Tom Lazuka

Insidious by Asylum Maduro Shipping Next Week

Last summer, Asylum Cigars introduced Insidious, a mild cigar with a Connecticut wrapper and a sweet tip cap aimed at mild cigars, now, the company...
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Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo 2015

It’s been two years since halfwheel’s last visit to the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo (TPC), the annual two-day winter trade show geared towards convenience store operators but...
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Portraits: Tom Lazuka

If you weren’t in the midwest, you probably had not heard of Tom Lazuka when Asylum Cigars was first announced. He was a former sales...
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Asylum Dragon’s Milk (Prerelease)

Earlier this year, Tom Lazuka of Asylum Cigars told us about an incredibly interesting project. He would be partner with New Holland Brewing Co. of...
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Beer Infused Asylum Dragon’s Milk Cigar Ships

Last month, 10 barrels left New Holland Brewing Co. in Holland, Mich. destined for Nicaragua. For the barrels, it was their third life: first used...
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Insidious by Asylum Released to Retail

Insidious by Asylum, a sweet-capped cigar geared towards more novice smokers, has begun to arrive at retail just over a month after being announced and...
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IPCPR 2014: CLE Cigars/Fabricas Unidas

A week before the trade show, Christian Eiroa told me he had more in the works for the trade show, which was a bit comical...
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All-Maduro Asylum Nyctophilia Coming in August

Asylum Cigars is planning two very different cigar releases for the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show. On one side is the mild Insidious by...
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Asylum Goes Sweet With Insidious

Tom Lazuka knows that oftentimes a person’s first cigar is one with a sweet cap. As such, the man behind the Asylum brand, largely known...
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Asylum 13 99 Problems

Asylum Cigars is known for making big cigars. Company co-founder Tom Lazuka makes it clear, they didn’t make the 7 x 70 vitola first, but...
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Asylum Begins Shipping Extra Large Cigar Cases

Asylum Cigars has begun shipping its new line of cigar cases made for the company’s lines of extra large cigars. In theory, the cases will...
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