CAO DEBUTS PILÓN AÑEJO

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by
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CAO is set to launch a blend called Pilón Añejo which pairs labor-intensive fermentation and finished cigar aging to deliver a cigar of great depth and character.

The limited-edition line will ship to retailers in April and a total of 5,000 boxes will be released in the US.

CAO Pilón Añejo is made with the same circular pilón fermentation technique as CAO Pilón, the collection that launched in 2015. However, that is where the similarities end. CAO Pilón Añejo features a unique blend of tobaccos that are met with aging after the Continue reading the story "CAO DEBUTS PILÓN AÑEJO"


PARTAGAS PRESENTS AÑEJO

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by
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Partagas is launching “Añejo,” a refined cigar named for the profoundly-aged wrapper tobaccos that define its appearance and its taste.

Handcrafted at General Cigar Dominicana and shipping to retailers on March 1, Partagas Añejo is a dimensional blend that starts off mellow and builds to a medium-bodied experience as the smoke progresses. Notes of wood, leather and earth abound, stemming from the cigar’s artisanal blend.

The star of Partagas Añejo is its wrapper. Predominantly adorned with a rare 1998 Cameroon which is intermixed with 2013 Connecticut Shade in a barber-pole format, the Continue reading the story "PARTAGAS PRESENTS AÑEJO"


Punch Knuckle Buster Adds Maduro Expression

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by
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Punch Knuckle Buster, the bold and wallet-friendly collection that debuted in February 2020, is adding a Maduro expression to its lineup. 

“We created Punch Knuckle Buster to be a ‘go to’ for smokers who wanted a well-made, no-nonsense blend at an accessible price. With Knuckle Buster Maduro, we’re at it again, this time adding a little more ‘punch.’ This is a cigar that delivers on all fronts: strength, complexity, balance and above all, enjoyment,” said John Hakim, brand manager for Punch. 

Handcrafted at HATSA, Punch Knuckle Buster Maduro offers a medium-to-full bodied Continue reading the story "Punch Knuckle Buster Adds Maduro Expression"


COHIBA TAKES A BOLD STEP WITH BLUE

Posted on: October 20th, 2021 by
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New Frontmark is Cohiba’s Largest to Date

Cohiba will debut its largest frontmark to date with the release of Cohiba Blue 7 X 70, an eye-catching cigar named after its sizeable dimensions.

Cohiba Blue 7 X 70 marks the sixth vitola in the Dominican-made collection. Shipping this week with an SRP of $14.99 per cigar, Cohiba Blue 7 X 70 will be presented in the bright blue, handpainted wooden Cohiba Blue boxes, each containing 15 cigars.

Handcrafted at Continue reading the story "COHIBA TAKES A BOLD STEP WITH BLUE"


PUNCH COLLABORATES WITH CIGAR CITY BREWING FOR NATIONAL CIGAR RELEASE

Posted on: October 20th, 2021 by
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Punch and Cigar City Brewing have teamed up to create a duo of medium bodied smokes. Called “Cigar City Brewing Maduro by Punch,” the cigars will be available at select liquor chains across the U.S. starting this month, with a larger rollout slated for early 2022.

Handmade at the HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras, Cigar City Brewing Maduro is a Honduran Puro, made with a Honduran Habano maduro wrapper, a Honduran Habano binder, and a combination of Honduran Habano fillers grown in various regions Continue reading the story "PUNCH COLLABORATES WITH CIGAR CITY BREWING FOR NATIONAL CIGAR RELEASE"


CAO 60 KICKS THE HOLIDAYS INTO HIGH GEAR WITH TORQUE

Posted on: October 20th, 2021 by
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CAO never makes a quiet entrance. With its new release called “60,” the brand is firing on all cylinders, launching what will likely go down as the most bad a$$ premium cigar release of the holiday 2021 season.

The limited edition smoke called “Torque” will debut as the biggest in the CAO lineup. The blend is medium-full in body, and made with Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos of different primings to deliver spice and dimension. With a Nicaraguan Habano binder and rich Continue reading the story "CAO 60 KICKS THE HOLIDAYS INTO HIGH GEAR WITH TORQUE"


PUNCH BENTO BOX DELIVERS LIMITED EDITION SMOKES AT INCREDIBLE VALUE FOR HOLIDAY 2021

Posted on: September 28th, 2021 by
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Punch will kick off the holiday season next month with “Punch Bento Box,” a limited edition, brick and mortar exclusive containing all three “Year of the Zodiac” releases from 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Shipping to cigar shops in October, Punch Bento Box contains a total of 42 cigars, including 20 of the “Egg Roll” blend launched in 2019, a dozen of the “Chop Suey” blend from 2020 and 10 “Kung Pow!” cigars released earlier this year. Each of the cigars is included in its Continue reading the story "PUNCH BENTO BOX DELIVERS LIMITED EDITION SMOKES AT INCREDIBLE VALUE FOR HOLIDAY 2021"


LA GLORIA CUBANA PRESENTS CRIOLLO DE ORO

Posted on: September 28th, 2021 by
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La Gloria Cubana presents “Criollo de Oro,” a new, limited edition collection named after the hybrid varietal developed by crossing two Cuban seed tobaccos: the versatile Criollo ’98 with the rare Cuban seed Pelo de Oro.

