General Cigar Co.

Partagas Añejo Petit Robusto

There aren’t many barber pole designs in the catalog of General Cigar Co. and its sister division, Forged Cigar Co., but the Partagas Añejo uses two different aged wrappers to create the distinctive look for a new release.

Diesel Delirium

When it was released in March 2020, the Diesel Delirium was billed as the boldest Diesel to date. Patrick Lagreid sees how two years of rest has affected what was a pretty potent cigar.

CAO Arcana Firewalker

The name “Firewalker” comes from a process called chincagre, where tobacco is buried in volcano soils. It’s the second cigar in General Cigar Co.’s CAO Arcana Series, which highlights unique methods used to create the tobaccos inside of the cigars.

Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro

Cigars that are the result of a collaboration can lead to interesting results. For this cigar, Robert Caldwell of Lost&Found partnered with Justin Andrews of STG, the parent company of General Cigar Co. The result: two cigars that are blended around the same components.

Punch Fu Manchu

The Punch Fu Manchu is the fourth release under General Cigar Co.’s Punch brand that is inspired by Asian foods and other themes in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. This time, the cigar was inspired by Dr. Fu Manchu, a character created by English author Sax Rohmer in 1913.

Cohiba Serie M

After nearly 10 months in the humidor, it’s time to see whether General Cigar Co.’s first U.S.-made Cohiba improved enough to justify its $30 price tag. Also, are any more flagtails damaged?

Partagas Decadas 2021

In 2019, General Cigar Co. brought back its Partagas Decadas line for a limited release. While the company released the Decadas from 2005-2009, it went…

Cohiba Spectre 2021

It wasn’t that long ago that it seemed that General Cigar Co. was trying to make its Cohiba brand accessible to more cigar smokers. In…

La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Perhaps to a fault, halfwheel has always been a website about what’s new. Our early emphasis on news coverage, our earlier focus of reviewing prerelease cigars,…

Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

Last September, General Cigar Co. began shipping a new blend under its Diesel brand that once again featured AJ Fernandez’s influence in a number of…

CAO Flathead V21 Carb

During the 2013 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, General Cigar Co. showed off a new line that was inspired by the expansive world of car…