Stogie Guys Free Newsletter

Subscribe today for a chance to win great cigar prizes:


Presented by:

Stogie News: Keep the New Cigars Coming

31 Jul 2007

You’d think the world’s cigar manufacturers would be weary to introduce new products in the wake of the Senate’s proposed 20,000 percent tax hike. Thankfully, you’d be wrong.

Last week there were three – count ‘em, three – major announcements of new stogies that will be hitting a local B&M near you soon. What follows is a quick wrap-up of that news.

Rocky Patel Sumatra Edge

Despite carrying a laughable warning cautioning buyers to “smoke while sitting down,” Rocky Patel landed another hit with his newest line, The Edge. The once naked cigars have sold well with both corojo and maduro wrappers. Aparently, Rocky wants the line to live up to its warning, so he’s now making them available in Sumatra wrappers. These promise to be the most full-bodied of the three.

Cabaiguan Guapo

Not unlike Rocky, it seems as though everything Jose “Pepin” Garcia touches these days turns to gold. That bodes well for a new limited edition cigar called the Cabaiguan Guapo. Garcia teamed with Pete Johnson of Tatuaje to create this five and 5/8 inch by 54 ring gauge Nicaraguan that retails for $11. If you want one, I’d start looking now; they only made 50,000, and they won’t be rolling more.

Aurora Corojo Oscuro Barrel Aged

If you’re into rum, you’ll probably want to give Aurora S.A.’s newest offering a try. As Cigar Aficionado reports, the company’s new Corojo Oscuro Barrel Aged stogies are composed of tobacco that was aged in old rum barrels. They debut at the RTDA Trade Show in early August (along with many other new cigars) and will cost $6 to $9 apiece.

Patrick A

Tags: cigars

Drew Estate

6 Responses to “Stogie News: Keep the New Cigars Coming”

  1. Mac and Nudo Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 4:37 am #

    Yeah, I too always thought the warning on The Edge was a bit silly. While I enjoy the line, it certainly doesn't merit caution.

    I look forward to seeing how they smoke with Sumatra wrappers.

  2. sungrown Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 8:16 am #

    Over the past 2 weeks I've probably burned through about 20 Edge Sumatra. It's an awesome cigar. Actually, this cigar was the original Edge, which was never released. It was shown at a previous RTDA, but never hit retail shelves. The year after, it was released in Corojo and Maduro format.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

  1. New Cigars Releases of 2007 - Tuesday, July 31, 2007

    […] With the RTDA Trade Show just around the corner companies have been busy announcing their new lines this past month and the Stogie Guys have the roundup. […]

  2. Stogie News: More Congressional Tobacco Shenanigans - Thursday, August 2, 2007

    […] In addition to harming publications that rely on advertising, such draconian rules threaten to stifle the recent streak of innovation that has been seen in the premium cigar market, as introducing new products often requires an advertising campaign to inform potential consumers. […]

  3. Stogie News: 75th Annual RTDA Trade Show Highlights - Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    […] Last Tuesday I provided you with a short rundown of several new cigars that were being introduced. Despite Congress’ attempts to raise federal taxes on premium cigars by as much as 20,000 percent, the trade show, as expected, was a showcase of new stogies. Among the new releases were lines of Scarface cigars from Universal Studios, Playboy by Don Diego stogies that proudly display the iconic bunny logo, and El Tiante 23 Series cigars from former Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant. Rocky Patel’s got a new stick called Decade, and Alec Bradley introduced a box-pressed Maxx called The Vice. La Aurora is also shaking up its 1495 Series by offering all of the cigars in the line available in your choice of five – count ‘em, five – different wrappers. […]

  4. Stogie Reviews: La Gloria Cubana Medaille D’Or No. 1 Maduro - Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    […] These days, there are so many new cigar releases, it seems that reviews are reserved for the latest debuts. That, of course, makes sense. What would you think of a music critic raving about this band he’d just discovered: The Beatles. Or a book reviewer ecstatic over stumbling across a fascinating novel called “The Great Gatsby.” […]