May 3, 2016

Oliva, General Deny Rumored Sale

Late last week, chatters regarding the sale of Oliva Cigar Co. to Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), parent of General Cigar Co., began to pick up. Earlier…

Gran Habano Ships The Elegance Collection

Gran Habano has shipped its new Elegance Collection, also known as La Colección de Elegancia, which includes three new, smaller sizes of its popular Corojo…

Chinnock Cellars Rebrands XOXO as T.L.P., Announces Second Production

Last year, Chinnock Cellars released XOXO, an extremely limited edition of 500 cigars with leaves that had been hand-sprayed with premium cognac by Sandy Cobas…

Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch II En Route to Retail

It appears that Altadis U.S.A.’s Grupo de Maestros have more than one blend they like to smoke, as today the company announced that the Montecristo…

Festival del Habano XIX Dates Announced

The 19th annual Festival del Habano will take place Feb. 27-March 3, 2017. That news comes via Christoph A. Puszkar, director of marketing for 5th…

Quesada 40th Anniversary Petit Belicoso Clasica

During the 2014 Procigar festival, Quesada debuted a new blend commemorating the company’s 40th anniversary in business. Appropriately named the Quesada 40th Anniversary, the cigars…

North Attleborough, Mass. Approves Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

April was a strong month for the anti-tobacco movement in Massachusetts as a number of cities and towns increased the minimum purchase age from 18…