BYRON LIMITED EDITION HUMIDOR SET SCHEDULED FOR RETAILERS THIS MARCH

Hudson, NH – Vintage is a term that is at times misunderstood and overused. However when Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco releases blends with 5 years of post-roll age decorated by a uniquely designed humidor, the term is fitting. Byron using a unique distinction for their lines. Each line is named after a century, because Nelson tried to capture the true essence of what a great cigar was, or is, in that century. This year’s edition of Byron Humidors are limited to one size in each blend, with only 7,500 cigars rolled for each “century”; the Byron cigar line has a “century” interpretation for any cigar enthusiast.

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Operation: Cigars for Warriors announces new book “Rookie to Rookie“Rookie to Aficionado” from Dreamer Cigars

Ocala, FL – Operation: Cigars For Warriors is proud to announce the release of the new book “Rookie to Aficionado” from Adam Guard of the Dreamer Cigars podcast. 10% of proceeds will benefit CFW and a
discount is available for CFW Donation Centers interest in purchasing copies. For more information on how to get the book in your shop please contact Adam at 513-505-7029 or email him at adam@dreamernational.com

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PCA Hosts Event Honoring Rep. Meuser and DR Embassy in the US

[Washington, DC, Feb 2, 2023] Last night, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) launched our in-person educational series with a reception honoring Congressional Cigar Caucus Co-Chair Representative Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States. The event featured premium cigars from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic and was widely attended by Congressional staff, dignitaries, and friends of the association.

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Espinosa Announces Knuckle Sandwich “55”

(Hialeah Gardens, FL) … Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce the release of the limited Knuckle Sandwich “55” cigar.


This cigar was made to commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th birthday and was debuted at his birthday party this weekend. A total of five-hundred and fifty-five (555) boxes of this cigar were made and will be offered to existing Knuckle Sandwich accounts for delivery by the beginning of February 2023.

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UNITED CIGARS LAUNCHES NEW FORMAT AND BLEND AT TPE 23

Hudson, NH – United Cigars flagship line has gone from Box-Pressed to a Round vitola and they have sourced different aged Dominican tobaccos to enhance the profile. The United Cigars Natural and Maduro Lines were originally launched in 2010 in a box-pressed format. Over the past several years the line has evolved and been restructured at the Tabaclera Magia factory in Gurabo, Dominican Republic, in order to elevate the lines flavor and complexity. Now, United Cigars is excited to release this enhanced blend of the United Natural and Maduro Lines in the traditional round shape. The updated blend will still be available in the sleek, shelf friendly 20 count boxes retailers have come to love including its star, a piece of an American flag inserted into each box in honor of our veterans, which will not change.

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A different look at all the ‘Top 2022’ lists: Cigars most often rated 1-5

Here is a look at all the Top Cigars from all the current lists, sorted by most times rated in the Top Five. Check it out to discover what you need to try and which brands need to be your favorite. Note: Cuban and extremely exclusive releases are excluded. Click on the images to see their lists.

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Top cigars of 2022

This is a list of cigars that rated 94+ over 2022 (including one or two late-2021 releases that weren’t readily available until 2022). The list is alphabetical by company and there is no 1-25 or whatever. I personally recommend that you try any of these that you think would fit your palate preferences. If you think I “missed” or “omitted” anything, it’s only that they weren’t readily available at local shops. If I didn’t personally smoke it, I can’t rate it. Also, no Cubans are listed.

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Operation: Cigars For Warriors and Cigars International Announce 5th Major Donation

Ocala, FL – Operation: Cigars For Warriors is proud to announce the receipt of a fifth major donation from Cigars International – $40,000 in gift cards to be used by US troops deployed overseas in combat zones.

The gift cards will enable recipients to directly purchase cigars and cigar accessories available on the Cigars International website. This donation of gift cards follows donations made for the past two years.

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Cohiba Vs. Cohiba: Latest Ruling Issued In Cuba’s Favor

The see-saw court battle over the Cohiba brand has moved back in favor of the Cubans, with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruling yesterday to cancel General Cigar Co.’s Cohiba trademark registration. General sells the non-Cuban version of the Cohiba brand in the United States, where Cuban Cohibas cannot legally be sold.

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Reagan Udall Foundation Releases Report on CTP Structural and Operational Concerns

[Washington, DC — Dec 20, 2022] The Reagan Udall Foundation (RUF) recently released an Operational Evaluation of Certain Components of FDA’s Tobacco Program report. The report, which focused on the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), made several recommendations for improving the regulatory, enforcement, and compliance processes.

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