New CAO Zocalo Cigars

CAO Zocalo is a new, limited edition release that is the first cigar in CAO’s lineup to be made with Mexican tobacco… Read more

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Review of Macanudo Inspirado Red Cigars

The new Macanudo Inspirado Red cigar is made with a blend of rare aged Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos along with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The cigar was released during late March 2018, as a part of Macanudo’s 50th anniversary celebration… Read more

STG Acquires Thompson Cigar

On January 31, 2018, Scandinavian Tobacco Group 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… Read more

Cigars and Cruises

Our latest in a series of cruise adventures was a January 2018 sailing on the Carnival Vista, which is currently Carnival’s newest and largest ship. Among the many activities that I enjoyed was puffing on cigars at two locations on the ship’s open decks. Cigar smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ship, including staterooms and balconies… Read more