Odyssey, one of General Cigar's value priced lines, is adding a bolder new cigar to its lineup: Odyssey Full. Odyssey Full makes the sixth blend in the Odyssey line joining Odyssey Connecticut, Odyssey Habano, Odyssey Maduro, Odyssey Sweet Tip and Odyssey Coffee.
General Cigar has announced a new regular production line in the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur brand: Excalibur Black. Launching June 7th, the new blend uses a USA Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadoran Sumatra binder, and Honduran and Nicaraguan ligero filler. Excalibur Black wil be rolled at General's HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras.
"This was a very nice smoke. It didn't turn out to be the spice/pepper bomb that I expected based on its looks. I picked up lots of different flavors including floral, white pepper, creaminess, bubble gum, wood, and earth. I would definitely smoke this again, and would possibly consider a fiver. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
General Cigar has updated the look for its Punch Signature line. The redesigned packaging actually started hitting shelves already, earlier this month. The blend remains unchanged.
General Cigar has announced a new series in the CAO brand: Arcana Series. The first release in this new line is called Mortal Coil. The purpose of the Arcana Series is to "highlight the secrets and traditions of old-world tobacco processing methods, passed down from generation to generation to bring out the best in native tobaccos from across the globe."
Today, General Cigar launched a new cigar under the Cohiba brand: Weller by Cohiba. The cigar is meant to be paired with Weller Bourbon made by the Buffalo Trace distillery. The blend was made in partnership with Weller Bourbon and was made to compliment the wide array of hard-to-find Weller Bourbon.
Macanudo Gold Label is an annual release for General Cigar, and this time there will be a new limited edition...
The Macanudo Inspirado White line is getting two new sizes in response to demand from retailers and consumers. The two new sizes are: Corona (5.5” x 42) MSRP $5.49 sold in 20-count boxes, and Cigarillo (4 3/16” x 32) sold in 10-cigar tins that cost $15.99.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (STG), the company behind General Cigar and Cigars International, has announced the formation of a new company, The Forged Cigar Company, an independent national cigar distribution network. STG is going to split up their cigar brands between The Forged Cigar Company, and General Cigar, with the former focusing more on Brick and Mortar business.