General Cigar Co.

CAO Bones Matador

In the General Cigar Co.-owned chapters of CAO’s existence, the brand has not only been known for some solid cigars, but also for the inspirations…

Warzone Getting Short Churchill as New Size

Warzone, the collaborative project between General Cigar Co. and Espinosa Premium Cigars, is getting a new box pressed Short Churchill vitola. News of the new…

Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

No one has been more aggressive in getting other companies to make cigars at their factory quite like AJ Fernandez. Large brands like Altadis U.S.A….

CAO Expedición

Each year some of the cigar industry’s most prominent independent owners meet with a few dozen manufacturers as part of the annual Tobacconists’ Association of…

Macanudo Inspirado Green Churchill

It’s no secret that many cigar brands have reputations that precede them, and one of the first that comes to mind is Macanudo. With a…

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…