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Cigar News: Royal Agio Adding 2 New Balmoral Añejo XO Blends

June 19th, 2018– Royal Agio Cigars USA announced today that they will be expanding the Balmoral Añejo XO product line-up, with the release of both Añejo XO Connecticut and Añejo XO Oscuro. The new lines will be displayed in the Royal Agio booth (Booth #1161) at the 2018 IPCPR Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV.

A direct follow up to the highly-regarded Balmoral Añejo 18 (18 year-old Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper), the Balmoral Añejo XO brand has always been about consistently delivering…


Added by Trippopolis on June 19, 2018 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Black Works Studio Sindustry 2018 Ships

June 19, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of SINDUSTRY: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

SINDUSTRY will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This is the highly anticipated 2nd annual release of Sindustry.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 19, 2018 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Debonaire House To Begin Self-Distributing In 2019

June18, 2018--Drew Estate and Debonaire House announce that, effective, January 1, 2019, Debonaire House will begin distributing its own products in the United States.

Debonaire House will directly manage all facets of its U.S. business operations including distribution, sales, and marketing. The company has entered into a partnership program with United Parcel Service (UPS), “Cigars Direct” which will allow them to ship Debonaire Ultra premium and Indian Motorcycle cigars…


Added by Trippopolis on June 18, 2018 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Drew Estate Flying Pigs Returning For Father's Day

June 12, 2018--Drew Estate announces today the Holiday release of Liga Privada & Undercrown Flying Pigs to Drew Diplomat retailers in the United States for Father’s Day. 

The Flying Pig is one of the most sought-after sizes in the company’s portfolio, presented in a 100mm x 60 ring gauge parejo vitola and is a favorite amongst cigar enthusiasts. The shape is based off a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size selection case. It is…


Added by Trippopolis on June 12, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Booze News: Interview with Oak & Eden Founder and CEO Joe Giildenzopf

Last month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of the brand new Oak & Eden whiskey, and had a few minutes to sit down with the CEO and one of the founders, Joe Giildenzopf.

The event was held at The Hall Bar & Grill in Dallas, Texas, where the bartenders were serving up the new whiskeys in cocktails or alone, as well as a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres.  As far as the whiskeys go the 2 offerings now available to the public, Oak & Eden Bourbon and…


Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2018 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Cigar News: Three New Espinosa Cigars Coming To IPCPR 2018

June 4, 2018--Espinosa Premium Cigars announced today that they will be bringing 3 new cigars to IPCPR 2018 this year.  

The first of the three announced cigars will be titled the "Las 6 Provincias LHB", which translates to "The 6 Provinces", and is Espinosa's Cuba, before it's post-revolution decline, while LHB stands for "La Habana".  The LHB is the first in a planned series of 6 limited edition cigars, each highlighting one of Cuba's original provinces.  The cigar will be a…


Added by Trippopolis on June 4, 2018 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars Announces Third Release In IGNITE Series

May 25, 2018--Southern Draw Cigars is proud to announce the third installment of the IGNITE some good charitable campaign as it partners with Cigars International to release 1,000 custom IGNITE humi-jars. Going back to its roots, the original two cigar blends from Southern Draw Cigars, Kudzu and Firethorn now have a fresh new size to be enjoyed.  A 5x58 round format perfecto. …


Added by Trippopolis on May 25, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Cigar News: General Cigar Company Details Whiskey Row by Diesel, Shipping in June

May 21, 2018--Diesel presents Whiskey Row, a collection blended by AJ Fernandez and developed in partnership with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a maverick new distillery making its mark on the bourbon category. Whiskey Row features binder leaves aged in bourbon barrels, in a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar.



Added by Trippopolis on May 21, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: Villiger Cigars Opens Villiger Do Brasil Factory in Brazil

May 17, 2018--Villiger Cigars continues global growth, with the opening of its new factory in Brazil, Villiger Do Brasil (which translates from Portuguese to “Villiger of Brazil”). Heinrich Villiger was present at the opening of the new factory, marking the next evolution of a long relationship between Villiger Cigars and Brazilian tobacco,…


Added by Trippopolis on May 17, 2018 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Drew Estate announces Liga Privada #9 Corona Viva, Launching at Cigars International

May 1, 2018--Drew Estate announces the pre-release of Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA exclusively for the Cigars International Super-Store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania for the 15th annual CIGARfest.

