cigar lovers are going to have one less place to buy their Cubans. The La Casa del Habano, located on Sherbrooke Street West, will be selling …

May 21, 2020
PCA Cancels Annual Trade Show Due to Coronavirus

PCA Cancels Annual Trade Show Due to Coronavirus

The Premium Cigar Association has canceled its 2020 trade show, which was scheduled to take place July 10-14 in Las Vegas. The show has been canceled due to the Coronavirus …

May 14, 2020
$1.3 Billion Deal For Imperial’s Premium Cigar Business

$1.3 Billion Deal For Imperial’s Premium Cigar Business

The transaction includes half of Cuba’s Habanos S.A., the world’s largest cigar factory, Tabacalera USA, Casa de Montecristo, JR Cigar and some of the world’s most famous cigar …

April 27, 2020
Régis Broersma Returns to Lead General Cigar Co. as Parent Company Restructures

Régis Broersma Returns to Lead General Cigar Co. as Parent Company Restructures

Scandinavian Tobacco Group, parent company of the General Cigar Company, announced yesterday that Régis Broersma will return as the president of the company, beginning immediately.

April 24, 2020
Cigar Rights of America Executive Leaving Organization

Cigar Rights of America Executive Leaving Organization

J. Glynn Loope will be leaving his post as executive director of Cigar Rights of America (CRA) on November 4, 2020, the day after Election Day. Loope has led CRA since 2008.

April 23, 2020