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Cigar News: Debonaire House Launches Exclusive Shade-Grown Indian Motorcycle for Canada

Debonaire House and Indian Motorcycle® announce the Indian Motorcycle® Cigars Connecticut Shade, launching in May as an exclusive for Canadian retailers through distribution partner Brigham 1906.

Re-introduced into the premium cigar market in 2015, Indian Motorcycle Cigars is a licensed product between Debonaire House & Indian Motorcycle /…


Added by Trippopolis on April 16, 2019 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Cigar News: BLK_WKS Announces 2019 Release of S&R

April 9, 2019 — Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of S&R: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. S&R will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time.

We are very excited for the second release of S&R. This cigar represents the broad spectrum of cigars…


Added by Trippopolis on April 10, 2019 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Espinosa Releases Laranja Reserva Escuro

April 4, 2019--Espinosa Premium Cigars today released its long awaited Laranja Reserva Escuro.  The Escuro is the 2nd release in the Laranja Series.

Said Erik Espinosa, “We teased the Escuro, at our annual La Zona Palooza event this past November 2018. I was just overwhelmed with…


Added by Trippopolis on April 4, 2019 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Cigar News: United Cigar Announces El Tallo

April 1, 2019--United Cigar is introducing a first-of-its-kind cigar that has been in the works for over 5 year now and we believe its time has finally come.  A five tobacco blend surrounded by a Sumatra binder and an Ecuadorian wrapper might not sound that different but El Tallo is the first cigar to use all stems as the filler. 

El Tallo is handmade in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera Magia Cubana by master blender Jose Dominguez. …


Added by Trippopolis on April 1, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Rob Rasmussen Joins Cigar Dojo!

March 22, 2019--Cigar Dojo announces the addition of Rob Rasmussen to the writing and contribution team.

Starting today, Rob will begin contributing to Cigar Dojo's cigar reviews, with the future potential of expanding into the space of live content, news, and more.…


Added by Trippopolis on March 25, 2019 at 11:15am — No Comments

Cigar News: Mombacho Announces International Tour

March 19, 2019--Mombacho Cigars, manufacturer of premium boutique cigars based in Granada, Nicaragua announced today five tastings in the Dominican Republic, which kick off its first international tour of 2019, always in its best interest to support the education of the culture of the tobacco and cigars globally.

Claudio Sgroi, Master Blender and President of Mombacho Cigars, will share valuable details of the history, science, culture and art that are hidden…


Added by Trippopolis on March 19, 2019 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Diesel Follows Up Whiskey Row With "Hair Of The Dog"

March 18, 2019--Diesel is rolling out Hair of the Dog, a limited-edition release that’s hitting retail this month.


Developed by AJ Fernandez with Justin Andrews and handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua, Diesel Hair of the Dog is a medium-to-full-bodied smoke with earthy flavor, notes of pepper and a…


Added by Trippopolis on March 18, 2019 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Protocol and Cigar Dojo Team Up For The Night Stick

March 15, 2019--Cigar Dojo, the first and largest social cigar app, and Cubariqueño Cigar Company, a rapidly growing favorite in the craft cigar industry, have collaborated for the second time, introducing the Protocol Night Stick—a swift and just assault on the palates of die-hard cigar enthusiasts.

Following in the footsteps of 2018's Hit Release: Protocol K9—a limited edition project that proved to be among Cigar Dojo's most acclaimed and fastest selling cigar…


Added by Trippopolis on March 15, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Drew Estate Releases ACID Croqueta Tubo

March 15, 2019--Drew Estate announces today the release of ACID Croqueta Tubo to Drew Estate retailers nationwide.  Attendees of the 2019 TAA Trade Show held March 17-21st in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic will get the first look at this beautiful full ring gauge, short length expression.…


Added by Trippopolis on March 15, 2019 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Brings La Meridiana To US Market

March 14, 2019—With much excitement, Villiger Cigars will introduce a European favorite, the Villiger La Meridiana to the U.S. consumer. Recently obtaining a 92 rating by Cigar Journal, the Villiger Meridiana was released in 1998 and has gained a loyal following, among full-flavored cigar enthusiasts in Europe. The Villiger Meridiana was conceived by Heinrich Villiger, as a way to pay tribute to some…


Added by Trippopolis on March 14, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero Returns!

March 13, 2019--Drew Estate announces today the return of the Herrera Esteli Habano Edicion Limitada Lancero exclusively for Drew Diplomat retailers and will begin shipping immediately. This cigar will be displayed to Drew Diplomat retailers attending the TAA Trade show held March 17-21st in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.…


Added by Trippopolis on March 14, 2019 at 11:05am — No Comments

Cigar News: Toscano Joining TAA With Updated In-Store Displays

March 13, 2019--Manifatture Sigaro Toscano will attend the Tobacconists’ Association of America Meeting, happening March 17-21 at Casa De Campo in The Dominican Republic.


MST will be present with the entire Toscano cigars portfolio and its new retail displays. The new modular displays, exclusive to the United States, will allow retailers to sell Toscano cigars individually, inside (or out) of the humidor.  The displays are stackable up to 3 units high and…


Added by Trippopolis on March 13, 2019 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Announces Crna Nok Solomon

March  2, 2019--Ristefari ’19 Event Smoke Release – Crna Nok Solomon

The 2019 Ristefari cigar release will be sticking with the past trends to be a 7x56 Solomon. The 2017 blend was for the Red Knight series, the 2018 was the Zlatno Sonce, and to complete the core line of releases, the 2019 will be the Crna Nok. The event will be held on March 9th at Golden Leaf in Hobart, IN from 9am-closing.   We have International guests flying in this year. …


Added by Trippopolis on March 2, 2019 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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


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