July 2017 Blog Posts (17)


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Review: Protocol Themis Toro

"Not your father's Connecticut" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot these days.  For a long time, a Connecticut Shade wrapper was indicative of a milder, mellower cigar, and many veteran cigar smokers viewed it as a sign of an entry-level cigar.  In the past 10 years or so, the medium-full range has been the primary focus for most consumers, and therefore has been the first priority for manufacturers, old or new.  About 3 years ago, this started to change,…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Launches Tabak Especial in Holland

July 19, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the launch of the Tabak Especial brand into Holland.  The Tabak Especial brand will be initially offered through Agio Starlounge members.​

Tabak Especial is a unique smoking experience of exquisitely pure tobacco velvet upon the…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 19, 2017 at 3:26pm — No Comments


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IPCPR 2017: Wall-To-Wall Coverage

John and Tripp are out in Vegas for this year's 85th IPCPR Industry Trade Show.  Stay Tuned to Cigar Federation for ALL your IPCPR updates.  We'll try to update this page regularly as more information comes along!

IPCPR Day Recaps

Booth Recaps…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 12, 2017 at 10:00am — 8 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Exclusive Florida Sun Grown "FSG" Brand with partner Jeff Borysiewicz



Sunday, July 9, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate announced today that the company will begin shipping Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Cigars nationally to DDRP accounts.  This brand features tobacco grown in Clermont, Florida, by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company and the Florida Sun Grown Farm. The brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, which will be held…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 11, 2017 at 8:27am — No Comments


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Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Resurrects Murcielago

Saturday July 8th, 2017 - Erik Espinosa announced on Kiss My Ash Radio that the Murcielago was being resurrected. 

Murcileago (Spanish for 'bat') is the cigar closets to Erik Espinosa's heart. To restore the original essence of the blend, he collaborated with good friend AJ Fernandez to resurrect this classic.

Made at the San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua and repacked with a smart and clean design…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 9, 2017 at 10:32am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Drew Estate debuts Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION” for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Drew Estate announces the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition will be exclusively available for sale through Drew Diplomat Retailers.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 8, 2017 at 5:55pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment

Drew Estate enters the 4 x 32 Segment with Innovative Products, Merchandising, and Retailer Programs

Friday, July 7, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate debuts new initiative to its complete brand portfolio with a series of 4x32 products in 10-count tins to be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


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Press Release: MoyaRuiz Il Ridotto ready to ship to retailers

MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc., creators of popular boutique brands such as La Jugada and The Rake, is pleased to announce their latest blend Il Ridotto is ready to ship to retailers. The Il Ridotto was originally available in limited quantities in 2016.

From last year's press release:

Continuing in the vein of their prior game-themed releases including poker and dominos, MoyaRuiz reaches further into history for IL RIDOTTO.…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments


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Press Release: General Cigar Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

General Cigar Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

 

July 7, 2017, Richmond, VA -- General Cigar is pleased to announce that…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate debuts the Undercrown Sun Grown at IPCPR

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL - Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown. 

The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression, complimenting Undercrown Maduro and…

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Added by Cigar Surgeon on July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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Cigar Federation Now Taking Applications For Mod Positions!

Hi everyone, with yesterdays news, and Logan's possible/probable departure, the time has come to search for a couple of new mods.  

New mods should be able to review 1+ cigars per week, comfortable co-hosting shows like Sharing Our Pairings/Cigar Chat, and have enough availability to record a show,…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 6, 2017 at 1:55pm — 12 Comments


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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Kuba Kuba Candela And Three New Blondies

July 5, 2017--Today Drew Estate announces the release of ACID Green Kuba Candela, ACID Blondie Candela, ACID Blondie Red, and ACID Blondie Gold. The ACID Brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 5, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Ezra Zion Acquires Cigar Federation Store, CF Tobacos, & Community

July 5, 2017-- Ezra Zion Cigar Company has acquired Cigar Federation Tobacos, Cigar Federation Store, and re-acquired the Cigar Federation community.

This is a major step for us as a company, one that brings us full circle back to our CigFed roots. As the original founders of Cigar Federation, it’s a really cool homecoming.” stated Ezra Zion co-owner Kyle Hoover.

This acquisition will compliment Ezra Zion Cigar…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 5, 2017 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments


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Press Release: Black Works Studios Announces Boondock Saint Release

July 5, 2017--Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of BOONDOCK SAINT: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

 

BOONDOCK SAINT will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time.  This offering will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee, Green Hornet, NBK and Rorschach.

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Added by Trippopolis on July 5, 2017 at 10:54am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Joya de Nicaragua Launching Antaño Gran Reserva

July 3, 2017--The Antaño Gran Reserva asks you to do one thing only: to keep daring. It carries the same character as the Antaño 1970 but instead uses select extra aged, tobaccos only.

Over 15 years ago the Antaño cigar defined the standard of full bodied cigars. The Antaño 1970 is an iconic cigar in the Joya de Nicaragua portfolio. Not only because of its unprecedented strength, and rich Nicaraguan character, but also as our best seller cigar in…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 3, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Opens Pre-Orders for Muestra de Saka Nactamale

July 1, 2017--Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is currently taking pre-orders for the second liga in their very Limited Production Muestra de Saka series of cigars. The deadline for pre-orders is July 14th, 2017.

Muestra is the humble, common word for “sample”…

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


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Press Release: Joya de Nicaragua Reveals New Packaging For Antaño Dark Corojo

July 1, 2017--The Antaño Dark Corojo packaging is getting an upgrade that matches its unadulterated boldness with a beautiful dark and oily wrapper. This change is accompanied by a new box and band.

To align the Antaño family and its look, we have updated the packaging of the Antaño Dark Corojo to match the other brands in the Antaño Family. This means that even though all of them will have their…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 1, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments

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