Puros orígenes
Cigar Journal
by Javier Blanco Urgoiti
2d ago
Tabacalera held “Puros Orígenes” in Madrid, the greatest event dedicated to New World tobacco celebrated in Spain ever. El Grupo de Maestros and around two hundred specialized tobacconists, arrived from all over the country, attended to the presentation of Henry Clay, the new brand for international markets. This is how Jorge Fernández Cabezas, marketing manager, expressed it in the presentation of the “Puros Orígenes” event: “Tabacalera is known worldwide for Habanos, of which we are very proud, but we are also in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua”. So, this is what “Puros Orígen ..read more
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E.P. Carrillo Announces Exclusive Pledge of Allegiance Salomon
Cigar Journal
by Press Release
3d ago
E.P. Carrillo is excited to announce the addition of the exclusive Pledge of Allegiance Salomon cigar to their distinguished collection. This special limited edition release features only 248 boxes, allocated to select retailers, representing the company’s dedication to excellence and paying tribute to America’s 248 years of independence. “We are incredibly proud to present the Pledge of Allegiance Salomon,” said Lissette Perez-Carrillo. “This cigar not only embodies our commitment to quality and tradition but also honors the rich history and spirit of America.” The Salomon vitola is one of ..read more
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Partagas Linea Maestra Selection
Cigar Journal
by Press Release
3d ago
The Gala evening at the 23rd Festival del Habano paid tribute to the Partagás brand with the presentation of its Maestra line, which includes three new vitolas: Rito (Ø52 x 168 mm), Origen (Ø46 x 154 mm) and Maestro (Ø56 x 132 mm).  This new line is the first in the history of Habanos S.A. to be made with 100% San Luis tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo plantations in Pinar del Río, giving it a complex aroma while preserving the brand’s unique character.  The Partagás brand portfolio boasts a wide variety of formats and is constantly developing and innovating. The Maestra line is characte ..read more
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A.J.Fernandez Cigar Evening
Cigar Journal
by Press Release
3d ago
Summer is almost here and Dom Cigár would like to invite you to their next outdoors cigar event. A.J.Fernandez cigar evening will take place on Thursday 13.06.2024 at 18:00 in Wakelake resort at Zlate piesky in Bratislava. Entry fee 60 EUR (on-site) / 55 EUR (purchased in advance in one of their stores in Bratislava) includes 3 cigars, 2 alcoholic beverages and a nice dinner. They will be serving the following selection: Last Call Habano Geniales  Dias de Gloria Short Churchill New World Gobernador Toro  The post A.J.Fernandez Cigar Evening first appeared on Cigar Journal ..read more
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Netherlands – Confirmed Upcoming Legislation on Plain Packaging
Cigar Journal
by Press Release
3d ago
Following a meeting of the Council of Minister, the Dutch Government announced on 7 June 2024 that the upcoming proposal to introduce plain packaging for e-cigarettes will also include the introduction of neutral packaging for cigars citing US market developments as a justification.  “Cigars constitute special tobacco products with unique production characteristics and patterns of consumption – characteristics shared with other traditional tobacco products which have been explicitly excluded from the scope of the proposed legislation.  The reference of US studies to justify a measure ..read more
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News by Manifatture Sigaro Toscano
Cigar Journal
by Nicola Di Nunzio
3d ago
Manifatture Sigaro Toscano has put some interesting releases on the market in recent months which will be described below. Toscano Master Aged Collection Toscano Master Aged cigars have a range of Premium cigars with a unique production process managed by a specialized “refiner” and an extra maturation.  Toscano Master Aged cigars are now produced in four different varieties (Series) consisting of Italian and American tobacco mixed in different wrapper and filler combinations, providing each cigar with a unique taste and smoking experience.  Toscano Master Aged was born from an idea ..read more
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Aganorsa Lunatic Fireracker Joins Prestigous List
Cigar Journal
by Press Release
3d ago
This year’s annual United Cigar July Firecracker series will be the highly coveted Lunatic line by Aganorsa Leaf. This explosive release continues the tradition of excellence in craftsmanship and innovation that has become synonymous with the United Firecracker line and the nations’ independence.  The Lunatic Firecracker showcases the culmination of creativity and dedication from two powerhouses in the cigar industry. These limited-edition, 3 1⁄2 x 50 cigars are produced at the Aganorsa Factory in Nicaragua.  Oliver Nivaud, Director of Operations for United Cigars stated, “The Lunati ..read more
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A New Beginning for Hoyo de Monterrey
Cigar Journal
by Press Release
1w ago
Hoyo de Monterrey will mark its evolution with the launch of two new collections, Hoyo de Monterrey Rojo and Hoyo de Monterrey Oscuro. The distinctive blends embody the heart and soul of Central American cigar culture ignited by the iconic brand in the mid-1960s.  Senior Brand Manager Ed Lahmann said, “The launch of these blends represents more than just new cigars. They are about honoring the brand’s deep-seated foundation in Honduras. As one of the first Cuban ex-pat brands available in the US, Hoyo de Monterrey laid the foundation for Honduran cigarmaking nearly 60 years ago and has be ..read more
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Peter Novysedlák Slovakian Champion Again
Cigar Journal
by Simon Lundh
1w ago
In 2021 he won. In 2022 he finished second. Last year he won again. This year, the dominating force of Slovakian slow smoking, Peter Novysedlák, not only defended his title; he also set a new Slovakian record. 2 hours 37 minutes and 7 seconds was 18 minutes better than his winning time last year, and 37 minutes better than the 2024 runner-up, Július Honsch. Just 13 seconds behind him, Eduard Mysloviš finished third. Slovakia is normally a very active CSWC country, but this year didn’t see as many participants as usual, though. “The contestants were very much looking forward to what the in ..read more
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Catelli Cigar Lounge | Vero Beach, Florida
Cigar Journal Magazine
by Bruce Busch
2w ago
Those who live in the Sunshine State and plenty of people up north know about Vero Beach. An absolute gem of a city on Florida’s East Coast, Vero Beach offers a beautiful downtown as well as world class beaches. Right by the airport is a very elegant lounge called Catelli Cigar Lounge. Michael and Kathy Catalano have put so much thought into the beauty and flow of this lounge which makes it such a pleasure to visit that people have dubbed catelli as the “Cheers of Vero Beach.” The humidors are cabinets with a glass top, which I personally have never seen before. You make your cigar selection ..read more
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