March 26, 2015

Espinosa Especial To Debut in April

A new cigar from Erik Espinosa will soon be on its way to retail, as he has announced the launch of the Espinosa Especial, a…

XIKAR’s Allume Replacement Is A Big Deal

We are just a few weeks into spring and the cigar industry, as it always seems to do, is getting busier. Earlier today, we published a…

Cigar Tax Slashing Bill Introduced in Minnesota

A bill that would slash the cigar tax in Minnesota from $3.50 per cigar to just $0.50 per stick has been introduced to the state legislature….

JetLine Super Torch Single Flame Torch (2014)

In a number of my other lighter reviews, I often try and divide lighters into categories: soft flame vs. torch, tabletop vs. pocket, single vs….

Padrón Increasing Prices April 1

Padrón is joining a hosting of companies that will be increasing prices on April 1. In a letter dated March 20, the company indicated it…

Colibri Updates Stealth 1 Finishes

The smallest member of the Colibri Stealth family of lighters has a new look. The company has begun shipping retailers an updated version of the…

Viaje Friends and Family Merci

There was a time when the Viaje Friends and Family was truly for friends and family. I remember the first time I brought up to…

Asylum 8 x 80, Super 11/18 Coming

Two new supersize Asylum vitolas are heading to stores soon, the latest in a line that is known for its large ring gauge offerings. The…

Redesigned XIKAR Allume Arriving Next Month

Less than a year after releasing the XIKAR Allume, the company has revealed it will be shipping a redesigned version of the lighter next month. The…