The peculiar stories of parallel brands, cigars that share the same names but are made in separate countries.
Punch Diablo, which is being rolled in Nicaragua by A.J. Fernandez, is the first Punch from brand owner General Cigar made outside of Honduras.
Altadis U.S.A. will be introducing the Montecristo Nicaragua Series as the fifth addition the core line of non-Cuban Montecristos.
Our June 2017 Cigar Aficionado tasting, now available to view on our website, shows how well non-Cuban cigars can stand toe-to-toe with smokes from Havana. Each of the top-scoring cigars are made …
Altadis U.S.A, makers of the non-Cuban Montecristo brand, has settled its dispute with boutique company Figaro Cigars over the use of its fleur- de-lis trademark.
A new shipment from Habanos S.A. had just arrived in one of the well-known shops in Havana. It included one box of Punch Double Coronas, four boxes of Hoyo Double Coronas and four boxes of Behike BHK …
With a rich counterfeit market hawking fake Cubans throughout the Caribbean and other tourist destinations, it’s easy for any cigar enthusiast to get duped into buying a bogus Cuban.
Fans of Punch cigars are going to have a new version next month—the Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua. The cigars are made in Honduras at the STG Danlí factory (a.k.a. HATSA), and are loaded with Nicaraguan …
The rest of Cuba’s 2017 Edición Limitada cigars are finally making it to global markets, albeit slowly.
Cigar sales—both handmade and machine-made—were down in 2017 at Scandinavian Tobacco Group, the parent of General Cigar Co., maker of Macanudo, La Gloria Cubana and a host of other cigars.
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