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Tatuaje Cigars subsidiary L’Atelier Imports is releasing its L’Atelier Selection Spéciale series next month in the same ...
10/30/2020
L’Atelier Adds Three New Sizes to Selection Spéciale

Tatuaje Cigars subsidiary L’Atelier Imports is releasing its L’Atelier Selection Spéciale series next month in the same three sizes as the original line of L’Atelier cigars.

The bands have been redesigned.

General Cigar Co. has assembled a blend of banner tobacco vintages from all over the world and put it into the new Parta...
10/30/2020
Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020 Out Next Week

General Cigar Co. has assembled a blend of banner tobacco vintages from all over the world and put it into the new Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020, a Cameroon-wrapped line of lonsdales shipping to retailers on Monday.

As with all non-Cuban Partagas cigars, they are made in the Dominican Republic at the General Cigar Dominicana factory.

These 18 cocktails will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit–haunted or not. Whether you're hanging at home or hav...
10/30/2020
18 Spooktacular Halloween Cocktails

These 18 cocktails will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit–haunted or not. Whether you're hanging at home or having a socially distant get together, mix up some of these potent potions to make it spooktacular. https://bit.ly/2HJe8xj

Back in the day, imbibing on Halloween was a hit-and-miss proposition. If you were lucky enough, as you escorted the kids on their trick-or-treating rounds, you might stumble upon the one house in…

Halloweekend is upon us. Have a look at some of these cultish cigars including spooky smokes from Tatuaje Cigars' Monste...
10/30/2020
A Curious Collection of Cult Cigars

Halloweekend is upon us. Have a look at some of these cultish cigars including spooky smokes from Tatuaje Cigars' Monster Series such as the Dracula.

Some of the industry’s offbeat cigars have gained a serious cult following over the years in much the same way cult movies attract a small, yet passionate fan base.

Retailers across the U.S. are starting to receive first shipments of Arlequín, the newest, box-pressed brand from Fratel...
10/29/2020
Fratello’s Artful Arlequín Arrives at Retail

Retailers across the U.S. are starting to receive first shipments of Arlequín, the newest, box-pressed brand from Fratello Cigars that consists of a four-country blend.

The new cigars are made in Nicaragua at the Joya de Nicaragua factory.

Today's $1.44 billion deal for Imperial's premium cigar business is big, but it's far from the largest deal the industry...
10/29/2020
Twelve Of The Biggest Deals in the Handmade Cigar Industry (Updated to 13)

Today's $1.44 billion deal for Imperial's premium cigar business is big, but it's far from the largest deal the industry has seen. Here are a baker's dozen acquisitions, from $40 million all the way up to $22 billion.

Here are the biggest deals in the handmade cigar business, listed in ascending order of value, from $40 million to more than $20 billion.

Today, Imperial Brands PLC completed the sale of its premium cigar business to an investment consortium for 1.225 billio...
10/29/2020
Imperial Completes $1.44 Billion Sale Of Premium Cigar Business

Today, Imperial Brands PLC completed the sale of its premium cigar business to an investment consortium for 1.225 billion euros ($1.44 billion). The sale includes a vast array of familiar cigar brands, factories and companies.

Half of Cuba’s Habanos S.A., Tabacalera USA, Casa de Montecristo, JR Cigar, the world’s largest cigar factory and some of the world’s most famous cigar brands, including Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta.

Happy Whiskey Wednesday. We experimented with a number of popular bourbons to find their best ratio to vermouth in what ...
10/28/2020
Classic: Manhattan Project

Happy Whiskey Wednesday. We experimented with a number of popular bourbons to find their best ratio to vermouth in what is one of the most classic cocktails: the Manhattan.

A theory of relativity should drive any study of what is perhaps the most classic of cocktails: the Manhattan. The brown spirits version and forerunner of the clear Martini, this mix of whisky and…

How long do you think this nine-inch-long Cuban Romeo y Julieta from 1985 smoked? That, plus a Partagás lonsdale, eight-...
10/28/2020
Connoisseur’s Corner: Romeo y Julieta Fabuloso (1985)

How long do you think this nine-inch-long Cuban Romeo y Julieta from 1985 smoked? That, plus a Partagás lonsdale, eight-inch La Gloria Cubana and a Quai d'Orsay Churchill.

This tasting of vintage cigars features a Romeo y Julieta Fabuloso from 1985 and a 1986 Quai D’Orsay Imperiales.

Made by a single roller at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, the newest size of La Palina Goldie is expected to s...
10/28/2020
La Palina Goldie Gets Thick New Size

Made by a single roller at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, the newest size of La Palina Goldie is expected to start reaching retailers next month, and it is the thickest Goldie La Palina Cigar has ever made.

The new size is called the Laguito No. 6.

In a seminar one year at the Las Vegas Big Smoke, Davidoff Cigars cigarmaker Hendrik Kelner passed out cigars made entir...
10/28/2020
Why Do Cigars Sometimes Make My Mouth Dry?

In a seminar one year at the Las Vegas Big Smoke, Davidoff Cigars cigarmaker Hendrik Kelner passed out cigars made entirely of a certain type of tobacco to show how an out-of-balance smoke tastes.

