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Cigar News: Royal Agio Adding 2 New Balmoral Añejo XO Blends

June 19th, 2018– Royal Agio Cigars USA announced today that they will be expanding the Balmoral Añejo XO product line-up, with the release of both Añejo XO Connecticut and Añejo XO Oscuro. The new lines will be displayed in the Royal Agio booth (Booth #1161) at the 2018 IPCPR Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV.

A direct follow up to the highly-regarded Balmoral Añejo 18 (18 year-old Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper), the Balmoral Añejo XO brand has always been about consistently delivering…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 19, 2018 at 7:47pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Black Works Studio Sindustry 2018 Ships

June 19, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of SINDUSTRY: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

SINDUSTRY will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This is the highly anticipated 2nd annual release of Sindustry.…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 19, 2018 at 5:50pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Debonaire House To Begin Self-Distributing In 2019

June18, 2018--Drew Estate and Debonaire House announce that, effective, January 1, 2019, Debonaire House will begin distributing its own products in the United States.



Debonaire House will directly manage all facets of its U.S. business operations including distribution, sales, and marketing. The company has entered into a partnership program with United Parcel Service (UPS), “Cigars Direct” which will allow them to ship Debonaire Ultra premium and Indian Motorcycle cigars…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 18, 2018 at 3:27pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Czig Meister Collab Collection with 2nd Act - United We Brew - Receives Label Approval (Updated)

Fresh off celebrating their 2nd Anniversary last weekend, Hackettstown, NJ's Czig Meister Brewing Company looks to be gearing up to release a series of collaborations with microbrewery 2nd Act Beer based in Dover, NJ. On May 23rd, both breweries began posting on social media about a collaboration, but offered little additional detail.  On Monday, Czig Meister received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for 3 new can labels for variants of United We…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 14, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company To Can Don't Haze Me Brux & Milking It

In early April, Icarus Brewing Company debuted Don't Haze Me Brux on draft in their Lakewood, NJ taproom.  On Monday, Icarus received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for a can label for the beer.

When it was first released on tap, Don't Hate Me Brux was profiled…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 14, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Can Art for Cypress Brewing Company's 3rd Anniversary Offerings Approved

Cypress Brewing Company in Edison, NJ will be celebrating their 3rd Anniversary on Saturday, July 7th.  As in past years, the brewery will have several special tappings, and have announced that they will be releasing two new cans.  According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), we can now see can art for the two anniversary can offerings - Cecilia and The Peach Pit.…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 13, 2018 at 8:05am — No Comments


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Booze News: Dark City Receives Approval For Common Area and Improversation Can Labels

Asbury Park, NJ's Dark City Brewing Company looks to be furthering their rebranding, and move into new cans with two new offerings.  Last Thursday, Dark City received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on two new can labels - one for Common Area and one for Improversation.…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 13, 2018 at 7:51am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Drew Estate Flying Pigs Returning For Father's Day

June 12, 2018--Drew Estate announces today the Holiday release of Liga Privada & Undercrown Flying Pigs to Drew Diplomat retailers in the United States for Father’s Day. 





The Flying Pig is one of the most sought-after sizes in the company’s portfolio, presented in a 100mm x 60 ring gauge parejo vitola and is a favorite amongst cigar enthusiasts. The shape is based off a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size selection case. It is…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 12, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Frye Brewing Celebrating First Anniversary This Weekend; Planning Bottle Release of Last Wave Brewing Co. Collaboration

Last summer, one of New Jersey's premier summer destinations saw two breweries open as both Last Wave Brewing Company and Frye Brewing opened in Point Pleasant.  On Memorial Day weekend, Last Wave celebrated their first anniversary with a selection of special beer tappings.  This Saturday, June 16, Frye Brewing is celebrating their first anniversary, and has announced a tapping of their "Coconut in the Dark" stout as well as "something special".  We might now have insight into what that…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 12, 2018 at 4:53pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Interview with Oak & Eden Founder and CEO Joe Giildenzopf

Last month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of the brand new Oak & Eden whiskey, and had a few minutes to sit down with the CEO and one of the founders, Joe Giildenzopf.

