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La Gloria Cubana is releasing two new cigars this year with a Nicaraguan country of origin. The first of the new blends will be produced under the Serie R line (which is known for big ring gauges and full-bodied flavor) and will be called La Gloria Cubana Serie R Black. The cigar, which goes on sale in the next two weeks, will only be sold via Internet and catalog retailers.
The La Gloria Cubana brand has been produced in the Dominican Republic for most of its post-Cuban history, but brand owner General Cigar Co. says that the new cigars will be the first La Glorias made in Nicaragua. They are being rolled at Scandinavian Tobacco Group Estelí, S.A. 2013-05-16T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
North Carolina Bill Would Allow Outdoor Smoking
A bill that seeks to roll back the current ban on outdoor smoking in North Carolina cities, beaches and community college campuses passed a critical Senate committee vote yesterday.
Senate Bill 703 includes language that would prevent local governments and community colleges from enacting smoking regulations that are more restrictive than state law. Currently, North Carolina state law does not restrict outdoor smoking. 2013-05-15T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Altadis Releasing Next Generation Saint Luis Rey
Altadis is giving its Saint Luis Rey brand a facelift and a newer, bolder flavor with the new SLR Gen2, which comes out this month.
SLR Gen2 is a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers, a Nicaraguan Binder and a wrapper leaf of Ecuadoran Sumatra (the original blend features a Honduran wrapper and includes filler from Peru).
In an interview with Cigar Aficionado executive editor Gordon Mott, Altadis U.S.A.'s general manager Javier Estades said of the new line, "This is a fuller-bodied Saint Luis Rey. The traditional Saint Luis Rey was medium bodied, so this newer Saint Luis Rey is a completely different blend, but has the same identity to play off those same sweet spots."
Altadis is releasing Gen2 in three sizes: Robusto at 4 1/2 inches by 54 ring, Toro at 6 by 54 and Titan at 6 by 60. They all come in boxes of 21, and will range in price from $5.75 to $6.75. 2013-05-14T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Aurora Releasing Maduro 107
The Aurora 107 blend is taking a dark turn with a new maduro release that will be hitting shelves this month.
La Aurora has been in business for more than a century—110 years to be exact—and released the 107 three years ago to commemorate that milestone. The blend has averaged more than 88 points in Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider taste tests since then, recently netting 90 points for the Gran 107 in December 2012. 2013-05-07T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
The United States unit of one of the major players in the world of European-style, machine-made cigars is expanding its presence on the premium side of the cigar business.
Villiger Cigars North America, the U.S. arm of Villiger Söhne AG of Pfeffikon, Switzerland, has expanded its small but growing stable of handmade cigar brands.
Villiger Colorado has a pair of new sizes, a 6-inch-long, 60 ring gauge Gordo (suggested retail price $10.50) and a corona measuring 5 1/2 inches by 44 ring ($6.99), pushing the brand to six sizes. Villiger Talanga has been expanded by one size, adding a corona (5 1/2 by 44, $6.99), giving the line five sizes in all. 2013-05-01T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Fuente-Rolled God of Fire 2013 Now Shipping
The newest God of Fire cigars from Prometheus International Inc. and Arturo Fuente are now on their way to cigar shops across the country.
According to Keith Park, owner of the company and the God of Fire brand, about 500 boxes each of the Fuente-made cigars are being shipped. Now in its ninth year, each release of God of Fire is rolled by the Fuente family at Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. in the Dominican Republic and then aged in the factory's storing room for a time before being released. In addition to an elaborate band that features the Greek titan Prometheus, each cigar also has a secondary band designating the year the cigar was rolled. 2013-04-30T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
State Follows City—New York Considering Raising Smoking Age to 21
New York state is following New York City in a move to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco.
Last week, New York City Council members began discussing the possibility of raising the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. That consideration was quickly made by lawmakers in another major city as well: Chicago.
State representatives in Albany, New York, have now jumped on the bandwagon. They announced today that several polls have already been taken examining the popularity of a statewide ban on tobacco sales to people below the age of 21, citing similar statistics to those shared by New York City council member Christine Quinn in her proposal. 2013-04-29T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Maryland Court Strikes Down Cigar Packaging Regulation
Fives years after Prince George's County lawmakers tried prohibiting the sale of cigars in packages of fewer than five, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that only the state may regulate how cigars and other tobacco products are packaged.
