Southern Draw Cigars is expanding its Manzanita line with a Lancero available exclusively on
Cigora, a newly-launched digital platform that integrates ecommerce and community.
The new, 7.5” x 40 frontmark was developed to bring the blend to life with a unique wrapper-to-
filler ratio and will be available starting on October 17.
Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw who blended the cigar with AJ Fernandez said, "Cigora
may be a new online cigar community, but it's not new to premium cigars. With a staff of
experts, Cigora is rich with content and has … Continue reading the story "Southern Draw Cigars Launches New Manzanita Size as Cigora Exclusive"
Southern Draw Cigars Launches New Manzanita Size as Cigora Exclusive
MACANUDO COLLABORATES WITH FLINT KNOLL
Best-Selling Premium Cigar Brand and Esteemed Napa Valley Vintner Create Limited Edition Cigar
Macanudo, America’s best-selling premium cigar brand and Flint Knoll, a Napa Valley-based, boutique winery that crafts limited production, world-class wines, have collaborated to create Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll, a one-of-a-
kind, limited-edition expression that highlights the similarities between two crafts, cigars and wine.
This special release draws its finesse from the French Oak barrels that age Flint Knoll’s exquisite single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to take the smoker on a journey through an exotic range of nuances … Continue reading the story "MACANUDO COLLABORATES WITH FLINT KNOLL"
PARTAGAS AÑEJO RETURNS
Partagas will soon ship this year’s second allotment of “Añejo,” a refined cigar named for the
profoundly-aged wrapper tobaccos that define its appearance and attributes.
Shipping to retailers on October 3, Partagas Añejo is being re-released in the two original sizes
that launched earlier this year. Both frontmarks are 4.5” in length as commanded by the
scarcity and fragility of the cigar’s Cameroon wrapper leaves.
John Hakim, brand manager of Partagas said, “Partagas Añejo is a small-batch offering that we
are releasing twice a year. This special blend provides the opportunity for cigar … Continue reading the story "PARTAGAS AÑEJO RETURNS"
DIESEL SUNDAY GRAVY SERIES CONCLUDES WITH PORCELLINO
The sixth and final Diesel Sunday Gravy expression will ship to brick and mortar retailers on October 3.
The blend is named after the iconic Florentine fountain called Il Porcellino. The name translates to “little pig,” yet the bronze sculpture is of a female wild boar which is said to bring good fortune and a sure return to Florence.
Perhaps AJ and Justin Andrews were hinting at a “return” to collaborating when they selected Il Porcellino as the name for the final Sunday Gravy release. Either that or they … Continue reading the story "DIESEL SUNDAY GRAVY SERIES CONCLUDES WITH PORCELLINO"
BUFFALO TRACE SPECIAL F COMING SOON
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announces the launch of “Buffalo Trace Special F,” a limited-edition cigar created in collaboration with famed whiskey maker Buffalo Trace. Named after the unique and difficult-to-craft figurado which is a more pronounced version of the traditional torpedo, the new smoke features a binder aged in authentic Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels from the brand’s Kentucky distillery.
Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Buffalo Trace Special F features a rich Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, a blend made with Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco and a Brazilian Arapiraca binder that … Continue reading the story "BUFFALO TRACE SPECIAL F COMING SOON"
LA GLORIA CUBANA COLLABORATION WITH EL TITÁN DE BRONZE
La Gloria Cubana is set to release a cigar developed in collaboration with the family-owned El Titán
de Bronze Cigar Factory.
Created to honor La Gloria’s roots in Miami’s Little Havana district, the limited-edition release called
“Eighth Street” was developed in collaboration with Justin Andrews and blended by the team at El
Titán de Bronze.
Justin Andrews said, “La Gloria Cubana Eighth Street is proudly made in the USA and honors the
roots of this legendary brand. For this special project, we blended to a classic La Gloria … Continue reading the story "LA GLORIA CUBANA COLLABORATION WITH EL TITÁN DE BRONZE"
CAO DEBUTS PILÓN AÑEJO
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
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
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
New Frontmark is Cohibaâ€™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
Punch and Cigar City Brewing have teamed up to create a duo of medium bodied smokes. Called â€œCigar City Brewing Maduro by Punch,â€ 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
CAO never makes a quiet entrance. With its new release called â€œ60,â€ 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 â€œTorqueâ€ 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
Punch will kick off the holiday season next month with â€œPunch Bento Box,â€ a limited edition, brick and mortar exclusive containing all three â€œYear of the Zodiacâ€ 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 â€œEgg Rollâ€ blend launched in 2019, a dozen of the â€œChop Sueyâ€ blend from 2020 and 10 â€œKung Pow!â€ 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
La Gloria Cubana presents â€œCriollo de Oro,â€ a new, limited edition collection named after the hybrid varietal developed by crossing two Cuban seed tobaccos: the versatile Criollo â€™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
Partagas is launching â€œCortado,â€ the brandâ€™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, â€œWith 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 Cortadoâ€™s incredible versatility when it comes to pairing. The blend is creamy and complex, … Continue reading the story "PARTAGAS PRESENTS CORTADO"