Daniel Marshall Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Commemorative, Limited Edition Humidor

Daniel Marshall is one of the cigar industry’s most iconic figures and the Daniel Marshall brand has become synonymous with success and celebration across the globe. Today Marshall celebrates 35 years in business with the launch of a commemorative, limited edition cigar humidor designed to mark the special occasion. The inspiration for the 2017 35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition came from the very first cigar humidor Marshall made in 1982. It was constructed of Macassar Ebony from Sri Lanka for men’s luxury goods company, Alfred Dunhill of London. “As this summer…

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My Interview for Cigar Journal Magazine with Micallef Cigars

As many of you may know, I am one of the staff writers for Cigar Journal Magazine. While attending IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas earlier this month I had the privilege of interviewing Al Micallef of Micallef Cigars. Here is the interview in its entirety. Look for the written version in the upcoming Fall issue of Cigar Journal.

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Cigar Sense: A Game Changer for Cigar Smokers

Cigar Sense is a ground-breaking advisory service designed to match up cigar smokers with cigars that complement their palate based on recommendations from the company’s online database. Cigar Sense is the only available source to offer personalized, expert advice to help identify new cigars for smokers based on individual preferences. Franca Comparetto and David Wells are the masterminds behind the 2015 launch of Cigar Sense. Comparetto is a certified Tobacconist by Tobacconist University in the United States and a certified Catadora by the CCA (Cigar Club Association) in her homeland…

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Cigar Advisors review entire Cohiba cigar lineup sold in the U.S.

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – April 07, 2017) – Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. The magazine has released a top-to-bottom brand overview of Dominican-made Cohiba cigars, one of the most popular premium cigar brands available in the United States. The Report is titled “The Essential Cohiba Cigars Tasting Guide” and contains full-length cigar reviews by each of the Cigar Advisor Editors. “I think a lot of brand extensions sometimes get confusing,” says Marcus Strom,…

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Famous Smoke Shop details effects of newly-enacted FDA cigar regulations

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has debuted their new interactive Cigar Smokers’ Rights Hub. Crafted in response to the US Food & Drug Administration’s 2016 Final Deeming Rule regarding premium cigars and other tobacco products, the Famous Smoke guide presents cigar enthusiasts with a history of legal actions affecting the tobacco industry. The Smokers’ Rights Hub also offers cigar smokers a detailed understanding of how FDA’s new regulations will negatively impact the premium cigar industry, and the…

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Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigars Remembers Avo Uvezian

On Friday, March 24th, I woke up to a slightly different world. Avo Uvezian had passed away in the early hours and it was only a matter of time before the word would spread throughout the industry. During these few hours, perhaps some of loneliness, several things occurred to me. First off was the obvious. I had lost a good friend. Not that it matters, but to give context to these thoughts, I have had the pleasure of knowing and smoking with Avo for nearly two decades. In that time,…

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Cigar Experts’ Picks: Top Cigar Gifts of 2016

Advisors offer help for the “hard to buy for” with 20+ recommendations EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – December 09, 2016) – Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. The Editorial team has compiled a new holiday buying guide that’s focused on cigar gifts, titled “2016 CA Report: The Advisors’ Christmas Cigar Gifts.” This newly published feature highlights cigar and cigar accessory selections that will please the experienced cigar enthusiast and the casual smoker alike, and on…

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How to Smoke Cigars Without Looking Like a Jerk

By Aaron Goldfarb – Esquire Magazine Few things are as demonized nowadays as smoking and wealth. And, being that cigars kinda distill those two things into one delicious package, people tend to look at cigar smokers like they’re the kind of weasel who has Gordon Gekko on speed-dial. (I’m not talking about the Gekko from Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps either.) But perhaps you’re like me, the kind of fella who’d like to occasionally smoke a cigar, whether to celebrate something or to perhaps simply unwind, yet are scared…

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Real Cigar Aficionados Know Cubans Aren’t A Big Deal Anymore

By Dennis Green of Business Insider While every minor cigar fan is hooting and hollering about the possible return of Cuban cigars to the US, real cigar experts know the truth: There really isn’t all that much to cheer about. According to Michael Herklots, vice president for retail and brand development for Nat Sherman cigar brand, Cubans are not the greatest in the world anymore. Too many fantastic cigars have cropped up from other countries around the world, including Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua — places Cigar experts flocked to after the…

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Why Cigar Aficionados Love Lanceros

Think of a lancero as the equivalent of drinking Scotch whiskey neat, as opposed to a cocktail, and you get the idea of what the lancero is all about… By George Rodriguez owner of Rodrigo Cigars Aside from the elegant profile, the traditional Cuban vitola is loved by cigar aficionados because it often delivers more flavor than other traditional sizes. A common belief is that the wrapper leaf gives the cigar its defining flavor. This is true when the binder and fillers are made up of lower primings to help…

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Cigar Advisor Releases CA 2016 Report: Best Bachelor Party Cigars

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – April 18, 2016) – Cigar Advisor has just published a new article entitled “CA 2016 Report: Best Bachelor Party Cigars,” by Copywriter Jonathan Detore. Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. Mr. Detore’s…

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DBL Cigars by Francisco Almonte

Why Dominican Big Leaguer? One cannot speak about the Dominican Republic without mentioning the nation’s two greatest passions – baseball and cigars. Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars (DBL) is the brainchild of Francisco Almonte.  Francisco started working with tobacco at the age of 7, deveining leaves for his father, and by the time he was 12 years old, he was rolling cigars. Tobacco quickly became his passion and creating fine premium cigars became his mission. Francisco had the unique opportunity to work under the tutelage of two of the world’s most…

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Reincarnation: a Second Life for 7 Cigar Brands

