Archive for September, 2011

Villiger 1888

The Villiger 1888 is somewhat of a mystery. Released in 2008 in Europe for the 120th Anniversary of Villiger, the make up of the cigar is a mystery. Heinrich Villiger personally oversaw the blending of this cigar to make, to him, the best cigar available. Now released in the US, its a somewhat hard to […]

Julius Caeser Robusto

Julius Caeser Robusto By Diamond Crown – J.C. Newman Size: 52 x 4 3/4″ Wrapper: Havana Seed Ecuadorian Binder:Central American Filler: Central American Country: Dominican Republic Cost: $11.50 The Julius Caeser is made by J.C. Newman that came out at the 2010 IPCPR Show. Its a tribute to the President of J.C. Newman’s ( Eric […]

10 Questions with CAO’s Ed McKenna

1. How did you get into the cigar industry? I joined General Cigar after being on the marketing team for Bacardi’s tequila portfolio.  Since I’ve been with General Cigar, my focus has been on Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey and Excalibur cigars.  Together with Rick Chandler, director of our Honduran portfolio, and with the new product […]

Cigar Explorer & CRA Charity Event a.k.a. Cigar Extravaganza – October 7, 2011

Our good friends over at are having a fantastic charity event with the CRA to raise money to support the CRA’s fight against anti-cigar legislation.  Great food and drinks with be served, along with raffles and a HUGE list of cigar VIPs will be there!  Click here for more information on this great event!

The Zino “Embassy Selection” 2011 has arrived

For the third time, a limited edition Zino cigar is making its way to local tobacconists. In its burgundy-colored box with gold logo, the Zino “Embassy Selection” 2011 is a real eye-catcher, making it a very special gift. The cigar, an imposing Robusto format, is limited to 3,000 boxes of 10 worldwide. The filler consists […]

Exclusive cigars in a noble white dress: Davidoff ”White Edition“ 2011

The Davidoff “White Edition” 2011 represents the new concept of this year’s Davidoff Limited Edition. Apart from the famous main ring bearing the Davidoff Logo, the graceful Belicoso Supremo format cigar is accentuated through the elegant vintage footband of the cigars wearing the a “2011“ pearlescent insignia and is presented in an imposing, luscious white-lacquered […]

Fuente 8-5-8 Sungrown

Name: Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Sungrown Vitola: 6×47 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican Price: About $7.00 First Look: A fairly firm cigar with no soft or hard spots. A dark brown sun grown wrapper with a few small veins wraps this cigar. The usual Fuente band with the black background covers the top […]