CAO’s Flathead line is expanding with a smaller size. Sparkplug, a 4 1/2 inch by 50 ring gauge cigar with a pigtail cap, is the newest vitola in the squared-off, automotive-themed line from General Cigar Co.’s CAO brand.
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Room 101 is releasing its second line of the year, Daruma Gold, a follow-up to 2013′s limited-production parejo line.

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Non-Cubans Go Global

April 10, 2014

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Cigar companies have long been content to focus their sales efforts on the U.S. market, but today many are expanding their brands abroad

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The first Room 101 shop-within-a-shop is up and running inside the iconic Davidoff Madison Flagship store. In a partnership between the Room 101 lifestyle brand and Davidoff of Geneva, Room 101 owner Matt Booth’s lifestyle accessories have joined his Camacho-made cigars for sale at 515 Madison Avenue in New York City. At the opening on March 27, Booth was understated in all but appearance, talking passionately about the variety of rings, chains, bags and other accessories displayed in his new shop within a shop: a long display of handcrafted jewelry and accessories from the other side of the well-known cigar blender.
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The newest H. Upmann line from Altadis U.S.A. Inc. is heading to humidors, and it pays a unique tribute to the man behind the brand, a banker named Herman Upmann. Upmann created for his best friends and customers a unique Cuban tobacco blend more than 170 years ago. The Banker by H. Upmann tips its visor to the original blend with Cuban-seed tobaccos that are meant to replicate the style of the cigars of old.

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