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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

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces 2018 Barn Smoker Dates

March 26, 2018--Drew Estate announces the launch of its 2018 Barn Smoker Program and live ticket sales on ; Drew Estate Barn Smokers highlight the American tobacco experience, bringing the cigar smoker to the barn level and teaching them about the ins and outs of tobacco growing, processing, and manufacture.

This year, Drew…


Added by Trippopolis on March 26, 2018 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Ships Liga Privada T52 and Number 9 Coronets

March 23, 2017--Drew Estate announces today that Liga Privada No. 9 and T52 Coronets (4x32 size) have shipped exclusively to Drew Diplomat Retailers across the United States.

Introduced at the 2017 IPCPR, the Liga Privada Coronets are a convenient 4x32 size and have an MSRP of $125.00 for a 50ct sleeve or an MSRP of $25.00 per tin of 10 cigars. The wrapper is of carefully selected, small cuts from the same leaf used for core LP No.9 and…


Added by Trippopolis on March 23, 2018 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

News: Jeremy Jack Cigars Begins Shipping JJ14 Lancero

March 20, 2018--Jeremy Jack Cigars has announced that the JJ14 Lancero, and that the cigars are ready to ship to retailers immediately.  The newest addition to the JJ14 lineup is a 7.5x40 Lancero, available in 20 count boxes and uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over Nicaraguan binder, with fillers from Aganorsa.  The MSRP is $9-$11, depending on state taxes.…


Added by Trippopolis on March 21, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Press Release: TripAdvisor Names Mombacho's Casa Favilli Top Tourist Destination in Granada, Nicaragua

March 8,, a travel review website that boasts over 500 million traveler reviews, has ranked the Mombacho Cigars factory (Casa Favilli) as the top destination for tourists in Granada, Nicaragua. Casa Favilli also had the honor of being the most visited cigar factory in Nicaragua in 2017. In addition to these honors, Casa Favilli was also awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017.…


Added by Trippopolis on March 8, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: Ezra Zion Enters The Whiskey Business

March 1st, 2018--Ezra Zion is pleased to announce it’s latest company venture: a partnership with Oak & Eden Inspired Whiskey.

Ezra Zion rounds out the ownership team which includes brothers Joe and Jamie Giildenzopf; who serve as CEO and Master Distiller, respectively. 

“We’re elated to bring innovative, small-batch, ‘boutique’ whiskeys to our friends in the cigar community.” stated Kyle Hoover, Ezra Zion co-owner. “Everyone knows there’s…


Added by Trippopolis on March 1, 2018 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Press Release: Henry Clay Cheroot Goes National This April

March 1, 2018--Altadis U.S.A. is expanding into national distribution the latest extension of the modern Henry Clay lineup— Henry Clay Rustic Cheroot -- this heritage brand’s third such entry.

Rustic Cheroot is a robust cigar that follows in the traditions set by the previous Henry Clay Tattoo and …


Added by Trippopolis on March 1, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Press Release: Joya De Nicaragua Cigars Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Feb 28th, 2018--50 years ago, Joya de Nicaragua pioneered the Nicaraguan cigar industry. In 1968, it became the first tobacco factory to craft premium handmade cigars in Nicaragua. Since day one, Joya has been committed to achieving the highest levels of excellence, and has therefore established itself as the standard for Nicaraguan cigar quality. 

Smoking a Joya de Nicaragua cigar means smoking the most Nicaraguan cigar. Not only the one that started it all, but also the one…


Added by Trippopolis on February 28, 2018 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Press Release: General Announces Macanudo Inspirado Red

February 26th, 2018--The evolution of Macanudo continues with Macanudo Inspirado Red, a fiery new addition to the top-rated Inspirado portfolio. This bold, full-bodied offering represents the marriage of rich volcanic soil and profound aging techniques to achieve unmatched strength and refinement.

José de Castro, vice president of marketing for General Cigar’s Macanudo brand said, “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Macanudo, we created Macanudo…


Added by Trippopolis on February 26, 2018 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Press Release: Mombacho Cigars Launches Online Merch Store

February 19, 2018--Mombacho Cigars announced the launch of its online merchandise store

 today. The store will feature Mombacho branded merchandise for its fans to purchase. The store will not sell any tobacco products.…


Added by Trippopolis on February 19, 2018 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: Macanudo Turns 50

February 12, 2018--The year is 1968 and General Cigar Company has just purchased the Temple Hall Cigar Factory in Kingston, Jamaica.  With Temple Hall, the company acquired Macanudo, a small handmade cigar brand made just for the British market. If the then-owners of General Cigar had a crystal ball, would they have predicted that in 50 years, this small brand would have evolved to become a global icon? The answer is, without question, yes.  



Added by Trippopolis on February 13, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Review: Muestra De Saka Nacatamale

The first entry in the Muestra De Saka series was the most elegant, refined and understated cigar in the DTT lineup.  For the second release, Owner and Master Blender Steve Saka created almost the exact opposite.  A strong, flavor bomb with layer after layer of complex flavors.

Brand: Muestra De Saka Nacatamale

Size: 6x48…


Added by Trippopolis on February 8, 2018 at 5:42pm — No Comments

News: BLK WKS S&R Shipping This February

January 31, 2018--Black Works Studios(stylized as BLK WKS), has announced that the 2018 release of the BLK WKS S&R will be shipping to select retailers this February.  As with all of BLK WKS and Black Label Trading Company's limited edition releases, the S&R is expected to re-release annually, in limited production.  S&R stands for "Serpents & Rainbows", though we haven't got any official word on the meaning behind it.…


Added by Trippopolis on January 31, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

News: Villiger Cigars Announces La Vencedora

January 24, 2018--Villiger Cigars has announced that they will be releasing the Villiger La Vencedora this year as a follow up to 2017's La Flor De Ynclan, which landed on multiple top 25 lists last year.  The La Vencedora is slated to be Villiger's first entry into the full-bodied segment.  La Vencedora translates to 'The Victor', and the name signifies Villiger's move into the premium cigar market over the last few years.…


Added by Trippopolis on January 24, 2018 at 3:36pm — No Comments

News: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero Available at Famous Smoke Shop NOW!

January 15, 2018--Southern Draw Cigars have announced that the Rose of Sharon Lancero is launching exclusively with Famous Smoke Shop today, but will be available from other retailers in the future.  Buy the cigars HERE, or read the full press release below.…


Added by Trippopolis on January 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments


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