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The American Double Robusto

There have been some ambitious projects in the cigar industry, but in the decade-plus that I have been actively covering the premium cigar industry, few…

Oliva Serie V 135th Anniversary Edición Limitada

There are quite a few different series of cigars on the market today, but if you had to ask a person who is somewhat knowledgeable…

Rocky Patel White Label Toro

Few companies approach new products launched at the annual PCA Convention & Trade Show with as predictable of a manner as Rocky Patel Premium Cigars,…

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee

“I will never stop working with the best tobaccos and bringing new and innovative blends to you.” That quote from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. is what…

Don Lino Connecticut Robusto

When I look at new products and the cycles they go through, there are a couple of product descriptions that seem to be in endless…

Supreme Leaf Torpedo

It would be interesting to take a poll of cigar companies and brands and ask them about what they think their company’s single strongest suit…

El Oso Blanco

In 2014, Warped Cigars announced its first new cigar line in more than three years. Dubbed El Oso—which translates to The Bear from Spanish—the blend…

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva GT20

In 2021, Joya de Nicaragua celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Antaño family of lines. In an industry that loves to create new cigars to…

Romeo y Julieta Fabulosos No.2 (Colección Habanos 2016)

In 2001, Habanos S.A. launched the Colleción Habanos series, which took large-format cigars and packaged them in boîte nature boxes that are designed to look…

La Flor Dominicana Factory Press II

In 2005, La Flor Dominicana released the first of what would become one of the company’s longest-running series during the 2005 Retail Tobacco Dealer’s Association…

Romeo y Julieta Churchill Reserva Cosecha 2008

Outside of why is it called halfwheel?, the question I get asked the most is some version of, are Cuban cigars the best? For many years, my…