General Cigar Co.

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…

General Shipping Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección

General Cigar Co. has been revamping its Hoyo de Monterrey brand and the newest Hoyo is now off to stores. The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure…

Punch Chop Suey

In recent years, there’s been a growing number of manufacturers releasing cigars based on the Chinese Zodiac calendar, which is best known for naming each…

Cohiba Royale Arrives at Stores (Update)

After months of teasing, the Cohiba Royale can now be purchased. Retailers have begun announcing they have taken receipt of the Royale, a new blend…

CAO Expedición Shipping to TAA Retailers in May

General Cigar Co. has announced its TAA exclusive for 2020 and for the third time, it will come from CAO. The CAO Expedición is a…

Dominican Cigar Industry Shuts Down Due to Coronavirus (Update)

Coronavirus has shut down the Dominican Republic’s cigar industry. As of Friday, virtually every sizable cigar factory in the country has shut down to coronavirus…