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Cigar Review: Aladino Candela Toro

In 2023 the Aladino Candela Robusto was launched by JRE Tobacco Co. It was released to 32 stores in a soft launch of 400 boxes total. Fast forward to 2024, JRE  Tobacco has released the Aladino Toro version at TPE ’24 in Las Vegas. The cigar industry has embraced candela cigar for a St. Patricks days release over the past 12-15 years. The wrapper once dominated the cigar industry but it has become a novelty […]

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Editorial: Announcing Cigar and Liquor of the Year

At the end of 2022, when we were strictly a liquor review site operating as The Liquor Authority we named our first ever Liquor of the Year, Chicken Cock Straight Bourbon Whiskey. We opted to only announce one winner with no end of year list. In 2023, The Barrel Burner has decided to expand how we announce Liquor of the Year. Starting on Monday, December 18th, we will announce our Top 5 liquors beginning with #5. […]

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Press Release: Department of Justice Files Appeal on Historic Win for Cigar Industry

As expected, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), filed a notice of appeal  on behalf of the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Cigar Association of America, Cigar Rights of America, and Premium Cigar Association v FDA. On August 9, 2023, Judge Amit Mehta issued a ruling in the CRA-led lawsuit CAA et al. v FDA striking down all FDA regulations […]

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Press Release: Crowned Heads Expands Sales Force

Crowned Heads has announced the addition of two new dedicated sales representatives to the team. These appointments come at a time of significant momentum and promise to elevate their level of retail customer support.  The company has hired Craig Smith, a former hospitality executive to the southwest territory. The Arizona resident will oversee Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico.  Additionally the company has hired Andy Yaffee who brings a decade of premium cigar sales. He […]

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Press Release: C.L.E. Cigars Promotes Robert Wright to National Sales Manager

C.L.E. Cigar Company promotes industry veteran Robert Wright to National Sales Manager. Robert has an extensive resume in the cigar industry that dates back 40 years, which includes Camacho and Davidoff Cigars as well as his own brand Pura Soul. Robert Wright will step into his role immediately. Robert Wright, born in Costa Rica, grew up in the U.S. and followed his first love, music. Robert majored in music and went on to perform professionally. […]

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