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Press Release: Wooden Indian Tobacco Joins House of Emilio Master Retailer Family

Wooden Indian Tobacco Joins House of Emilio Master Retailer Family
Havertown, PA, September 27th, 2013


Added by Matt Ross on October 1, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Tatuaje Monster 2013 "Unlucky 13" Announced

Tatuaje Cigars just announced on Facebook the "Unlucky 13".  These 13 retailers will be receiving the Tatuaje "Jason" dress boxes.  Other retailers will have the Monster No.6 for sale, but not in dress boxes.

Buttheads Tobacco Emporium

Danbury, CT …


Added by Matt Ross on September 30, 2013 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Bodega Premium Blends Sponsors UFC Fighter Mitch Gagnon

September 21st and UFC 165 marked an important milestone for new Emilio Family member Bodega Premium Blends.

Top level athleticism, mixed martial arts and cigars usually do not conjure the image of a match made in heaven... Until now. Bantamweight UFC phenom Mitch Gagnon, one of Canada's nay, world's finest 135 lb'er is known for his fierce fighting style and quick finishes yet when Mitch isn't in training camp, killing it on the mat or working his stand up game, he finds time…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on September 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Emilio Draig Cayuquero to Begin Shipping

September 23, 2013 (Newark, Del.) — Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today that the second release in the Draig series, Cayuquero, will begin shipping to retailers within the next few weeks.
Each year Griffith creates a new blend in the series, and production is limited to however many cigars can be made from the selected tobaccos.
This years release will be available in four sizes: Corona, Robusto, Toro, and a small run of Torpedo.…

Added by Matt Ross on September 23, 2013 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: House of Emilio Announces Master Retailer Program

September 23, 2013 (Newark, Del.) – Gary Griffith announced today that House of Emilio, which includes the Emilio, 1502, Ezra Zion, Nomad, Epicurean, Rodrigo, Guayacan, and Bodega Premium cigar brands has created a “Master Retailer” program.
Participating retailers receive training for their staff on all House of Emilio brands and blends so as to best serve the consumer. Qualifying retailers carry facings from every brand in the line, assuring consumers the best…

Added by Matt Ross on September 23, 2013 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Alec Bradley Warehouse Hit by Burglars

Yesterday, Alec Bradley took to Facebook to announce that burglars had stolen nearly $600,000 (retail value - $300,000 wholesale) in product from their warehouse:…


Added by Matt Ross on September 17, 2013 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

News: Crowned Heads Headley Grange Limited Edition Lancero Announced

Crowned Heads' Jon Huber confirms the Limited Edition Headly Grange will be a Lancero aptly named Drumstick. This news was first announced on Cigar Aficionado.

Drumstick has the same blend as found in other Headley Grange…


Added by Bill Williams on September 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

News: Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Premium Collection Ships to Retailers

William Cooper of Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks is reporting that Reinado has begun shipping its new Premium Collection to Retailers:

Reinado Cigars has confirmed to Cigar Coop that they have begun to ship the Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Premium Collection to retailers.  This line adds three additional sizes to the…


Added by Matt Ross on September 11, 2013 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Grace Sotolongo Announces Hechicera

August 26, 2013 (Miami, Fla.) — Grace Sotolongo is proud to announce her first cigar, Hechicera, from her newly formed partnership with Christian Eiroa.

The meaning of Hechicera is a female sorceress, who has the ability to captivate and enchant those around her with her beauty and charm. “I am very excited to be working on this project with Christian and to be starting my own cigar brand,” says Sotolongo. “The cigars are a medium-to-full bodied blend that are sure to mesmerize and…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 29, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments


Several sources and Jose himself have confirmed that his 2 yr contract with Joya de Nicaragua will not be renewed. 

On his Facebook timeline, Jose announced that he had left his job at Joya de Nicaragua, and halfwheel broke the news to the cigar community at large resulting in an inundation of support and…


Added by Bill Williams on August 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Blessed Leaf Faith Based Cigar Community Annouced

Kyle Hoover, co-owner of Ezra Zion Cigar Company and, announces the launch of a new cigar-themed Christian ministry, Blessed Leaf.

