Ferio Tego Brings Back Metropolitan Selection

Ferio Tego’s relaunched Metropolitan Selection brands are now ready to ship. Like most of the rest of Ferio Tego’s portfolio, the Metropolitan Selection is a…

JRE Tobacco Co. Announces Price Increase, Puts Rancho Luna on Hiatus

JRE Tobacco Co. has informed its retailer that it will be implementing a price increase across most of its portfolio as of Feb. 1. Justo…

Guardian of the Farm Ranger Arrives at CigarClub.com

A new, limited edition vitola for the Guardian of the Farm line has arrived at CigarClub.com, an online retailer and cigar subscription service. It’s a 5…

Bocock Brothers Signature Edition Debuting at TPE 2022

The Bocock Brothers are paying tribute to their father with the company’s newest cigar. It’s called the Bocock Brothers Signature Edition and the company says…

2021 Awards: New Company of the Year

For the first time in five years, we have decided to give out a New Company of the Year award. Beginning with the 2017 Awards, we…

Rocky Patel Disciple Half Corona Begins Shipping

Rocky Patel is adding a fifth size to its relatively new Disciple line. The Rocky Patel Disciple Half Corona is a 3 1/2 x 46…

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Adding Lithium Lancero at TPE 2022

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. has announced that it will be adding a lancero vitola to its Lithium line at the 2022 Tobacco Plus Expo happening…

Ashton Increasing Prices for 2022 (Update)

Ashton Distributors, Inc. will increase prices on some of its portfolio beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The changes will affect La Aroma de Cuba, San Cristobal…

Caldwell’s The King is Dead Escape Plan Shipping Next Month

Nee month, Caldwell Cigar Co. will release a box-pressed version of its The King is Dead brand. Like the original blend, The King is Dead…

A Note About Factory of the Year 2021

This week is halfwheel’s annual awards week, a series of awards given out by this site, capped off by our annual list of the Top 25…

2021 Reviews in Review

Before we start naming the winners of our various awards, we should probably think of a name for what we call it beyond “awards week.”…