Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Le Careme Belicosos Finos LE 2018

This Limited Edition is dedicated to the Le Careme brand, and was inspired by the iconic Belicosos Fino (5 1/2 x 52) vitola. Unlike the regular production Le Careme brand which is trunk-pressed, the Belicosos Fino LE 2018 retains the round format for which the vitola is best known for via the Bolivar (CUBA) Belicosos Finos.

Cigar News: Macanudo Celebrates 50 Years

2018 marks a major milestone for Macanudo, as the brand commemorates its 50th anniversary. Throughout the year, the brand will unleash a flurry of activity to usher in its next 50 years. Exciting and unexpected new product launches, special events and retail promotions are set to kick off this month, under the banner of The 50 Days of Macanudo.

Cigar News: Nelson Alfonso Unveiling New Ashtray at Habanos Festival

The trianglar design will match the standard logo shape but the depth of the ashtray is designed to resemble the hat worn by the character in the Count of Monecristo, Edmond Dantes. The three points of the triangle drop down to create the feet of the ashtray, lifting the base above the table it is on, creating a magical effect that the ashtray is levitating.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Paniolo Especiale 2018

The Paniolo Especiale 2018 will be produced by My Father Cigars S.A., in Esteli, Nicaragua. The vitola (5 1/2 x 48) was inspired by the Bolivar Super Coronas EL 2014 (Cuba) and features Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, finished by a San Andres (Mexico) wrapper. Production is limited to 500 (12-count) boxes, with a suggested retail price of $8.90 per cigar.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Gains Canadian Distribution

This summer, Canadian cigar smokers will be able to enjoy Crowned Heads cigars as a result of a distribution arrangement between the Nashville-based company and Brigham Enterprises, Inc., of Canada.

Cigar News: Scandinavian Tobacco Group Acquires Thompson

Tobacco Group today signed an agreement to acquire the business of Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc. (“Thompson”). The purchase price amounts to USD 62 million and the acquisition will be financed by existing cash at hand. The closing of the deal is expected to take place by the end of March 2018.

Cigar News: Quality Importers Acquires XIKAR

Quality Importers Trading Company (“QI”) has announced another major acquisition. With the involvement of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC, QI has acquired XIKAR Inc., creating the largest accessory supplier to the premium cigar trade.