Punch, owned by General Cigar, has announced the “Punch Bento Box” for the 2021 holiday season. This limited edition, brick and mortar exclusive contains all three “Year of the Zodiac” releases from 2019, 2020 and 2021. Punch Bento Box will ship in October and contains a total of 42 cigars, including 20 of the 2019's “Egg Roll," 12 “Chop Suey” from 2020, and 10 “Kung Pow!” from this year. All cigars come in their original sizes and blends. Also included is a custom-made cigar rest, created exclusively for the Bento Box. MSRP for this set is $205.58.
United Cigars is bringing back their limited edition United Cigar Bar after almost a decade of being off the shelves. This will be a part of an annual release under a new United Cigars Series Unidas collection. The United Cigar Bar was for sold in 2012 but was immediately removed from the market after receiving a cease and desist from the Hershey Corporation.
Oettinger Davidoff has announced this years Davidoff Golden Band Award winners. The company will honour and acknowledge its best of the best retailers and partners from around the globe with festive events in several countries worldwide.
ATL Cigar Co has announced their fourth line of cigars, ATL Magic. This new line will be available at their 50+ retailers starting October 16th, 2021. The brand celebrates the city of Atlanta "a city full of passion and mystery, gems and ghosts."
Southern Draw Cigars has announced Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension as a new Famous Smoke Shop Exclusive for 2021. Starting next year, it will be available elsewhere as well. The format is a 5.5 x 52 Belicoso Fino. This special version of the Jacobs Ladder has been rolled and aging since 2016 and is made to honor the 21st birthday of Ethan Jabob Holt, the person after which the cigar is named.
ear marked the 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival. Unfortunately last years event was not held in person so we were not able to do our Blind Tasting Event. In 2019 we did the first ever Blind Cigar Tasting Event for every attendee of the festival and it was a huge success. You can read about it here. This year, we went bigger and the event did not disappoint.
German Engineered Cigars is partnering with Claudio Sgroi, former Master Blender at Mombacho, and his consulting company CST Consulting. The two entities will collaborate on two new blends to start with, both of which are schedule to release in 2022, the first at TPE in January.
Cigar Dojo and Aganorsa Leaf are bringing back the ReviveR for 2021. Many believe this is one of, if not the best collaborations Cigar Dojo has ever done. We even gave it a place on our Top 25 in 2018. Now, it 2021, it is back and more plentiful. Production has been increased from 300 to 500 boxes. The blend and size remain unchanged, but the bands and packaging have gotten a refresh.
Pospiech Inc., the distribution company behind the Powstanie brand, has announced a new cigar: The Bangarang. While Powstanie is made at RoMa Craft Tabac, The Bangarang is made in collaboration with Espinosa Premium Cigars.
Casa Cuevas is adding a secondary band to the Prensado line to distinguish it from the Casa Cuevas core line .The Casa Cuevas Prensado line features Habano and Maduro blends. The Prensado line has been around since 2017 and was a follow-up to their core line.