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Cigar News: Jessi Flores Leaves Drew Estate/Subculture Studios

February 14, 2019--Drew Estate, a global manufacturer and distributor of premium cigars announced today that Jessi Flores, Director of Subculture Studios, is leaving the company to pursue new business ventures.

Jessi is a twenty-year veteran, having joined Drew Estate in 1999 after founder Jonathan Drew discovered his unique style of street art on the walls of Estelí, Nicaragua.  During his tenure, Mr. Flores has been a driving force behind the…


Added by Trippopolis on February 14, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Shipping Tyrannical Buc This April

February 13, 2019--Jas Sum Kral Cigars has announced that the upcoming Tyrannical Buc, which was announced in January, will be shipping to retailers this April.

"Fresh from the gifted intellect of creator Riste Ristevski, this first-rate cigar yields a true power house blend of entrancing flavors and palate-pleasing complexity…


Added by Trippopolis on February 13, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cigar News: Mombacho Cigars Restructures Marketing Team

February 11, 2019--The Granada based premium boutique cigar manufacturer announced

today a management restructuring after Mombacho Cigars, S.A. and Rob Rasmussen, Brand Manager, made the joint decision to end their work relationship effective February 11, 2019. Jaxsears Inc. will now lead Mombacho’s marketing activities while Rob Rasmussen will continue pursuing other professional interests.…


Added by Trippopolis on February 11, 2019 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Hires Dave Lafferty as Vice President of Sales

February 6th, 2019--David Lafferty has been named the future Vice President of Sales at

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT).

Lafferty spent eleven years employed with Drew Estate in a sales position. He began his career as the New

England Sales Representative to be promoted to the East Coast Regional Sales Manager and…


Added by Trippopolis on February 6, 2019 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Atabey Updates Packaging In Response To Counterfeiting

United Cigar, distributor of premium cigars in the United States announced today that measures have been put into place to prevent counterfeiting of their premium line from Selected Tobacco; Atabey. “Over the last year we have heard whispers of counterfeit or unbanded Atabeys” said Oliver Nivaud of United Cigars. “Regretfully, these whispers have turned into a reality and a few mislead consumers have felt the effects. Atabey is hand-rolled in Costa Rica and every cigar adorns the highly…


Added by Trippopolis on February 5, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cigar News: Benjamin Holt Purchases Dissident Cigars

January 29, 2019-- Benjamin Holt has purchased Dissident Cigars.

Benjamin Holt states, “Over the past few years I have seen many cigar brands come and go. Some stopped operations due to fear of FDA regulations. Others because of failure to adapt to the changes in the market. My intent with Dissident is to learn from those lessons and utilize my experience from both the retail side and as a cigar representative to create a cigar brand for a new generation of cigar…


Added by Trippopolis on January 29, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

Cigar News: Smoke Inn Announces MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper As Next in Microblend Series

January 25, 2019--Smoke Inn has collaborated with MoyaRuiz Cigars to introduce the 13th installment of their popular Microblend ™ Series.  For this unique collaboration Smoke Inn asked MoyaRuiz Cigars for something extremely creative and unique.  Some of their popular limited releases have been off the wall and even controversial , who better to ask!  Their answer was simple The Hand Gripper!  …


Added by Trippopolis on January 25, 2019 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Cigar Dojo Unveils Cigar Wars 2.0

January 23, 2019– The world's most fun and

addicting cigar ranking system has been re-built from the ground up,

offering a more personalized and comprehensive experience for the

cigar enthusiast.

Like the original Cigar Wars system, which first debuted in 2015, the

modernized web application presents users with a simple choice: cigar

(a) or cigar (b)... This…


Added by Trippopolis on January 24, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Cigar News: Black Label Trading Company Merges With Emilio Cigars

January 23, 2019 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) will take over the branding and marketing of Emilio Cigars. As part of the merger, all cigar production will move to BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Cavatina, LJZ, Papa Joe and Grimalkin cigar lines are already produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Scott Zucca, owner of Emilio Cigars, will remain involved and continue distribution for both BLTC and Emilio Cigars through his distribution company L.J. Zucca…


Added by Trippopolis on January 23, 2019 at 11:36am — No Comments

Cigar News: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Returning This Spring

