Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Declares no Price Increase for 2020

In a press release today, Southern Draw Cigars has declared they will not have any price increases on their cigars for 2020. Sharon Holt a.k.a. The Rose of Sharon shared the company’s thought process: “We wish to avoid spending too much time on price increase (and justification) discussions with our staff and current valued retailer Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Declares no Price Increase for 2020[…]

Cigar News: Southern Draw to Showcase the CEDRUS Lancero at TPE 2020

Southern Draw Cigars announced today they will be showcasing a lancero extension to their famed CEDRUS blend at the TPE 2020 Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV being held later this month. In the press release, Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars stated: “Southern Draw Cigars has been quietly enjoying this size for several Read more about Cigar News: Southern Draw to Showcase the CEDRUS Lancero at TPE 2020[…]

Cigar Review: La Sirena Aniversario Especial – Rated 85

The year 2019 was special for La Sirena Cigars founder, Arielle Ditkowich. It was the year to celebrate 10 years in the cigar business, a business she and her father Danny started back in 2009. To celebrate the event, the company reached out to Nueva Matacapan de Tabacos S.A. de C.V. in San Andrés, Mexico Read more about Cigar Review: La Sirena Aniversario Especial – Rated 85[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Road Cigars™ to Release the Sweet Grass Gringo

Greenville, SC based – Stogie Road Cigars™, has announced the release of the Sweet Grass Gringo. This 6 x 52 barber-pole style toro is the secind blend to come out of this small boutique brand and has a blend described as: Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade/Nicaraguan Candela Binder – Honduran Filler – Nicaraguan and Honduran Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Road Cigars™ to Release the Sweet Grass Gringo[…]

Cigar News: Famous Smoke Shop Withdraws from 2020 PCA Trade Show

In an open letter to the industry, Famous Smoke Shop President and CEO, Arthur Zaretsky, announced his 80 year old company has made the decision not to attend this year’s Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show. The letter cites reasons different than some of the others we have seen recently. Most notably is that the Read more about Cigar News: Famous Smoke Shop Withdraws from 2020 PCA Trade Show[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 Update

TPE 2020: New Products Releases, Streamlined Scheduling, Smart Panels, and 1 Big Party Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020) is less than 2 weeks away and it is shaping up to have the largest premium cigar footprint ever. Being the first trade show of the year, TPE is happening Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Friday, Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 Update[…]

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land – Rated 97

Every now and then I come across a cigar that I would describe as special in multiple dimensions of flavor, construction, and burn. So when I was visiting the Crowned Heads Cigar Co. headquarters last summer, I was more than pleased when the company’s co-founder, Jon Huber, presented me with some of his company’s craft, Read more about Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land – Rated 97[…]

Cigar News: Kafie 1901 Brands Raising Prices in 2020

Dr. Gaby Kafie, President of Kafie Trading Company, LLC and founder of Tabacalera G. Kafie & Co. sent a letter to the industry this week announcing an across the board 5% increase on the company’s line of premium cigars. The letter in its entirety is as follows: “Kafie 1901 Brands announces a price increase of Read more about Cigar News: Kafie 1901 Brands Raising Prices in 2020[…]

Cigar News: ACE Prime Releases Diamond Edition, Dominique Wilkins Commemorative Box

As part of the roll out of ACE Prime, a new cigar distribution company, last year, one of the cigars offered in the line-up was the special Dominique Wilkins M.X.S. Signature Series cigar. Now, as Wilkins turns 60 years old, Jan 12, 2020, ACE Prime is celebrating by releasing 60 boxes of reserved, super-aged first batch Read more about Cigar News: ACE Prime Releases Diamond Edition, Dominique Wilkins Commemorative Box[…]

Cigar Review: CAO Cigars Session Garage – Rated 87

Late last year, I was at the 10th Anniversary Tampa Cigar Bash. This is one of the best events in the state of Florida and draws a large crowd of cigar enthusiasts and brand owners alike. The party is always great as you get to meet and greet many of the names behind the cigars Read more about Cigar Review: CAO Cigars Session Garage – Rated 87[…]

Cigar Review: Warfighter Tobacco .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro Double Corona – Rated 90

It has been a while since I spoke about Warfighter Tobacco Company. Today I offer a review of the company’s .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro Double Corona, a cigar that has been aging in my humidor for about 18 months. I received this from the company at the 2018 IPCPR. Warfighter represents more than just Read more about Cigar Review: Warfighter Tobacco .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro Double Corona – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: State of the Industry – Major Manufacturers Decide to Bypass Major Trade Show

The PCA Trade Show Hitting the news wires today, courtesy of Halfwheel.com, it is being reported that four of the top worldwide cigar manufacturers have decided to not exhibit at the 2020 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show later this year. The list includes: Altadis USA Davidoff of Geneva USA Drew Estate General Cigar / Read more about Cigar News: State of the Industry – Major Manufacturers Decide to Bypass Major Trade Show[…]

Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90

For the first time ever, Kaizad Hansotia, owner of Gurkha Cigars has released a Nicaraguan puro in the form of the Gurkha Nicaragua Series. This cigar also marks another first for Gurkha, as the company reached out to the team at Aganorsa Leaf to produce the cigar. The leaf used is 100% Nicaraguan and 100% Read more about Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Magnum – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: Alec Cuevas Named Director of Operations for Casa Cuevas Cigars

Casa Cuevas Cigars, announces that Alec Cuevas has been named Director of Operations. Alec Cuevas is the son of President Luis Cuevas Jr. and grandson of Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr.  Alec is the fifth generation Cuevas to join the family business. I met Alec at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, and I will say he is quite Read more about Cigar News: Alec Cuevas Named Director of Operations for Casa Cuevas Cigars[…]