This cigar has a slightly oily wrapper with a medium box press. Some sweetness is noted on the foot. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Foundation Olmec Maduro Toro
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Manolo Quesada 75 Churchill
This cigar was created to honor the 75th birthday of the owner of the Quesada brand. It has a rich dark wrapper with coffee and tobacco notes from the foot. There are a couple of veins along the wrapper. Tonight’s beverage is a Real Ale Coffee Porter.Continue reading Manolo Quesada 75 Churchill
West Tampa Maduro Robusto
This is a very rich looking cigar with a smooth dark wrapper. Aromas from the foot are light and enticing. The draw is a bit tight. Tonight’s beverage is a Wiseacre Brewing Gotta Get Up to Get Down Coffee Milk Stout.Continue reading West Tampa Maduro Robusto
Dissident Cigars are produced at the Oveja Negra facory in Esteli, Nicaragua, the same factory that produces Black Label Trading Company cigars. A beautiful medium brown wrapper adorns the cigar, which has a shaggy head that is tightly wrapped above the body. Light tobacco notes are present from the foot. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Dissident Molotov
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.Continue reading Cohiba Vs. Cohiba: Latest Ruling Issued In Cuba’s Favor
Eiroa PCA2022 Exclusive Robusto
This cigar has a nice smooth dark wrapper that is very smooth. The foot has good coffee notes. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading Eiroa PCA2022 Exclusive Robusto
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.Continue reading Reagan Udall Foundation Releases Report on CTP Structural and Operational Concerns
The Landlord by Erez Maduro 4×60
This is a very good looking cigar with a smooth dark wrapper and a closed foot. The notes from the foot are muted, but reveal coffee elements. Tonight’s beverage is a 903 Saturday Night Special Salted Brownie Stout. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading The Landlord by Erez Maduro 4×60
German Engineered Raum Zeit Half Corona
Attractive small cigar with a smooth natural wrapper. Aromas from the foot are light and slightly sweet. The cold draw is perfect.Continue reading German Engineered Raum Zeit Half Corona
La Palina Kill Bill TAA
This is a very attractive dark wrapper cigar with a foot taper. It is also a PCA exclusive. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a 903 Ozymandius barley wine ale.Continue reading La Palina Kill Bill TAA
La Palina Kill Bill III
This is a very attractive dark wrapper cigar with a foot taper. It is also a PCA exclusive. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a 903 Ozymandius barley wine ale.Continue reading La Palina Kill Bill III
Foundation Announces Menelik Corona Gorda for Humidour Shoppe 25th YR Anniversary.
December 1st, 2022 Ellington, CT – Foundation Cigar Company and The Humidour Cigar Shoppe of Cockeysville, MD are pleased to announce the limited-edition release of the Menelik Corona Gorda. This cigar is a special collaboration with the Humidour to mark the 25th anniversary of the store.Continue reading Foundation Announces Menelik Corona Gorda for Humidour Shoppe 25th YR Anniversary.
Black Label Trading Co – Dreadnought
December 1, 2022 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of Dreadnought as an Atlantic Cigar Company exclusive; hand crafted at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.Continue reading Black Label Trading Co – Dreadnought
BLTC Ligero Hawaii Release
November 29, 2022 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of Ligero Hawaii as an R. Field Wine Co. exclusive; hand crafted at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.Continue reading BLTC Ligero Hawaii Release
LAMPERT CIGARS SHIPS DON PATRON TO RETAILERS
LAMPERT CIGARS has begun shipping the updated “DON PATRON”, a 6 x 52 TORO, to retailers. While the box and the cigar band have changed, the blend remains the same.Continue reading LAMPERT CIGARS SHIPS DON PATRON TO RETAILERS
LAMPERT CIGARS SHIPS OCEAN BREEZE TO RETAILERS
LAMPERT CIGARS has begun shipping the updated “Ocean Breeze”, a 5 x 54 Robusto Grande, to retailers. While the packaging has changed, the blend and cigar ring remain the same.Continue reading LAMPERT CIGARS SHIPS OCEAN BREEZE TO RETAILERS
Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Now Shipping “Reclaimed”
Real Cigar Molds Numbered 1 Through 800, Containing Seven Limited Edition Figurado Cigars Heading to Appointed Tobacconists
Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced that the 800 Limited Edition Reclaimed samplers, first reported on by Cigar Aficionado in October, are now shipping. Over the next several days, an exclusive group of Alec Bradley appointed US tobacconists will receive their share of the highly collectible, individually numbered sets. Presented in factory-worn molds, the aptly named Reclaimed samplers contain one Figurado iteration (6 1/4″ x 54 ring-gauge) each of Black Market, Medalist, Prensado, Magic Toast, Maxx, Gatekeeper and Tempus.Continue reading Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Now Shipping “Reclaimed”
Operation: Cigars For Warriors Announces 2022 “Giving Tuesday”fund raising drive
Ocala, FL – Operation: Cigars For Warriors announced today that it is conducting a fundraising drive from now until November 29th
(Giving Tuesday). CFW is rebuilding its operating capital from a dramatic drop in donations (cigars and operating funds) due to canceled events and shop closures – mainly driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
PCA Announces Promotion of Ryan Parada to Senior Manager, Expands Role to Include International Policy and Programs
[Washington, DC — Nov 16, 2022] The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today the promotion of Government Affairs Manager Ryan Parada to Senior Manager, Government Affairs and International Policy. The announcement comes on the eve of PCA’s second annual international policy summit.Continue reading PCA Announces Promotion of Ryan Parada to Senior Manager, Expands Role to Include International Policy and Programs
Foundation Cigars & Highclere Castle to Begin Shipping Senetjer in honor of King Tut’s 100th Anniversary.
