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Corinto “Cory” Talanca never considered himself a big fan of tobacco while he was growing up. He never smoked cigarettes; he never dipped, despite being an avid baseball player; and he had no plans to build his entire career around selling tobacco products. Fast forward to 2014, and Talanca became a tobacconist as the co-owner […]
As the premium cigar industry barrels toward the Sept. 9, 2020 deadline to file Substantial Equivalence applications, many have been holding out hope for a last minute reprieve. Substantial Equivalence is part of the compliance process defined by the Deeming Rule that requires manufacturers of covered tobacco products–including premium cigars, pipe tobacco, vapor, e-cigarettes and […]
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British American Tobacco has announced some changes that will impact its management team. According to a recent press release, Ricardo Oberlander, President of Reynolds American, Inc., will be stepping down from the company and his position on the management board. This change is effective Aug. 31, 2020. Ricardo has been part of Reynolds American’s parent […]
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Brick-and-mortar retailers are the backbone of the premium cigar industry, and for manufacturers like Davidoff, they are the company’s ambassadors and a connection to the end consumers. When it comes to finding a home for its premium cigars, Davidoff doesn’t look for just any retail outlet. It searches for true partners that will represent the […]
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Alec Bradley Cigar Co. will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fine & Rare series with a release of a limited edition box featuring all five Fine & Rare iterations. Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder Alan Rubin set out to create a cigar using 10 different aged and selected tobaccos. To create such a […]
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Nat Sherman International, the company behind such premium cigar brands as Timeless, Epoca, and Metropolitan, has made the announcement that it will cease operations in September 2020. The news impacts the Nat Sherman Townhouse, a retail store located in midtown Manhattan, New York, as well as the company’s wholesale business. Last year, Nat Sherman International’s […]
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Davidoff Cigars has commissioned French marquetry artist Rose Saneuil to design a series of two Masterpiece humidors that are set to debut this year. The designs of these humidors were inspired by the idea of different aspects of time and the artistic interpretation thereof. The first Masterpiece humidor will launch in September 2020 with only […]
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The Onyx Bold Nicaragua is a medium to full-bodied cigar that will delight cigar smokers that are in search of a dark Nicaraguan cigar that’s full of flavor. “The Onyx Bold is a much anticipated follow up to the award-winning Onyx Reserve, which boasted an impressive 94 cigar rating from Cigar Aficionado when it was […]
There’s a new release coming to commemorate the VegaFina’s brand nearly two decade history. VF 1998 is handcrafted by the Grupo de Maestros, the same group behind the iconic Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo and H. Unman brands. VF 1998 is described as a top-notch premium cigar that features proprietary tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic, […]
Gurkha Cigars has announced the upcoming re-release of its grandfathered brand, San Miguel. This premium cigar marks the third recent offering by Gurkha Cigars that is made with tobaccos grown by Aganorsa Leaf in Nicaragua. San Miguel is a Nicaraguan puro made with Aganorsa’s signature double Nicaraguan binder and includes Nicaraguan filler and Nicaraguan shade […]