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Press Release: Espinosa Announces Reggae and Reggae DREAD

Espinosa Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the national release of the Espinosa Reggae and Espinosa Reggae DREAD.  Both of these lines were released to limited retailers in 2016 but will now be making their national debut at the 2017 IPCPR in Las Vegas.

 

The Espinosa Reggae is a medium bodied…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Fratello Announces Navetta

June 21st, 2017--Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Navetta debut at the IPCPR 2017. Translated shuttle in Italian, Fratello Navetta is a dream project de Frias envisioned while at NASA.

Blending Fratello Navetta was special as I wanted to translate the ultimate celebration our men and women of the space program felt after a successful mission. After being part of over 21 missions nothing beats the feeling of getting our astronauts home safe to their…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 21, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Restructuring of Sales Organization, Departure of Selim Hanono

June 20, 2017 — Last week Drew Estate announced internally its intention to significantly restructure its sales organization, both at headquarters and in the field. The new structure, along with role redesign and greater decentralized decision making, is intended to strengthen Drew Estate’s ability to better serve the needs of its customers in each channel of distribution in which it competes. The new…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 20, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments


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Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

The latest release from Steve Saka's Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is a bit different than his previous offering in terms of it's presentation, blend, and price point.  The Exclusivo is the first in the Muestra de Saka series, which Steve describes as "a line of individual batch produced cigars. Each cigar within the line is a unique vitola and liga - no two are the same. Their taste, body, strength, materials, etc. will vary widely. As will…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 15, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: CAO announces Fuma Em Corda

June 12, 2017--It started with Amazon Basin and the journey contines with CAO Fuma Em Corda, a new limited edition release made with the world’s most rare Brazilian tobacco.…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 12, 2017 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Drew Estate and Royal Agio Cigars deepen their commitment to USA Retailers

June 9, 2017—Royal Agio Cigars announces the opening of a wholly owned USA headquarters demonstrating their commitment and focus within the US market.…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 9, 2017 at 2:59pm — No Comments


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Press Release: XIKAR and RoMa Craft Tobac Announce License Agreement

June 9, 2017--XIKAR, Inc. and RoMa Craft Tobac are pleased to announce a long-term license agreement under which XIKAR will manufacture and market an exclusive assortment of cutters, lighters, travel cases, mobile ashtrays and other accessories bearing RoMa Craft brand logos and artwork.

 

The agreement between the two industry leading brands will add value to cigar retailers and provide RoMa Craft’s loyal consumer base an additional…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 9, 2017 at 10:26am — 3 Comments


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Press Release: Serino Cigar Co. Formally Announces Wayfarer

June 6, 2017--The Serino Cigar Company has announced Wayfarer will be in full production and distribution at this year’s IPCPR. The blend has become known as Carson Serino’s “personal cigar,” previously sold naked as ‘The Wayfarer’ to select retailers and handed out as an event exclusive. The blend will initially be available in three vitolas, later to be expanded to five. Two will be special releases.…

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CAO Teases 'Amazon Trilogy'

June 6, 2017-- CAO Cigars has released a teaser site for the upcoming follow-up to the wildly popular CAO Amazon Basin.

The original Amazon Basin was released in 2014, with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder, with fillers from the Dominican Republic and Columbia.  In addition to the fillers, it showcased the Brazilian Braganca tobacco. Brazilian Braganca is a tobacco harvested once every 3 years in the Amazon Rainforest.

The cigar was an…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Release 4th Edition Morphine

June 6, 2017Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments


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Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

The first Last Call started out as one of those great projects which was just an internal house blend handed out to guests who were over watching football. As per the namesake, this was the last cigar handed out to close the evening.

Originally launched in the single Geniales (4-1/2x48) vitola, a line extension was announced late 2016 adding on Pequeñas (5x46), Corticas (4x52), Flaquitas (6x46), and a Chiquitas (3-1/2x50).

