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Asylum Cigars Announces New Ogre Sizes

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I’m always a fan of inventive cigar manufacturers; companies who think outside the box and try different blends and styles to come up with truly unique products. Asylum Cigars (@AsylumCigar) is one that comes to mind with their Habano/Candela barber pole creation known as the Ogre. Available in a 7 x 70 currently, this unique blend of [...]

Table 36 Announces 2nd Annual National Smoke A Cigar Day (NSACD)

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As we all know it is getting harder and harder to enjoy a cigar in a public environment. I know that when I sit at my favorite coffee shop, I’m always politely asked to put out my cigar. And I move to the table in the far corner so as to not disturb other patrons. [...]

Benjamin “Benji” Menendez, Legendary Cigarmaster, to Retire From General Cigar at Year’s End

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Benjamin Menendez, 77, will be retiring from General Cigar Company at the end of the year. Benji’s tenure in the cigar industry spans seven decades. He celebrated his 61st year in the premium cigar industry this past summer. Most notable is the fact that Benji is the longest tenured man currently in the premium cigar [...]

Camacho Liberty 2013: Release Date September 30, 2013


Camacho has announced that the Liberty Series 2013 will be released on September 30, 2013 to retailers. The Camacho brand is owned by Davidoff of Geneva. The Liberty 2013 will have a suggested price of $17.00 each, in 20-count boxes, with each cigar in an individual coffin as in past years. According to Davidoff, this [...]

Ashton Distributors – Breaking Boundaries, Hires First Female Rep!


Ashton Distributors announced today that Jessica Levine, former Northeast Rep for Miami Cigar & Company will be joining their sales force effective September 17, 2013. Jessica will be responsible for Metro New York, New York State, and New Jersey. Notably, Ashton Distributors has had an all male sales force since Robert Levin created Ashton distributors [...]

The Crowned Heads Cigar Company moves to new location, familiar digs


The Crowned Heads Cigar Company website, which just celebrated it’s 2nd birthday on February 22, 2013, will be moving to new offices effective on Thursday, February 28, 2013. In a letter to the 329 stores that now carry the Crowned head’s brands, Four Kicks and Headley Grange, partners Jon Huber @3barhuber and Mike Conder @mikeconder [...]

E. P. Carrillo to Release New INCH Series


EP Carrillo Cigar company (@epcarrillo)announces the shipment of it’s latest creation, the INCH. Three different vitolas, No. 60 5 7/8 x 60, No. 62 5 x 62, and No. 64 6 1/8 x 64 will be produced in both Maduro and Natural wrappers. The cigar has either Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro or Ecuador Sumatra wrapper for [...]

Rodrigo Boutique Cigars and Emilio Cigars Enter Into Joint Distribution Agreement – Cigar News

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Gary Griffith and George Rodriguez of Emilio and Rodrigo Cigars respectively, are entering into a joint distribution agreement to begin later in 2012. In an exclusive Skype interview on July 2, 2012, George Rodriguez told A Cigar Smoker’s Journal and that the agreement was in place to have Gary Griffith of Emilio cigars handle [...]

Tommy Zman for Cigar Rights of America

Recently I was speaking with Tommy Zman from, he is blogger who is also passionate about cigars. While I was talking to him he brought up a video he had made recently about the importance of joining the Cigar Rights Of America. He agrees, much like me that it is very important to finally get [...]

CRA Legislative Update – ‘Operation Cigar Liberty’ Continues Its March Forward

     U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Joins S. 1461 as a Co-Sponsor The bi-partisan coalition of twelve U.S. Senators from ten states is growing, as the joint effort to ward off the heavy hand of the federal government from cigars continues the march forward, with the addition of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte [...]

CigaRSS – Twitter Feed Brings you Popular Blogger Posts and News


CigaRSS is a twitter account @CigaRSS that follows over 75 blogs that feature cigar reviews, news, and updates about premium cigars and lifestyle. As of this post, there are over 4,100 followers who receive updates as they happen 24 hours a day. This account is a window into the cigar business and features cigars, both [...]

BURN by Rocky Patel – Leaf and Vine Club Memberships Available

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The Leaf and Vine Club of BURN by Rocky PatelNaples, Florida Greetings! BURN by Rocky Patel is pleased to introduce an exciting opportunity to discover new and wonderful cigars and fine wine through our Leaf and Vine Club of Naples! This exclusive club is only $25 per month and members will come together once a month to [...]

Cigar Rights of America Sponsors New York City Smoke in the Park

WILLIAM C. PALEY, LA PALINA CIGARS AND CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA INVITE YOU TO ENJOY A LEGAL OUTDOOR SMOKE — IN NEW YORK CITY 2nd Annual Legal Outdoor Smoke: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Samuel Paley Park and the freedom for Americans to enjoy a fine cigar. WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 5:00pm – 7:00pm Samuel [...]

G.C. Puffs – Joe Di Eduardo Assumes Helm


Popular Cigar Review Blog G.C. Puffs has announced a change of leadership effective immediately. The press release follows. This week at sees change. Starting this week, Joe Di Eduardo takes over as site and content manager for GCPuffs as well as being a lead reviewer. I can’t think of anyone more suited for the [...]

Win a box of Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros Everyday!


General Cigar Co. is giving away a box of Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros every day till July 31st. Maybe you were promoted at work. Maybe you just completed another day. Either way, it’s a moment that deserves to be marked with a quality cigar. Hoyo de Monterrey is the premium cigar with the everyday [...]

Winners of the Nub Cameroon 460 Tubos!

In celebration of our 4 year Anniversary we decided to give away three 3 packs of Nub Cameroon 460 tubos, today we picked the winning comments and here they are! farmerjohn Very good post. I have not tried the Nub Cameroon 460 cigar. It would be nice to get a free sample. You just got [...]



April 24, 2012 COUNTERFEIT COHIBA CIGARS SEIZED IN MIAMI Richmond, VA— General Cigar announces that a team of special agents from the Miami Office of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco conducted raids yesterday resulting in the seizure of over 10,000 counterfeit COHIBA® cigars with an estimated retail value of more than $200,000. [...]

A call to action


Often I hear cigar smokers complain about taxes, regulations, and lack of places to smoke. Stop wasting your breath lamenting in dark corners, let your voice be heard! There is currently a petition that needs less than 12,000 signatures before May 11th, 2012. When we reach this goal the administration has to take a position [...]

Winners of the 4 year Anniversary contest part 1


Round 1 of our 4 year anniversary contest is now officially over! Last weekend we posted a pairing review of the Estilo Cubano with a suggested pairing. In this post we started a contest to win 3 cigars with a cutter by suggesting a pairing you enjoy. We got a lot of great feed back [...]

The winner of the box of Jaime Garcia R/E New England Edition


Last week we put up a post about winning a box of Jaime Garcia R/E New England Edition by My Father Cigars. Before we get to the winner Kevin and myself would like to thank everyone who took time out of their day to enter this contest. What we do here at only means [...]

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