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Nat Sherman Gets New Boss

Altria Group Inc., the world’s second-largest tobacco company, has announced a major reorganization. In short, the company divided its business into two units—core tobacco and innovative tobacco—and added the position of chief growth officer. Nat Sherman, which the company acquired last year, falls under the core offerings alongside brands like ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 20:22:49 +0000
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Toscano Originale Heading to U.S.

In 1970, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli—the Italian state monopoly responsible for tobacco and other things—decided to stop the production of handmade Italian cigars. Some rollers at the factory in Lucca opted to keep rolling the cigars, though they were designated as diritto di cernita—sampling right—and as such were sold ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 19:15:32 +0000
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Scrim By HutcH Bringing New Designs to IPCPR 2018

Scrim by HutcH has a number of new designs in store for this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, ranging from limited editions to customized cutters, and even one you won’t be able to purchase. The two getting the biggest releases are The Duke and Patton, which as their names ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 18:29:14 +0000
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St. Albans Town, Vt. Rejects Park Smoking Ban

Last night, the St. Albans Selectboard rejected a proposal that would have banned smoking in the city’s parks. It was part of a long list of items that the board was unable to come to an agreement on. St. Albans Town—not to be confused with the neighboring St. Albans City—is located in ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 18:04:30 +0000
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Worthington, Ohio Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Monday night, the Worthington City Council made the central Ohio city the latest to join the Tobacco 21 movement, unanimously approving a law that will make 21 the new minimum age to purchase tobacco, tobacco alternative products and tobacco related paraphernalia. The increase will go into effect on July ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 14:30:06 +0000
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Freyja 12 Shipping to Retailers

Nearly two years since it was scheduled to make its industry debut—and three months after it was last slated to begin shipping—the Freyja 12 from Las Cumbres Tabaco is starting to head to retailers. Nothing has changed about the cigar since earlier this year: it is still a 7 x ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 13:30:05 +0000
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La Sirena LT Toro

Connecticut-wrapped cigars sell. As such, just about every cigar brand has a Connecticut-wrapped cigar in its portfolio. For La Sirena, that brand is called LT, a three-size line that debuted in 2016. It uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Nicaraguan habano binder and Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers. I reviewed ...

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Tue, 22 May 2018 04:24:04 +0000
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Fratello Esclusivo Arrives at OVTC

Right on time, the Fratello Esclusivo has arrived at Old Virginia Tobacco Co. The 5 x 52 piramide is an exclusive to the Virginia-based chain of retailers. The company says it’s based on the original Fratello blend, though it’s been tweaked. Pricing is set at $8.75 per cigar and it is ...

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Mon, 21 May 2018 20:06:31 +0000
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Diesel Whiskey Row Shipping Next Month

The barrel-aging process has come to the Diesel brand. On June 4, General Cigar Co. will begin shipping the Diesel Whiskey Row, a new four-size line that uses a Mexican San Andrés binder that is aged in barrels that previously held Rabbit Hole bourbon. The cigars are being rolled at Tabacalera AJ ...

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Mon, 21 May 2018 18:44:55 +0000
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Cigar Dojo & AGANORSA Leaf Collaborate for ReviveR

There’s another Cigar Dojo exclusive. This time, it will be produced by AGANORSA Leaf using its Casa Fernández brand. The cigar is a 6 x 50 toro using all Nicaraguan tobaccos: a corojo 99 wrapper from Jalapa, a criollo 98 binder from Estelí and criollo 98 and corojo 99 fillers ...

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Mon, 21 May 2018 17:52:26 +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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