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News: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero Available at Famous Smoke Shop NOW!

January 15, 2018--Southern Draw Cigars have announced that the Rose of Sharon Lancero is launching exclusively with Famous Smoke Shop today, but will be available from other retailers in the future.  Buy the cigars HERE, or read the full press release below.…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments


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The Secret Santa Match Made In Heaven!

Before I can say anything about this truly epic package from my Secret Santa, Harley Holmes, I have to first apologize for being being MIA this holiday season. Despite have nearly 2 full weeks off from work, I somehow managed to mostly reflect quietly on the highlights and memorable moments of 2017 and…

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Added by Captain America on January 2, 2018 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Providencia Cigars Announces The Trinitas

Jan 2, 2018--Providencia Cigars is pleased to announce the launch of it's third premium cigar blend - the Trinitas on January 8th, 2018. This blend is being released following Providencia's two inaugural blends - the El Padre and the El Santo.

The Trinitas is a bold approach to the cigar design. It delivers a powerful punch as a triple ligero consisting of a San Andres wrapper with fillers including a Honduran leaf paired with the renowned Nicaraguan leaf. The Trinitas…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 2, 2018 at 12:31pm — No Comments


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Cigar Federation Top 25 Cigars Of 2017

The time has come again for everyone to release their favorite 25 cigars of the year.   This is my first time handling the top 25 list at CigFed, so in the interest of transparency, I’d like to explain how we arrived at it before getting into the list.…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 22, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment


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Review: CAO Amazon Anaconda

Brand: CAO

Line: Amazon Anaconda

Size: Toro (6 x 52)

Wrapper: Brazilian Bahiano Habano Ligero…

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Added by Jason Meyers on December 20, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Mombacho's Casa Favilli Was The Most Visited Cigar Factory In Nicaragua In 2017

December 20, 2017--Casa Favilli, the factory owned by Mombacho Cigars, welcomed 1,842 visitors making it the most visited cigar factory in Nicaragua in 2017. Casa Favilli is located in the heart of Granada, Nicaragua and has welcomed cigar lovers and tourists from around the world since it opened in 2015.

Guided tours of Casa Favilli are typically available Monday through Friday with one of Mombacho’s expert curators who offer insights into the history of the…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 20, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Davidoff USA Appoints Dylan Austin As VP of Sales and Marketing

December 15, 2017--Davidoff of Geneva USA, the US based subsidiary of Oettinger Davidoff AG, today announced that Dylan Austin, 36, has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing - USA, effective January 1, 2018. Dylan Austin steps into this dual role from his current position as Vice President of Marketing, and will lead strategic and day-to-day oversight of the company’s sales organization and key account team.

Mr. Austin, who joined the industry in…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 15, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments


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Reviews: La Gloria Cubana Colleccion Reserva

Ernesto-Perez Carrillo teamed up with General Cigar Co. to create a special La Gloria Cubana blend. It is based on a blend he created in the 1980's. In case you don't know, General Cigar Co. bought La Gloria Cubana from Ernesto in 1999 and he stayed on board until 2009 and eventually went out on his own. This cigar however, is supposed to keep with the original spirit of the LGC brand.

La…

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Added by 007MI6 on December 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Press Release: Villiger Unveils New Packaging For La Libertad

December 13, 2017 In a continual effort to engage consumers and loyal supporters, Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Libertad has been repackaged in a new and much sleeker box.  The new Villiger La Libertad packaging will boldly sport the red and black colors that were previously only expressed on the cigar band.…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 14, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Ships 3rd Release of Deliverance Nocturne

December 11, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce they are shipping DELIVERANCE NOCTURNE to select retailers this week. The Nocturne is handcrafted at BLTC’s own factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.