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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Cornelius & Anthony Adds Cornelius Lonsdale For 2017 IPCPR

Cornelius & Anthony has announced that they will be releasing a new size of their Cornelius at the upcoming IPCPR. The latest offering will be a 6.5x42 Lonsdale.

"Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Cornelius is made under the supervision of owner Sandra Cobas.  The Cornelius blend has a layered complexity with notes of both sweetness and spice.  The blend has a refined balance that culminates with a buttery smooth…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 5, 2017 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment


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Drew Estate Begins Selling Cigar Safari Tickets for 2017-2018 Season

May 31, 2017-- Drew Estate has announced that tickets for the late 2017/Early 2017 Cigar Safari season are now available.

As described by Drew Estate, "Cigar Safari is a 4-day all-inclusive Nicaraguan Tobacco Experience at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. You will learn every facet of the…

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Added by Trippopolis on May 31, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments


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Press Release: John Drew Brands Announces Leadership Team

John Drew Brands Announces Leadership Team

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — Wynwood, FL -

John Drew Brands announces its Leadership Team: CEO Jonathan Drew, President Nancy Berkowitz, National Sales Manager Steve Chernoff, and National Director of Brand Development Frank Moreno. In addition, John Drew Brands will partner with and be supported by Joey Reichenbach…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 23, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments


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Review: Davidoff Yamasa Piramides

The Davidoff Yamasa is a project that involves the Yamasa region in the Dominican Republic. Henke Kelner, Master Blender for Davidoff, decided to try his hand at growing tobacco in an area where all others had failed.

To date I’ve managed to smoke almost every single vitola available for the Yamasa. This is the second Pirámides I’ve smoked, so I feel like I have a great sense of the vitola performance at this point.

The…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 23, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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Gurkha Cigars Holding Cigar Themed Scavenger Hunt in Atlanta, GA

TAMARAC, FL— Gurkha Cigars, known for selling the finest, most expensive cigars in the world and incredible packaging, is hosting a cigar centered interactive “smokin’” scavenger hunt in Atlanta. The hunt will be held throughout Atlanta on Saturday, June 3rd , 2017, from…

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Added by Trippopolis on May 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Ezra Zion Leaves Boutiques Unified, Begins Self-Distributing

May 15th, 2017-- After 4 years together, Ezra Zion announced today that they are leaving Botiques Unified, and will begin self-distribution, effective immediately.

"First of all let us just say, everything is good. Everybody loves everybody. We are so grateful for our friends at LJ Zucca. The years…

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Added by Trippopolis on May 15, 2017 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments


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Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Hoyo La Amistad

General Cigar Company unveiled a number of collaboration blends with A.J. Fernandez. What makes this project special is that AJ grew up near the Hoyo de Monterrey factory in Cuba. All the tobacco for the La Amistad also comes from A.J. Fernandez farms.

Sold in 20 count boxes, with 4 vitolas to choose from: Rothschild (4-1/2x50), Robusto (5x54), Toro (6x50), and Gigante (6x60).

 

Check out our interview with Elizabeth Maksim at the IPCPR 2016 in Las…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on May 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Patina Cigars Habano and Connecticut Ship to Retailers

May 11th, 2017-- Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that Patina Cigars have been shipped to the US and will reach retailers later in the coming weeks.

Patina Cigars are made in partnership between Mombacho Cigars and Mo Maali, Owner of Patina Cigars and National Sales Manager…

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Added by Trippopolis on May 11, 2017 at 10:53am — 1 Comment


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General Appoints Sean Williams as Brand Ambassador for Cohiba

May 1, 2017 -- General Cigar announced today that the company has appointed Sean Williams as a full-time brand ambassador for Cohiba. Williams is former owner of El Primer Mundo Cigar Company, a boutique collection of highly-rated cigars made in the Dominican Republic.

“We have brought Sean on board as part of the continued expansion of our experiential platforms,” said General Cigar President Régis Broersma. “Our focus is on deepening retailer and consumer…

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Added by Trippopolis on May 3, 2017 at 11:42am — No Comments

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