Habanos S.A. Updates Rafael González Packaging

Habanos S.A. has announced that it is giving its Rafael González brand a slightly updated look, giving it more vibrant bands and a slightly different…

Rafael González 88 (ER Asia Pacific 2016)

The number eight is considered lucky in China. In 2008, the number inspired one of the most unique Edición Regional releases of all time, the…

Rafael González North Star (ER Nordico-Baltico 2017)

In the cigar industry, there is plenty of talk and discussion about pairings: certain types of tobacco with others, and of course certain cigars with…

Rafael González Petit Pirámides (ER Alemania 2013)

While Habanos S.A.’s Edición Regional program has seen a large number of releases from many multiple marcas since it debuted in 2005, there was at least…

HVC Serie A Perlas

Cigars have been named after any number of things through the years, but the newest line from HVC Cigars gets its moniker from the grade…

Cuba Aliados Original Blend

Note: The following shows the various Cuba Aliados Original Blend releases over the years. Some of these cigars may have been released after this post…

Rafael González North Star Edición Regional Set for Release in Nordic and Baltic Regions

In one of the more interesting pairing of regions for an Edición Regional, the Rafael González North Star is about to be released to countries…

Cuba Aliados Original Blend Robusto

The blend is a tribute to the cigars that Rolando Reyes Sr. made in Cuba prior to him leaving for the U.S. and eventually Honduras.

Portraits: Alejandro González Arias

There is any number of custom Cuban cigar rollers in Cuba, but only one can be the youngest. At only 32-years-old, Alejandro “Alex” González Arias…

Cuba Aliados by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Torpedo

Vandermarliere Family of Cigars has brought back Cuba Aliados—a Honduran brand made popular by the late Rolando Reyes Sr. in the 1990s—by introducing two distinct blends: the Cuba Aliados by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is a limited edition release made by E.P. Carrillo while the Cuba Aliados Original Blend is a regular production line being made Julio Eiroa of JRE Tobacco Co.

M.X.S. Adrián González El Titán

When I got the first press release for a new company called ACE Prime, which at that point was getting stylized as A.C.E. Prime, it…

Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Ships

Earlier this summer, Aging Room announced a massive overhaul to its portfolio; now, the first of the new product is heading to stores. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1039174117189185536 Most…

IPCPR 2014: Flor de Gonzalez

Flor de Gonzalez, the company best known for its 90 Miles line, had a pair of new releases to show off at IPCPR this year,…

Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Maduro Rondo

Cigar companies are seemingly always adding new lines, but rarely ever seem interested in discontinuing product, no matter how poorly it’s selling. While I’m not…

Rafael Gonzáles Petit Pirámides Nears Release

The Rafael Gonzáles Petit Pirámides, a 5 x 50 Edición Regional announced in 2013, should begin arriving at stores in Germany very soon. Christoph Wolters…

González Family Files Lawsuit Against Cubanacan

On Friday, the fight between the Mederos family, owners of the Cubanacan brand, and the González family, who previously made cigars for Cubanacan, entered a courtroom….

Flor de Gonzalez Spectral Proton (Prerelease)

If you’ve heard of Flor de Gonzalez, it’s likely because you’ve heard of the company’s most well-known line, 90 Miles. That cigar gets is name…

Habanos S.A. Promotes González Jiménez to Marketing Head

Rodrigo González Jiménez is the new marketing director for Habanos S.A. His promotion comes after José María López Inchaurbe, who previously held the job, was promoted to…

San Rafael, Calif. Votes to Ban Flavored Tobacco Sales

The sale of flavored tobacco will be coming to an end in San Rafael, Calif., as city leaders voted 4-0 with one member absent on…