Effective October 2014 The Cigarmy has gone dormant, and acts only as an archive for historical cigar news. All new content is being posted at Half Ashed, including the podcast, written reviews/articles, and forum. Join us over there for the new and improved – and singular – media outlet!

What’s happening to The Cigarmy?

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Where have I been?  Where is The Cigarmy headed?  Why have there been no posts in the past month?  Well, the answers are manifold. Firstly, I’ve had some fairly serious health issues arise.  What began as a semi-routine visit to the doctor for some headaches and vision anomalies turned into a diagnosis of a brain […]

General Cigar Acquires Toraño Brands

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[This is a bit of news that spread like wildfire yesterday afternoon….this will most definitely be a topic of discussion on tonight’s Half Ashed Cigar Podcast] Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company today announced the acquisition of the Toraño Family Cigar Company brands. This acquisition will strengthen General Cigar’s market position and enhance the company’s […]

Drew Estate Unveils “ Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera ”

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New Tienda by Will Herrera produced for Barrister Cigars Miami, FL – Drew Estate Tobacco Co. announced today the release of the first “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera”, a concept cigar by Willy Herrera. Made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in extremely small batches, the Tienda Exclusiva line is specially crafted for one retailer […]

3rd Annual “Havana Nights” by the Guayabera Lady & Fuente Family

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THE GUAYABERA LADY FOUNDATION AND THE FUENTE FAMILY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE 3RD ANNUAL “HAVANA NIGHTS” The “Fuente Family Affair” event hits South Florida this October 25, 2014   (Miami, FL) August 21, 2014— Miami is no stranger to amazing events. But few are charged with such a powerful message and such a dynamic group of supporters. The Inaugural […]

Press Release: Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company

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DALTON, PA. Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company officially announces a rebranding of the company to include a new logo, band, and release. The new logo, which will be incorporated into future releases and marketing materials, can be seen at left and below text. Replacing the original “lions and crest” logo, this design exemplifies the family […]

Cigar News: Gran Habano reaches out to help save their trademark


[NOTE: I apologize for the recent break in posting.  I had a death in my family recently, and quite frankly family takes precedence over cigars.  The following statement was sent out by Gran Habano in my absence, and I thought it warranted being published, as personally I believe this is outright silliness on the part of […]

Cigar News: Toraño Announces “Captiva”

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  TORAÑO FAMILY CIGAR CO. TO UNVEIL “THE CHARLIE TORAÑO CAPTIVA” AT THE 2014 IPCPR  Toraño Family Cigar Company has announced that for the first time, Charlie Toraño will unveil a cigar under his own name: the Charlie Toraño Captiva.  Charlie is the fourth generation of the Toraño family to carry the tobacco industry torch. […]

Cigar News: Córdoba & Morales to extend Clave Cubana

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Córdoba & Morales to Introduce Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca at this Year’s IPCPR   Florida based Córdoba & Morales Cigars will add to the existing Clave Cubana line this summer, with the addition of the limited production Etiqueta Blanca.  Total production for this cigar will only be 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars.  The Etiqueta Blanca will […]

Cigar News: RoMaCraft to Distribute Tierra Volcán

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Canadian company announces distribution agreement with Roma Craft Tobac As reported in a few other sources around the web and discussed  on the most recent episode of Half Ashed, Toronto-based Mombacho Cigars S.A. has announced an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with RoMa Craft Tobac LLC.  I have since received