News Archive August 11, 2021

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PCA 2021: Protocol Cigars

From the 2021 PCA Trade Show, we talk to Juan Cancel and Kevin Keithan of Protocol Cigars

For Protocol Cigars, 2021 marked the sixth IPCPR/PCA Trade Show. It also marked…

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PCA 2021: Platinum Nova

From the 2021 PCA Trade Show, we talk to Leanor Abzaradel of Platinum Nova.

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Joya de Nicaragua Ships Antaño Gran Reserva GT 20

The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva GT20 is now shipping. It’s a new 6 x 52 toro size for the Antaño Gran Reserva line. Tobacco-wise, it’s made entirely of leaves…

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La Palina Ships Three New Cigars

A trio of new cigars from La Palina are on their way to retailers, two of which are new vitolas for a popular line, the other a new line for…

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Cigar Review: La Aurora TAA Exclusivo (2020)

In 2020, La Aurora Cigars would release its first exclusive cigar for the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) and it would be simply titled “La Aurora TAA Exclusivo.” La Aurora…

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Asylum Schizo Cigar Review

This week I take a look at the Asylum Schizo Cigar Review cigar. Join me in my Asylum Schizo Cigar Review cigar review to see if I recommend this stick.

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Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla Heads to Stores

The third release of Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla, the project between Espinosa Premium Cigars and Cigar Dojo, is on its way to stores across the country. The cigar debuted in 2014…

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Three New La Aurora Limited Editions Arrive Early

A trio of new limited releases from La Aurora is arriving on shelves in the U.S. This week, retailers have taken delivery of the new Fernando Léon Limited Edition Belicoso,…

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The original Diamond Crown Connecticut made by the Fuente Family for J.C. Newman Cigar company. Stanford Newman dreamt of making the best cigar in the world. That cigar is what…

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PCA 2021 Report: Platinum Nova

One of the booths our team was particularly excited to visit at the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show was Platinum Nova. Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Platinum Nova…

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Top 5 Boom Era Brands

The Cigar Boom started in the early 90s. A lot of cigars got their start but many did not make after the crash. So we decided to go over…

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Cohiba Serie M

General Cigar is really keeping things moving on the luxury cigar scene, with their Cohiba brand leading the charge. Hot off the heels of last year’s ultra-premium Cohiba Royale, General…

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"This cigar was a most excellent after dinner cigar. It embodied almost exactly what you'd want from a dessert cigar. No I'm not talking about that artificial sweetness you get…

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Las Vegas

Even Las Vegas has its limitations, at least when it comes to smoking. But there are still plenty of great cigar spots in the city, both on and off the…

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#NowSmoking: Zino Nicaragua Toro

Reading Time: 5 minutes Marketed toward younger adult cigar smokers with an active lifestyle, this medium-bodied Zino Nicaragua selection reveals the creamy smoothness that newer cigar smokers will love…

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Art de Vivre Festival | September 10th to 12th (Andorra)

It’s more than obvious that we all desire to get back to normal. Apart from death and economic damage, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our social life, a social life…

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ACE Prime – PCA 2021

One of the most scaled-down booths from 2019 to 2021—moving from the former IPCPR to the current PCA trade show—was ACE Prime. The company made a big splash at the…

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