In June of 2012, Altadis USA sent out a press release that made a few people scratch their heads. It was a press release for the newest Montecristo line, the Montecristo Epic Premium Selection ’07, and there were a lot of promises. In case you need a refresher, here’s the text: June 29, 2012 — [...]
In February of 2012, Altadis released the VegaFina Sumum Edición Especial 2010 in limited quantities to select retailers in the U.S. For years, VegaFina has been one of the most popular non-Cuban brands in the European market and is alleged to be the best selling non-Cuban cigar in Spain. Altadis released limited editions for just [...]
Over the past two years, a series of limited edition cigars produced exclusively for Tobacconist Association of America members has garnered a fair share of buzz among cigar smokers in the know. Interestingly, most of the buzz comes via members of the online media or a few retailers who are active on Twitter, as the TAA keeps a fairly [...]
January 26, 2012 – Jose Seijas, who has run the acclaimed Tabacalera de Garcia factory in La Romana, Dominican Republic for over 30 years is stepping down as Vice President and General Manager.
A R&J Lancero? Yes, well sort of… It’s known as the “Porto Real” and like the Macanudo Porto Fino, it comes in tubo. It’s one of the many Lanceros I never knew existed, but given Altadis’ general approach to sizes, it really comes as know shock that they would have this size, particularly in their [...]
Montecristo is a relatively young brand given it often is mentioned in the same breath as Romeo y Julieta, Partagás and H. Upmann. Amongst the seven “global” brands in the Habanos S.A. portfolio, Montecristo is the second youngest, with only Cohiba having a shorter existence. (Oddly one could argue that those are the two most [...]
This week in cigar news: Pete Johnson. Seriously, it’s a relatively quiet week with the notable exception of Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson. When you remove the Havana Cellars news, it becomes shockingly silent. After the jump, a massive La Flor Dominicana, a new Nestor Miranda, the rerelease of a few cigars, including an ultra-rare Oliva, a [...]