January 18, 2016

CLE Cigar Co. Raises Prices

CLE Cigar Co. has informed retailers that it will be raising prices effective Feb. 1 The prices effects almost every line the company offers. Asylum…

House of Emilio Rebrands as Boutiques United

The distribution company known as House of Emilio is now known as Boutiques United by Zucca. The company unveiled its new website showing off the…

Puro Sabor 2016: Day 1 & 2

It’s the fifth Nicaraguan cigar festival, known as Puro Sabor, lots of familiar faces, lots of new faces. I arrived in Managua late at night…

Tyngsboro, Mass. Prohibits Smoking in Tobacco Shops, Updates Tobacco Rules

The town of Tyngsboro, Mass. has a number of updates to its tobacco policy, including one that no longer lets people light up in a tobacco…

Smoke Inn Celebrating José O. Padrón’s 90th Birthday With Special Cigar

Next Friday, South Florida-based Smoke Inn will host a special event celebrating José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday. As with most special events, there is a…

Nebraska State Senator Seeks Tobacco Tax Increase

With the opening of another state’s legislative session, another elected official is seeking an increase in tobacco taxes. This time, it’s Nebraska State Senator Mike…

Thompson Adds Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Connecticut

Thompson Cigar’s growing stable of exclusive releases has its newest cigar. The Tampa retailer and My Father Cigars have teamed up for the Don Pepin Garcia…

H. Upmann Royal Robusto

In 2004, Habanos S.A. began releasing exclusive cigars for the Habanos-licensed La Casa del Habano retailers. While they are usually limited to one or two different…

Weekly News (Jan. 18, 2016)

Cigar News A.J. Fernandez Appoints Ricky Somoza as U.S. Director of Operations Black Label Trading Co. Discontinues Redemption La Flor Dominicana Football Special Edition 2016…