The Single

In May, Jeremy McDonald—the longtime national sales manager for Caldwell Cigar Co.—announced he was striking out on his own and creating his own cigar company. Two months…

Espada by Montecristo Signature Heading to Stores Next Month

The Plasencia-made Montecristo Espada will get another brand for this year’s holiday shopping season. Altadis U.S.A. has announced that the Espada by Montecristo Signature will…

Ferio Tego Elegancia

About a month from now, I’ll publish an annual feature here at halfwheel, a rare editorial and an even rarer halfwheel post that features lots of speculation….

Davidoff Year of the Tiger Launch at Tei-An

On the first page of the menu at Tei-An, there’s a rule: you serve sake with soba, not sushi. I’m not sure if the Japanese…

Arturo Fuente Unnamed Reserve 2021

There’s a street in Paradise Valley, Ariz. that I drive by with some regularity when I’m out of my errands that always catches my attention….

Powstanie, Guáimaro Prices Increase

Pospiech, Inc.—the distribution company behind the Powstanie and Guáimaro brands—has announced that it has increased the prices of those brands. Yesterday, the company increased the…

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s JR 50th Release Previewing New Mi Querida

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is releasing a limited edition in celebration of JR Cigars’ 50th anniversary, and while it will be a small run, it…

Black Star Line Cigars Releases Dark War Witch

There is now a follow-up to the Black Star Line Cigars War Witch, as the company has released the Dark War Witch. It’s a Nicaraguan…

Casa Magna Liga F Churchill

In 2008, Quesada released a new regular production line named Casa Magna Colorado, which included Nicaraguan tobacco from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions. Over…

Philadelphia’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Loses in Court Again

Nearly one year after a federal court granted an injunction preventing Philadelphia from banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, a federal appeals court has…

Powstanie Wojtek 2021 Begins Shipping

Pospiech, Inc.—the distribution company that is owned by the same brothers who own Powstanie and Cigar Hustler—will ship the the Powstanie Wojtek 2021 this week….

Tatuaje Releases Dot Ashtrays

Tatuaje has released a new set of limited edition ceramic ashtrays, simply called the Tatuaje Dot Ashtray. It measures 8 1/2 inches across and three…