Press Release: General Cigar Retains US Cohiba Trademark

Cohiba Cigar BoxRichmond, VA - General Cigar was recently vindicated by the courts again in the nearly 16 year old legal battle waged by Cubatabaco to determine rightful ownership of the Cohiba® trademark in the United States. After losing its legal battle in the Second Circuit, Cubatabaco continued to exhaust all available legal channels by bringing this matter before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”).  Continue reading

Cigar Review: Padron 1964 No.4 Maduro

Padron 1964 No.4 MaduroAsk any connoisseur to name the size and shape of a cigar bearing the name “No. 4″ and 9 times out of 10 you’re likely to get small vitola references to such Cuban icons as the Montecristo No. 4 Petit Corona, Partagas Serie-D No. 4 Robusto or the Romeo y Julieta No. 4 Robusto.  Non-Cuban cigar manufacturers have also incorporated the name “No. 4″ in to their lines as well – with such small vilotas as the My Father No. 4 Lancero and the Fuente Opus X Perfecxion No. 4 Petit Corona. Continue reading

Announcement: RoMa Craft Tobac Mode-5 Becomes Coreline

RomaCraft Mode-5 BoxBack in February we brought you an update on two of RoMa Craft Tobac’s newer releases – the CroMagnon Blockhead and Mode-5.  Today, it was announced that Mode-5 would become a coreline offering and is to debut at IPCPR 2013 this coming July. Continue reading

Legislation: US Bill H.R. 792 Gains 12 New Co-Sponsors

US House Bill HR-792On February 18th, we first brought you information on US House Bill H.R. 792 (113th Congress) – since then we have continued to provide periodic updates on where things stand with gaining co-sponsors from local state representatives.  Today that co-sponsor total stands at 39.  Continue reading

Cigar Review: CAO Brazilia Carnivale

CAO CarnivaleAnyone who’s been smoking cigars for a period of time is familiar with the CAO Brazilia line.  Before General Cigar took over manufacturing and distribution for CAO, the Brazilia line had already risen to top-quality status with such vitolas as the Gol, Amazon, Piranha, Samba, Anaconda, Corcovado, and Cariocas.  Then they released a series of box-pressed robustos.  Now, fast-forward to earlier this week where we shared the official press release for an all-new updated Brazilia vitola for 2013.  Under the tutelage of Rick Rodriquez of General Cigar, the company now proudly presents the all-new 6-1/2 x 60 box-pressed Carnivale.  Continue reading

Press Release: Black Patch Kenbano Features Kentucky-grown Habano

Toro 6x54 Inside LidFor Immediate Release – The Black Patch Cigar Company, located in Pikeville, Kentucky, recently released a cigar with a proprietary Habano seed grown in the fertile soils of Western Kentucky.  This new cigar, appropriately called, Black Patch Kenbano, was first released in September-October of 2012 and is currently shipping nationwide.  Only two sizes of this special edition cigar will be released:  a 5 x 50 Robusto and a 6 x 54 Gran Toro.

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Cigar Review: Quesada Heisenberg

Heisenberg CigarBack in December we brought you news about an all-new concept cigar from the folks at Quesada Cigars known simply as the Heisenberg Project.  Other than the cigar’s name, sizes and shapes and the unique slogan of “Embrace Uncertainty” – not much else is really known about the line. Continue reading

Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate

Herrera EsteliWhen cigar enthusiasts here the name Drew Estate, two things usually come to mind:  1) infused cigars; and 2) full-bodied limited releases.  The former includes such common lines as ACID, Natural and Tabak - the latter is Liga Privada. Continue reading

Press Release: New Federal 92nd Anniversary Cigar – My Father Special F

Federal Exclusive MyFather BoxPortsmouth, NH – Federal Cigar is honored to announce the upcoming release of the My Father Cigar Company’s Special F to commemorate Federal’s 92nd Anniversary event on Saturday, March 16th 2013. Blended by the Pepin family, this cigar is a prime example of the history of excellence for which the My Father Cigar Company has become known.


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