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Viaje Skull and Bones The Punisher

First came The Hulk, followed by Bruce Banner, then Johnny Blaze, Ghost Rider and Mephisto. No, these were not the members of a new Marvel…

Liga Privada Year of the Ox

For good reason, there has been a lot of talk about the past year and a half, and how 2020 and potentially 2021 will be…

Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro

In 2019, Altadis U.S.A. announced the first blend in a brand new three-part series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad brand, each of…

San Cristóbal de La Habana 20 Aniversario

Considering the country’s history with tobacco, it may be tempting to assume that just about any brand of Cuban cigar has been in existence for…

Matilde Quadrata Toro Bravo

One thing that we at halfwheel are trying to do is be better about what cigars we are reduxing. We only do about 12 of these per…

M.X.S. Adrián González El Titán

When I got the first press release for a new company called ACE Prime, which at that point was getting stylized as A.C.E. Prime, it…

Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2020

Late last year, Cavalier Genève announced that it would have a 2020 version of its annual Limited Edition. Simply called the Cavalier Genève Limited Edition…

Havana Q Double Toro

A good chunk of the cigar industry is made up of family businesses like J.C. Newman is. Regardless of the ownership situation, a good number…

Micallef A

Companies that let fans name products have led to some interesting results in the past, with the R.R.S. Boaty McBoatface moniker chosen in an online…

Fratello Arlequín Prensado Toro

In June 2019, Fratello released a sampler that contained two new blends. At the time, the company said it was hoping to get feedback about…

Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Diamond

There’s not much in the way of innovation when talking about cigar vitolas. The reality is, there’s only so much you can do to a…