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Press Release: Villiger Adds Manuel Garcia To International Handmade Cigar Division

October 23rd, 2017--Villiger Cigars proudly announces that Manuel Garcia will join the Villiger International Handmade Cigar Division. This announcement comes as the company continues to bolster its rapidly growing premium handmade cigar presence in the market place,

 

Manuel Garcia gained global recognition as the Commercial Vice President of Habanos S.A. As the head of sales and marketing for 15 years at Habanos S.A., Morejon visited over 100 countries,…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 23, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Mombacho Ships Cosecha 2012

Mombacho Cigars, S. A. announced today that their Cosecha 2012, has begun shipping to retailers after its release at the 2017 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, NV.  Mombacho also announced that their popular Mombachito will begin shipping in new 10-count and 50-count boxes.



The Cosecha…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments


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Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Announces Second Release of Santa Muerte

October 11, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the second annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

 

Santa Muerte is being released Friday, October 13th, to commemorate the upcoming Day of the Dead. 

 

This is our second release of Santa…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 11, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Toro

If you’re a bourbon drinker, chances are that you’ve heard the name Pappy Van Winkle, but chances are equally high that you’ve never gotten to sample any of their bourbons.  The legendary bourbon has a huge following, with demand that outstrips the supply by orders of magnitude.

 

In 2014, the Van Winkle family began a partnership with Drew Estate to create a brand of cigars exclusively for sale from the…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 10, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment


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Press Release: John Drew Brands Launches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

October 10, 2017--John Drew Brands announces today its distribution deal with MS Walker in Massachussets and Rhode Island with product already placed on retailer’s shelves across both states.

John Drew Brands was founded by Jonathan Drew in 2015, while maintaining his post as Founder & President of Drew Estate Cigar Company. John Drew Brand’s portfolio currently offers three premium spirits – Brixton Mash Destroyer, Dove Tale Rum, and John Drew Rye.…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 10, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments


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News: Espinosa Announces The Red River Valley

October 7, 2017--Espinosa Cigars has announced that they will be releasing a new regional release cigar for the Texas and Oklahoma markets called The Red River Valley.

The cigar is a 6x50 Toro utilizing a Mexican San Andres wrapper, combined with a binder and fillers from Nicaragua.  The blend…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 7, 2017 at 7:41pm — No Comments


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REVIEW: Ventura Case Study CS/04

Brand: Ventura

Line: Case Study - Limited Editions - CS/04

Size: Torpedo (5.5 x 52)

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder: Mexican…

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Added by Jason Meyers on September 29, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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REVIEW: Ventura Archetype Initiation Corona

Brand: Ventura

Line: Archetype Initiation

Size: Corona (5 x 46)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano…

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Added by Jason Meyers on September 25, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Drew Estate Asking for Assistance With Locating Stolen Cigar Shipment

Drew Estate recently had a shipment of cigars stolen in Miami, and needs our help locating the stolen cigars.  Please contact Drew Estate immediately if you suspect that any of the stolen cigars are for sale in your area.

"On August 8, 2017, a truck containing a full load of Drew Estate premium handmade cigars was stolen in the greater Miami area. An active investigation into this theft is ongoing and involves numerous law enforcement…

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Added by Trippopolis on September 20, 2017 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Black Works Studio Boondock Saint Corona Larga



Black Label Trading Company launched in 2013, and quickly made a name for themselves with their solid core line of blends.  In 2015, they opened their own factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and created a side-project brand called Black Works Studio(commonly stylized as BLK_WKS).

The goal of Black Works is to showcase Nicaraguan tobaccos with small…

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Added by Trippopolis on September 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: John Drew Brands launches in Georgia

September 5, 2017--John Drew Brands announced today its distribution deal with Georgia Crown Distributing Co. in Georgia.  John Drew Brands was founded by Jonathan Drew in 2015, while maintaining his post as Founder & President of Drew Estate Cigar Company.…

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Added by Trippopolis on September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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Quesada​ ​Cigars​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Cigar​ ​Shop​ ​Team​ ​Up​ ​for​ ​Quesada Oktoberfest​ ​Bayern

September 1st, 2017--For the past seven years, the seasonal small batch release of Quesada Cigars’ Quesada Oktoberfest, has become a tradition cigar enthusiasts look forward to each Fall. The Oktoberfest is a cigar line that has been designed to be enjoyed with one’s favorite beer. Over the years, Oktoberfest has been released in different vintages and different sizes which appeal to a wide range of cigar enthusiasts. This year, in conjunction with Carolina-based retailer…

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Added by Trippopolis on September 1, 2017 at 4:42pm — No Comments


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Donate to Help RoMa Craft raise $5000 for those devasted by the storm in Houston

Hi FedHeads,

Our friends over at RoMa Craft have started a fund raiser to help raise some money for those impacted by the storm in Houston this week.  Donations are being collected under the RoMa Craft team, but all donations go straight to All Hands Volunteers.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Added by Trippopolis on September 1, 2017 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment


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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…

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


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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…

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


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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…

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


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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.…

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


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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…

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


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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. …

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


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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…

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

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