General Cigar Co.

Diesel Estelí Puro Shipping in September

There will be another Diesel line heading to stores next month. The Diesel Estelí Puro is a Nicaraguan puro that uses tobaccos from the AJ…

CAO Bones Heading to Retail in Early August

Not long after the calendar turns to August, the CAO Bones is expected to begin arriving on retail shelves. According to a report by Cigar…

CAO Expedición Arrives at TAA Stores

General Cigar Co.’s 2020 TAA release is now in stores. The CAO Expedición is a 6 1/8 x 50 toro that is offered exclusively to retailers…

Macanudo Inspirado Green Soft Launches at Select Retailers

The new Macanudo Inspirado Green is on sale at select retailers, again. General Cigar Co. began shipping the cigar to select accounts earlier this month…

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección No.2

If you asked me what General Cigar Co. has been doing with its version of the Hoyo de Monterrey brand lately, I’d say it’s been…

Hector Vanegas, STG’s Nicaraguan Manufacturing Manager, Dies (Update)

Scandinavian Tobacco Group has announced the passing of Hector Vanegas, the company’s manufacturing manager for its operations at STG Estelí in Nicaragua. “Hector was a…

Cohiba Royale Toro

Among the brands in the General Cigar Co. portfolio, Cohiba has certainly gotten more than its share of attention in recent years. While it has…

STG Discontinuing Agio’s Balmoral, San Pedro de Macorís in the U.S.

The Balmoral line of premium cigars will no longer be sold in the U.S. Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) is selling the remaining American inventory of…

Macanudo Inspirado Green Delayed Until June (Update)

Update (April 29, 2020) — General Cigar Co. has now clarified that it is pushing back the release until June. Atlantic Cigar Co. did begin…

Diesel Delirium

Since Diesel made the move from a catalog- and internet-only brand to one that is available to all retailers in 2017, there’s certainly been no…

STG Reorganizes After Agio Integration, Régis Broersma to Lead General Cigar Co.

Régis Broersma will remain in charge of General Cigar Co. Scandinavian Tobacco Group—parent of General Cigar Co., Cigars International and others—announced that it would be…