First Look

A look at the newest cigars. If you have a cigar most of us haven't seen yet, send us a regular photo, digital photo or scan of a photo and we'll include the cigar on this page. Contact the News Editor for details.

August 25, 2012 Cuba Aliados Capa Clara

Cigar Weekly Reviews Editor Doug McGuire (Mad Dawg) tries the latest blend from the Reyes Family. Read more...
May 18, 2012 Blanco and Martinez-Cuenca Team Up for Joya de Nicaragua

Two cigar industry legends, Jose Blanco and Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca have teamed up to create a new brand. Read more...
May 18, 2012 General Cigar To Give Away Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars

General Cigar Company has launched a new website for their Hoyo de Monterrey brand, and will sponsor a major giveaway to celebrate. Read more...
May 18, 2012 New Branding from La Flor Dominicana

Litto Gomez' La Flor Dominicana brand, created in the mid-1990s is getting re-branded prior to the upcoming IPCPR trade show. Read more...
July 19, 2011 General Cigar Company Release List of New Items

General Cigar Company releases list of all new items presented at the 2011 IPCPR Association trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more...
July 19, 2011 Perdomo Reserve Limited Cameroon Edition

Tabacalera Perdomo announces a new size for one line, to be introduced at this month's IPCPR Trade Show. It's among a number of other lines. Read more...
July 19, 2011 Shuriken Cutter by Cigar Tech

Year-old Cigar Tech brings many new products to market, this year at the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show. The most spectacular being the Shuriken. Says CEO Belinda Doyle, "The mission of my company is to provide the same innovation, quality, value, and excitement to the accessory category that exists in the cigar category, one brand at a time." Read more...
July 18, 2011 Urbano Corojo

Urbano Cigars, a Tampa-based boutique cigar company, announces it's new cigar, the Urbano Corojo. Read more...
July 14, 2011 Berger and Argenti Entubar V32

Another Entubar offering from Berger & Argenti, this time a Nicaraguan puro. Read more...
July 13, 2011 Gurkha Announces Three New Brands

Less than a week from the start of the 2011 IPCPR Trade Show, Gurkha sends word of its new offerings. Read more...
July 13, 2011 My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition

My Father comes out, today, with an addition to their first cigar named for company president/owner Jaime Garcia, with this the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2011 Read more...
July 12, 2011 Puros Indios Unveils New 2012 Series

When Don Rolando Reyes and his family decide to do something new, they go all out. Instead of one new line, or venture, they are bringing three to market. Read more...
July 07, 2011 My Father Le Bijou 1922 Box-Pressed Torpedo

My Father Cigar Company, owned and operated by the Garcia Family will introduce TWO new items at the IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, later this month. Read more...
July 07, 2011 New Gran Habano STK Zulu Zulu

George Rico's "personal blend" comes to market with the first size, Zulu Zulu, being a limited edition. Proceeds from sales will go to Invisible Children charity. Read more...
June 29, 2011 Entubar CRV from Berger and Argenti

More new cigars leading up to the IPCPR Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. This time, Miami-based Berger and Argenti release their new offering in the Entubar line. Read more...
June 24, 2011 Fonseca CXX Anniversary

In honor of the creation of Fonseca cigars in 1891 the Quesada Family and their S.A.G. Imports brings forth the Fonseca CXX Anniversary. Read more...
June 17, 2011 Tosa Cigar Company and Website Premiere

Making a splash on social networking sites is a new company, its website, and first cigar line. Tosa Cigar is a collaboration with Toraño Family Cigars Read more...
June 07, 2011 El Perrito War of Flavors

Team La Gloria, the dynamic development team from General Cigar's El Credito Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic debuts a new El Credito line. Read more...
August 30, 2010 Berger and Argenti Mooch

Berger and Argenti, release their newest brand, this month, and from their press release state:"IPCPR Debut Of Mooch® strikes chord with retailers ‘Everyday’ Cigar Brand Delivers Uncompromising Value and Craftsmanship" Read more...
August 27, 2010 Dos Familias

Altadis, one of the largest players in the cigar industry, has released a number of new items this month in conjunction with the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show in New Orleans, Louisiana. These will be chronicled in Cigar Weekly's First Look section Read more...
August 27, 2010 Montecristo Samurai Cutter

Altadis, one of the largest players in the cigar industry, has released a number of new items this month in conjunction with the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show in New Orleans, Louisiana. These will be chronicled in Cigar Weekly's First Look section Read more...
August 26, 2010 A. Turrent Triple Play Maduro

Altadis, one of the largest players in the cigar industry, has released a number of new items this month in conjunction with the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show in New Orleans, Louisiana. These will be chronicled in Cigar Weekly's First Look section. Read more...
August 26, 2010 Berger and Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro

