(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.
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.
Hudson, NH – This June, United Cigars will release the E.P. Carrillo Pledge Firecracker. Since 2010, United Cigars has collaborated annually with fellow cigar makers to release a limited edition Firecracker commemorating Independence Day.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Austin, TX — The Southern Draw Cigars family has been working late into the evening for years with the AJ Fernandez Cigar Co. to add a new maduro core blend to the family of brands. A warm, dark cocoa colored wrapper of Mexico’s finest San Andrés tobacco adorns this deep blend, and with it, we offer our respects to the efforts of the true masters that made this specific tobacco and modern fermentation techniques available to small family-owned brands such as ours.
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is committed to defending premium cigars and pipe tobacco from legislative and regulatory overreach. Although the words “pipe tobacco” were removed from the Association’s name, efforts to protect this product category remain steadfast. The Association recognizes the importance of pipe tobacco in many retail tobacco shops and lounges, which is why the PCA government affairs team continues to advocate for its protection at the local, state, and federal levels of government.
Southern Draw Cigars is HONORED to announce three additions to its Fall Release 2022 schedule with the fourth and fifth installments of the IGNITE some good charitable campaign as it joins forces with Warriors on the Fly and the United States Border Patrol Fallen Officers Scholarship Fund to share their respective missions via the release of these entirely new cigars, available in a specially designed IGNITE DRAWpak samplers.