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Cigar News: Southern Draw Adds Lancero To Rose Of Sharon

Blind Man’s Puff – Cigar News: Southern Draw Adds Lancero To Rose Of Sharon

2017 was a big year for Southern Draw Cigars. Robert Holt introduced both the Rose of Sharon and Jacobs Ladder, each earning a spot on our Top 25. Now Southern Draw has added a lancero vitola to the R...

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Halfwheel – 2017 Awards: The Consensus Top 25 Cigars

What were to happen if you took all the top 25 cigars lists and put them together. That’s the goal of The Consensus, a yearly feature here at halfwheel. Since 2011, I’ve tried to collect as many top 5...

Blind Man’s Puff – Accessory Review: Xikar | Envoy High Performance Cigar Case

"All in all, I really like this case. It is beautiful, and catches eyes from across the room. I was complimented on it many times at the lounge. It is also solidly constructed as to protect cigars whi...

Blind Man's Puff

Blind Man’s Puff – Gilberto F. Oliva – Dead At 86

Gilberto F. Oliva Sr., the patriarch of Oliva Cigar Co., died on Saturday in Miami, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was 86 years old. Oliva was born in Cuba and was the grandson...

FDA

Halfwheel – FDA Plans To Reevaluate Premium Cigar Regulation In 2018

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), announced “major policy goals” for the agency in 2018 and reevaluating the regulation of premium cigars is one of them.

Cigar Science: Wrapper To Filler Ratios

Cigar Dojo – Cigar Science: Wrapper To Filler Ratios

It is a common philosophy in cigar circles that thin ring gauges allow for a more complex smoking experience, when compared to the modern style of gordo formats (6″ x 60, 70, 80, etc). This is because...

FDA

Halfwheel – FDA Responds To Cigar Groups Motion For Summary Judgement

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to a motion for summary judgement in the lawsuit brought on by three cigar trade groups against FDA’s regulation of cigars and pipes.

Cigar News: Black Label Deliverance Nocturne Ships

Cigar News: Black Label Deliverance Nocturne Ships

December 11, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce they are shipping DELIVERANCE NOCTURNE to select retailers this week. The Nocturne is handcrafted at BLTC’s own factory; F...

José Orlando Padrón

Blind Man’s Puff – José Orlando Padrón – Dead At 91

The patriarch of the Padrón Cigar brand, José Orlando Padrón, died early this morning. The master cigarmaker, who ran Padrón Cigars Inc. for 53 years, was surrounded by his family at his death. He was...

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