The event was held at The Hall Bar & Grill in Dallas, Texas, where the bartenders were serving up the new whiskeys in cocktails or alone, as well as a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres.  As far as the whiskeys go the 2 offerings now available to the public, Oak & Eden Bourbon and…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2018 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments


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Review: Diesel Whiskey Row

The Diesel Whiskey Row is a collection blended by AJ Fernandez and developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon. It features binder leaves aged in bourbon barrels, in a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar. Diesel Senior Brand Manager Justin Andrews said, “The partnership between Diesel and Rabbit Hole speaks of going against the grain in traditional industries. Rabbit Hole doesn’t claim to use 12 year old juice or have a 6th…

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Added by 007MI6 on June 6, 2018 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Cigar News: Three New Espinosa Cigars Coming To IPCPR 2018

June 4, 2018--Espinosa Premium Cigars announced today that they will be bringing 3 new cigars to IPCPR 2018 this year.  

The first of the three announced cigars will be titled the "Las 6 Provincias LHB", which translates to "The 6 Provinces", and is Espinosa's Cuba, before it's post-revolution decline, while LHB stands for "La Habana".  The LHB is the first in a planned series of 6 limited edition cigars, each highlighting one of Cuba's original provinces.  The cigar will be a…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 4, 2018 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment


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News: Icarus Brewing Company Releasing King Arthur's Steed This Week

In January, Icarus Brewing Company in Lakewood, NJ collaborated with the winners of the Ocean & Monmouth County Homebrew Club Porter Competition, Dave & Pat, to debut King Arthur's Steed in draft at the brewery.  According to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), that beer is now coming to cans.…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2018 at 2:14pm — No Comments


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News: Cape May Brewing Company Debuting Bounding Main and DDH Coastal Evacuation Cans

Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ will be debuting cans for two new Double IPAs according to Cape May's PR and Marketing Manager, Alicia Grasso.  On May 26th, Cape May received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for two new labels - one for Bounding Main and one for a Double Dry Hopped version of Coastal Evacuation.…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments


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News: Lone Eagle Brewing Registers Two New Labels

Lone Eagle Brewing in Flemington, NJ is gearing up for their 2nd Anniversary, and we might have insight into what the brewery is planning.  Last Tuesday, Lone Eagle received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for two new label - Jubileum 2018 and Double Dry Hopped New England Chowdah.…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 28, 2018 at 1:16pm — No Comments


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News: Twin Elephant Planning Another Canning of Gathering Clouds; New Label

In the beginning of May, we noticed that Chatham, NJ's Twin Elephant Brewing Company had received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for two new labels - Plow United and Split The Megahertz.  Like all of Twin Elephant's labels to this point, these were generic labels with the beer name listed.  When we reached out to the brewery, they informed us that those labels "are our 'generic' labels that provide us with flexibility on the production side as we…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 28, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars Announces Third Release In IGNITE Series

May 25, 2018--Southern Draw Cigars is proud to announce the third installment of the IGNITE some good charitable campaign as it partners with Cigars International to release 1,000 custom IGNITE humi-jars. Going back to its roots, the original two cigar blends from Southern Draw Cigars, Kudzu and Firethorn now have a fresh new size to be enjoyed.  A 5x58 round format perfecto. …

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Added by Trippopolis on May 25, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments


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News: Dark City Brewing Company Debuting Green Space; Continuing Rebranding

In February, Asbury Park, NJ's Dark City Brewing Company announced that their 3rd year of existence would bring about some change in terms of their brewery, their offerings, their branding, and more.  To this point, 2018 has seen tremendous change from the brewery with regards to all of these points, and the response from customers has been overly positive. …

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Added by Matt Ross on May 24, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: General Cigar Company Details Whiskey Row by Diesel, Shipping in June

May 21, 2018--Diesel presents Whiskey Row, a collection blended by AJ Fernandez and developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a maverick new distillery making its mark on the bourbon category. Whiskey Row features binder leaves aged in bourbon barrels, in a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar.

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Added by Trippopolis on May 21, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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News: Icarus Brewing Debuting Go Flight Next Week; Also Releasing Special Version of Yacht Juice

Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) on 5/14 for a new Pale Ale - Go Flight!

Go Flight is a 5.7% ABV Pale Ale that will be packaged in 16oz cans.  Can art details that the beer is a "heavily wheated Pale Ale dry hopped with…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 17, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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