The #9 Corona Viva features a Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper, a Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers. Similar in concept to the Undercrown Corona Viva, released in 2012, the No. 9 Corona Viva features the…


Added by Trippopolis on May 1, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Cubariqueño Cigar Company Announces Protocol Official Misconduct

April 30, 2018--Cubariqueño Cigar Company has announced the fourth regular release cigar for Protocol, the Official Misconduct.  The Official Misconduct is a 6x50 Toro which is being produced at Erik Espinosa's La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and will be packaged in 10 count boxes.…


Added by Trippopolis on April 30, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces Rose Of Sharon Perfecto as Second IGNITE Release

April 30, 2018--IGNITE project release #2 will be an exciting new size for the award winning Rose of Sharon.  The medium bodied blend that was blessed as the 2017 #1 Cigar of the Year by Stogie Geeks (Joe D.) and Tuesday Night Cigar Club, #2 Cigar of the Year by Phillip Kohn a.k.a. the Katman with a perfect 100 rating, the #8 Cigar of the Year by HalfWheel – the Consensus, and 10 other Top 25 Cigars of the Year will now be offered in a special round format.



Added by Trippopolis on April 30, 2018 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Cigar News: General Cigar Company names Chris Tarr Vice President of Marketing

April 28, 2017--Regis Broersma, president of General Cigar announced today that Chris Tarr, regional sales manager, has been named the company’s vice president of marketing.

Chris is the right person to lead the marketing organization and I am very pleased he accepted the position. He brings a strong background in on-premise marketing, having worked for seven years at Coors Brewing Company before joining General Cigar in 2008. Together with his expertise…


Added by Trippopolis on April 26, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cigar News: Casa Fernandez Officially Rebrands as Aganorsa Leaf

April 24, 2018--CASA FERNANDEZ has a new name and look.  The Miami based cigar company, owned and operated by Eduardo Fernandez and his son Max, serves as the distribution center for their eponymous cigar lines as well as the JFR, LUNATIC, and GUARDIAN OF THE FARM brands among others, and will now be operating under the name AGANORSA LEAF. The name change and new logo are designed to align the company with the Fernandez family’s massive leaf growing operation in Nicaragua,…


Added by Trippopolis on April 24, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Joya De Nicaragua Announces TAA Exclusive Antaño Presidente

April 18, 2018--Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of TAA, and 10 years of distribution partnership by introducing the Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente, exclusively for TAA. 

Five decades ago, two great institutions in the cigar world began operations. The Tobacconist Association of America (TAA), and also, Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua. TAA is a group of selected tobacco retailers and specialists…


Added by Trippopolis on April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Emilio Cigars Grimalkin Returns For 2018

April 18, 2018--Originally released in 2011, Grimalkin was widely acclaimed and became a breakout cigar for Emilio Cigars.


Grimalkin was always a cigar that stood out in the Emilio portfolio.  It was intriguing, so when Scott Zucca, owner of Emilio cigars, asked me to recreate a…


Added by Trippopolis on April 18, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Promotes Michael Giannini to General Manager

April 17, 2018--Just months since becoming Creative Director, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased

to announce Michael Giannini’s promotion to General Manager. A charismatic innovator, Giannini has been leading the brand vision and development for VCC and its proprietary products. He will retain his role as Creative Director, continuing to drive the direction and evolution of Ventura Cigar Company and its exemplary products.

I am so proud and…


Added by Trippopolis on April 17, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Black Label Trading Co. Shipping Bishop's Blend 2018 This Month

April 17, 2018 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping Bishops Blend vintage 2018 to select retailers later this month. Bishops Blend is hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

I’m very excited about the third release of Bishops Blend. This is one of our most anticipated releases of the year and the 2018 vintage will not disappoint. The 2018 boasts big bold flavors of anise, pepper, raisins and a sweet…


Added by Trippopolis on April 17, 2018 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

News: Southern Draw Announces First IGNITE Release, The Jacob's Ladder Lancero

April 11, 2018--After announcing their new charitable endeavor named IGNITE some good earlier this week, Southern Draw Cigars has announced that the Jacob's Ladder Lancero will be the first of 5 cigars in the series for…


Added by Trippopolis on April 11, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars Announce New Charitable Endeavor, IGNITE Some Good

April 6, 2018--Teaming up with premium cigar retailers and sponsors to help select charities, Southern Draw Cigars is proud to announce its new charitable strategy as we endeavor to IGNITE some good.

Our Vision.

IGNITE, is a creative way for Southern Draw Cigars to dedicate NEW release cigars to provide hope, morale and charity to those in need.  Southern Draw Cigars with its partners will join together by voluntarily assisting in all…


Added by Trippopolis on April 9, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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