October 23, 2019

Seven Thoughts: Altria Announces Plans to Sell Nat Sherman Cigar Division

This morning, Altria announced that it was exploring a sale of Nat Sherman International, the premium cigar division for Nat Sherman. Up for sale is…

Cigar Industry Files Amended FDA Lawsuit Complaint

Three cigar trade groups have filed an updated complaint in their lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations and their impacts…

Warped Ships 2019 Edition of La Colmena Unico Especial

After a five-year hiatus, the La Colmena Unico Especial by Warped Cigars is on its way back to retailers. Just like the original, the 2019…

Caldwell Cigar Co. and Cigar Dojo Team Up for Far Eastern Standard

For its latest collaboration, the online cigar community Cigar Dojo has collaborated with Caldwell Cigar Co. to create a limited edition cigar called Far Eastern…

Drew Estate Adds Four Cigars to ACID Accents Collection

Drew Estate is expanding its regional edition ACID Accents program to include four new areas: California, Georgia, Chicago and Texas. California-based Drew Diplomat retailers will…

Tucson, Ariz. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

After a previous effort to raise the minimum age to purchasing tobacco to 21-years-old as part of a joint plan with Pima County sputtered, the…

Toscano Garibaldi Coming to U.S. Retailers

Consumers will soon see a new Toscano arriving at U.S. retailers, though the cigar itself has been around for nearly 40 years. Today the company…

Black Label Trading Co. Ships Santa Muerte 2019

Black Label Trading Co. has begun shipping the 2019 version of Santa Muerte. Santa Muerte debuted in 2016 and uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and binder over…

Altria Considering Sale of Nat Sherman Cigar Division

Nat Sherman International, the company behind Nat Sherman cigars, pipe tobacco and the brand’s New York Townhouse, is for sale. Altria—which bought the company in…