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Check out the latest news in the industry, as well as, announcements on new cigars and more.

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Warped La Relatos The First Petit Lancero Cigar Review – This 6×38 stick features a dark brown, oily satin feel with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and very…

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VegaFina Year of the Rat Released

For the third consecutive year, VegaFina will release a cigar celebrating Chinese New Year and the zodiac calendar. The newest cigar is the VegaFina Year of the Rat 2020, a…

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Rocky Patel Super Ligero Cigar Review

To be honest I was a little apprehensive about smoking the Rocky Patel Super Ligero cigar. Wasn't in the mood for a really strong stick but this one had been…

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Javier Estades Extends CAA Chairmanship Through 2020

Javier Estades, president of Tabacalera USA, will be the chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA) for another year. The CAA is one of three main cigar trade groups.…

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#nowsmoking: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut Corona Gorda

Our next episode of #nowsmoking reunites Gary Korb and Khuong Pham - and they've teamed-up to smoke the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Corona Gorda. Watch their review now to…

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TOP 25 CIGARS 2019: COUNTDOWN TO THE CIGAR OF THE YEAR

Each year, our tasting panel members smoke hundreds of cigars in order to give you the results of these blind tastings with the most objective impressions possible through our ratings.…

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XXXII Meeting of Friends of Partagás

For the cigar enthusiast there is no better time to be at Havana than in the Meeting of Friends of Partagás. The event is recognized to gather people from all…

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NEW Release: FRATELLO ESCLUSIVO CONNETICUT

Omar de Frias anncounced the new Fratello Esclusivo Connecticut. This cigar will be sold exclusively at Old Virginia Tobacco (OVTC).

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Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d’Aosta

In the latest edition of what are we celebrating today?, it’s the 10th anniversary of Illusione’s Epernay line. Epernay was released in 2009 as an extension to the Illusione ~eccj~,…

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Dr. Stephen Hahn is just one step away from becoming the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved…

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CigarAndPipes CO Ashdrop 116

This is a crowd sourced cigar deal weekly series with CigarAndPipes.com bringing you a VERY special weekly deal that YOU help choose!  Each week there will be three deals to…

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SmokeInn Dec 2019 Cigar Of The Month Club

Support CigarObsession on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cigarobsession Here is this month’s unboxing of the SmokeInn Sampler of the Month Club. Signups are here: https://www.smokeinn.com/Cigar-of-the-Month-Club-Monthly-Subscription.html CO Recommended Products: https://www.amazon.com/shop/cigarobsession
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Daughters of the Wind Lancero Ships

Casdagli has begun shipping its new Daughters of the Wind Lancero, called Cremello. The cigar measures 7 1/2 x 39 and uses the same internal blend as the rest of…

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The Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch will return to retailers next week. This year’s version will be a 6 1/2 x 52 toro with a Dominican pelo de oro wrapper…

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Pappy Van Winkle 10, 12, and 23 yr Review and Cigar Pairing.

I know, I know, someone has to suffer through 3 shots of bourbon and cigar pairings just to get to the truth. Sorry for mentioning the Padron 1926 A LOT.…

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Cavalier Genève Black Series II Lancero Ships

Cavalier Genève has announced that it has begun shipping a lancero size in its Black Series II line. Like the rest of the Black Series II line, the lancero uses…

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Omar de Frias announced the Fratello Esclusivo Connecticut to be sold exclusively at Old Virginia Tobacco (OVTC).  Fratello Esclusivo launched last year with a 5 x 52 Habano Nicaragua piramide.…

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Subscriber Showcase 13 Alex Brandon

Support CigarObsession on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cigarobsession Thank you Alex Brandon, for sending in this Showcase video! If you would like to see your setup and collection featured on CO, film a…

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With a Davidoff Year Of The Rat in hand, Cigar Journal’s Samuel Spurr discussed the Chinese cigar market with Beat Hauenstein, Chief Executive Officer, Oettinger Davidoff AG, during the International…

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National preview of the new Vegafina 1998

During a wonderful evening organized at the Controvento restaurant by Tabaccheria Cigars & Co. of Milan, in collaboration with Diadema S.p.A., the National Preview of the new 1998 Vegafina took…

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International Cigar Expo 2019 Debuts in Shenzhen, China

The gleaming city of Shenzhen hosted the inaugural International Cigar Expo 2019 (ICE) from 21-22 November, organised by China Tobacco. Over 4000 members of China’s cigar industry, from executives to…

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Wednesday, December 4th, is episode 12 of “A to Z: A Flavor Odyssey,” this week your hosts Robby Rasmussen and Randy Griggs take on the letter ‘L’. On this episode,…

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Submit a Top Cigar List for The Consensus 2019

Every January since this site started, we have published something called The Consensus. The idea was to see what would happen if I took all of the various Top 25, Top…

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Warped Ships Lirio Rojo 2019

The 2019 version of Lirio Rojo is off to stores. Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars announced that his company has begun shipping its annual holiday exclusive. This year will be…

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Listen: Charlie Minato on Cigar Talk

A couple weeks ago I talked with Rob Jones of Cigar Talk, a podcast that talks about cigars. Rob contacted me right around the time of some big FDA news and so we spent…

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