May 2017 Blog Posts (10)

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 tobacco process from seed to cigar. Visitors will have the…


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

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…


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

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.



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

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 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Atlanta has been such a…


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

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 we’ve spent working together have made us a stronger…


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

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…


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

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 for Mombacho Cigars. The cigars are rolled at Mombacho’s factory,…


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

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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Mombacho Cigars announces Mo Maali as National Sales Manager

April 25, 2017-- Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that Mo Maali has been named the company’s National Sales Manager.

I'm thrilled to have Mo on board. His experience in the cigar industry will bring strength to the Mombacho Cigars organization and his extreme passion for our brands is endless. Mo has the knowledge and personality to guide our sales team and I wish him all the best,” said Mombacho President and Master Blender Claudio…


Added by Trippopolis on May 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Cubariqueño announces Protocol Themis, Probable Cause Lancero, and Guadalupe

May 1, 2017-- Cubariqueño Cigar Company is proud to announce that it is releasing its third blend, Protocol Themis, at the 2017 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show in Las Vegas. "We are super excited to announce the Protocol Themis,” stated Bill Ives, managing partner of Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “These cigars will launch at the 2017 IPCPR trade show with a soft launch on May 13th at our 2 year anniversary party located at Berkeley Humidor,…


Added by Trippopolis on May 1, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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