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General Cigar Co.

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección No.2

If you asked me what General Cigar Co. has been doing with its version of the Hoyo de Monterrey brand lately, I’d say it’s been...
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Cohiba Royale Toro

Among the brands in the General Cigar Co. portfolio, Cohiba has certainly gotten more than its share of attention in recent years. While it has...
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Diesel Delirium

Since Diesel made the move from a catalog- and internet-only brand to one that is available to all retailers in 2017, there’s certainly been no...
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Punch Chop Suey

In recent years, there’s been a growing number of manufacturers releasing cigars based on the Chinese Zodiac calendar, which is best known for naming each...
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Warzone Toro

Late last year, Espinosa Premium Cigars released a new cigar in collaboration with General Cigar Co. that marked not only the first time the two companies had...
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Cohiba Spectre CS19

In 2018, General Cigar Co. released the Cohiba Spectre, a cigar best known for its packaging and price. Its large red boxes—made to mimic the...
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CAO Orellana

When I first heard about the CAO Amazon Series, I thought it was nothing more than a marketing ploy, an opinion that was proven wrong...
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CAO Flathead V19 Camshaft

In 2013, General Cigar Co.’s CAO brand launched a line called Flathead that drew from the automotive and motorcycle worlds for its inspiration. The original...
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Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Starting with bourbon? How about a second round with sherry instead? That’s the order for the Diesel Whiskey Row line, which debuted in 2018 and...
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Cohiba Connecticut Toro

If I had to bet which premium cigar brand was the most identifiable by Americans, and probably the world, my choice would be Cohiba. And given that there are two different Cohiba brands—one owned by General Cigar Co. and only sold in the U.S., and the other the Cuban brand sold worldwide—there’s not much one […]
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Diesel Hair of the Dog

The more cigars I smoke, the more I find myself looking at cigar names and wonder why a particular name hadn’t been used before. Case in point: hair of the dog. A term most closely associated with the consumption of alcohol, and in particular having a bit more to lessen the effects of a hangover, […]
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