State of the Brand: EO Brands/United Tobacco

It’s been a while since we heard from EO Brands, which was one of the hottest stories this summer, as the merger with Rocky Patel…

Review: Puro Express Bespoke Laguito No.5

Today we will be taking look at another cigar in our Custom Rolled Cubans series, the Puro Express Bespoke. It comes as no surprise that…

Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 60

Today we will be taking a look at a brand new line extension release from the Arturo Fuente Añejo line, The Añejo No. 60. In…

Weekly News (January 10, 2011)

If there was ever a fun week of news… this is going to be it. It’s an eclectic bit of information. Pete Johnson confirmed what…

Press Release: Quality Acquires Stinky Distribution

MIAMI, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Quality Importers, the premier cigar accessory manufacturer and distributor, announced today they have acquired exclusive worldwide distribution of Stinky…

Cain Daytona Release & Other News from Oliva

The following is excessive. But I’m not going to lie… this is almost necessary to make the news post tomorrow readable, as Oliva sent out six press releases in a forty-eight hour period. But, we aren’t just reposting things. Info not found in any of the press releases: a release date for the much-hearelded Cain Daytona. Oliva also confirmed my prior report on the Cain F NUb and its release in January.

Editorial: In Response to the Gurkha Raja

Kaizad Hansotia, founder of Gurkha, and a man who I have a lot of respect for when it comes to reinventing cigar packaging, gave an…

Weekly News (January 3, 2010)

I hope everyone has recovered from what hopefully was a fun and safe new years… (Awkward transition) And now the news… Pete Johnson tweeted about…

Review: Mercer Pinar del Río Pirámides

For those of you that don’t know…

Last month, rumors started around the forums that there would be some custom rolled cuban cigars from the Pinar del Rio region in Cuba on the market, by a specific vendor. Just recently, it came to be known that vendor is Mercer Cigars in Merida, Mexico (www.MercerCigars.com).

Review: Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

Today we will be taking a look at a young Cuban cigar. One thing Brooks and myself wanted to start doing in 2011 is reviewing…

Weekly News (December 27, 2010)

First, I hope you enjoyed the holidays, even if you aren’t religious and don’t celebrate Boxing Day; now let’s see if I can get through…