June 20, 2014

Western Humidor Caliber 4R Hygrometer

Like so many cigar accessories, hygrometers are judged almost solely on their ability to work and little else. Fortunately, the Western Humidor Caliber 4R ($29.99)...
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Gran Habano Adding S.T.K. Barracuda Maduro (Update)

Gran Habano will soon be adding a maduro version of its S.T.K. Barracuda, a limited edition release that will come in the same three sizes...
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CAO America Sinister Sam

General Cigar Co. had a very successful launch this past winter. Rick Rodriguez, who is more or less the face of CAO, modified the CAO...
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FDA Extends Deeming Regulation Comment Period 30 Days

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a 30-day extension to the public comment period regarding the proposed regulation of cigars, e-cigarettes and...
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Buena Vista Relaunches

After over a year and a half off the market, Buena Vista is reentering the cigar market. It is now firmly under the MGM Cigar...
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Cuba Rica Revamps Testarosso Vitolas

Cuba Rica’s fuller Testarosso line will now be offered in just two vitolas. The company will add the Pele (6 x 60) size and keep...
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IPCPR Hires Mark Pursell as CEO

Multiple sources confirmed to halfwheel that Mark Pursell has been hired as the next chief executive officer of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer’s Association...
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Kentucky Supreme Court Overturns Bullitt County’s Smoking Ban

On Thursday, the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down a 2011 smoking ban passed by the Bullitt County Board of Health, saying the board had exceeded...
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Davidoff Announces Golden Band Nominees

Davidoff has announced the retailers eligible for this year’s Golden Band Awards. The awards, which began in 2012, are presented by the manufacturer to retail...
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