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February 16, 2023

Byron 1850 No. 2

Nelson Alfonso returns to his French oak-lined aging room for the Byron 1850 line.

Meerapfel Meir Begins Shipping to U.S. Stores

While stores in other parts of the world began receiving the Meir late last year, the new line is just beginning to ship to stores in the U.S.

La Aurora Hors d’Age 2021 Debuting at TPE 2023

The Hors d’Age 2021 was rolled in 2021 using tobacco that had already been aged for a dozen years. It will be shown off next week and ship to stores in March.

Illinois Legislator Introduces Bill to Cap Cigar Tax at 50 Cents

Illinois legislators will once again debate giving cigar smokers some tax relief.

Rafael González Coronas de Lonsdales, El Rey del Mundo Templários Released in Portugal (Update)

The Rafael González Coronas de Lonsdales and the El Rey del Mundo Templários were previewed at an event in Portugal. It’s unclear when you will be able to purchase either cigar.

Quality Importers Adding Three New Cigar Caddy Colors

The three new colors will be shown off at next week’s TPE 2023 trade show and will begin shipping to stores in April. Each case is priced at $34.95.

Boveda Butler Rebranded to CI Smart Sensor

Nearly two years ago, Boveda discontinued the development of the Boveda Butler. Now it is getting a second life via Cigars International.

Encinitas, Calif. Passes Smoking Ban on Sidewalks and in Parked Cars

The city is seeking to reduce litter and improve public health with the new restrictions.