General Cigar Co.

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…

Partagas Cortado Corona

When I think of the cigar industry’s biggest and most heritage-laden brands, I often assume that at some point in its history of one of…

Weller by Cohiba

One of the more interesting cigar projects of 2021 has been Scandanivaian Tobacco Group’s (STG) collaboration with Sazerac. Chances are that you probably better know…

La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo Toro

Who doesn’t love a good buzzword, right? They appear all throughout society, whether it stems from a new type of technology, a phrase coined by…

Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Toro

Connecticut shade-wrapped blends are not exactly rare in the world of cigars; in fact, the wrapper is currently being grown in most of of the major…

Cohiba Serie M

There is no brand quite like Cohiba. For whatever reason, the brand has garnered a cache that is unrivaled. While most of that is intended…

La Gloria Cubana Spirit of the Lady Toro

Perhaps the most interesting cigar news of the year so far is Forged Cigar Co. In January, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)—the parent of General Cigar Co.,…

Punch Kung Pow!

In 2012—some might argue in 2011—Davidoff started releasing cigars based on the Chinese Zodiac calendar. Davidoff Year of the Snake, Davidoff Year of the Horse, etc. To…

CAO Arcana Mortal Coil

Among the numerous brands in the General Cigar Co. portfolio, I find myself consistently intrigued by CAO. It’s not only a brand that I still…