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IPCPR 2017: Wall-To-Wall Coverage

John and Tripp are out in Vegas for this year's 85th IPCPR Industry Trade Show.  Stay Tuned to Cigar Federation for ALL your IPCPR updates.  We'll try to update this page regularly as more information comes along!

IPCPR Day Recaps

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Added by Matt Ross on July 12, 2017 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Exclusive Florida Sun Grown "FSG" Brand with partner Jeff Borysiewicz



Sunday, July 9, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate announced today that the company will begin shipping Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Cigars nationally to DDRP accounts.  This brand features tobacco grown in Clermont, Florida, by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company and the Florida Sun Grown Farm. The brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, which will be held…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 11, 2017 at 8:27am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate debuts Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION” for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Drew Estate announces the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply 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. The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition will be exclusively available for sale through Drew Diplomat Retailers.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 8, 2017 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Press Release: Santa Muerte ships to select Retailers

    October 25, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping SANTA MUERTE to select retailers this week.  

    

    “This is our first year to produce Santa Muerte.  It features six filler tobaccos which create a very unique and rich flavor profile. You experience layer…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 25, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate and Pappy & Company Announce Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Churchill and Pappy Drew Limitada for the Holidays

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the exclusive release of the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Churchill and the Pappy Drew Limitada to Pappy & Company, the online store of the Van Winkle Family located at www.pappyco.com.



From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew, “I just checked the shipment in the Miami Warehouse yesterday. We really went out of our way to make sure that people could… Continue

Added by Matt Ross on October 20, 2016 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Press Release: From Space to Smoke, Omar de Frias Resigns from NASA

Springfield, VA (October 17, 2016) – Omar de Frias, owner of Fratello Cigars, has resigned from NASA after more than a decade.

 

“I set an aggressive goal for myself at IPCPR. I exceeded that goal. Given the enormous support I received and increasing demand for Fratello, this was the time to give the…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 17, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate announces Herrera Estelí Edicíon Limitada H-Town Lancero for Stogies World Class Cigars

Friday, October 14, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing the Herrera Estelí Edicion Limitada H-Town Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.

The H-Town Lancero will be presented in a 7 x 38 Lancero and will be packaged in 10 count…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 14, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Press Release: Holiday Cigar Fundraiser To Benefit the Law Enforcement Officers Only Charity

Madison Hill Marketing



Presents



Holiday Cigar Fundraiser



To Benefit the



Law Enforcement Officers Only Charity



Thursday, December 08, 2016



The Metropolitan Society Cigar Club



1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Bldg. 8 Suite 62, Fairfield, NJ 07004



6 pm



$130 Per Person



$135 Tickets Day of Event



Featuring



Open Bar



The Brownstone’s Ultimate Buffet



Holiday…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 3, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Press Release: Olde Ezra's White Ale Now Available

Today begins the FDA regulation of cigars, but Ezra Zion wants to have one more drink with you before "Last Call".…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 8, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

August 1, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.





Santa Muerte is being released in small batches leading up to its official birth date of November 1st .



“We have gone out of the box on…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 4, 2016 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

[Press Release] Drew Estate announces Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pigs, Liga Privada T52 Flying Pigs, and Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rats for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Sunday, July 24, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the release of Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rats, Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pigs and Tubos, and Liga Privada T52 Flying Pigs and Tubos to Drew Diplomat Retailers. The cigars will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 12:07pm — 5 Comments

[Press Release] Drew Estate welcomes Glenn Wolfson as Chief Executive Officer, and Rich Cutler returns to Senior Vice President of Sales

Saturday, July 23, 2016 — Miami, Florida - Glenn Wolfson has been hired by Drew Estate as Chief Executive Officer, a newly established position at Drew Estate. In this new role, Wolfson is responsible for overseeing all business at Drew Estate day to day. Rich Cutler returns to Drew Estate as Senior Vice President of Sales for transitional support. Drew Estate met with its team on Thursday to announce that Michael Cellucci had left the company…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments

[Press Release] Cabinetta is now part of JOYA's modern lineup.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 — Estelí, Nicaragua – JOYA DE NICARAGUA REBRANDS ITS ACCLAIMED AND UNCONVENTIONAL CABINETTA. Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie is a crowd favorite around the globe. Its unconventional two toned wrappers or Doble Capa, makes it very attractive to the eye. However, its creamy smoke with peppery notes and mild to medium strength is what keeps captivating consumers. …

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Caldwell Cigar Co. & Drew Estate release All Out Kings

Saturday, July 23, 2016 — Miami, FL – Caldwell Cigar Co. and Drew Estate announced today the release of the collaborative All Out Kings brand. The new cigar will be displayed in Caldwell Cigar Co.’s booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The collaborative project was announced earlier this year at Cigar Federation's Cigar Safari where Robert Caldwell, Founder of Caldwell Cigar Co.,…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate is taking Deadwood’s Three Yummy B****** National

Friday, July 22, 2016 — Miami, FL – Today Drew Estate announced the national release of Deadwood Tobacco Co.’s Sweet Jane, Fat Bottom Betty, and Crazy Alice. The brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Ventura Cigar to Unveil New Archetype Cigar Line at IPCPR (Further Details)

July 19, 2016 – Ventura Cigar is ready to stun the senses of the cigar world again with the launch of its new super-premium cigar line, Archetype, which will debut at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas on July 25 th , 2016. Archetype continues the Ventura Cigar tradition with a full line of five (5) highly-complex, yet perfectly balanced cigar blends. Each vitola is artfully crafted with a unique blend of rich, flavorful tobaccos carefully…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate announces the release of Herrera Estelí Miami, and additional Herrera Estelí Packaging Configurations

Friday, July 22, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the release of Herrera Estelí Miami as a line extension to the Herrera Estelí Brand. The new cigar will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 22, 2016 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is announcing the addition of S&R, Boondock Saint, and Sindustry to its lineup, as well as additional vitolas for NBK and Killer Bee

July 22, 2016 — Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is announcing the addition of S&R, Boondock Saint, and Sindustry to its lineup, as well as additional vitolas for NBK and Killer Bee.



“As a cigar maker and artist, I am always working on new blends and expressions of art. These new blends have been in the works…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 22, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Press Release: MoyaRuiz Cigars Presents Il Ridotto - The Private Room

MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc., creators of popular boutique brands such as La Jugada and The Rake, is pleased to announce their latest blend - IL RIDOTTO. Continuing in the vein of their prior game-themed releases including poker and dominos, MoyaRuiz reaches further into history for IL RIDOTTO.

Translating to…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Press Release: Ventura Cigar to Unveil New Archetype Cigar Line at IPCPR

Thursday, July 21, 2016 — Ventura Cigar is ready to stun the senses of the cigar world again with the launch of its new super-premium cigar line, Archetype, which will debut at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas on July 25th, 2016.  Archetype continues the Ventura Cigar tradition with a full line of five (5) highly-complex, yet perfectly balanced cigar blends. Each vitola is artfully crafted…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 22, 2016 at 8:04am — No Comments

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