La Palina is adding the La Palina Black Label to its portfolio. The line is being rolled in the Dominican Republic and will be presented in boxes of 20.
The La Palina Black Label is a cigar for those in search of a rich blend with complex flavor. A Brazilian grown Bahiano wrapper amplifies filler and binder tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. This full-bodied blend has an undertone of spice that is sure to grab your attention. Notes of fruit and cocoa…
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Continue(Miami, FL) July 8, 2014—Toraño Family Cigar Co., respected in the cigar- making industry for nearly 100 years, proudly announces that Charlie Toraño, for the first time, will unveil a cigar under his own name: Charlie Toraño Captiva.…
LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2014) – Purveyors of fine cigars looking to add a little “maturity” to their humidors will find a rich, flavorful new option at this year’s 82nd Annual IPCPR Convention & International Trade Show.…
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TORONTO – July 4, 2014 – Toronto based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) proudly announces that they have entered into an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Austin, Texas based RoMa Craft Tobac LLC.
RoMa Craft Tobac and Mombacho are standouts in today’s crowded premium cigar market. However, after a few years of sharing best practices and developing personal friendships among the companies’ principals, they discovered a significant amount of…
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TORONTO – June 24, 2014 – Toronto based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) announced today the launch of Tierra Volcan Cigars in the United States. The brand will make its official debut at the 82nd Annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association Convention and Tradeshow, July 19th to 23rd, 2014 in Las Vegas.…
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Happy 4th of July! The IPCPR trade show is right around the corner and EPC is excited to offer three new releases. Read below from a recent Cigar Aficionado issue (Cigar Insider) for more info. Additionally, we released a new Tuxedo 60 RG variety pack, new sizes of E-Stunner 60 (Limousin), E-Stunner 52 (Taurus), Cardinal 60 along with all of our regular lines. Ask your local tobacconist for an E.P. Carrillo cigar this month!
EPC CIGAR CO. BRINGS A BOUNTY OF SUMMER…
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In keeping with “Family Tradition”, Arandoza will unveil its “Red” Label at the 2014 IPCPR in July. The “Red” label commemorates and praises the nation’s heritage following on its footsteps of Independence Day celebrating the history, commitment and traditions of the Arandoza Family. This new label is a full flavored full bodied cigar that will delight the seasoned aficionado. Manufactured at La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, its construction consists of a 100% Nicaraguan…
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June 30th, 2014: Cuban Stock Cigar Co. is proud to announce the release of the Chubbys Boss.
The first Chubbys were launched in 1999. They were a great success from the get-go, being Cuban Stock’s first 60 ring gauge cigar. The line gradually developed but really took off in 2004 after Cuban Stock developed the Dominican Maduro Special (DMS) wrapper, a naturally processed Dominican wrapper that produces the perfect dark, oily cigar.
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On the heels of debuting new look; the company welcomes Hfbarcelona to the MCC family
(Miami, Florida) June 30, 2014— Miami Cigar & Company proudly announces that they have reached an agreement to become the official exclusive distributor of Hfbarcelona in the United States.
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Continue(Miami, Florida) June 30, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars is ready to come into the 2014 IPCPR with a new super-premium blend: The Roberto P. Duran Cigar Brand.
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Washington, DC-After intensive searching, the IPCPR has named Mark Pursell as the new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Pursell was the Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Mr. Pursell brings a wealth of experience in business development, membership marketing, sales and association management to the IPCPR.
At NAHB, Mr. Pursell fostered relationships…
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(Miami, Florida) June 3, 2014— Miami Cigar & Company targets the 2014 IPCPR as the official launch pad for their new “look” as they celebrate 25 years in business. These key changes in branding aside from being of celebratory…
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IPCPR CEO BILL SPANN RESIGNS
Spann led the association to the two most successful trade shows in the association’s 82-year history, and reversed a decade-long decline in membership
September 19, 2013
Columbus, GA-Citing a two-plus year separation from his family and the opportunity for employment in his new home town of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, IPCPR Chief Executive Officer Bill Spann today informed his Board…
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Normally, I find Alec Bradley cigars to underwhelm me. I have smoked the majority of their stuff and none of their cigars jumped up and said, “this is a great cigar”. That fact might have now changed.
Welcome the Alec Bradley Nica Puro. Below is a little about this cigars from my friend Cigar Coop.
The Alec Bradley Nica Puro is a new core line…Continue
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As we were working our way through the House of Emilio booth at the IPCPR show we were introduced to Noel Rojas, the man behind Guayacan Cigars. Noel has an amazing story, which he shares in the video below. His cigars are top notch, I smoked a torpedo this week that I've had in the humidor since last December and it was fantastic. I found it to be complex, medium bodied, and had a really nice hint of citrus that…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on August 25, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments
I have a weakness for the 1502 Black Gold, a beautiful Nicaraguan puro with a maduro wrapper. When I have these in my humidors it’s all I can do to not smoke them up right away. Something just hits me right about that cigar, and my only option is to smoke them. Both vitolas, box pressed Toro and Torpedo, have a partially closed foot, which gives a blast of tasty wrapper flavor right…Continue
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Eddie Ortega and his cigars, going back as far as the REO. While I haven’t gotten around to sampling any of his Wild Bunch series, I have enjoyed the heck out of the Serie D line. At the show Ortega Cigars re-released the Cubao line, and I smoked No. 5 Friday evening, at least I think that’s what it was. I should have measured it because there’s still some confusing information…Continue
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Last year we met the guys from Ezra Zion at the show (here's the post) and have gotten to know Kyle, Chris and Alan since. I can't say I agree with their politics or spiritual views all the time, but I can say that they make fine cigars and are passionate about tobacco. Whereas last year they had a booth along side their …Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on August 14, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments
I’ve been sampling through the range of cigars by Flor de Gonzalez over the last few days. I have smoked a few of their mixed filler line and enjoyed them, they make a tasty Churchill and large torpedo in the $2 range. I won a 5-pack of the 90 Miles robustos a few years ago and enjoyed them quite a bit. I was introduced to Yadi Gonzalez at the IPCPR show by Antonio Lam of …Continue
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The IPCPR show always seems to have it's share of celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted at the show on the first day (not by me!) as well as Mike Ditka, and previous years have seen the likes of Ron White and Dennis Rodman walking the floor. Shorty Rossi, the star of Animal Planet’s…Continue