11.15.22 Ellington, CT – Foundation Cigar Company announces it has begun to ship its Highclere Castle Senetjer to select retailers throughout the county. Senetjer will strategically start to ship West Coast to East Coast, with the first fulfillment of product landing for everyone by the end of November. A subsequent fulfillment of orders will happen at the start of December, in advance of the holiday season.Continue reading Foundation Cigars & Highclere Castle to Begin Shipping Senetjer in honor of King Tut’s 100th Anniversary.
StillWell Star Holiday Y2022 Shipping Nationwide to Purveyors
Dunbarton, NH – Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust® (DTT) began shipping the inaugural annual Holiday release of its StillWell Star® handcrafted luxury pipe tobacco cigar to its Purveyors on October 27th, 2022.
Continue reading StillWell Star Holiday Y2022 Shipping Nationwide to Purveyors
Simply dubbed the “Holiday Y2022”, it is a liga of traditional black cigar tobaccos combined with a unique custom crafted aromatic pipe blend from the pipe tobacco maker Cornell & Diehl® (C&D).
Black Label Trading Co.
November 2, 2022 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the shipment of Morphine to select retailers beginning next week. Morphine is hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.Continue reading Black Label Trading Co.
Operation: Cigars for Warriors named to the 2022 “Top Rated List” By GreatNonProfits
Ocala, FL – Operation: Cigars For Warriors received official notification from GreatNonProfits that it has been named to the 2022 Top-rated list , which was formally announced October 28th, 2022.Continue reading Operation: Cigars for Warriors named to the 2022 “Top Rated List” By GreatNonProfits
PCA Presents to Reagan Udall Foundation:
Recommends Changes to FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products
[Washington, DC — Oct 24, 2022] Today, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) presented to the Reagan Udall Foundation’s Independent Expert Panel conducting the operational evaluation of certain activities of the Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. PCA was represented by the association’s President Greg Zimmerman of The Tobacco Company (Harrisburg, PA) and PCA Deputy Executive Director and Head of Government Affairs Joshua Habursky.Continue reading PCA Presents to Reagan Udall Foundation:
SOUTHERN DRAW CIGARS ANNOUNCES LIVE DRAWING FOR PECCADILLOES “Small Sins” contest
AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 13, 2022 – SOUTHERN DRAW CIGARS, LLC today announced the date for the LIVE drawing of the GRAND PRIZE, 2nd and 3rd prizes and alternate winners on Black Friday, November 25, 2022, at 8:00 pm EST. The prize package is valued at over $250,000 and includes the grand prize, consisting of an all-expenses paid trip for two to Estelí, Nicaragua (options for travel 2023 and 2024 will be provided to winner for planning purposes), tours and instructions in the process of producing each hand made, premium cigar, selection of tobacco seed varieties, trips to the nursery, tobaccos fields and farms, curing barns, sorting rooms, fermentation rooms, rolling room and production floor, quality control process, aging room, quality and sorting of finished cigars, box press and other formats, banding, packaging and logistics required to import finished products. The grand prize package also includes access to and explanation of all tobaccos used in the PECCADILLOES blends, review of blending techniques, instruction into finalizing winners own blend, selection in size and format of winners cigar, access to design team for bands and packaging, and the production of 50,000 handmade cigars that will be produced, imported, marketed, and sold by Southern Draw Cigars, to benefit the charitable organization selected by the grand prize winner. Some restrictions apply.Continue reading SOUTHERN DRAW CIGARS ANNOUNCES LIVE DRAWING FOR PECCADILLOES “Small Sins” contest