Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro

Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90

Introduced in 2019, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 was a new Nicaraguan Puro, that once again has been a collaboration between Altidas USA and A.J. Fernandez. This is one of three blends released by the company that has A.J.’s craft behind it. As far as the blend, as stated, it is a Nicaraguan puro, meaning Read more about Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90[…]

Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro – Rated 93

Earlier this year, Altidas introduced a new Nicaraguan puro known as the Romeo y Julieta Real Nicaragua. It was officially showcased at TPE 2020 in January and started shipping in March. This is the third time Altidas has created a Nicaraguan puro for Romeo y Julieta. The other two were Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua Read more about Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro – Rated 93[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 14 – Rafael Nodal

In this weeks episode, which aired June 6, 2020 – Boston Jimmie and Rafael Nodal have a deep conversation that tells the story of a young Cuban boy traveling across the sea to arrive at a new home away from tyranny and repression. That boy eventually grew up to be an accomplished musician, business owner, Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 14 – Rafael Nodal[…]

Cigar News: Imperial Brands PLC Announces Sale of Premium Cigar Business

Imperial Brands PLC (“Imperial”) announces this week that it has agreed to the sale of its worldwide premium cigar businesses (“Premium Cigars”) to an investment consortia of individual investors in two distinct transactions for a total consideration of €1,225 million ($1.36 billion), which represents a multiple of 11.8x FY19 EBITDA on a standalone basis. The Read more about Cigar News: Imperial Brands PLC Announces Sale of Premium Cigar Business[…]

Cigar Review: H. Upmann Hermans Batch – Rated 88

The year was 1843 when a German import/export banker moved to Cuba to secure assets and grow his clientele. As much as Herman Upmann loved banking, he fell in love with the island and once he grew his banking business he got into making cigars a short time later. As we all know, the name Read more about Cigar Review: H. Upmann Hermans Batch – Rated 88[…]

Cigar Review: H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez Toro – Rated 91

During last years (2019) Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show, Altidas U.S.A. showcased a new H.Upmann cigar that celebrated one of the the greats in the cigar industry Jose (Pepe) Mendez. Pepe may be best known as one of the first farmers in the Dominican Republic to grow, harvest, and cure filler tobacco. Jose founded Read more about Cigar Review: H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez Toro – Rated 91[…]

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 News: H. Upmann Takes Adult Consumers on a Dominican Voyage

Altadis U.S.A., maker of world-renowned premium cigars, is introducing the newest in the H. Upmann series, the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez. The brand is partnering with Jose Mendez for this special project, which will serve as a passport to the island of Hispaniola. In 1492 Christopher Columbus came ashore this island and named it Hispaniola (today known as Read more about Cigar News: H. Upmann Takes Adult Consumers on a Dominican Voyage[…]

H. Upmann Nicaragua Papi

Cigar News: Altidas U.S.A Announces the H. Upmann Nicaragua Papi

Altadis U.S.A., has announced they will introduce a (4 x 38), handmade mini version of the H. Upmann Nicaragua by A.J. Fernandez. The new vitola, which will come packaged in 6-count tins,will be available in mid-June and carry an MSRP of $23.10/Tin. The original H. Upmann Nicaragua, was launched in 2017 and Altidas U.S.A. noted that cigar ‘exposed Read more about Cigar News: Altidas U.S.A Announces the H. Upmann Nicaragua Papi[…]

Trinidad Espiritu

Cigar News: Altidas USA Brings Back a Taste of Vintage Caribbean Culture With TRINIDAD ESPIRITU

Altadis U.S.A., has announced the introduction of the Trinidad Espiritu for June 2019. This Trinidad Espiritu is the result of a collaboration with tobacco prodigy A.J. Fernandez and Tabacalera USA. As part of the roll out, which will be before this years IPCPR, the company will deliver adult cigar connoisseurs the spirit of vintage Latin Read more about Cigar News: Altidas USA Brings Back a Taste of Vintage Caribbean Culture With TRINIDAD ESPIRITU[…]

Cigar News: Imperial Brands PLC Divesting Premium Cigar Business

Have a few nickles laying around? It is being reported today that Imperial Brands, PLC has announced it plans to sell its premium cigar business, a business that includes such major non-Cuban brands as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Aging Room, and H. Upmann. You may recognize these top brands as part of the Atlidas S.A. Read more about Cigar News: Imperial Brands PLC Divesting Premium Cigar Business[…]