Blackbird Cigar Co. has announced that it will increase prices on its later this month.

The increases will take effect July 10 and the company says that the prices of its cigars will increase by an average of 2.25 percent. The July 10 date is also the first day of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show. The company hopes to offset some of the price increases by offering retailers promotions during the trade show.

In a press release, Blackbird explained the reasons for the increase:

We are taking on the challenge to adapt to this new way of life and to new challenges it has presented, for our industry and the world as a whole, current demand of all goods have (been) rising in price and us at the Cigar industry have not been exempt, scarcity of tobacco is growing and so are prices of the most important element of our products, adding skyrocketing shipment prices and box prices we have to adapt and make some changes of our own.

The following chart is a live look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increase for 2021.

CompanyPrice Increase
A.J. FernandezNo
Alec BradleyNo
Altadis U.S.A.Yes
Arturo FuenteYes
AshtonYes
AsylumYes
BattlegroundNo
Black Label Trading Co.No
Blackbird CaldwellYes
Casa CuevasYes
Chinnock CellarsNo
CLEYes
Crowned HeadsNo
CubariqueñoNo
CurivariYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
El ArtistaNo
Esteban CarrerasYes
FaltoNo
FoundationYes
General Cigar Co.Yes
Global Premium CigarsYes
Gran HabanoNo
GurkhaNo
HVCNo
J.C. NewmanYes
Jas Sum KralNo
Jeremy JackYes
JRE Tobacco Co.Yes
KristoffNo
La BarbaYes
La Flor DominicanaNo
La Galera/Indianhead TobaccoNo
Los CaidosNo
Maya SelvaYes
Miami Cigar & Co.No
Mombacho Cigars S.A.No
MoyaRuizNo
My FatherNo
OlivaYes
PadillaYes
PadrónNo
PatoroNo
Paul GarmirianNo
Paul StulacNo
PDR CigarsYes
PerdomoYes
Plasencia 1865No
Pure Aroma Cigars/D'CrossierNo
QuesadaNo
RoMa Craft TobacNo
RVGN RauchvergnügenNo
Sans Pareil/La InstructoraNo
SinistroNo
Southern DrawNo
StalloneYes

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.