Editor’s Note: There is one story that we have chosen not to publish this week. The reason behind this is the story’s origins include information that we don’t publish, specifically wholesale pricing. Personally, I am all for the more information the better, however, wholesale pricing is not something that would better the Weekly News or any other news features at halfwheel, and in the interest of the big picture, we’ll chose to refrain. — el niño diablo.

  • Viaje Stuffed Turkey, V.O.R. & V.P.R. — Details are here.
  • Tatuaje Capa FFNew Havana Cigars has 5 5/8 x 47-48 Capa Especials from My Father Cigars S.A. Get them while you can.
  • Panacea Cameroon — Flatbed Cigar Company’s newest release is available here.
  • Rodrigo Corona Gorda — George Rodriguez indicates that the Corona Gorda size is now in production.
  • Nat Sherman Bench Collection — Michael Herklots indicates that the four sizes made by the Quesadas should be in the Nat Sherman Townhouse this week. This is exclusive to the store.
  • Liga Privada Feral Flying Pigs — A few were given out by Marvin Samel this past weekend at an event at Smoke Inn, Steve Saka has indicated that these will begin shipping regularly at the end of the month.

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  • MUWAT EF Bait Fish — Word is out, the first extension of MUWAT is going to be an exclusive to the aforementioned NHC. Jonathan Drew’s words on the BOTL.org forum can be found here.


  • Crowned Heads Four Kicks — The much-anticipated E.P. Carrillo creation has landed in Nashville. These ship tomorrow. Regius Comes to the U.S. — The cigars have landed and my understanding is they are now available at Sacred Cigars. Details are here.
  • Nat’s .5 — These are medium-fill Petit Coronas offered in both a Connecticut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf. In addition to this new release, Santa Clara’s distribution of Nat Sherman officially ended November 1st. With that price protection returns to the Nat Sherman line.
  • Gurkha Godzilla Ships — Site sponsor Beach Cigar Group has shipped its eight-pack sampler of 6 x 60s.
  • CAO Gift Packs Ship — Evidence here.
  • Cigars International Trademarks “Mega-Sampler” — Frank Herrera has the details about the successful appeal.
  • Judge Bars FDA From Graphic Warning — Story here.
  • Drew Estate Artwork Needs Naming — Site sponsor Drew Estate has a new contest. Submit a name for a piece of art and win a watercolor print and a few Undercrowns.
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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.