In it's coverage of the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, Cigar Weekly was able to sample the new Quad Maduro line of Berger & Argenti's Entubar brand, which was introduced in 2009 at this same event. Read more...
August 26, 2010 Drew Estate Liga Unico Serie Dirty Rat

Through a company press release, longtime cigar maven and Drew Estate executive Steve Saka, discusses their eagerly anticipated "Dirty Rat" as part of the Liga Privada Unico Serie Read more...
August 26, 2010 H. Upmann Sungrown

Altadis, one of the largest players in the cigar industry, has released a number of new items this month in conjunction with the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show in New Orleans, Louisiana. These will be chronicled in Cigar Weekly's First Look section. Read more...
August 06, 2010 Nestor Miranda Art Deco

Miami Cigar & Company will announce the debut of the Nestor Miranda Art Deco selection at the IPCPR 78th Annual Convention and International Trade Show in New Orleans (Aug. 9 - 13). From a company press release. Read more...
August 06, 2010 Reinado

From a Cubanera company press release, distributed by PR.com via electronic correspondence, Cigar Weekly learns this morning of their new Reinado brand cigar to be introduced in New Orleans, next week. Read more...
August 06, 2010 Torano Single Region Serie Jalapa

Spokesman Dale Scott of Toraño Family Cigars introduces one of the new releases for the 2010 IPCPR trade show; the Toraño Family Cigars Single Region: Serie Jalapa, which was alluded to in previous articles. Read more...
August 03, 2010 Quesada Trubuto

On the eve of the 2010 IPCPR show, Cigar Weekly gets a "sneak-peek" at the new offering from SAG Imports, and the "Q5" the Quesada Tributo; the second cigar created by the fifth generation of the Quesada family. Read more...
July 29, 2010 San Lotano to be Introduced by A.J. Fernandez

Cigar Express is announcing the revival of an old Cuban brand, San Lotano by A.J. Fernandez. In the release dated July 31, 2010, Fernandez also states that the new brand will debut at the IPCPR show in New Orleans and will be sold exclusively in tobacconist shops. Read more...
July 27, 2010 CW Member Review: Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto

Cigar Weekly members Ben Lee (Mississippi Rifleman--also of Nice Tight Ash) and Tom Spicer (gpd11) of the Mississippi Gulf Coast give us a pre-release review of the heralded new Anniversary offering from Rocky Patel. Read more...
July 06, 2010 CW Member Review: J. Fuego Origen Original

Cigar Weekly Community Forums and Discussion Groups member and Reviews Editor Doug McGuire (Mad Dawg) submitted this review to the Cigar Reviews forum recently. CW editors will select and publish particularly insightful and exemplary posts by members from Cigar Reviews. Selected by Editor-in-Chief Thomas Bender. Read more...
May 28, 2010 Puro d'Oro from Davidoff

Davidoff of Genevé releases it's Puro d'Oro line. Read more...
May 21, 2010 Azteca Released by Gran Habano

Through a company press release from spokesman Dale Scott, Gran Habano announces its new Azteca. the first fruit since the popular 3 Siglos brand from the father-and-son team of “Don” Guillermo Rico and son George. It is more than the latest Gran Habano brand premium cigar, it emphasizes their “Rediscovery of Full Flavor.” Read more...
April 29, 2010 Nestor Miranda Collection 1989

Miami Cigar & Company spokesmen Rene Castañeda and Gary Arzt announce the release of the Nestor Miranda Collection 1989 blended by Don Pepin Garcia. Read more...
March 25, 2010 La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros

General Cigars spokesperson Victoria McKee passed along the latest news from the popular La Gloria Cubana Brand Read more...
March 16, 2010 Berger & Argenti Clasico

Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars today announced that CLASICO®, a boldly crafted new cigar blend created by the unique collaboration of Enrique Berger and Michael Argenti, is now available at fine tobacconists throughout the U.S. Read more...
March 16, 2010 La Aurora 107

La Aurora announces,the release of the new La Aurora 107. Read more...
March 10, 2010 NESTOR MIRANDA COLLECTION DOMINICANO ARRIVES!

In a press release from Miami Cigar & Company spokesman Rene Castaneda, CW learns of the arrival of the new Nestor Miranda Collection "Dominicano" a collaboration between Miami Cigar & Company, My Father Cigar Company and La Aurora S. A. Read more...
December 08, 2009 Xikar Body Art

No ink or needles necessary. Xikar introduced their new Xi1 cutter designs at the IPCPR show in New Orleans. Read more...
November 17, 2009 Arango Cigar Debuts Windy City Premium Botanical Cigar

Arango announces a collaboration on some new cigars. "Windy City," a new botanical premium cigar, is Arango Cigar Co.'s latest product offering. Michael Gold, the company's president, says it honors the nickname for Chicago, Arango's headquarters location. The cigar is made exclusively for Arango by Drew Estate, in its Nicaraguan factory. Read more...
November 16, 2009 NEW Zino Embassy Selection Limited Edition Perfecto

