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Warped Announces Black Honey Retailers

June 27, 2017--Warped Cigars has announced the list of retailers who will be receiving the highly anticipated 2017 release of the Warped Black Honey.  

Originally released in 2015 in extremely limited quantities, the Warped Black Honey is a 5x48 Belicoso which combines elements of the companies…


Added by Trippopolis on June 27, 2017 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Espinosa Announces Reggae and Reggae DREAD

Espinosa Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the national release of the Espinosa Reggae and Espinosa Reggae DREAD.  Both of these lines were released to limited retailers in 2016 but will now be making their national debut at the 2017 IPCPR in Las Vegas.


The Espinosa Reggae is a medium bodied…


Added by Trippopolis on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Fratello Announces Navetta

June 21st, 2017--Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Navetta debut at the IPCPR 2017. Translated shuttle in Italian, Fratello Navetta is a dream project de Frias envisioned while at NASA.

Blending Fratello Navetta was special as I wanted to translate the ultimate celebration our men and women of the space program felt after a successful mission. After being part of over 21 missions nothing beats the feeling of getting our astronauts home safe to their…


Added by Trippopolis on June 21, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Restructuring of Sales Organization, Departure of Selim Hanono

June 20, 2017 — Last week Drew Estate announced internally its intention to significantly restructure its sales organization, both at headquarters and in the field. The new structure, along with role redesign and greater decentralized decision making, is intended to strengthen Drew Estate’s ability to better serve the needs of its customers in each channel of distribution in which it competes. The new…


Added by Trippopolis on June 20, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

The latest release from Steve Saka's Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is a bit different than his previous offering in terms of it's presentation, blend, and price point.  The Exclusivo is the first in the Muestra de Saka series, which Steve describes as "a line of individual batch produced cigars. Each cigar within the line is a unique vitola and liga - no two are the same. Their taste, body, strength, materials, etc. will vary widely. As will…


Added by Trippopolis on June 15, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: CAO announces Fuma Em Corda

June 12, 2017--It started with Amazon Basin and the journey contines with CAO Fuma Em Corda, a new limited edition release made with the world’s most rare Brazilian tobacco.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 12, 2017 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate and Royal Agio Cigars deepen their commitment to USA Retailers

June 9, 2017—Royal Agio Cigars announces the opening of a wholly owned USA headquarters demonstrating their commitment and focus within the US market.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 9, 2017 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Press Release: XIKAR and RoMa Craft Tobac Announce License Agreement

June 9, 2017--XIKAR, Inc. and RoMa Craft Tobac are pleased to announce a long-term license agreement under which XIKAR will manufacture and market an exclusive assortment of cutters, lighters, travel cases, mobile ashtrays and other accessories bearing RoMa Craft brand logos and artwork.


The agreement between the two industry leading brands will add value to cigar retailers and provide RoMa Craft’s loyal consumer base an additional…


Added by Trippopolis on June 9, 2017 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Serino Cigar Co. Formally Announces Wayfarer

June 6, 2017--The Serino Cigar Company has announced Wayfarer will be in full production and distribution at this year’s IPCPR. The blend has become known as Carson Serino’s “personal cigar,” previously sold naked as ‘The Wayfarer’ to select retailers and handed out as an event exclusive. The blend will initially be available in three vitolas, later to be expanded to five. Two will be special releases.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments

CAO Teases 'Amazon Trilogy'

June 6, 2017-- CAO Cigars has released a teaser site for the upcoming follow-up to the wildly popular CAO Amazon Basin.

The original Amazon Basin was released in 2014, with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder, with fillers from the Dominican Republic and Columbia.  In addition to the fillers, it showcased the Brazilian Braganca tobacco. Brazilian Braganca is a tobacco harvested once every 3 years in the Amazon Rainforest.

The cigar was an…


Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Cornelius & Anthony Adds Cornelius Lonsdale For 2017 IPCPR

Cornelius & Anthony has announced that they will be releasing a new size of their Cornelius at the upcoming IPCPR. The latest offering will be a 6.5x42 Lonsdale.

"Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Cornelius is made under the supervision of owner Sandra Cobas.  The Cornelius blend has a layered complexity with notes of both sweetness and spice.  The blend has a refined balance that culminates with a buttery smooth…


Added by Trippopolis on June 5, 2017 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Drew Estate Begins Selling Cigar Safari Tickets for 2017-2018 Season

May 31, 2017-- Drew Estate has announced that tickets for the late 2017/Early 2017 Cigar Safari season are now available.

As described by Drew Estate, "Cigar Safari is a 4-day all-inclusive Nicaraguan Tobacco Experience at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. You will learn every facet of the…


Added by Trippopolis on May 31, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Gurkha Cigars Holding Cigar Themed Scavenger Hunt in Atlanta, GA

TAMARAC, FL— Gurkha Cigars, known for selling the finest, most expensive cigars in the world and incredible packaging, is hosting a cigar centered interactive “smokin’” scavenger hunt in Atlanta. The hunt will be held throughout Atlanta on Saturday, June 3rd , 2017, from…


Added by Trippopolis on May 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ezra Zion Leaves Boutiques Unified, Begins Self-Distributing

May 15th, 2017-- After 4 years together, Ezra Zion announced today that they are leaving Botiques Unified, and will begin self-distribution, effective immediately.

"First of all let us just say, everything is good. Everybody loves everybody. We are so grateful for our friends at LJ Zucca. The years…


Added by Trippopolis on May 15, 2017 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Patina Cigars Habano and Connecticut Ship to Retailers

May 11th, 2017-- Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that Patina Cigars have been shipped to the US and will reach retailers later in the coming weeks.

Patina Cigars are made in partnership between Mombacho Cigars and Mo Maali, Owner of Patina Cigars and National Sales Manager…


Added by Trippopolis on May 11, 2017 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

General Appoints Sean Williams as Brand Ambassador for Cohiba

May 1, 2017 -- General Cigar announced today that the company has appointed Sean Williams as a full-time brand ambassador for Cohiba. Williams is former owner of El Primer Mundo Cigar Company, a boutique collection of highly-rated cigars made in the Dominican Republic.

“We have brought Sean on board as part of the continued expansion of our experiential platforms,” said General Cigar President Régis Broersma. “Our focus is on deepening retailer and consumer…


Added by Trippopolis on May 3, 2017 at 11:42am — No Comments

Mombacho Cigars announces Mo Maali as National Sales Manager

April 25, 2017-- Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that Mo Maali has been named the company’s National Sales Manager.

I'm thrilled to have Mo on board. His experience in the cigar industry will bring strength to the Mombacho Cigars organization and his extreme passion for our brands is endless. Mo has the knowledge and personality to guide our sales team and I wish him all the best,” said Mombacho President and Master Blender Claudio…


Added by Trippopolis on May 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Cubariqueño announces Protocol Themis, Probable Cause Lancero, and Guadalupe

May 1, 2017-- Cubariqueño Cigar Company is proud to announce that it is releasing its third blend, Protocol Themis, at the 2017 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show in Las Vegas. "We are super excited to announce the Protocol Themis,” stated Bill Ives, managing partner of Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “These cigars will launch at the 2017 IPCPR trade show with a soft launch on May 13th at our 2 year anniversary party located at Berkeley Humidor,…


Added by Trippopolis on May 1, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Review: Archetype Axis Mundi Corona

The Archetype Series B was originally released in very limited quantities in July of 2016, and the second release, dubbed ‘Chapter 2’, started shipping nation wide last month.  Archetype Series B consists of 2 blends, the Axis Mundi, and Initiation, both produced by Drew Estate.…


Added by Trippopolis on April 28, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Espinosa Cigars announces Eminent Domain

April 27, 2017-- Espinosa cigars has announced the Eminent Domain as the second installment of their Backroom Series.

Hector Alfonso from Espinosa describes the new cigar as "A medium bodied 6x50 Toro, wrapped in a rustic Habano wrapper."…


Added by Trippopolis on April 27, 2017 at 1:16pm — No Comments

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