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…Continue
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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.
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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. …Continue
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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…Continue
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For the final chapter in CAO's Amazon Trilogy, we set out to create something bold.
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.…Continue
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July 19, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the launch of the Tabak Especial brand into Holland. The Tabak Especial brand will be initially offered through Agio Starlounge members.
Tabak Especial is a unique smoking experience of exquisitely pure tobacco velvet upon the…Continue
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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
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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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July 5, 2017--Today Drew Estate announces the release of ACID Green Kuba Candela, ACID Blondie Candela, ACID Blondie Red, and ACID Blondie Gold. The ACID 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.…
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July 5, 2017-- Ezra Zion Cigar Company has acquired Cigar Federation Tobacos, Cigar Federation Store, and re-acquired the Cigar Federation community.
“This is a major step for us as a company, one that brings us full circle back to our CigFed roots. As the original founders of Cigar Federation, it’s a really cool homecoming.” stated Ezra Zion co-owner Kyle Hoover.
This acquisition will compliment Ezra Zion Cigar…Continue
July 5, 2017--Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of BOONDOCK SAINT: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
BOONDOCK SAINT will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This offering will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee, Green Hornet, NBK and Rorschach.
July 3, 2017--The Antaño Gran Reserva asks you to do one thing only: to keep daring. It carries the same character as the Antaño 1970 but instead uses select extra aged, tobaccos only.
Over 15 years ago the Antaño cigar defined the standard of full bodied cigars. The Antaño 1970 is an iconic cigar in the Joya de Nicaragua portfolio. Not only because of its unprecedented strength, and rich Nicaraguan character, but also as our best seller cigar in…
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July 1, 2017--Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is currently taking pre-orders for the second liga in their very Limited Production Muestra de Saka series of cigars. The deadline for pre-orders is July 14th, 2017.
“Muestra is the humble, common word for “sample”…Continue
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July 1, 2017--The Antaño Dark Corojo packaging is getting an upgrade that matches its unadulterated boldness with a beautiful dark and oily wrapper. This change is accompanied by a new box and band.
“To align the Antaño family and its look, we have updated the packaging of the Antaño Dark Corojo to match the other brands in the Antaño Family. This means that even though all of them will have their…
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June 29, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the release of new merchandising solutions to all Drew Diplomat Retailers. The solutions 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.
As part of Drew Estate's “Rebirth of Drew” the company is demonstrating a significantly stronger position toward in store…