"We're quite pleased with the decision," said Craig Williamson, president of the Cigar Association of America. 2013-04-26T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Macanudo Sponsors "Big Break" Golf Show
General Cigar Co. and its flagship Macanudo brand will be sponsoring The Golf Channel's hit reality television series "Big Break," a show where 12 contestants go up against each other in golf-related challenges to ultimately win an exemption to compete in either the LPGA Tour at the 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational or on the PGA Tour at the 2013 OHL Classic. The Macanudo brand will be featured prominently throughout the series. 2013-04-23T03:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
News: Intemperance A.W.S. IV Lonsdales Released
RoMa Craft Tobac’s Intemperance BA XXI A.W.S. IV and EC XVIII A.W.S. IV. are set for national release this weekend at Leaf & Bean in Pittsburgh, Penn. Co-founder Skip Martin is at the store for the Lonsdales’ release, which takes place today and tomorrow. The event only cigars are available for purchase by phone and [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 23:26:24 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Perdomo to Add Champagne Sun Grown
Perdomo posted a picture to their Facebook page on Thursday afternoon as a lead up to the addition of a new sun grown version of their Champagne line. Comments about the cigar left by the company indicate that it is comparable to the Perdomo Reserve Sun Grown, a cigar introduced in 1998 and discontinued [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 22:11:29 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Press Release: Moya Ruiz Cigars Adding 6 x 60 to La Jugada – Prieto Line
May 17, 2013 (Miami, Fla) — Moya Ruiz Cigars has announced they are adding a 6 x 60 vitola called Ancho to their La Jugada – Prieto line. The line is available in five sizes, Robusto (5 x 52), Belicoso (6-1/8 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), Doble Corona (7-1/2×49), and now Ancho (6 x [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 18:51:53 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Tatuaje Switches Wrapper on Avion 13, To Release Bundled Limiteds
Pete Johnson of Tatauje announced on Friday that he’s decided to make a mid-production switch on the wrapper for his upcoming Avion 13 release from Habano to Broadleaf. As a result, he now has 7,500 cigars that have the Habano wrapper that he will be releasing to retail as Limiteds. The cigar measures 6 7/8 [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 18:37:40 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Press Release: Gurkha Cellar Reserve Limitada to Unveil at IPCPR
May 17, 2013 (Tamarac, Fla.) — After much anticipation, the Gurkha Cigar Group is proud to announce that a special edition Cellar Reserve Limitada will unveil at this year’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, NV! The Cellar Reserve brand has become one of the most successful cigar launches in the company’s history and has [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 14:50:12 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Press Release: Table 36 Cigars Debuts Second Boutique Cigar Line…“Integrity”
May 17, 2013 (St. Louis, Mo.) — Premium cigar maker Table 36 Cigars, has just debuted “Integrity,” their second boutique cigar. In 2012, Table 36 Cigars introduced the first product in what they call their “Core Values” lineup, a boutique premium cigar named “Fellowship.” Integrity is provided by Alec Bradley Cigars, creator of some of [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 13:29:08 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Review: Cohiba Pirámides (EL 2006)
There were two limited editions made in 2006, the year of Cohiba’s 40th anniversary. One is the legendary Behike, the other was the Edición Limitada Pirámides, the fourth release for the brand since the series was introduced in 2000. Each Edición Limitada features a limited number of cigars produced using aged tobacco in sizes that [...] Thu, 16 May 2013 19:12:48 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Davidoff Masters Edition 2013 Club House Toro Expected in Late May
Davidoff’s newest limited edition, the Master’s Edition 2013 Club House Toro, will begin hitting stores later this month. The 6 1/4 x 52 parejo was announced in an apparent press release published in Cigar Insider. A three-year-old wrapper from the Dominican region of Yamasá sits over an Ecuadorian binder and Dominican fillers. It’s one of [...] Thu, 16 May 2013 19:10:54 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Press Release: La Gloria Cubana to Launch Its First Nicaraguan Cigars
May 15, 2013 (Richmond, Va.) — La Gloria Cubana® is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will mark the expansion of the top-selling Serie R line which started the large ring, [...] Thu, 16 May 2013 01:05:21 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Eiroa From CLE Nears Release
Christian Eiroa’s most expensive cigar since his days at Camacho is nearing release. Eiroa, the third eponymous cigar in recent memory from the family, is slated to arrive in the next 45 days, or right before the 2013 IPCPR show if all goes to plan. “It is the Eiroa family signature strength and flavor,” Eiroa [...] Wed, 15 May 2013 16:26:06 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)