“Blessed Leaf is a unique idea, something that has never been done before. It’s a faith community--or in more basic terms--an “online church” for cigar smokers.” Noted Hoover.

On, aficionados can create a profile page to join the Blessed Leaf community. Members can post content, access media, read faith-based…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 28, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

Press Release: CAO Launches New Blend Called Flathead

IPCPR 2013 -- CAO wants its fans to go full-throttle with a bold new blend called Flathead.

Inspired by hot rods and pin-up girls, the revved-up collection is box pressed across all four sizes, ranging from a lancero to a 7” x 70, and are hand-shaped to deliver a striking flat top.

CAO’s senior brand manager Ed McKenna said, “Rick Rodriguez and I were talking about the great people we’ve met at CAO events across the country, and about the conversations we’ve had with…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 22, 2013 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

News: Christian Eiroa Announces Box Buy Back Program

This was taken from the most recent IPCPR Newsletter. I think it is a smart move, for two reasons. It shows that Christian is "green friendly", and he is able to buy back boxes on the cheap, thus saving some production costs.

Beginning August 2013, we will start to buy back our reusable cigar boxes from our retailers. This is consistent with our BAYER Better Manufacturing Practices and Better Growing Practices initiatives to lower our impact on the environment. Our farms…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 22, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Press Release: With G.A.R Deli Anyone Can Blend Their Own Cigar

Miami, Florida – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory. About three years ago, George Rico envisioned developing a project where his customers could create their own cigar blends without having to go through the very costly process of coming out with a line. This concept became a service now being offered at his G.R. Tabacaleras Co. factory in Miami, known as G.A.R. Deli. According to Rico, G.A.R. Deli was one of the primary reasons the Miami factory was opened. The factory was supposed to be a…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 22, 2013 at 2:28pm — 15 Comments

News: Cigar Surgeon Joins Cigar Federation as Moderator

Cigar Federation is pleased to announce the addition of a new moderator to the CF Team, John Reiner, also known as Cigar Surgeon.

John has been smoking cigars for over 7 years. John has been involved in many social cigar communities, including /r/cigars,…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on August 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Grace Sotolongo announcement!

Grace has has partnered up with Christian Eiroa and together they will be doing her own cigar line! More info coming soon!

Excited for her!!

Added by Bill Williams on July 18, 2013 at 7:34pm — 4 Comments

Breaking News: Bodega Premium Blends Joins House of Emilio

I don't think I could be happier for @Cigar_G and company. I can't wait to see what their initial release is all about!

IPCPR - July 16, 2013 – Gino Domanico (aka @Cigar_G), Co-Founder and CEO of Bodega Premium Blends (BPB), and Gary Griffith, owner of House of Emilio, announced today they have entered into a distribution agreement.

House of Emilio has a long and…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: Joya de Nicaragua Adds Big Bull Vitola to Antano 1970

What is up with all these big vitolas that are coming out?

We dare you to take the bull by the horns and try our newest addition to the Antaño powerhouse! Estelí-Joya de Nicaragua, maker of the authentic Nicaraguan puro, is introducing a new vitola for its popular brand Antaño 1970 at this year’s IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Antaño Big Bull 760 is a 7 x 60 cigar and is predicted to become the most powerful smoke in the trending large-ring formats. “Antaño was born thirteen…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 9, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

News: Nat Sherman Releasing Sterling at IPCPR

Below was just released by Cigar Aficionado. I hope the Sterling is following in the footsteps of the Timeless, or I doubt I will smoke it.

Nat Sherman has announced the newest addition to its growing premium cigar portfolio: Sterling.

Featuring an all-Dominican binder and filler, Nat Sherman Sterling is covered by Connecticut wrapper leaf grown in Ecuador. According to the…


Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on July 9, 2013 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

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