The new, two-cigar collection is handcrafted by artisans at the El Credito Cigar Factory in Santiago, D.R. and will ship to retailers in October. Only 3,100 boxes in total will be released.

La Gloria Cubana Criollo De Oro begins with the proprietary Criollo de Oro Continue reading the story "LA GLORIA CUBANA PRESENTS CRIOLLO DE ORO"


PARTAGAS PRESENTS CORTADO

Posted on: September 28th, 2021 by
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Partagas is launching “Cortado,” the brand’s first Connecticut Shade-wrapped offering and the first Partagas line to be handcrafted by artisans in Nicaragua.

The new, four-cigar collection has just begin shipping to retailers. 

Matt Wilson, senior brand manager for Partagas said, “With interest in the Partagas brand continuing to grow, we felt it was the right time to expand the brand portfolio with a mellow-to-medium-bodied blend. The team and I are especially proud of Partagas Cortado’s incredible versatility when it comes to pairing. The blend is creamy and complex, Continue reading the story "PARTAGAS PRESENTS CORTADO"


COHIBA LAUNCHES WELLER BY COHIBA

Posted on: July 19th, 2021 by
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On July 1, 2021, Cohiba® will launch Weller by Cohiba, the first Cohiba cigar to be created expressly for pairing with a fine spirit.
Developed in partnership with Weller Bourbon, the limited edition Cohiba cigar was blended to complement Weller Bourbon, a rare and highly-coveted wheated bourbon prized by connoisseurs for its sophisticated, moderately sweet taste and intensely smooth finish.
Cohiba Brand Ambassador Sean Williams said, “We blended Weller by Cohiba to be the ultimate cigar for spirits connoisseurs. The experience is rich and layered, imparting notes of cocoa, espresso and leather on the palate before cascading to a Continue reading the story "COHIBA LAUNCHES WELLER BY COHIBA"


CAO FLATHEAD V21

Posted on: July 19th, 2021 by
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CAO is about to put the pedal to the metal with a souped-up follow-up to the wildly-popular V-19 blend. Called CAO Flathead V21, this new release was created by Rick Rodriguez and the CAO blending team in Nicaragua to kick the Flathead franchise into high gear.
Rick and the team selected a Mexican San Andres wrapper for the blend which also includes a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a bold selection of Nicaraguan and Dominican ligero tobaccos. They then gave each of the filler leaves an abbreviated fermentation to lock in the tobacco’s native characteristics and added a secondary aging Continue reading the story "CAO FLATHEAD V21"


La Gloria Cubana to Launch Medio Tiempo

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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La Gloria Cubana will debut “Medio Tiempo,” a distinctive, three-cigar collection shipping to retailers on May 4. Medio Tiempo is a full-time addition to the La Gloria Cubana lineup, and comes on the heels of “Spirit of the Lady,’ a limited-edition release that launched in March.

Steve Abbot, senior brand manager for La Gloria Cubana said, “The artisans of El Credito set out to highlight a rare tobacco leaf with ‘Medio Tiempo’ and ultimately delivered another fine example of their masterful blending techniques. All of Continue reading the story "La Gloria Cubana to Launch Medio Tiempo"


COHIBA PREMIERES FIRST U.S. MADE CIGAR COLLECTION*

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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Cohiba today announces the launch of Cohiba Serie M, the first collection of Cohiba to be handcrafted by artisans in the U.S. for sale in the U.S.

General Cigar’s Cohiba Serie M is the result of a collaboration between its Cohiba team and the family-owned El Titán de Bronze Cigar Factory, with each cigar handmade in Miami’s Little Havana district. The limited edition collection is crafted by Cuban expatriate cigarmakers. 

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Drew Estate Introduces Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva for Vintage Cigar Lounge

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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Thursday, April 1, 2021 — Drew Estate is introducing a Herrera Estelí exclusive cigar for Vintage Cigar Lounge in Rhode Island. The new Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva will be available at both Vintage locations beginning on April 16th and will be launched during an exclusive virtual event hosted by Willy Herrera.

The Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva for Vintage Cigar Lounge features a blend of rich and toothy dark, air-cured tobaccos that offer a medium- to full-bodied smoking experience with peppery notes and hints of earthiness. The Continue reading the story "Drew Estate Introduces Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva for Vintage Cigar Lounge"


JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES CUATRO CINCO – EDICIÓN AMERICANA TAA EXCLUSIVE: THE NEWEST REGIONAL EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR 45th ANNIVERSARY CIGAR

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — Estelí, Nicaragua & Miami, USA – From the beginning, Joya de Nicaragua has had close ties with the United States. The US was the first market Joya de Nicaragua explored and during the early 1970’s, became the official cigar of the White House. The United States continues to be one of JDN's most influential markets, gaining many amigos and partners, several of whom are part of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA). Today, Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate proudly present the Cuatro Cinco Edición Americana TAA Continue reading the story "JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES CUATRO CINCO – EDICIÓN AMERICANA TAA EXCLUSIVE: THE NEWEST REGIONAL EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR 45th ANNIVERSARY CIGAR"



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