August 2017 Blog Posts (9)

Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to smoke a number of the Rose of Sharon release from Southern Draw Cigars. That initial release sold through, and a 2nd release was debuted at the IPCPR.

The Rose of Sharon was a release dedicated to Robert’s wife:

“Much like a Rose, Sharon exemplifies our brand with her beautiful soul, humility and a “subtle” boldness which has…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on August 31, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Herrera Esteli DeSocio for Alliance Cigar

Today, Drew Estate announced the release of Herrera Estelí DeSocio, an exclusive vitola manufactured for Alliance Cigar, a premium cigar wholesale distributor based in New York.  

The Herrera Estelí DeSocio is a 6 x 60 vitola featuring an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran binder, and filler from Nicaragua, presented in 10 count boxes with an MSRP of $8.60 per cigar. Willy Herrera, Master Blender of Drew Estate stated, “I’ve been asked consistently over the years at…


Added by Trippopolis on August 30, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: General Cigar Honors Industry Legend Benji Menendez

August 29, 2017--General Cigar recently held a private reception at the IPCPR trade show to honor cigar industry legend Benji Menendez for his many contributions to the company and to thank him for his ongoing support.

General Cigar President Régis Broersma said, “Our relationship with Benji Menendez has continued long after his retirement from the company. To this day, he is a trusted advisor, mentor and friend to all of us in the General Cigar family. It was…


Added by Trippopolis on August 30, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Press Release: Fabrica Oveja Negra Announces Expansion

August 25, 2017 —Fabrica Oveja Negra is announcing its move to a larger freestanding facility at the entrance of Esteli, Nicaragua.

The new building is located at the South entrance of Esteli, Nicaragua on the Panamerican Highway. Construction will be complete the first of October to include a large production area, tobacco storage facility, state of the art aging room, retail store, cigar lounge and exhibition space. Factory visits can be arranged by appointment.…


Added by Trippopolis on August 25, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Press Release: Black Works Studios Shipping Boondock Saint This Week

August 23, 2017-- Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the shipment of the BOONDOCK SAINT to select retailers this week.

The Boondock Saint is a perfect example of a balanced cigar. The profile is rich, complex and bold, with tons of subtle flavors. The cigar is both strong and refined, with a very elegant finish. The Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper combined with the Connecticut Broadleaf & Nicaraguan filler create flavors of…


Added by Trippopolis on August 23, 2017 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Launches Exclusive Cuadrados for JR Cigar and Casa de Montecristo

August 18, 2017— Drew Estate announces today the exclusive release of the Undercrown Maduro and Herrera Estelí blends in a box press Cuadrado format for JRCigars and Casa de Montecristo. The cigars are available today in 10-count soft packs. 

The Undercrown…


Added by Trippopolis on August 18, 2017 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Review: Partagas 1845 Classico Robusto

General Cigar originally launched the Partagas 1845 in 2012.  In 2014, the Classico was joined by 2 more lines, the Extra Fuerte, and Extra Oscuro.  At IPCPR 2017, General relaunched all 3 frontmarks, with updated packaging, and all new blends.  Today, we’ll be focusing on the Partagas 1845 Classico.  


Brand: Partagas 1845 Classico…


Added by Trippopolis on August 18, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Moves Canadian Distribution to STG Canada

August 14, 2017--Drew Estate announces today that it has appointed STG Canada as its exclusive distribution partner for both domestic and Duty-Free premium cigar markets in Canada. This partnership will be effective August 28st, 2017, Vice President of International Business Development at Drew Estate Alex Goldman noted, “We are excited about our partnership with STG Canada, and plan to build on the success that we have enjoyed in this tough market over the past few…


Added by Trippopolis on August 14, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Introducing CAO Amazon Anaconda

For the final chapter in CAO's Amazon Trilogy, we set out to create something bold.

The result?

The first cigar of its kind in the United States. It's rustic Fuma Em Corda Arapiraca and primitive Braganca wrapped in a Bahiano Habano leaf.

And it's coming soon.…


Added by Matt Ross on August 10, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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