General Cigar New for 2018
Here's a handy list with links to descriptions and photos of all the new cigars and special offerings announced by General Cigar at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show during July 2018. Read more!
Punch Diablo Cigars
Punch Diablo marks the first time that a Punch cigar from General Cigar will be made outside of Honduras, where the brand has been made since the 1960s. Blended by AJ Fernandez, Diablo is the fullest-bodied Punch to date. Read more!
Factory Smokes by Drew Estate
Drew Estate announced the national launch of “Factory Smokes by Drew Estate,” a collection of four blends, in four different sizes at a very friendly price point. Read more!
Review Diesel Whiskey Row Cigar
Diesel Whiskey Row cigars are blended by AJ Fernandez and feature Mexican binder leaves that have been aged in Rabbit Hole bourbon barrels. Read more!
Review of Asylum 13 Ogre Cigar
The Asylum 13 Ogre 770 Gordo is a Nicaraguan puro barber pole cigar, and the second largest cigar ever reviewed on this website. Read more!
New Diesel Whiskey Row Cigars
Diesel Whiskey Row is a new a collection blended by AJ Fernandez and developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a maverick new distillery making its mark on the bourbon category. Read more!
Villiger's New Cigar Factory
Villiger Cigars continues global growth, with the opening of its new factory in Brazil, Villiger Do Brasil. Heinrich Villiger was present at the opening of the new factory. Read more!
New CAO Zocalo Cigars
CAO Zocalo is a new, limited edition release that is the first cigar in CAO’s lineup to be made with Mexican tobacco. Read more!
Review of Macanudo Red Cigar
The new Macanudo Inspirado Red cigar is made with a blend of rare aged Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos along with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The cigar was released during late March 2018, as a part of Macanudo's 50th anniversary celebration. Read more!
Cigars and Cruising
Our latest in a series of cruise adventures was a January 2018 sailing on the Carnival Vista, which was Carnival's newest and largest ship. Among the many activities that I enjoyed was puffing on cigars at two locations on the ship's open decks. Cigar smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ship, including staterooms and balconies. Read more!
New Macanudo Red Cigars
Macanudo Inspirado Red is a bold new cigar handcrafted at STG Esteli in Nicaragua, and will be available throughout the U.S. beginning in late March. Read more!
Macanudo Cigars Turn 50
Be a part of Macanudo's 50th anniversary celebration and enter for your chance to win one of 50 prizes. Read more!
STG Acquires Thompson Cigar
On January 31, 2018, Scandinavian Tobacco Group signed an agreement to acquire the business of Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc. (“Thompson”). The purchase price amounts to USD 62 million and the acquisition will be financed by existing cash at hand. The closing of the deal is expected to take place by the end of March 2018. Read more!
Review of The Glen Cigar
The Glen is a cigar seasoned with Single Malt Scotch and sealed in a glass tube, from Ted's Cigars. Although we do not usually review flavored cigars, they can still be enjoyed on occasion for a change of pace. And in the case of The Glen, the Scotch flavor compliments the taste of the cigar tobacco without being overpowering. Read more!
The Great Smoke 2018
Smoke Inn's 12th annual Great Smoke promises to be bigger and "badder" than ever. This mega cigar event will now be held at a new and larger venue, the South Florida Fairgrounds, on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Tickets are on sale now! VIP tickets usually sell out in advance, so better act sooner than later. For additional info about cigar events, Read more!
Review of Nica Libre Cigars
Nica Libre is a bargain-priced cigar from A.J. Fernandez, made with a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos and a San Andreas wrapper. According to cigar expert Dr. Mitch Fadem, Nica Libre is a good cigar at a good price. What more can you ask for? Read more!
Nica Puro Diamond Cut Cigars
Review of Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut cigar, a Nicaraguan puro made entirely with tobaccos from Nicaragua. This limited edition cigar has an unique box pressed diamond shape and an extra filler leaf in the blend, compared to Alec Bradley's original Nica Puro cigars. Read more!
Guide to Cigar Smoking
Famous Smoke Shop recently published a Beginner's Guide to Cigar Smoking. Read more!
Review of Cheap Cigars
Who says you can't find a good cheap cigar? Cigar expert Dr. Mitch Fadem reviews some highly rated cigars priced at only $2 per stick. Read more!
Review of Fuma Em Corda Cigar
Review of CAO Fuma Em Corda limited edition cigar, made with rare Brazilian tobaccos that have been fermented in ropes. Read more!
Review of Cohiba Blue Cigars
Cohiba Blue is the latest Cohiba brand cigar from General Cigar, as of May 2017. These sticks are not as full as typical Dominican Cohiba cigars, but that is not a bad thing. Honduran OSA leaves are used for both the wrapper and binder, and the filler is a blend of tobaccos from three countries. Read more!
Review of EPC 2nd's Cigars
Our contributing writer Dr. Mitch Fadem found a great deal on Ernesto Perez Carrillo seconds at Cigars International. According to Mitch, these are 4-star cigars for only $2 per stick. Read more!
Review of Partagas Heritage Cigar
Partagas Heritage is a new cigar made with a special blend that was developed over ten years ago. This new Heritage could now be the best cigar in General Cigar's Partagas line. Read more!