Industry News

Boyd Motor Company Releases the Denver Billet Cigar Ashtray

Ryan Boyd, founder and CEO of Boyd Motor Company, has long been a fan of fine-machined pieces of art; now he creates them. The idea for the Denver cigar ashtray started several years ago in his shop in Colorado when Ryan looked for, and couldn’t find, a “Made in the USA” ashtray that was fabricated from his [...]


Davidoff launches the new Cusano Dominican Maduro

Oettinger Davidoff launches the new Cusano Dominican Maduro cigar range for 2016 – the smart choice for cigar lovers around the globe (Basel, March 21, 2016) Oettinger Davidoff has unveiled its new line of long filler cigars, Cusano Dominican Maduro, blended with fine Dominican filler tobaccos and a Mexican Maduro wrapper. “With the release of [...]


Black Label Trading Co. to release Morphine in May

Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the third release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014. Followed by the second release in June 2015. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli. “Morphine has quickly become a favorite [...]


LA AURORA CIGAR INSTITUTE CELEBRATES WITH GREAT SUCCESS ITS FIRST COURSE

Santiago de los Caballeros 6 March.- This past January, La Aurora Factory faithful to its strategic planning focused on the pillars of training and development in the culture of the Dominican cigar –announced one of its launches that is undoubtedly the most important of 2016: La Aurora Cigar World. As part of the company’s strategic [...]


LA AURORA 1962 COROJO AND LA AURORA 1987 CONNECTICUT NOW IN STORES

La Aurora is pleased to announce that the La Aurora 1962 Corojo and the La Aurora 1987 Connecticut are now in stores. La Aurora is celebrating their 113 years in existence. These two blends are dedicated to the years in which they began working with the types of wrappers used on each.   The La Aurora [...]


Foundry Tobacco Company Announces Plans for Growth

March 3, 2016 – Foundry Tobacco Company (FTC) is expanding. The maverick cigar company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth of its innovative portfolio of cigars. FTC has hired Taven Johnson and Stephan Mayer of C.H.I.M.P., a broker agency, to represent the company’s brands in AL, DC, GA, MS, [...]


CAO Steel Horse Will Welcome Two New Vitolas

CAO Steel Horse is launching two smaller-format smokes — Handbrake (4.5” x 50 – SRP per cigar is $6.99) and Roadkill (5.5 x 54 – SRP per cigar is $7.00) will be available at retail beginning next week. A spin-off of CAO’s wildly-popular Flathead line, Steel Horse is wrapped in a proprietary Connecticut Habano Grueso [...]


“Smoked Up” No.99

Getting back into the rhythm of things here at the new house. There are still things that need to be done here, but time, money and patience is one of the barriers of my projects. None the less, I have been smoking more due to the weather has been pretty “decent” at night with temps [...]


Ezra Zion Releases “Blending Sessions”

From Ezra Zion: If you’ve ever wanted to know what we smoke in our off time, now you know. We smoke samples from the hundreds of blends we’ve created over the years. In fact, if you came over for a BBQ, these are what we’d smoke all day! We thought it would be the coolest [...]


2015 IPCPR Announced New Releases

I have been extremely busy over the last two or so months. I have not been able to sit down and have much quality time with many cigars to be able to review any. Truth be told, I have purchased a bigger house and I wanted to give it a number of “upgrades” before we moved [...]