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Plasencia Cigars comes with new Cosecha

Plasencia Cigars comes with new Cosecha

Plasencia Cigars comes with new Cosecha. The Plasencia Cosecha 149, as the cigar is made with tobacco from the 149th harvest since the first Plasencia planted tobacco in Cuba in 1865. But of course, the Plasencia Cosecha 149 doesn’t contain any Cuban tobacco due to...

El Viejo Continente Classic Maximus

El Viejo Continente Classic Maximus

El Viejo Continente Classic Maximus. A few years ago the Spanish cigar agent Daniel Guerrero decided to take it a step further. A brand of his own. That brand is El Viejo Continente, although he’s also the mastermind behind The Circus cigars. At first in a...

Cortes raises money for charity

Cortes raises money for charity

Cortes raises money for charity. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started charities as well. They are giving back to the community. Some are open about it,...

Weekly news week 27 2021

Weekly news week 27 2021

Weekly news week 27 2021. Another busy week, with plenty of press releases with upcoming cigars for the PCA Convention & Trade show. The show starts today, but due to the covid pandemic and travel restrictions, Ministry of Cigars won’t be there. For live feeds and...

Van Dalen Boutique opens its 7th store

Van Dalen Boutique opens its 7th store

Van Dalen Boutique opens its 7th store in The Netherlands. After the recent opening of Van Dalen Cigar Boutique Groningen and Van Dalen Cigar Boutique Maastricht, it is now time for Van Dalen Cigar Boutique Den Haag.  A little history  Van Dalen Cigars is a...

Oscar Valladares goes back to the future

Oscar Valladares goes back to the future

Oscar Valladares goes back to the future. It is not the first time that the Honduran cigar manufacturer steps into a time machine for inspiration. Two years ago, Valladares came with the 1970s funk and pimp-inspired Superfly (read our review of the Oscar Valladares...

7-20-4 moves production to Jesus Fuego

7-20-4 moves production to Jesus Fuego

7-20-4 moves production to Jesus Fuego. The factory in Nicaragua will now produce the 7-20-4 original line. With the factory change, there will also be an update on the blend. But one thing that doesn’t change is the signature Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. But what the...

EPC adds a longer cigar to the Pledge series

EPC adds a longer cigar to the Pledge series

EPC adds a longer cigar to the Pledge series. Currently, EPC Cigars only makes a 5x50 Robusto and a 6x52 Toro. The shorter one, The Pledge, is Cigar Aficionado’s #1 cigar of the year 2020. But apart from the length of 6¼ inches, nothing is known. Ernesto Perez...

La Galera comes with new lines

La Galera comes with new lines

La Galera comes with new lines. The two new lines will debut at the PCA Convention & Trade show that will start tomorrow. One line, the La Galera Imperial Jade, will be a regular production release. The other, La Galera 85th Anniversary is a limited edition. La...

Espinosa adds a new Laranja Reserva

Espinosa adds a new Laranja Reserva

Espinosa adds a new Laranja Reserva. The Laranja Reserva Azulejo. This is the third Laranja Reserva after the original Laranja Reserva from 2014 and the LaranjaReserva Escuro from 2019. The new Laranja Reserva Azulejo will debut at the PCA Convention & Trade Show...

Chip Goldeen leaves Ashton

Chip Goldeen leaves Ashton

Chip Goldeen leaves Ashton. Tomorrow the PCA Convention & Trade Show starts and for the first time in over two decades, Chip Goldeen is not at the booth of Ashton Distributors. But he will still be in Las Vegas, on the show floor. At the booth of El Septimo where...

Diamond Crown No 4.

Diamond Crown No 4.

Diamond Crown No 4. By now a classic and a size that doesn’t raise any eyebrows. But when J.C. Newman Cigar Company launched the Diamond Crown line, people called them crazy. A line with cigars that all had a 54 ring gauge, who would smoke such jawbreakers? And it’s...

Fratello Cigars is releasing The Texan

Fratello Cigars is releasing The Texan

Fratello Cigars is releasing The Texan. For the last two years, the Fratello The Texan was exclusively available for retailers in the lone star state. But Omar de Frias thinks it’s time to let the rest of the world enjoy this cigar as well. At the PCA Convention &...

The Gatekeeper switches nationality

The Gatekeeper switches nationality

The Gatekeeper switches nationality. Instead of a Dominican cigar, it will now be a Honduran cigar. The 2019 release from Alec & Bradley Rubin moves production from Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic to Tabacos de Oriente in Honduras. From one...

Habanos looking at massive shortages

Habanos looking at massive shortages

Habanos looking at massive shortages. Consumers, retailers, and official Habanos distributors are facing shortages that are only growing. The reason is a perfect storm of circumstances to which the Cuban cigar manufacturer, Cubatabaco, does not have an answer. A...

7-20-4 moves production to Jesus Fuego

7-20-4 Cigars comes with a PCA Exclusive cigar

7-20-4 Cigars comes with a PCA Exclusive cigar. The cigar is only available to retailers that place orders at the PCA Convention & Trade show in Las Vegas next week. The 7-20-4 The Hustler Five & Dime is part of the 7-20-4 Hustler line. The new line extension...

RTB Cigars and Tabacalera Kafie part way

RTB Cigars and Tabacalera Kafie part way

RTB Cigars and Tabacalera Kafie part ways. Ronald Thomas Brown, the owner of RTB Cigars and Concerto Cigars is moving the production of RTB away from Tabacalera Kafie. The two companies were collaborating since May of 2019 for the production of RTB Cigars. “I would...

Espinosa adds a new Laranja Reserva

A new 601 La Bomba Warhead coming from Espinosa

A new 601 La Bomba Warhead coming from Espinosa. Espinosa Premium Cigars is releasing the 7th 601 La Bomba Warhead at the PCA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas next week. The 601 La Bomba Warhead 2021 is a 7x50 Churchill. It is box-pressed and consists of all...

Fratello Cigars is releasing The Texan

Fratello introduces Fuoco in the United States

Fratello introduces Fuoco in the United States. Previously the 3 ½ x50 Short Robusto in the three Fratello core lines were only available in Europe as a European exclusive. But after exclusivity for two years, Omar de Frias is releasing the cigars in the United States...

Dunbarton teams up with Cornell & Diehl

Dunbarton teams up with Cornell & Diehl

Dunbarton teams up with Cornell & Diehl. The soon-to-be-released StillWell Star of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is a very special release. It is not blended by just Steve Saka, but by Saka and Jeremy Reeves. Jeremy Reeves is the master blender for pipe tobacco...

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