Thompson Cigar

Graded: Ten Questions for 2019

It’s in the mid-50s, the skies are gray and the space heater is fired up on the balcony, which means only one thing: it’s time...
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Juárez OBS

For most of its existence, Crowned Heads has made cigars at two factories. Primarily at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in the Dominican...
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Thompson Cigar Headquarters Shutting Down June 29

Thompson Cigar, one of the oldest and largest retailers in the country, will be shutting down most of its U.S. operations on June 29. Last...
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Ten Questions for 2019

A belated welcome to 2019. As is the tradition at halfwheel—and actually before this website started—each year I ask 10 questions that will face the cigar...
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Crowned Heads Adding Thompson Exclusive “Juárez”

Crowned Heads has a new cigar and a new factory partner. The Nashville-based company has announced a new cigar named Juárez that is being released as...
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601 White Label Robusto (2016)

If I were to guess what types of cigars would have made our Top 25 List of 2016, let alone our Top 10, a sub-$5 private label...
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My Father Churchill

When new cigar lines are introduced to the market, I’m not just curious to see what sizes are being included, but what sizes aren’t. Sometimes...
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Romeo y Julieta Aniversario Connecticut Lands at Thompson Cigar Co.

First there was the Romeo y Julieta Aniversario Maduro, now there’s a Connecticut. Both cigars are exclusive to Thompson Cigar. The Connecticut version uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut...
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Romeo y Julieta RyJ Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Robusto

Altadis U.S.A. and Abdel Fernández have collaborated on a number of cigars in the past, so it was not exactly a surprise when another was announced earlier...
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STG Completes Thompson Purchase

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced that it has finalized its $62 million purchase of Thompson and Co., a Tampa-based cigar retailer. While the deal...
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Laranja Reserva Baixo

If there’s one line in the Espinosa Premium Cigars portfolio I find myself gravitating towards, it’s Laranja. Released in 2014, the line gets its Portuguese...
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