Davidoff of Geneve announces a new line in one figurado size to commemorate Zino Davidoff. Says Danielle Hawthorne, Davidoff spokesperson, "The House of Davidoff is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever Zino Embassy Selection. The Limited Edition Perfecto treats cigar enthusiasts to an exceptional taste experience and is being offered exclusively to only 55 qualified retailers across the U.S. These specially selected merchants are being recognized for how they embrace and infuse Zino Davidoff's "philosophy of luxury" into their businesses-from in-store ambiance to associate training, merchandising to consumer events-and the servicing of their loyal patrons. The Zino Embassy Selection Limited Edition Perfecto honors the legacy of Zino Davidoff and his timeless philosophy. Read more...
August 06, 2009 Berger and Argenti Brand to Debut

A new collaboration results in the creation of the Berger & Argenti brand, along with a revamping of the Argent brothers Exile brands. Read more...
August 03, 2009 Don Lino 1989

Don Lino has been one of Miami Cigars' lead brands for years. The Don Lino Africa was a star at the last RTDA in New Orleans in 2005. Now, they're poised to make a big impression there again. Read more...
August 02, 2009 Hendrix Lighters from Alec Bradley

By means of a company press release, circulated by electronic correspondence Alec Bradley Cigar announces: Furthering the concept of "The Alec Bradley Lifestyle", Alec Bradley Cigars will debut their new Alec Bradley Hendrix premium lighter line just in time for the annual IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) Association trade show in August of 2009. The ergonomically designed Hendrix is a casually elegant, wind resistant single torch butane lighter with an adjustable flame Read more...
July 30, 2009 Camacho Announces New Line

Camacho Cigars has unveiled a new line of cigars, Baccarat "The Game" today, through their social networking presence. Read more...
July 29, 2009 La Traviata from CAO Makes Early Debut

Just ahead of the cigar business' major trade show, the IPCPR, CAO of Nashville, Tennessee have announced the release their newest brand.New CAO cigar hearkens back to pre-nationalization Cuba. Read more...
July 27, 2009 EO Cigars Presents New Brands

Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega, the collaborative vision behind EO Brands, have presented two new offerings, this week. One a totally new brand, the Murcielago and a maduro addition to the acclaimed Cubao brand. Read more...
July 21, 2009 Cigar Spike

This new product has been introduced through a Cigar Spike company e-mail and press release. A new way to prepare your cigar for smoking without tearing up the head and getting bits in your mouth. Read more...
July 07, 2009 Quesada 35th Anniversary

On June 29th, 2009, Davidoff of Geneva played host to the pre-release party of the Quesada 35th Anniversary cigar. Here are some comments and facts about this new cigar. Read more...
June 29, 2009 Davidoff Limited Edition: Davidoff 702

This year's Davidoff Limited Edition is here. It's called the Davidoff <<702>> Toro Especial. The <<702>> is a reference to the cigar's wrapper,a hybrid of 3 different Cuban seeds, and grown in Ecuador. Read more...
June 23, 2009 Havana Collection by Xikar

Through a company e-mail, president Kurt Van Keppel announces a new line of Xikar cigars blended by Jesus Fuego, formerly of Rocky Patel and their own Defiance. Read more...
May 12, 2009 Cuban Crafters Cubano Claro

Some members of the Cigar Weekly Community, and guests thereof got a true "First Look" of this newest Cuban Crafters' offering at the beginning of this month. National Sales Director Alberto Noguera graciously sent two boxes of the new Cuban Crafters Cubano Claro to the "Harang Avenue Herf and Seafood Fest." for guests to try, review and enjoy. Overall it was a genuine hit, as a number of those who had the opportunity to try them have already inquired about how and where to find them for purchase. We were sent the Churchill, which, by function of its size, was as smooth and cool as smoke as could be. Read more...
December 30, 2008 New Jersey's H. J. Bailey Debuts New Cigar

New Jersey cigar wholesaler H. J. Bailey has announced, through a company press release, the introduction of their own cigar line, the Don Ramon. Read more...
November 05, 2008 Cuban Crafters Salute to Arms

Although not new, this line of cigars from Cuban Crafters is still noteworthy in early November with the celebration, in the United States, of Veterans' Day. Read more...
October 27, 2008 Prometheus Bone China Ashtrays

Prometheus introduces three art-deco designs from 2001 in time for Christmas 2008. They are now making these in bone china instead of porcelain. Read more...
October 10, 2008 Pete Johnson's The Frank

Throughout his life, Pete Johnson has loved horror films. He is crazy about the genre. Halloween is also one of his favorite holidays. So what else would you expect from Pete but a cigar series to commemorate some of his favorite monsters and holiday? Read more...