When I smoke a cigar, sometimes it makes my mouth terribly dry. Why is that?

The lancero is one of the most popular formats among connoisseurs and cigarmakers alike, however it isn't the most admir...
10/27/2020
No. 6 Cigar Of 2019 | Olive Serie V Lancero

The lancero is one of the most popular formats among connoisseurs and cigarmakers alike, however it isn't the most admired by consumers. The Oliva Serie V Lancero was the No. 6 cigar of 2019 and we talked about how Oliva Cigar Co. mastered the vitola with such little room for error.

Managing editor Gregory Mottola and associate editor Andrew Nagy smoke and discuss the Oliva Serie V Lancero.

Our October issue is now on newsstands. Pick up a copy for features on David Harbour, NFL legend Terry Bradshaw, golf's ...
10/27/2020
September/October 2020 | Cigar Aficionado

Our October issue is now on newsstands. Pick up a copy for features on David Harbour, NFL legend Terry Bradshaw, golf's biggest hitters and Trump's Cuban cigar ban. Plus, we rate over 70 cigars in six size categories, reveal a new set of luxuries in our Good Life Guide and more. Read the full table of contents.

Browse the largest collection of cigar ratings and reviews as well as the latest coverage on cigars, Cuba, gambling, golf, beer, spirits, and more.

Even if your candy hunting days are long behind you, Halloween may still require you to get into costume–even during 202...
10/27/2020
Seven Ways To Smoke A Cigar On Halloween

Even if your candy hunting days are long behind you, Halloween may still require you to get into costume–even during 2020. These outfits will not only allow you to have a great cigar, they won’t be complete without one. Happy puffing.

Halloween costumes for a cigar aficionado.

A stem in a cigar is not a mistake, but instead serves a valuable purpose. https://bit.ly/35G7Czw.
10/27/2020
Why is There a Stem in My Cigar?

A stem in a cigar is not a mistake, but instead serves a valuable purpose. https://bit.ly/35G7Czw.

While veins may not be pretty to look at, they can be full of flavor. The stems, too. At the center of each tobacco leaf is a thick, linear structure known as a midrib, i.e. a stem, a natural part of…

Luciano Meirelles has been working with ex-NBA stars Dominique Wilkins and Tiago Splitter as the head of ACE Prime Cigar...
10/26/2020
A Q&A With Luciano Meirelles, ACE Prime Cigars

Luciano Meirelles has been working with ex-NBA stars Dominique Wilkins and Tiago Splitter as the head of ACE Prime Cigars. He sat down with managing editor Greg Mottola earlier in the year to discuss how he intends on establishing himself in such a small, competitive market.

His name might not be familiar to many cigar smokers, but Luciano Meirelles has spent a little more than a decade working in the cigar industry, trying to make inroads in the business.

On November 9, General Cigar Co. will be releasing 2,500 boxes of the CAO Vision from CAO Cigars, a limited-edition ciga...
10/26/2020
CAO Vision Returns Next Month

On November 9, General Cigar Co. will be releasing 2,500 boxes of the CAO Vision from CAO Cigars, a limited-edition cigar that features a Cameroon wrapper and luminescent packaging similar to the original.

You may remember the futuristic, blue glow that came from the glossy white boxes of CAO Vision cigars when they were released in 2007.

Michael Jordan is putting up big numbers yet again. Only nine days after his interview with publisher and editor Marvin ...
10/25/2020
Michael Jordan Video Draws 1 Million Views in Just Nine Days

Michael Jordan is putting up big numbers yet again. Only nine days after his interview with publisher and editor Marvin R. Shanken was uploaded to YouTube, his video has received over 1 million views.

Shot in 2017 at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida.

"I definitely don’t smoke cigars to train for the 40, but I definitely don’t train at all.” Rich Eisen has been talking ...
10/25/2020
The Running Man

"I definitely don’t smoke cigars to train for the 40, but I definitely don’t train at all.” Rich Eisen has been talking sports (and cigars) with a hefty dose of humor for more than 20 years.

The host has cultivated a coterie of comedians and a relationship with website Funny or Die to continue the mirth.

After doing a little fall cleaning in the aging room, PDR CIGARS owner Abe Flores says he found a forgotten inventory of...
10/25/2020
PDR Finds Forgotten Inventory of Aged Cigars

After doing a little fall cleaning in the aging room, PDR CIGARS owner Abe Flores says he found a forgotten inventory of smokes he made in 2014 for a European company, which he is now shipping to retailers.

You never know what you may find during a full clean.

Ever since the Cuban Ramon Allones Allones No. 2 Edición Limitada 2019 was launched in the U.K. this summer, the cigar h...
10/24/2020
Ramon Allones Edición Limitada 2019 Appearing Worldwide

Ever since the Cuban Ramon Allones Allones No. 2 Edición Limitada 2019 was launched in the U.K. this summer, the cigar has been slowly trickling into global markets. Here’s where you can find it.

Despite being so late in the year, many countries still await their allocations of the Allones No. 2.

