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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.…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 10, 2017 at 1:58pm — 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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

5th Annual Cigar March Madness Begins!

The annual tradition of Cigar March Madness continues! This year we've spiced things up a bit by adding a double elimination bracket. Anyone knocked out still has the opportunity to claw their way back and reign supreme!

Brackets were seeded with the cigars from…

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Added by Cigar Federation on March 8, 2017 at 8:38am — 1 Comment


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March 2017 Stogie of the Month Contest!

The Stogie of the Month is back.  This month, it's Joya De Nicaragua and to celebrate, we're giving away a 5 pack of cigars!

The Rules:

1. Post a picture of yourself smoking a Joya de Nicaragua using the hashtag #March2017COTM…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 28, 2017 at 10:30am — 14 Comments


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A Week at Puro Sabor 2017

 

Maybe I'm kind of basic, but I don't think I've ever gotten off a plane, and had someone waiting with a sign with my name on it, which was kind of nice.  More importantly, rather than wait in line for customs like usual, we were escorted…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 8 Comments


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The JW Marshall is BACK

January 24th, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of J. W. MARSHALL: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. is releasing the J.W. Marshall, a cigar exclusive for Cigar Federation, today on January 24, 2016.…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 24, 2017 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


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Crux Cigars Limitada PB5 Second Release Heads to Retailers

January 9, 2017 Crux Cigars announces the highly anticipated 2016 Second Release of the Limitada PB5 will begin arriving at retailers this week.

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Added by Trippopolis on January 10, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Espinosa Streamlines Operations for 2017

December 27, 2016 -- Espinosa Premium Cigars has streamlined its organization as it prepares itself for growth in 2017. It was announced that Erik Espinosa Jr. has been elevated to the position of Vice-President and Hector Alfonso Sr. has been promoted to Director of Operations for the celebrated boutique line.…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Villiger Closes Out 2016 with 15th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

 December 20, 2016—Villiger Cigars showed holiday spirit as the company partnered up with The Miami Children’s Foundation for their annual Holiday toy drive. The event took place at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
 
The Miami Children’s Foundation benefits the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital which is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital, exclusively for children with more than 650 attending…
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Added by Trippopolis on December 21, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments


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Press Release: All Out Kings shipping March 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 —  Caldwell Cigar Co. and Drew Estate announced today that All Out Kings would be shipping in March of 2017, slightly delayed from the anticipated shipment date of November 2016. All Out Kings is a collaborative project between the two companies that was announced early in 2016, and formally…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 20, 2016 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments


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Press Release: Scandinavian Tobacco Group's Craig Reynolds assumes responsibility of entire North American business

December 19, 2016 -- As of 1 January 2017, General Cigar, Cigars International, STG Lane and STG Canada reinforce their leading positions under one leadership. The change thereby improves the world-leading cigars and pipe tobacco business’ product offering across all customer segments.

“We are leading in handmade cigars, pipe tobacco and fine cut in the US. In every one of our business entities, we have specialised in bringing either handmade cigars or pipe tobacco and…

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Added by Trippopolis on December 19, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments


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Press Release: Santa Muerte ships to select Retailers

    October 25, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping SANTA MUERTE to select retailers this week.  

    

    “This is our first year to produce Santa Muerte.  It features six filler tobaccos which create a very unique and rich flavor profile. You experience layer…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 25, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Drew Estate announces Herrera Estelí Edicíon Limitada H-Town Lancero for Stogies World Class Cigars

Friday, October 14, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing the Herrera Estelí Edicion Limitada H-Town Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.

The H-Town Lancero will be presented in a 7 x 38 Lancero and will be packaged in 10 count…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 14, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments


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Press Release: From Space to Smoke, Omar de Frias Resigns from NASA

Springfield, VA (October 17, 2016) – Omar de Frias, owner of Fratello Cigars, has resigned from NASA after more than a decade.

 

“I set an aggressive goal for myself at IPCPR. I exceeded that goal. Given the enormous support I received and increasing demand for Fratello, this was the time to give the…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 17, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

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