Last night, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) released the Final Substantial Equivalence (SE) and Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) Rules to address deemed products. While the rules apply regulations to a wide variety of products, FDA stopped short of applying the new regulations to "premium cigars" acknowledging that the agency is evaluating industry comments and its own research on the category.
AVO Cigars, the global premium cigar brand, is proud to announce the return of the artisan Belicoso size in the brand-leading line, AVO Classic. A reunion of the Belicoso size which was last released in 2005. This unique and popular format will be available for a one-time production of 2,000 boxes in 25-ct available only in the Unites States.
The new cigar Havana Q is a cousin of the J.C. Newman value cigar, Quorum, the number 1 selling bundle cigar out of Nicaragua. These are another value brand cigar, but with important differences. Havana Q comes in a variety of larger ring-gauges, to cater to the modern cigar smoker's contemporary preferences.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (STG) today announced that the company has formed The Forged Cigar Company, an independent national cigar distribution network, and will divide its portfolio of industry-leading brands between General Cigar Company (GCC), an STG subsidiary, and the newly-formed company.
Protocol Cigars is pleased to present their first new release of 2021, a shop exclusive called the Protocol Coppers for Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club in Westerly, RI. Like all projects that keep with a law enforcement theme, this project is built around the shop we partnered with. In this case we are doing the project with Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club which happens to be law enforcement owned and operated.
Lake Country Cigars in collaboration with Brothers Cigars launch Revival. Revival is a two-blend premium long filler cigar line manufactured at Tabacalera William Ventura in the Dominican Republic. Matt Matheny owner of Lake Country Cigar spent the last year working with his good friends at Brothers Cigar to create Revival.
Aside from the regular production United Firecracker there is always the anticipation of which manufacturers band will adorn the 3.5” x 50 vitola with the original wick as the cap. This year’s collaboration is with Foundation Cigar Company and in true Firecracker form, President and master blender, Nicholas Melillo delivered excellence with the Wiseman Maduro Firecracker.
Plasencia Cigars announces that the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon – Colorado Claro is shipping to retailers. This blend, a line extension to the Plasencia Alma Fuerte brand, features a unique smoking experience by combining Plasencia’s innovative Hexagon shape with ten-year aged tobacco.
Michael Herklots, former Vice President of Nat Sherman International, LLC and Brendon Scott, former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Nat Sherman, LLC have established Ferio Tego, LLC a premium cigar and accessories distribution company.