"This cigar has the holidays in it. With notes of oak, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow, peanuts, and cedar. A very delicious cigar. Perfection from start to finish, with only a minor touch up needed. This would be a cigar I'd share with friends to bring in the holidays. A cigar I'd like to have in my humidor." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
Cohiba is adding their first regular production cigar for the first time since 2020 in the form of the Cohiba Riviera. The cigar is a six-region blend that features the Central American tobacco and is named after the lush San Andrés Tuxtla Valley that bore the cigar’s wrapper.
General cigar has announced the fourth iteration of Cohiba Spectre, the brand's small batch, ultra luxury cigar. The blend for Cohiba Spectre uses five varietals of tobacco, each some of the highest quality tobaccos of the growing regions, soils and microclimates from which they were harvested.
"There were a lot of flavors to this cigar, however, they just didn't seem to match each other or blend well together. This smoke was a salty, cedar flavor but there was a sharp piney flavor that was harsh at times." -Chad M. (Chad Tchad)
General Cigar has announced that they are bringing back the Cohiba Spectre for a third release. The Spectre is one of the most expensive cigars ever released by General Cigar and uses four varietals of tobacco, each paying homage to the growing regions, soils and microclimates from which they were harvested.
Cohiba announced an exclusive biometric humidor for the 2023 holidays offering users access via fingerprint or key. It includes a variety of unique cigars and costs $5,500. Only 130 units were produced.
General Cigar has announced the third iteration of their Cohiba Serie M, and this year's size will be the Prominente which measures 7 x 50. The Cohiba Serie M was the first collaboration between General Cigar and the El Titan de Bronze Cigar Factory. The new size will ship in April.
Cohiba (STG) is launching an updated version of their Weller by Cohiba cigar. This new limited-edition updates the blend to include a Connecticut-grown Broadleaf binder leaf that has been aged in authentic Weller Bourbon barrels. To achieve the aging, those barrels were transported from the famed Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY to General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR where the cigars were rolled.
Last year, General Cigar and their Cohiba brand launched a new line, Serie M. This was the first Cohiba cigar made in the United States and none other than the famed El Titan de Bronze factory. At launch, it came in just one size, a toro. Now, that line gets a new size in 2022, a Corona Gorda. You can read our review of the original here.
Cohiba has a new cigar for Duty Free shops around the world this holiday season: Cohiba C8. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and fillers including Piloto Cubano (1995); Honduran Olancho San Agustin (2002); Honduran (La Entrada (2011); Nicaraguan Estelí (2011) and Nicaraguan Esteli (2014), and Honduran Jamastran (2014).