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Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Coming in May

Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Coming in May

The new line features a shade-grown wrapper from Brazil.

April 13, 2021
Malaysia Gets Its First Regional Cuban

Malaysia Gets Its First Regional Cuban

The San Cristobal de La Habana Harimau Malaya is a Regional Edition cigar made exclusively for the Southeast Asian country.

April 9, 2021
Caldwell’s Lost & Found to Release Aged Cigars for Charity

Caldwell’s Lost & Found to Release Aged Cigars for Charity

A trio of Dominican limited-editions are expected to start reaching retailers at the end of the month.

April 6, 2021
General Cigar Launching Miami-Made Cohiba

General Cigar Launching Miami-Made Cohiba

General Cigar Co. is coming out with a new Miami-made cigar called Cohiba Serie M.

April 5, 2021
Arturo Fuente Rare Pinks Rated by Cigar Insider

Arturo Fuente Rare Pinks Rated by Cigar Insider

Now we know what these cigars taste like, as Cigar Insider has rated the entire line.

April 5, 2021
Aganorsa Adds Immense Torpedo to JFR Lunatic Maduro Line

Aganorsa Adds Immense Torpedo to JFR Lunatic Maduro Line

Aganorsa Leaf is adding a massive torpedo to its JFR Lunatic Maduro brand.

March 31, 2021

cuba

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
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

legislation

Smoking Reinstated in Michigan Cigar Lounges

Smoking Reinstated in Michigan Cigar Lounges

Michigan cigar lovers rejoice: lounges are now open for smoking.

March 19, 2021
Michigan Department of Health Bans Smoking in Cigar Lounges

Michigan Department of Health Bans Smoking in Cigar Lounges

Disgruntled cigar bars around the state speak their mind.

March 9, 2021
Cigars in the Senate: Rubio Brings Back Cigar Bill

Cigars in the Senate: Rubio Brings Back Cigar Bill

Senator Marco Rubio is reintroducing a bill to protect premium cigars.

February 24, 2021
Cigar Trade Associations File for Injunction Against FDA Regulation

Cigar Trade Associations File for Injunction Against FDA Regulation

The cigar industry’s three major trade organizations file injunction against the FDA.

February 22, 2021
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

cigar industry

Ferio Tego Inks Distribution Deal With Davidoff

Ferio Tego Inks Distribution Deal With Davidoff

The new owner of the cigar brands once owned by Nat Sherman has just formed a distribution deal with Davidoff of Geneva USA.

April 13, 2021
Premium Cigar Imports Surge In January

Premium Cigar Imports Surge In January

The handmade, premium cigar market is booming.

April 12, 2021
Fire In Honduras Destroys Alec Bradley Tobacco

Fire In Honduras Destroys Alec Bradley Tobacco

A fire on Thursday destroyed several curing barns and greenhouses in Jamastran, Honduras.

April 8, 2021
Indiana Ortez Named General Manager of Mombacho Cigars

Indiana Ortez Named General Manager of Mombacho Cigars

Mombacho Cigars S.A. has appointed Indiana Ortez as general manager for its Nicaraguan operations.

April 7, 2021
Cuba Celebrating 55 Years of Cohiba With Virtual Cigar Festival

Cuba Celebrating 55 Years of Cohiba With Virtual Cigar Festival

The virtual Cuban cigar event is called Habanos World Days.

April 2, 2021
ProCigar Cancels 2021 Festival in Dominican Republic

ProCigar Cancels 2021 Festival in Dominican Republic

The 2021 ProCigar Festival in the Dominican Republic has been officially canceled.

March 31, 2021