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My Way by Bayron Duarte Gordito

if you’ve been paying attention to one of the fastest growing cigar brands over the last few years, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the Leaf by Oscar, a cigar that started as a store exclusive for “Island” Jim Robnson’s Leaf & Bean Strip in Pittsburgh that quickly grew to be a ...

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:07:58 +0000
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Joya de Nicaragua Updates Clásico Packaging

Joya de Nicaragua will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, and to kick off the celebration, the company has announced an updated look for one of its oldest and best known lines, the Clásico. “We wanted to bring back the beautiful artistic look of the original Joya de Nicaragua ...

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:25:16 +0000
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Gary, Ind. Drops Smoking Ban Proposal

A proposal brought to the Gary Common Council on Monday night seeking to ban smoking in all public places barely got off the ground, as Councilwoman LaVetta Sparks-Wade quickly removed her name from the proposal and no other council member got behind it as a primary sponsor. With no primary sponsor, ...

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:39:24 +0000
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Cuaba Pirámides (EL 2008)

With the exception of 2002, Habanos S.A. has released the Edición Limitada series every year since 2000. For the first few years, four or five marcas were chosen to be released in a special vitola that wasn’t normally available. Starting in 2005, this was limited to three marcas, albeit with ...

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:37:17 +0000
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Independence, Mo. to Cut Tobacco Retail Licenses in Half

The Independence City Council took a bold step on Monday night in their fight to reduce the amount of tobacco retailers in the city, approving a proposal that will cut the number of tobacco retail licenses for non-fuel selling businesses in half, from 14 to seven. The move will not ...

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:49:39 +0000
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Onondaga County, N.Y. to Vote on Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

A proposal to raise the minimum purchasing age for tobacco products from 19 to 21-years-old is set to get a Dec. 5 vote by the Onondaga County Legislature on Dec. 5 after passing its health committee hearing on Monday. Currently, the law requires individuals to be at least 19-years-old to ...

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:55:36 +0000
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Romeo y Julieta Petit Royales Arrives in Switzerland

A new entry to the Romeo y Julieta marca is about to launch in Switzerland, as Intertabak AG announced that the Petit Royales will be available in Swiss La Casa del Habano stores beginning tomorrow. The new cigar lives up to the word petit in its name, measuring just 3 ...

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:23:47 +0000
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A.J. Fernández Taking Over General’s Ramon Allones Brand

Over the last few years, Altadis U.S.A. and General Cigar Co., the two largest premium cigar companies in the U.S., have contracted Abdel Fernández to produce new cigars for some of their Cuban-founded brands such as H. Upmann, Hoyo de Monterrey, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, now his company will get ...

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:36:02 +0000
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Davidoff Announces ACCESS Program

Davidoff of Geneva USA has announced ACCESS, a new program that promises access to rare cigars, personalization of cigars and cigar boxes, priority access to events at retail stores, and more. The company revealed the program in an email sent to consumers on Nov. 6, though it was a soft ...

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:43:17 +0000
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CroMagnon Firecracker

The hot summer days surrounding the Fourth of July are long past, seeing us closer to New Year’s Eve fireworks than the ones that accompany the patriotic holiday. Fireworks though are the theme that Two Guys Smoke Shop celebrates each year around the Fourth, with the release of a short ...

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:14:22 +0000
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La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: MEDIUM+ | TASTING NOTES: NUTTY, WOODY, HINTS OF FIG & PLUM | For those of you who were avid cigar smokers in the early 1900’s, the La Imperiosa brand may seem familiar. La Imperiosa, which translates to “The Imperative,” was a Cuban cigar brand popular in the early 1900’s but discontinued likely in 1962 when Cubatabaco took control of the Cuban Cigar Industry and got rid of thousands of Cuban Cigar brands which were registered between 1810 when the registration of Cuban Cigar brands began...
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:33:10 +0000
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Cigar Review: Quesada Q D’etat Molotov

Behind The Stick: The December 8th press release reads: December 8, 2011 — The Q d’etat line represents a symbolic revolt against the unfair taxation practices and mistreatment of the premium cigar industry. The brand is intended to create awareness of the dangers increased government regulation and taxation will produce, specifically the FDA’s desire to regulate premium cigars. There will be three sizes, released at different dates, of 1,000 ten-count boxes. Each box will contain a form to register for membership in Cigar Rights of America. The first of the...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:15:04 +0000
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Cigar Review: Protocol Probable Cause Lancero

| STRENGTH: FULL | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: SPICY, WOODY, HINTS OF ESPRESSO | In 2015 two police officers, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, revealed the industry’s newest cigar brand: Cubariqueno! Launched nationally at the 2015 IPCPR trade show in New Orleans, Cubariqueno was created by two police officers, Juan Cancel & Bill Ives. The La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua is the chosen location where all Cubariqueno blends are created under the watchful eye of Erik Espinosa. Cubariqueno’s freshman release is the protocol. Originally a single blend...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:22:54 +0000
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Cigar Review: Todos Las Dias

“Todos Las Dias is my personal Spanglish translation meaning ‘All the Days,’” said Steve Saka, Dunbarton’s owner, in a press release. “The workers at Joya de Nicaraguan often cringe at my casual butchering of their mother tongue, but in my opinion cigars are far more than a grammar lesson to abide, they are the physical manifestation of a feeling and of an experience. It is a supple, sungrown Cuban Seed capa which encapsulates its intricate tripa recipe of rich Jalapa and Esteliano tobaccos. From the first puff, there is no...
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:27:45 +0000
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Cigar Review: Headley Grange by Crowned Heads

Following the huge success of Crowned Heads first addition to the cigar world - Four Kicks - which like many of their cigars, has a clear reference to music - this one in specific a song by the band Kings of Leon, the company has continued with branding, design and focus all their own. Being a group with close ties to the music industry and living in Nashville, incorporating the music industry into their cigars fit right in line with who they are.
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:52:02 +0000
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Undercrown Sun Grown

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: EARTHY, TOASTED OAK, HINTS OF SPICE AND MALT | The Undercrown is one of Drew Estate’s best selling core line cigars – birthed from the famed Liga Privada, which many of you may know was a private blend made for Steve Saka during his time at Drew Estate. The Undercrown was released in October of 2010 as a sort of “alternative” to the Liga Privada which was quite hard to find at the time. The story of the Undercrown is really...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:09:56 +0000
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