December 2017 Blog Posts (10)

Cigar Federation Top 25 Cigars Of 2017

The time has come again for everyone to release their favorite 25 cigars of the year.   This is my first time handling the top 25 list at CigFed, so in the interest of transparency, I’d like to explain how we arrived at it before getting into the list.…


Added by Trippopolis on December 22, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Review: CAO Amazon Anaconda

Brand: CAO

Line: Amazon Anaconda

Size: Toro (6 x 52)

Wrapper: Brazilian Bahiano Habano Ligero…


Added by Jason Meyers on December 20, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Press Release: Mombacho's Casa Favilli Was The Most Visited Cigar Factory In Nicaragua In 2017

December 20, 2017--Casa Favilli, the factory owned by Mombacho Cigars, welcomed 1,842 visitors making it the most visited cigar factory in Nicaragua in 2017. Casa Favilli is located in the heart of Granada, Nicaragua and has welcomed cigar lovers and tourists from around the world since it opened in 2015.

Guided tours of Casa Favilli are typically available Monday through Friday with one of Mombacho’s expert curators who offer insights into the history of the…


Added by Trippopolis on December 20, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Press Release: Davidoff USA Appoints Dylan Austin As VP of Sales and Marketing

December 15, 2017--Davidoff of Geneva USA, the US based subsidiary of Oettinger Davidoff AG, today announced that Dylan Austin, 36, has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing - USA, effective January 1, 2018. Dylan Austin steps into this dual role from his current position as Vice President of Marketing, and will lead strategic and day-to-day oversight of the company’s sales organization and key account team.

Mr. Austin, who joined the industry in…


Added by Trippopolis on December 15, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Reviews: La Gloria Cubana Colleccion Reserva

Ernesto-Perez Carrillo teamed up with General Cigar Co. to create a special La Gloria Cubana blend. It is based on a blend he created in the 1980's. In case you don't know, General Cigar Co. bought La Gloria Cubana from Ernesto in 1999 and he stayed on board until 2009 and eventually went out on his own. This cigar however, is supposed to keep with the original spirit of the LGC brand.



Added by 007MI6 on December 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Villiger Unveils New Packaging For La Libertad

December 13, 2017 In a continual effort to engage consumers and loyal supporters, Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Libertad has been repackaged in a new and much sleeker box.  The new Villiger La Libertad packaging will boldly sport the red and black colors that were previously only expressed on the cigar band.…


Added by Trippopolis on December 14, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Ships 3rd Release of Deliverance Nocturne

December 11, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce they are shipping DELIVERANCE NOCTURNE to select retailers this week. The Nocturne is handcrafted at BLTC’s own factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.

“This is the 3rd release of Deliverance Nocturne. The crop of Pennsylvania tobacco we received this year is…


Added by Trippopolis on December 11, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder

Brand: Southern Draw

Line: Jacob’s Ladder

Size: Robusto (5.5 x 54)

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf…


Added by Jason Meyers on December 11, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Robania Tobacco Family Partners With The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company

December 7, 2017— Burmese Tobacco Trading Company announces collaboration with the world renowned Robaina tobacco family.  The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company plans to roll out the Don Alejo Robaina Cigar brand in 2018, with plans to distribute in Europe, North America, and Asian markets. The Don Alejo Robaina brand…


Added by Trippopolis on December 7, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate And Small Batch Cigar Announce New Herrera Esteli Inktome

December 1, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the launch of the second release of Herrera Estelí Inktome, the Exception. The Herrera Esteli Inktome is a Tienda Exclusiva or shop exclusive for  

In 2016, the initial release of the Herrera Esteli Inktome received much fanfare utilizing a higher priming darker Ecuador Habano wrapper. After blending the initial…


Added by Trippopolis on December 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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