Sinistro Cigars has announced that is has implemented a 5 percent increase to the majority of its portfolio, with just a handful of products not changing prices. Those items are the La Fabrica series, the Lancero and Destro samplers, and the Mr. Candela line.

“The price increase is a direct result of cost increases related to tobacco, packaging, boxes, bands, etc.,” the company wrote in an e-mail sent to halfwheel. “James (Agopian) and I (Coleman Fine) both come from the retail side. We do our best to keep costs low for retailers and consumers. We’ve had our costs increase five times over the last few years. We absorbed those costs and had lower margins, having only three price increases to our retailers.”

The increases went into effect on February 1.

The following chart looks at what companies have announced price increases or no price increases for 2023.

CompanyPrice Increase?
AJ FernandezNo
Alec BradleyYes
All Saints CigarsYes
BattlegroundNo
Bellatto Premium CigarsYes
Bocock BrothersYes
CaldwellYes
CLEYes
Crowned HeadsYes
CruxYes
D'CrossierNo
DavidoffYes
Drew EstateYes
Dunbarton Tobacco & TrustYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
EpicNo
Espinosa Premium CigarsYes
Esteban CarrerasNo
FableNo
FavilliNo
Ferio TegoNo
Forged Cigar Co.Yes
Foundation Cigar Co.No
Fuerte y LibreYes
GaroNo
General Cigar Co.Yes
Gran HabanoNo
Habanos S.A.Yes
Howard G Cigars No
Iconic LeafYes
IllusioneNo
J.C. NewmanYes
Karen BergerNo
La Flor DominicanaNo
La PalinaYes
La SirenaNo
Lost&FoundYes
Lotus/VertigoNo
Luciano CigarsNo
Maya Selva CigarsYes
Miami Cigar & Co.No
My Father CigarsNo
Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.Yes
Oveja Negra BrandsNo
Paul GarmirianYes
PDR CigarsNo
PerdomoYes
Platinum NovaNo
Plasencia CigarsYes
PowstanieYes
Quality Importers Trading Co.No
Rocky PatelYes
Rojas CigarsYes
Sinistro CigarsYes
Southern DrawNo
Vintage Rock-A-FellerNo
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