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General Cigar Co.

La Gloria Cubana Spirt 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.,...
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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...
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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...
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Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Holiday Edition

Limited editions made just for the various holidays throughout the year are not exactly new in the cigar industry, so it is relatively easy to...
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CAO Vision (2020)

In the modern cigar era, some creations have become known more for their packaging and marketing than for the actual cigars or blends. One such...
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Warzone Short Churchill

There are many cigars that are billed as “collaborations,” but most of them are just fancy ways of saying that company A will be manufacturing...
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Cohiba Spectre (2018)

In November 2018, General Cigar Co. shipped the first incarnation of the Cohiba Spectre, a 7 1/4 x 54 Churchill extra that included a number of...
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CAO Bones Matador

In the General Cigar Co.-owned chapters of CAO’s existence, the brand has not only been known for some solid cigars, but also for the inspirations...
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Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

No one has been more aggressive in getting other companies to make cigars at their factory quite like AJ Fernandez. Large brands like Altadis U.S.A....
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CAO Expedición

Each year some of the cigar industry’s most prominent independent owners meet with a few dozen manufacturers as part of the annual Tobacconists’ Association of...
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Macanudo Inspirado Green Churchill

It’s no secret that many cigar brands have reputations that precede them, and one of the first that comes to mind is Macanudo. With a...
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