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.
"I found this cigar to be very intriguing. It’s a good-looking cigar and well constructed. For a medium-strength cigar it provided a consistent foundation of flavor while introducing variations throughout the entire smoke. The weaving of flavors, with the majority of them combining in the second third, really kept me interested and enjoying this stick. I would definitely revisit this cigar. Good looking and good tasting." -Diana (ArmyRN)
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"My vocabulary of superlatives are inadequate to do this justice. Easily one of the best, and most memorable cigars I've ever had. Complex, and really nicely nuanced. It doesn't really progress through "changes" like a lot of cigars, instead there are all kinds of things happening, all the time." -John I. (John I.)
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General Cigar showed off new releases in all of its premium brands at this year's show. We will take you through each brand with videos, pictures, and descriptions.
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).
"This one was a bit one dimensional for my liking, although the flavors presented were solid and well balanced. The glimpses of coffee and chocolate were encouraging but never developed enough to add to the profile. A good cigar for the golf course." -Gregg (McGreggor57)
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.
General Cigar introduced a ton of new things at the show this year, and we are pretty excited about some of them.
"Overall, a decent cigar with very good flavors, body, and some decent complexity. I’d smoke this one if it is affordable as an everyday smoke, but not something I’d load up on boxes with. Definitely worth checking out though!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
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.