Cigar News: Former Nat Sherman Executives Start New Cigar Venture

Back in August of 2020, we all learned that the Altria Group Inc., which acquired Nat Sherman in 2017, had plans to exit the wholesale cigar business and would be shutting down the flagship Nat Sherman cigar store in Manhattan. Altria had plans to sell the the operation but were unable to find a buyer. Read more about Cigar News: Former Nat Sherman Executives Start New Cigar Venture[…]

Cigar News: Plasencia Cigars Announces the Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon – Colorado Claro

Plasencia Cigars, a world-leading premium tobacco grower Established in 1865, has announced that the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon – Colorado Claro is shipping to retailers. This blend, a line extension to the Plasencia Alma Fuerte brand, features a unique smoking experience by combining Plasencia’s innovative Hexagon shape with ten-year aged tobacco. Plasencia Cigars Read more about Cigar News: Plasencia Cigars Announces the Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon – Colorado Claro[…]

Cigar News: Zev Kaminetsky Named VP of Sales for Fratello Cigars

Fratello Cigars has announced the hiring of Zev Kaminetsky as the new VP of Sales for Fratello Cigars.  Kaminetsky is a cigar industry veteran, having spent nearly 15 years with Camacho, Drew Estate & most recently as National Sales Director for Royal Agio Cigars USA (Balmoral Premium Cigars).   Fratello Cigars Owner, Omar de Frias, noted: Read more about Cigar News: Zev Kaminetsky Named VP of Sales for Fratello Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Announces the Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Robusto as their 2020 Cigar of the Year

On the Stogie Press, Taking It To The Nub show kicking off the new year, Boston Jimmie, Editor and Publisher of Stogie Press, announced his pick for overall cigar of the year to be the Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Robusto. A 97 rated cigar, the Grand Reserve Robusto was just spectacular and though tied in Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Announces the Rocky Patel Grand Reserve Robusto as their 2020 Cigar of the Year[…]

Cigar News: ACE Prime Cigars Expands into Brazil

ACE Prime Cigars has announced they entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with Rafaelle D’Angelo one of the largest cigar importers in Brazil, and Eduardo Llerena Hernandez, cigar distributor and longtime friend of Eradio Pichardo from Cuba. Rafaelle D’Angelo became one of the largest Cigar importers in the 1990’s when he moved from Italy to Read more about Cigar News: ACE Prime Cigars Expands into Brazil[…]

Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Announces the Chinese Finger Trap 2

The wait is over! Moya Ruiz Cigars has announced that the Chinese Finger Trap 2 has officially arrived and shipped to Caravan Cigars in Bath, Pennsylvania. The original Chinese Finger Trap was released in 2015 and Stogie Press found it to be a fine cigar. Due to the challenges that COVID-19 has brought so many Read more about Cigar News: Moya Ruiz Announces the Chinese Finger Trap 2[…]

Cigar News: Dr. Gaby Kafie Steps Down as President of the Boutique Cigar Association

Dr. Gaby Kafie has announced he will be stepping down as the President of the Boutique Cigar Association (BCA) in order to focus his efforts on his business and family. Moving forward I will always be a loyal servant to the cause “in protecting our industry” but for now, I need some time off. The Read more about Cigar News: Dr. Gaby Kafie Steps Down as President of the Boutique Cigar Association[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press 2020 Top Cigars of the Year – Final Cuts

Ok, Christmas, Chanukah and Festivus have come and went, Kwanzaa has just begun. I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season. Today I will drop the final candidates for the top Stogie Press Cigars of the year for 2020. In no particular order, here are the last 7 cigars (candidates) in each category. Wait shouldn’t Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press 2020 Top Cigars of the Year – Final Cuts[…]

Cigar News: Frontline Cigars Announces the DEFENDER

In keeping with the spirit of supporting our Nations’ First Responders and Military, Frontline Cigars has announced the release of their latest cigar to pair up with their Law Enforcement-inspired Blue Line Cigar….the Military-inspired DEFENDER!! The Defender is produced in Nicaragua by Tabacalera La Familia, which is owned and operated by the Don Rafa cigar Read more about Cigar News: Frontline Cigars Announces the DEFENDER[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 36 – Ladies Of the Leaf

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie leads a panel with six wonderful and varied ladies of the leaf. We discuss their cigar hobbies, cigar businesses, and love of the cigar culture. We also touch on what it is like to be a woman cigar enthusiast along with their pet peeves Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 36 – Ladies Of the Leaf[…]

Cigar News: Espinosa Cigars Announces the 601 La Bomba Warhead Collector’s Sampler

Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the release of the long awaited 601 La Bomba Warhead Collector’s Sampler. This sampler, more than a year in the works, contains one of each of the original Warhead Releases (2013 through 2019) in their original release sizes. The release also includes a commemorative challenge coin shaped like the Warhead Read more about Cigar News: Espinosa Cigars Announces the 601 La Bomba Warhead Collector’s Sampler[…]

Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Cigars Expands into Australia

Casa Cuevas Cigars announced today that the Casa Cuevas line of cigars is now available to the Australian public. “Hecho A Mano” owned by cigar enthusiast Ry LeFerve will distribute Casa Cuevas Cigars in Australia. The Australian public can purchase Casa Cuevas Cigars at  www.hechoamano.com.au Ry LeFerve, CEO of “Hecho A Mano” said: “My love of cigars and the lack of diversity Read more about Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Cigars Expands into Australia[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press 2020 Top Cigars of the Year – 2nd Cut

Today we release the next five candidates for the Stogie Press best cigars of the 2020. As noted previously, there will be three categories, large, medium, and small company. In each category, there will be 15 cigars that made the cut for the category. In no particular order, here are the next 5 cigars (candidates) in each category. As Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press 2020 Top Cigars of the Year – 2nd Cut[…]

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Begins Shipping 10 Year Anniversary Fine & Rare Sets

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announced today that the first boxes of the 10 Year Anniversary Fine & Rare sets will soon be arriving to tobacconists in the United States. In total, 500 limited edition boxes were created. Ten years ago, Alec Bradley founder, Alan Rubin introduced the world to the Alec Bradley Fine & Rare. Read more about Cigar News: Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Begins Shipping 10 Year Anniversary Fine & Rare Sets[…]