January 14, 2019--Miami Cigar & Company announced on Monday that Nestor Miranda will be reintroducing the ever popular Special Selection line to their Nicaraguan line of premium cigars, in conjunction with the celebration of their 30th anniversary of business in 2019. Originally introduced in the mid-2000's, Special Selection will once again be coming from My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua in the Habano Rosado blend. Nestor Miranda Special Selection will be offered…


Added by Trippopolis on January 14, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cigar News: Selected Tobaccos Ships 2013 Vintage Byron Grand Poemas

January 11, 2019--  United Cigars began release of the 2013 vintage of the Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas on Friday. Allocations of the Grand Poemas were made as only 200 boxes were produced with this unique tobacco. All 200 boxes are offered in humidors designed by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco.…


Added by Trippopolis on January 11, 2019 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Drew Estate Ships Rerelease of Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada Churchill

January 10, 2019--Drew Estate announces today it is shipping the Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada to Drew Diplomat retailers nationwide. 

Originally released in 2015, the Herrera Esteli Norteño showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing…


Added by Trippopolis on January 10, 2019 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Espinosa Launches Crema Rabito

January 9, 2019--Espinosa Cigars officially announced the Crema Rabito will become the fourth vitola, and first line extension within the Crema. 

The cigar was teased on Facebook Live, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and is now available to retailers as of today. 



Added by Trippopolis on January 9, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Espinosa Hires Jack Toraño As Director Of Sales

January 02, 2019--Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce that Jack Toraño has joined the company as its new Director of Sales, effective January 2nd, 2019.  

“I’ve known Jack for years, he will bring a different dynamic to the company and having him on board is a perfect fit for us.  Jack will be a huge asset, traveling the country, promoting the brand, reaching new customers and growing…


Added by Trippopolis on January 2, 2019 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Davidoff Announces Limited Edition Winston Churchill Late Hour With Matching Accessories

Jan 02, 2019--Davidoff Cigars proudly releases another complex multi-origin blend within its Winston Churchill cigar range. The beautiful Robusto cigar with tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will be available for a limited time only and will be released along with limited edition accessories leveraging one of Sir Winston’s multiple facets of character – The Traveller.…


Added by Trippopolis on January 2, 2019 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Cigar Federation Top 25 of 2018

This year, we are moving to a 2 year cycle for our top 25 list.  This means any cigar released in 2017 or 2018 is eligible. Jason, Denis and I each created a list, and then worked together to re-rank all of the candidates in an order we could agree on.  And now we present... The list for 2018!  --Tripp…


Added by Trippopolis on December 28, 2018 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Cigar News: Drew Estate Ships Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro, Updates Packaging For Existing Lines

Drew Estate announces the shipping of the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro as well as the repackaged Herrera Esteli Habano and Norteno to retailers nationwide today. The new look for Herrera Esteli and the Brazilian Maduro were introduced at the IPCPR 2018 trade show held in Las Vegas. …


Added by Trippopolis on December 10, 2018 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Drew Estate Barn Smoker Heading To TPE 2019

November 29, 2018--As the first big tradeshow of the new year, TPE 2019 brings together the entire tobacco industry for three days of networking, learning, exhibiting, and buying. It’s a show aimed at building relationships and partnerships, and honoring every facet of our ever-evolving, always-growing industry. We’re expecting hundreds of brands, thousands of products, and a whole lot of buyers ready to buy. Whether you’re an exhibitor, retailer, or a media partner, we’re…


Added by Trippopolis on November 30, 2018 at 11:20am — No Comments

Cigar News: Mombacho Cigars Details Third Line, Casa Favilli

November 27, 2018--Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that it would begin shipping a limited Pre-Release of Casa Favilli to retailers in the US and Switzerland.

Casa Favilli is very special to me,” said Claudio Sgroi, President and Master Blender of Mombacho Cigars. “This cigar is the first ever Nicaraguan Broadleaf in the industry. I am proud to say we have done something truly unique.”…


Added by Trippopolis on November 27, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cigar News: Black Works Studio Shipping Killer Bee Connecticut

November 13, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of Killer Bee Connecticut: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

KB CONNECTICUT will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This is a small batch release that was offered to retailers who attended IPCPR 2018.…


Added by Trippopolis on November 13, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments


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