Ashtray maker Stinky Cigar of Quality Importers now offers 13 new editions of their Original, Personal and Car ashtrays–...
10/24/2020
Quality Importers Expands Stinky Cigar Ashtray Line

Ashtray maker Stinky Cigar of Quality Importers now offers 13 new editions of their Original, Personal and Car ashtrays–featuring new colors and finishes.

The Car ashtray even pops open to hold your cigar right in your cupholder.

Fall brings a change of colors, and it's never a bad time to change your smoke. Try one of these 16 outstanding smokes t...
10/23/2020
The 16 Best Cigars You Need for the Fall

Fall brings a change of colors, and it's never a bad time to change your smoke. Try one of these 16 outstanding smokes that are sure to spice up an autumn day.

Sixteen smokes from the summer scored 91 points or higher. Check out all of the outstanding smokes from the past few months and get your hands on some for the new season.

"I definitely don’t smoke cigars to train for the 40, but I definitely don’t train at all.” Rich Eisen has been talking ...
10/23/2020
The Running Man

"I definitely don’t smoke cigars to train for the 40, but I definitely don’t train at all.” Rich Eisen has been talking sports (and cigars) with a hefty dose of humor for more than 20 years.

The host has cultivated a coterie of comedians and a relationship with website Funny or Die to continue the mirth.

Michael Jordan is putting up big numbers yet again. Only nine days after his interview with publisher and editor Marvin ...
10/23/2020
Michael Jordan Video Draws 1 Million Views in Just Nine Days

Michael Jordan is putting up big numbers yet again. Only nine days after his interview with publisher and editor Marvin R. Shanken was uploaded to YouTube, his video has received over 1 million views.

Watch the full interview on YouTube.

French luxury goods maker S.T. Dupont teamed up with Habanos S.A. to create a new collection of high-end accessories for...
10/23/2020
S.T. Dupont Teams Up with Habanos for New Cohiba Accessories

French luxury goods maker S.T. Dupont teamed up with Habanos S.A. to create a new collection of high-end accessories for Cohiba.

French luxury goods maker S.T. Dupont has teamed up with Habanos S.A. to create a new collection of high-end accessories for Cohiba, one of the most famous Cuban cigar brands in the world.

Steve Harvey seems to be everywhere—on television, radio, in books and more. He only slows down for a fine cigar. We tak...
10/22/2020
Man On The Move

Steve Harvey seems to be everywhere—on television, radio, in books and more. He only slows down for a fine cigar. We take a look back at our profile on the dynamic talent, who had a great time shooting for his cover.

Even as he takes his lunch break, he's working, having discussions with various members of the staff of "Steve Harvey," his daily talk show.

After doing a little fall cleaning in the aging room, PDR CIGARS owner Abe Flores says he found a forgotten inventory of...
10/22/2020
PDR Finds Forgotten Inventory of Aged Cigars

After doing a little fall cleaning in the aging room, PDR CIGARS owner Abe Flores says he found a forgotten inventory of smokes he made in 2014 for a European company, which he is now shipping to retailers.

You never know what you may find during a full clean.

Rocky Patel, owner of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, tells us which former Cigar Aficionado cover subject gave him his firs...
10/22/2020
Five Questions: Rocky Patel, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Inc.

Rocky Patel, owner of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, tells us which former Cigar Aficionado cover subject gave him his first cigar and why becoming a toothpaste entrepreneur may be a good idea.

We ask Rocky Patel five interesting questions.

Senior manager Gregory Mottola sat down with the owner of Oliva Cigar Co. about being raised in Belgium, handing out cig...
10/21/2020
A Conversation With Oliva Cigar Co. Owner: Fred Vandermarliere

Senior manager Gregory Mottola sat down with the owner of Oliva Cigar Co. about being raised in Belgium, handing out cigars at six years old and much more.

Affable and intelligent with a charming Belgian accent and boundless energy, Vandermarliere oversees J. Cortès Cigars N.V., the 94-year-old company that owns Oliva Cigar Co.

Ever since the Cuban Ramon Allones Allones No. 2 Edición Limitada 2019 was launched in the U.K. this summer, the cigar h...
10/21/2020
Ramon Allones Edición Limitada 2019 Appearing Worldwide

Ever since the Cuban Ramon Allones Allones No. 2 Edición Limitada 2019 was launched in the U.K. this summer, the cigar has been slowly trickling into global markets. Here’s where you can find it.

Despite being so late in the year, many countries still await their allocations of the Allones No. 2.

How many cigars from Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Cigars of 2019 have you smoked, and which do you have on your list?
10/21/2020
Cigar Aficionado

How many cigars from Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Cigars of 2019 have you smoked, and which do you have on your list?

Our Top 25 from 2019 featured smokes from brands such as Aging Room, Cohiba, Warped and more.

In a contemporary market where cigarmakers are mixing tobaccos from across the cigar world, is it possible to tell where...
10/21/2020
Are There Any Telltale Signs That Indicate a Cigar's Origin?

In a contemporary market where cigarmakers are mixing tobaccos from across the cigar world, is it possible to tell where the smoke in your hands is from?

Are there any indicators that can tell you more about where your cigar is from?

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