Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Lonsdale

Three years after Joya de Nicaragua released the Antaño CT, the company added a new vitola to the lineup, this 6 5/8 x 44 lonsdale.

Patina Sumatra Copper

Patina’s fourth core brand is named Patina Sumatra, a four-vitola line with a blend made up of an Ecuadorian Sumatra oscuro wrapper covering a Connecticut broadleaf binder and filler tobaccos grown in the U.S. and Nicaragua.


The BYGONE is a collaboration between Serino Cigar Co. and David Imber. It debuted in July and is offered at stores nationwide.

Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Lancero

The eighth addition to Oliva’s Serie V Melanio Maduro line is the thinnest viola so far, and can only be found in the company’s Oliva Serie V Melanio Sampler that started shipping to retailers in July.

Le Pâtissier No. 54

After debuting as a limited edition in 2021, the Le Pâtissier line is back as a regular production offering with four new vitolas.

Ozgener Family Cigars Bosphorus B-55

Tim Ozgener, the former head of CAO, has returned to the cigar industry. Bosphorus is one of Ozgener’s two debut blends for his second act.

Patoro Terre Blanche Lancero

The Patoro Terre Blanche Lancero celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary, but is named for the soil in which some of its tobacco is grown.

601 Black Toro (2021)

After almost exactly one year, I am doing a Redux review of the 601 Black Toro from 2021, a cigar that was originally plagued by a linear profile and an overwhelming amount of strength in the final third.

Aladino Cameroon Gordo

One of two new vitolas added to JRE Tobacco Co.’s Aladino Cameroon brand this year, the 6 1/2 x 60 Gordo is the largest ring gauge in the line so far.

Toscano Master Aged Series 3

The company’s new line focuses on a nearly year-long again process.

Fuente Fuente OpusX Destino al Siglo Shark

Arturo Fuente’s Shark is one of the most recognizable vitolas in the world, and now it has been added to the company’s OpusX Destino al Siglo line.