Industry News

ESPINOSA CIGARS UNVEILS ESPINOSA ESPECIAL

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (March 26, 2015) – Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars, has announced the release of a new cigar line, the Espinosa Especial. “It’s a new line, a new blend, a new cigar, but it’s everything you have come to expect from Espinosa Cigars and La Zona”, said Erik. Available in three vitolas: No. [...]


“Smoked Up” No.97

I am really enjoying the weather now that Spring has finally made it here. I still see my northern friends posting pictures of snow covered lawns… I almost felt sorry for them while I sat on my patio, enjoying a good cigar and coffee with 70* weather. I have a review out on the upcoming Dominion [...]


COUNTERFEITERS OF COHIBA, MACANUDO AND PARTAGAS CIGARS SHUT DOWN IN FLORIDA

Richmond, VA–General Cigar Company Inc. announced that teams of special agents from the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) conducted a series of raids and arrests throughout Florida relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit versions of the Company’s COHIBA®, Macanudo® and Partagas® cigar brands. Since February 28th, ABT has seized [...]


Drew Estate Announces Updated Liga Privada Papas Fritas Packaging

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would begin offering their Liga Privada Papas Fritas cigar in a newly designed 50-­‐count box. These new boxes will replace the 4-­‐count tins/28-­‐count boxes that the Papas Fritas line is currently offered in and will, as a result, reduce the single cigar retail price to $5.25 MSRP [...]


La Marca Cigars Announces LMC Aniversario by Rodrigo Cigars and Tabacalera William Ventura

Monrovia, CA – March 4, 2015 — La Marca Cigars, a retailer in Southern California, is proud to announce the LMC Aniversario, a cigar to celebrate the company’s first anniversary. Last April the shop opened its doors and has since gained the reputation for carrying an assortment of boutique brands. One of those brands is [...]


ROBERTO P. DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS EXPANDS ITS SALES FORCE WITH THE ADDITION OF REGIONAL MANAGERS, CAROLEE MARTIN AND STROM FARBARIK

(Miami, Florida) March 4, 2015— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars proudly announces the expansion of its sales force to include industry veteran Strom Farbarik and Carolee Martin. Roberto Pelayo Duran has aggressively bolstered his sales team as this news comes only months after the additions of National Sales Manager Miguel Schoedel, Jack Torano, and Frank [...]


THE PERFECT SMOKE CIGAR LOUNGE UNVEILS AJ FERNANDEZ CIGAR LOUNGE

(Miami, Florida) February 3, 2015— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry proudly announces the unveiling of the AJ Fernandez Lounge at The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge located at 213 South Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.   The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge opened its doors under the [...]


“UNTAMED” BY LA AURORA, BEST 2014 DOMINICAN CIGAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

“UNTAMED” BY LA AURORA, BEST 2014 DOMINICAN CIGAR OF THE YEAR AWARD BY THE DOMINICAN CIGAR REVIEW (Miami, Florida) January 28, 2015 – The Dominican Cigar Review, noted as the most important cigar magazine in the Dominican Republic, has just made public its choice of “Untamed” by La Aurora as Cigar of the Year for  [...]


Punch Rare Corojo Returns with Two New Frontmarks

General Cigar announces that Punch Rare Corojo will make its annual return to retail beginning on February 16, 2015. The seasonal collection will welcome a new frontmark and a limited edition size available exclusively this year. The 2015 release of Punch Rare Corojo marks the addition of El Diablo, a burly 6.5” x 66 cigar, [...]


“Smoked Up” No.94

Still going off of last year’s cigar plan, I am trying to smoke more newer cigars. This past week was full of new (to me) cigar; I had a total of seven new cigars. Some where hits and a few were a miss. I don’t usually like to buy my cigars online and like support [...]