Espinosa Premium Cigars announced today the re-release of their 601 Black. This time it is coming in only one size, a toro. The original 601 Black was one of the first full-bodied Connecticut wrapped cigars on the market in the early 2000’s. It hasn't been seen in nearly 10 years. A new version was featured at the “2020 La Zona Palooza Virtual Event" and due to the reaction from event attendees chose to make it a full-release.
Davidoff today announced a new limited edition to the Winston Churchill line, Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019. The cigar is released in one vitola, a 50 x 5 robusto and only 8,000 boxes will be made. The cigars come in boxes inspired by leather travel cases, and include a Boveda pack so they be taken to travel. The blend uses tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Gurkha Cigars have announced a cigar that will exclusively be made for Gurkha Lounges and for retailers with more than 25 Gurkha facings. This new Lounge Exclusive will be available with a Maduro or Habano wrapper. The cigar will be made available to the seven exclusive Gurkha Lounges and any retailers that carry more than 25 Gurkha facings and that are not within a 25-mile radius of the official Gurkha lounges.
Crowned Heads has announced a limited edition version of its new Mil Días brand - Mil Días Mareva EL XX (2020). This new cigar uses the same blend as the original but comes in a new size, the traditional Cuban Mareva vitola (5 1/8" x 42), a corona Only 1000 cabinets of 30 will be made. The Mil Días Mareva EL XX will cost $8.95 per cigar, and is rolled at Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, Nicaragua, under the supervision of Don Eradio Pichardo. Mil Días Mareva EL XX will ship November.
Kafie Trading Company, LLC to be the exclusive distributor of Tabacos San Jeronimo The owner of Kafie Trading Company has reached a distribution agreement with Oscar Orlando Ferrera, the proprietor of Tabacos San Jeronimo. Dr. Gaby Kafie is excited to have discovered in his travels to his country of birth, Honduras a brand of cigars that has been in existence for decades in the Central America premium cigar market.
CAO announced today that Zócalo is coming back, now as a regular production cigar. The name comes from a celebratory city square in Mexico. Zócalo was first released in 2018 as a limited edition blend and in just one vitola. The new regular production version of Zócalo comes in three sizes. It was the first CAO cigar to use a Mexican wrapper. We reviewed the original back in 2018 and gave it an 89.
IS A MAN ANY LESS "MANLY" BECAUSE HE'S NOT A BEER DRINKER? Speaking for myself, I never fully acquired a palate for the bitter, malty taste of beer. Maybe because I was always a soda drinker I got spoiled by the sugary taste of Pepsi, 7-Up, and the like, which today I no longer drink. Of course, as I matured, I came to appreciate a few beers, but mostly the lighter, sweeter fare.
Foundation Cigars has announced new house blend exclusively to Ligero Tobacco House in Buford, GA. The new cigar is called simply "Ligero Tobacco House" and comes in one size, a 6 ¼ x 46 Lonsdale. The blend uses a Habano Ecuador wrapper, San Andres Mexican binder, and filler from Esteli, Jalapa, and Ometepe.
La Palina over the weekend announced that the limited-edition Bronze Label begins shipping to TAA retailers today. The cigar was blended through a collaborative effort with Rocky Patel and is only available to members of the Tobacconists' Association of America, a retailer organization that represents American brick-and-mortar tobacconists.