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Press Release: Drew Estate Launches Exclusive Cuadrados for JR Cigar and Casa de Montecristo

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. …

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Added by Trippopolis on August 18, 2017 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Review: Partagas 1845 Classico Robusto

General Cigar originally launched the Partagas 1845 in 2012.  In 2014, the Classico was joined by 2 more lines, the Extra Fuerte, and Extra Oscuro.  At IPCPR 2017, General relaunched all 3 frontmarks, with updated packaging, and all new blends.  Today, we’ll be focusing on the Partagas 1845 Classico.  

 

Brand: Partagas 1845 Classico…

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Added by Trippopolis on August 18, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Moves Canadian Distribution to STG Canada

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…

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Added by Trippopolis on August 14, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Review: Protocol Themis Toro

"Not your father's Connecticut" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot these days.  For a long time, a Connecticut Shade wrapper was indicative of a milder, mellower cigar, and many veteran cigar smokers viewed it as a sign of an entry-level cigar.  In the past 10 years or so, the medium-full range has been the primary focus for most consumers, and therefore has been the first priority for manufacturers, old or new.  About 3 years ago, this started to change,…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Launches Tabak Especial in Holland

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…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 19, 2017 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Cigar Federation Now Taking Applications For Mod Positions!

Hi everyone, with yesterdays news, and Logan's possible/probable departure, the time has come to search for a couple of new mods.  

New mods should be able to review 1+ cigars per week, comfortable co-hosting shows like Sharing Our Pairings/Cigar Chat, and have enough availability to record a show,…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 6, 2017 at 1:55pm — 12 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Kuba Kuba Candela And Three New Blondies

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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Added by Trippopolis on July 5, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Press Release: Ezra Zion Acquires Cigar Federation Store, CF Tobacos, & Community

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…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 5, 2017 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Press Release: Black Works Studios Announces Boondock Saint Release

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.

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Added by Trippopolis on July 5, 2017 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Joya de Nicaragua Launching Antaño Gran Reserva

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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Added by Trippopolis on July 3, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Press Release: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Opens Pre-Orders for Muestra de Saka Nactamale

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”…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 2, 2017 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Press Release: Joya de Nicaragua Reveals New Packaging For Antaño Dark Corojo

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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Added by Trippopolis on July 1, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Drew Diplomat Retailer Merchandising Solutions

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…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 29, 2017 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Mombacho announces Cosecha series

June 29, 2017-- Mombacho Cigars, S.A. will debut their latest release, Cosecha 2012, at the upcoming International Premium Cigars & Pipe Retails (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The Cosecha 2012 will be on display in the Mombacho Cigars booth (#455) starting on July 11, 2017.

This is a project of historic magnitude, not only for Mombacho Cigars, S.A. but for the whole cigar industry.  Through a complex process, we will highlight the best…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 29, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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

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