Cigar Advisor Spotlights 7 Historic U.S. & Cuban Cigars That Have Made a Big Comeback EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – September 11, 2015) – La Palina, Gispert, 7-20-4, Brick House; these are just some of the great cigar brands of the past brought back from obscurity that are now enjoying success in today’s ever-expanding premium cigar market. In his article, “Reincarnation: A Second Life for 7 Cigar Brands,” Cigar Advisor managing editor, John Pullo, gives cigar enthusiasts a peek into the origins of seven cigars that were produced in both Cuba and…

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POP STARS DEMI LOVATO AND NICK JONAS CELEBRATE DEMI’S NO. 1 SINGLE, WITH DANIEL MARSHALL “24KT GOLDEN CIGARS”

Former Fellow Disney Stars Now Business Partners Celebrate Success With Cigars Los Angeles, Calif. (July 13, 2015) – Congratulations to Demi Lovato who celebrated her No. 1 song, “Cool for the Summer” with the Daniel Marshall Red Label “24kt Golden Cigar”, the World’s Celebration Cigar, alongside her business partner Nick Jonas. Their commemoration further ensures the longevity of cigars in our culture. It supports the perception that cigars are “celebratory,” are enjoyed now and will be enjoyed into the future, as Daniel Marshall says, around the “Modern Day Campfire.” Since Lovato’s “Cool…

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Daniel Marshall 24kt Gold Cigar Featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s Newest Show

The Daniel Marshall 24kt gold torpedo cigar is the most sought-after and renowned cigar in the world. It has become the definitive symbol of success, an ultimate celebration cigar. So, it is no surprise that Hollywood stars Steve Harvey and Jerry Seinfeld shared this experience together on Seinfeld’s Internet show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”Since the first episode, this web series has received over 100 million views. “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is a widely popular comedy web series where long-time funnyman, Jerry Seinfeld, is joined by well-known comedians for…

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History Behind Freyja – Emma Viktorsson’s First Blend

Freyja – sweet and emotional, strong and powerful, spicy and mysterious – a goddess in every sense of the word. The history behind Emma Viktorsson’s first ever blend, Freyja, is a captivating tale of emotion, strength and love. “I am Swedish born and for my cigar I felt drawn to show my real actual roots – Sweden and Scandinavia,” explained Viktorsson. “I have always been intrigued by the Vikings. I studied and learned as much as I could with the help of Danilo Popovski, a dear family friend.” In Norse…

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Cigar Advisor Releases List of Top Cuban Cigar Brands

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – May 12, 2015) – Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. Well-known and highly regarded for providing acclaimed educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes industry articles from some of the business’s top names, the Cigar Advisor editors deliver an array of content that speaks directly to those who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. Many smokers today are asking, “Are Cuban cigars really better?” In response, Cigar Advisor has released their list of Top Original…

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Box-Pressed Cigars – The Untold Story

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – May 08, 2015) – Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premier online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. Well-known and highly regarded for providing acclaimed educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes industry articles from some of the business’s top names, the Cigar Advisor editors deliver an array of content that speaks directly to those who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. Many new smokers today are asking, “What’s the deal with box-pressed cigars.” In response, Cigar Advisor has released “Box-pressed Cigars – The…

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Ives and Cancel Form Cigar Company – Set to Debut First Release on May 16

Social media legends, Bill, “Cuban Assassin” Ives and Juan Cancel have joined forces to create their own line of cigars, Protocol, under the company name, Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “We are living a dream,” boasted Cancel. “This was not done by grand design but more the path life has taken us due to our passion, love, admiration and reverence for everything in the cigar world.” This dynamic duo, which has already made quite a splash in the cigar world with their online shenanigans, is about to take the industry by storm…

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Will Cuban Cigars Experience Success in America? Doubtful!

American cigar smokers clamor for a puff of the long-forbidden fruit – legally. Thanks to the new rules that went into effect on January 16, travelers can now legally enter the United States with $100 worth of Cuban cigars and booze collected from their worldly visits. But, is this just a tease or the start of an exciting future for cigar enthusiasts? The iconic cigars, which have been Cuba’s signature product ever since Christopher Columbus saw natives smoking rolled up tobacco leaves when he first sailed to the Caribbean island…

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Juan Cancel’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014

By Juan Cancel I am an avid cigar smoker who, at a minimum, smokes at least two cigars a day. That’s approximately 730 cigars throughout the year. I smoke a lot of top quality cigars. This year a whole lot of great cigars came out. I have posted my Top 10 of 2014; however, they are not numbered in chronological order. They are all amazing and are the best of the best for 2014. Epic Habano The next installation of my Top 10 Cigars of 2014 is the Epic Habano…

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Part II of My Interview with Rocky Patel – The Fight to Save Premium Cigars

Thanks to Rocky Patel and his fervent resolve, the future of premium cigars doesn’t look as bleak today as it did during the early months of 2013. However, the uncertain future of the centuries-old industry does continue to terrify cigar makers. “I think and I hope that premium cigars will be regulated, if at all, very differently from the mass market product. I am hopeful but I am also scared,” said Patel. “It is a crime. It is scary.” Rocky Patel has not been shy in his quest to save…

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At Least Etiquette and Class Still Remain in Cigar Lounges

We live in a world where traditions have all but dissipated in the wake of this new ‘self-centered’ universe where people feel it is okay to do whatever the hell they want, wherever they want. Since when is acceptable to wear pajamas in public like they are clothes? Why do people feel it is okay to sag their pants to expose their underwear? Why do people wear hats and caps at the dinner table at home and inside restaurants? Self-respect and human decency is all but gone, except for inside…

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