cigars

New E.P. Carrillo Pledge Size Shipping Now

New E.P. Carrillo Pledge Size Shipping Now

The fourth size in E.P. Carrillo’s Pledge line is heading to retailers.

October 4, 2022
Attic Series Coming Later This Month From West Tampa Tobacco Co.

Attic Series Coming Later This Month From West Tampa Tobacco Co.

The new smoke from Rick Rodriguez's West Tampa Tobacco Co. is called the Attic Series, and it’s made with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper.

October 4, 2022
Alec Bradley Breaks Out The Molds For Sampler Set

Alec Bradley Breaks Out The Molds For Sampler Set

A new limited-edition sampler pack from Alec Bradley is expected to start shipping to American retailers ahead of the holiday season called Reclaimed.

October 3, 2022
Agape From Freud Cigar Co. Heads To Retailers

Agape From Freud Cigar Co. Heads To Retailers

Agape, the limited-edition smoke from Freud Cigar Co. and industry veteran Eladio Diaz, is on its way to retailers across the country.

October 3, 2022
Macanudo Creates Cigars With Flint Knoll Winery

Macanudo Creates Cigars With Flint Knoll Winery

Macanudo, one of America’s largest cigar brands, has partnered with boutique Napa Valley-based winery Flint Knoll to create two limited-edition cigars.

September 30, 2022
Limited-Edition Brick House Signals Start Of J.C. Newman’s Bricktoberfest

Limited-Edition Brick House Signals Start Of J.C. Newman’s Bricktoberfest

Called the Brick House Bricktoberfest 2022, the pigtailed toros measure 6 inches by 52 ring gauge and come in 10-count boxes.

September 30, 2022

cuba

Cuba Has A New Montecristo: Wide Edmundo Premieres In Spain

Cuba Has A New Montecristo: Wide Edmundo Premieres In Spain

This past weekend, the Wide Edmundo was released in Spain, and it’s the newest addition to the venerable Montecristo line.

October 4, 2022
Hurricane Ian Lands In Heart of Cuba’s Tobacco Region

Hurricane Ian Lands In Heart of Cuba’s Tobacco Region

Hurricane Ian made landfall early this morning in Pinar del Río Cuba, tearing away homes and tobacco barns as it cut a path of destruction.

September 27, 2022
Huge Ramon Allones House Reserve Humidor

Huge Ramon Allones House Reserve Humidor

In what could be considered one of the ultimate collections of special-edition Ramon Allones cigars, Hunters & Frankau is releasing its House Reserve Series 1790 humidor this …

September 21, 2022
Cohiba 55 Aniversario Celebration Concludes In Havana

Cohiba 55 Aniversario Celebration Concludes In Havana

It was all about Cohiba last week in Havana when Habanos S.A. celebrated the 55th anniversary of its most famous brand.

September 15, 2022
$2.8 Million Cohiba Humidor Breaks Habanos Auction Record

$2.8 Million Cohiba Humidor Breaks Habanos Auction Record

Another humidor auction record has been broken. Last week, at the Cohiba 55 Aniversario celebration in Havana, the gavel went down for a winning bid of 2.8 million euros.

September 14, 2022
Cuba Increases Official Exchange Rate For U.S. Dollars

Cuba Increases Official Exchange Rate For U.S. Dollars

Travelers to Cuba will now be able to exchange dollars at hotels, banks and currency exchange centers at an official rate of 120 Cuban Pesos to the dollar.

August 8, 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

Drew Estate Sweepstakes: Two All-Access Tickets To Big Smoke Las Vegas

Drew Estate Sweepstakes: Two All-Access Tickets To Big Smoke Las Vegas

Drew Estate is sponsoring a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive two All-Access tickets to Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend.

October 5, 2022
Hurricane Ian Disrupts Florida, Epicenter Of U.S. Cigar Industry

Hurricane Ian Disrupts Florida, Epicenter Of U.S. Cigar Industry

 Hurricane Ian brought destructive winds and floodwaters from both sea and air across the state, where many of America’s cigarmakers make their headquarters.

September 30, 2022
Fire In The Free Zone: William Ventura Cigar Factory In D.R. Burns Down

Fire In The Free Zone: William Ventura Cigar Factory In D.R. Burns Down

Sirens blared in a Santiago free zone early this morning as firefighters fought a blaze that consumed the William Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic.

September 26, 2022
Hurricane Strikes Dominican Republic, Damage To Cigar Industry Appears Minimal

Hurricane Strikes Dominican Republic, Damage To Cigar Industry Appears Minimal

Hurricane Fiona cut across the Dominican Republic yesterday, and while parts of the country are feeling the aftereffects, the cigar industry seemed to take minimal damage. 

September 20, 2022
Ace Prime Gets New Name

Ace Prime Gets New Name

Ace Prime Cigars has changed its name, and is now known as Luciano Cigars.

September 19, 2022
Crowned Heads And Ace Prime Part Ways

Crowned Heads And Ace Prime Part Ways

Crowned Heads, the Nashville, Tennessee boutique cigar company, will no longer be distributing products made by Ace Prime Cigars.

September 16, 2022