Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 19 – Robert Holt – Southern Draw Cigars

In this episode we take a trip to an undisclosed location with Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars and talk about what’s new with Robert and his Southern Draw Cigars Family. It has been over five years since Southern Draw Cigars came onto the cigar scene. They were the 2019 recipient of the Stogie Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 19 – Robert Holt – Southern Draw Cigars[…]

Cigar News: FDA Acknowledges their Huge Workload for Substantial Equivalence Reports and Offers Possible Deferment

On August 5th 2020, just 4 years after the FDA’s deeming regulations on the the cigar industry took effect, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration submitted a court filing which essentially proposed a program that will allow manufacturers to request a deferral on submitting substantial equivalence reports. Essentially it allows premium cigar manufacturers to apply Read more about Cigar News: FDA Acknowledges their Huge Workload for Substantial Equivalence Reports and Offers Possible Deferment[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announce “International Only” Sorella

Fratello Cigars and Omar de Frias have announced their latest creation – the Fratello Sorella. Sorella was introduced in June 2019 with the release of the Space Fresh Packs in 6 x 50 format and served as “market research” for Fratello as they investigated expanding their future product offering. This “Same Blend, New Look” version Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announce “International Only” Sorella[…]

Cigar News: ACE Prime and Crowned Heads Announce “The Dreamer”

“We possess a divine gift of imagining, of dreaming. We can imagine a future that does not yet exist and that is what separate us humans from all other species on Earth.” – ERWIN MCMANUS. ACE Prime and Crowned Heads announced today, the release of a new Luciano Cigar line called: THE DREAMER. It is the Read more about Cigar News: ACE Prime and Crowned Heads Announce “The Dreamer”[…]

Cigar News: ACE Prime and Crowned Heads Announce the Pichardo-Maduro

ACE Prime and Crowned Heads announced the launch of the Pichardo Maduro today. The story of this cigar draws on the life and experience of its namesake – Don. Eradio Pichardo. A fourth-generation tobacconist and heir to more than a century and a half of knowledge in the world of tobacco, Don Pichardo worked for Read more about Cigar News: ACE Prime and Crowned Heads Announce the Pichardo-Maduro[…]

Cigar News: CAO Cigars Announces the BONES

If you are cigar enthusiast, you know that Dominoes (Bones) and Cigars go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. CAO Ambassador – Ricky Rodriguez – knows that too and he and the CAO blending team decided to create a new cigar called Bones. Announced this past month, the CAO Bones has blend described as: Wrapper Read more about Cigar News: CAO Cigars Announces the BONES[…]

Cigar News: Premium Cigar Industry Bids Farewell to Nat Sherman International

It was announced this week that the 90 year old Nat Sherman International Company will be exiting the premium cigar market. Altria Group Inc., which acquired Nat Sherman in 2017, stated that by the end of September, they will exit the wholesale cigar business and will be shutting down the flagship Nat Sherman cigar store Read more about Cigar News: Premium Cigar Industry Bids Farewell to Nat Sherman International[…]

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Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Cancels 2020 La Zona Palooza

In a letter to the cigar media today, Erik Espinosa, President of Espinosa Premium Cigars, sadly announced this year’s La Zona Palooza has been cancelled to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The letter does however note that the show will go on via an innovative virtual approach with details to be announced by August 15. The Read more about Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Cancels 2020 La Zona Palooza[…]

Cigar News: Gurkha Cigars Re-releasing San Miguel

Gurkha Cigars is re-releasing the grandfathered brand San Miguel as its latest premium cigar. San Miguel marks the third recent offering by Gurkha Cigars that is made with the highly desirable Aganorsa Leaf from Nicaragua. This Nicaraguan puro is also made with Aganorsa’s signature double Nicaraguan binder and includes Nicaraguan filler and Nicaraguan shade grown Read more about Cigar News: Gurkha Cigars Re-releasing San Miguel[…]

Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Honduran Cigars

Back In June I started a series of “Must Try” cigars based on reviews Stogie Press has done over the past six years. The first article focused on Nicaraguan cigars, today we will focus on Honduran cigars. Honduras does not always get the attention from the American cigar market as well as Nicaragua and the Read more about Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Honduran Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Hires Territory Manager

Espinosa Premium Cigars would like to announce the hiring of Tyler Jones as a Territory Manager for Espinosa Premium Cigars beginning on August 3, 2020. Erik Espinosa stated; “I saw this kid a few years and knew he had it, but he was working part-time at cigar shop in Ohio and serving his country in Read more about Cigar News: Espinosa Premium Cigars Hires Territory Manager[…]

Cigar News: J.C. Newman Introduces Yagua, A Cigar Recreated from the 1940s Cuba

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. announced this week the Yagua, a classic cigar from the tobacco fields of Cuba that the Newman family has recreated in Nicaragua. The Yagua story is one of Cuba from the 1940s. The cigar was inspired by J.C. Newman PENSA’s General Manager, Lazaro Lopez, who shared the following with Drew Newman Read more about Cigar News: J.C. Newman Introduces Yagua, A Cigar Recreated from the 1940s Cuba[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Continues International Growth

Fratello Cigars announced today, their newest distribution partner in Brazil, Reality Cigars. Since 1995, Reality Cigars has been dedicated to the import and distribution of tobacco products in the Brazilian market. Currently, Reality Cigars is the largest importer and distributor of cigars, tobacco and accessories in Brazil. They have grown and enhanced their reputation by Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Continues International Growth[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2021 Update

Committed to creating a safe and successful Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2021, the Tobacco Media Group (TMG) has announced that they are taking big steps to ensure Exhibitor and Attendee confidence as show plans take shape during COVID-19 uncertainties. The first big buying show of the year, TPE 2021 is scheduled to take place Jan Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2021 Update[…]