“This is the 3rd release of Deliverance…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 11, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder

Brand: Southern Draw

Line: Jacob’s Ladder

Size: Robusto (5.5 x 54)

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf…

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Added by Jason Meyers on December 11, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Robania Tobacco Family Partners With The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company

December 7, 2017— Burmese Tobacco Trading Company announces collaboration with the world renowned Robaina tobacco family.  The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company plans to roll out the Don Alejo Robaina Cigar brand in 2018, with plans to distribute in Europe, North America, and Asian markets. The Don Alejo Robaina brand…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 7, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate And Small Batch Cigar Announce New Herrera Esteli Inktome

December 1, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the launch of the second release of Herrera Estelí Inktome, the Exception. The Herrera Esteli Inktome is a Tienda Exclusiva or shop exclusive for smallbatchcigar.com.  



In 2016, the initial release of the Herrera Esteli Inktome received much fanfare utilizing a higher priming darker Ecuador Habano wrapper. After blending the initial…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars & Famous Smoke Shop Partner For New QuickDraw Corona Gorda

November 29th, 2017--Two American, family-owned cigar businesses have partnered for an exciting new cigar release.

 

Southern Draw Cigars, a Veteran-owned premium cigar brand, proudly announces a new addition to their QuickDraw line of cigars: a…

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Added by Trippopolis on November 29, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Terence Reilly Joins Casa Fernandez

November 28, 2017--After his departure from Quesada Cigars last month, Casa Fernandez has announced that Terence Reilly has joined the company as National Sales Manager, effective December 1st. 

I cannot tell you how exited I am to join the CASA FERNANDEZ team,” said Terence Reilly. “The AGANORSA / CASA FERNANDEZ conglomerate has often been described as a ‘sleeping giant,’ and I look forward to helping the company reach its full potential. Stay…

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Added by Trippopolis on November 29, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments


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Review: Macanudo Inspirado White

This is the other half of the Inspirado line released at the 2017 IPCPR. I reviewed the Black here if you want to check that one out too. I was very impressed with the Black version and was excited when I learned that there was a White, or Connecticut, version. I have really started to enjoy Connecticuts over the last few years. So, let's get this cigar going…

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Added by 007MI6 on November 24, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Review: Cubariqueno Probable Cause Lancero

When Cubariqueno released the original Probable Cause in 2016 it was a divisive cigar among the Cigar Federation mods. I was a big fan of the powdered cocoa that the San Andres Maduro wrapper brought to the flavor profile.

When Juan Cancel told me they had a Lancero in the works, I was ecstatic to get my hands on it. Although the vitola is still a true lancero at 7-1/2”x38 RG, they’ve added a new twist by box pressing it.

This may be the longest stretch I’ve had a…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 23, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Review: Macanudo Inspirado Black

Released at the 2017 IPCPR, the Macanudo Inspirado Black is one half of a pair. The other being the Macanudo Inspirado White, but I will leave that one for another day. I missed getting to try this cigar at IPCPR this year, but I was able to enjoy most of an Inspirado Black during a visit to the General Cigar Co. farms in Connecticut. While walking through the fields of Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco plants, in Connecticut, I smoked a larger vitola of this cigar and was amazed.…

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Added by 007MI6 on November 17, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Altadis Announces Montecristo x Crowned Heads Collaboration

 November 15, 2017--In its first collaboration with renowned boutique manufacturer Crowned Heads,Altadis U.S.A. is expanding its portfolio with the release of Montecristo Ciudad de Música, avibrant and luxurious blend.

 

“Ciudad de Música is a contemporary take on classic Montecristo selections, reflecting the creative ideology and artisanal quality of the Crowned Heads brand,” Altadis U.S.A. said in announcing the new release. “This…

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Added by Trippopolis on November 15, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments


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Altadis Announces Montecristo x Crowned Heads Collaboration

 November 15, 2017--In its first collaboration with renowned boutique manufacturer Crowned Heads,Altadis U.S.A. is expanding its portfolio with the release of Montecristo Ciudad de Música, avibrant and luxurious blend.

 

“Ciudad de Música is a contemporary take on classic Montecristo selections, reflecting the creative ideology and artisanal quality of the Crowned Heads brand,” Altadis U.S.A. said in announcing the new release. “This…

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