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Alfonso Gran Selección Preciosos

The Alfonso Gran Selección is described as a darker version of the Alfonso Extra Añejo. Given that the Extra Añejo was #1 on halfwheel’s Top 25 of 2022, the bar has been set very high.

El Septimo The Emperor Collection Alexander III

The Alexander III is one of 10 different cigars in El Septimo’s The Emperor Collection, a series of cigars that are named after various emperors who have ruled throughout history.

Byron 1850 No. 2

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

Alfonso Extra Añejo No. 3

One of the new creations from Selected Tobacco S.A. bears the name of the company’s founder, Nelson Alfonso Egüed. The six-vitola Alfonso line is made up of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and binder along with Nicaraguan ligero and Peruvian filler tobaccos.

Cypher 3311 Lorenz

The Cypher 3311 pays tribute to Major A. T. Casdagli, who was captured by the Nazis during World War II. The cigars in this line are all aged for a year and come in packaging that pays tribute to Casdagli’s needlework creations.

Lampert Limitada Salomones

Retailer exclusives are nothing new in the cigar industry, nor are exclusives to groups of retailers, such as the Tobacconists’ Association of America. Yet sometimes…

Daughters of the Wind Robusto

While adding a new vitola to a line is a relatively straightforward and uneventful announcement, in the case of the Daughters of the Wind Robusto, it…

El Septimo Sacred Arts Collection Leonardo da Vinci

If you’re going to create a new series of premium cigars, there are worse places to turn that some of Western civilization’s greatest painters and…

Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda

A couple of weeks ago I was doing some reorganization of halfwheel’s office humidors in an effort to consolidate half-opened boxes and create some free space….

Villa Casdagli Pigasus

In May, Casadagli Cigars announced a brand new line named Villa Casdagli, after the home of Emmanuel Casdagli, a Greek businessman who began the family’s Cairo-based cotton business in…

D’Crossier Golden Blend Reserva Cañonazo

In 2007, Pure Aroma Cigars, Inc. released a five-vitola line under its Diplomacy Series named the D’Crossier Golden Blend. It was made up of an Ecuadorian…