Matt Ross's Blog – March 2014 Archive (18)

Press Release: Swinger Cigar National Launch

Swinger Cigars are made from hand selected tobaccos, carefully blended to make the most enjoyable smoking experience. We pride ourselves on giving you the very best cigars at an affordable price. We procure the finest wrappers, binders, and fillers from around the world. Our Torcedores carefully…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 27, 2014 at 11:05am — 9 Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Launches Morphine Line

March 26, 14 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli NICARAGUA using 2 maduro wrappers.

James Brown, founder of Black Label Trading Company, will be releasing his newest and boldest creation MORPHINE at this years IPCPR.

Black…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Press Release: Kurt A. Kendall Abandons Branding Lawsuit, Closes Out Remaining Spider Inventory

Kurt A. Kendall, founder and president of 7-20-4 Cigars, has abandoned the copyright-infringement court battle with Iconic Leaf Cigars, LLC.  According to Vice President of Sales/Marketing Rick Ardito, “7-20-4 Cigars has built its reputation and sales by prevailing in the marketplace with unique and very extraordinary cigars.  We choose to continue doing what we do best there, rather than in a courtroom.”

     The controversy concerned Kendall’s latest (2011)…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 25, 2014 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Undercrown “ Dogma ” Commemorative Cigar & “ 5 Days of ‘ Dogma ’ ” Giveaway

Miami, FL, March 24, 2014: Drew Estate announced today their plans to release a new size within their Undercrown cigar line. The size will be called Undercrown “Dogma”, and has been created to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the online community Cigar Dojo. The blend of “Dogma” is based on the Undercrown Corona ¡Viva! and is comprised of Mexican San Andreas wrapper, Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano binder, and Nicaraguan & Brazilian Mata Fina fillers. The…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Gary Griffith Announces Plans for American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association

Garry Griffith of Emilio Cigars/House of Emilio posted the following on his From Seed To Smoke blog today:

American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association

Last weekend at the DC Tweetup the idea of a Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association came up, and I instantly knew the House of Emilio would be on…
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Added by Matt Ross on March 21, 2014 at 10:20am — 6 Comments

Press Release: Miami Cigar to Serve as Exclusive US Distributor of Viva República

MIAMI – March 19, 2014

Viva República, Inc. and Miami Cigar Co. are pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st 2014. Miami Cigar will sell and distribute all Viva República lines in the United States.

In addition to the brand joining Miami Cigar’s premium product offerings, the brand creator, Jason Holly, is joining the Miami Cigar team. He will concentrate on developing existing brands and work on creating new projects, while…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Week (In Smoking) In Review - 3/19/14

A slow couple of weeks in terms of smoking, but some solid cigars.  Really waiting for the weather to warm up here to take advantage of some good cigar smoking, but looks like we have a few more weeks for that.  For now, with Cigar March Madness in full swing, let's get to the good stuff.…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 19, 2014 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Press Release: "Rosalila" Announced from Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Company

March 10, 2014 (Danli, Honduras) - Puros De Ballard LLC is pleased to announce the flagship offering from Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Company, “Rosalila”.  Constructed in Oscar Valladares’ new factory facility in Danli, Honduras, the blends were developed by Oscar…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 13, 2014 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: La Zona 20 Count Boxes Begins Shipping to Retailers

This week we have begun shipping to retailers the La Zona Connecticut and Habano cigars in 20 count boxes. The La Zona cigars were first introduced at the IPCPR tradeshow in 2012. They were originally only available in 80 count crates and 20 count bundles for replenishment. This new…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: DeSiena Cigars Takes Their New DeSiena 312 Boutique Cigar National

Adam DeSiena (rhymes with “See Vienna”), founder and president of DeSiena Cigars, has announced the launch of the new DeSiena 312, a boutique premium cigar.  The cigar honors the March and December birth months of his two children.

“We chose the Honduran factory of Nestor Plasencia,” he reports, “knowing his industry-wide reputation for growing superlative tobacco and his production capability.  He has created a blend of truly world-class stature.”

The medium-bodied…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Press Release: La Palina Announces the third Goldie from the La Palina Collection: The Goldie Laguito Especial

Goldie Drell Paley, the namesake of our brand, was the wife of Sam Paley, who founded La Palina in 1896. To celebrate the history, contributions and accomplishments of women in the cigar industry, La Palina released the La Palina Collection Goldie series in 2012.

The 2014 Goldie Laguito…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: Tarazona Cigars Announces Guerrilla 305 & Guerrilla 305: Black Sheep

Miami, FL - (March 10, 2014, 3:05PM) - Tarazona Cigars, makers of Tarazona305 and Revolution305 announces the coming release of Guerrilla305 which will makes its debut May 2014. The Guerrilla305 was accomplished working closely with Robert Caldwell as consultant and Henderson Ventura of Tabacalera William Ventura…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: New Vitolas joining the lineup at Cubanacan

Miami, FL, March 10, 2014– The popular lines of Cubanacan Maduro and Soneros to receive additions to their lineup. Soneros to receive a 6 ½ x 46 Corona Gorda in both wrappers. Cubanacan Maduro line being expanded with the addition of a 6 ½ x 42 Lonsdale.

“A smaller ring gauge allows us to emphasize the core of flavors the blend was always intended to bring to everyone that enjoys our cigars”  -Jas.

The new sizes promise deliver a…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 10, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

Press Release: G.A.R. Deli Custom Blends Now Available at Cigar.com

G.A.R. DELI CUSTOM BLENDS NOW AVAILABLE AT CIGAR.COM

Cigar.com acquires exclusive distribution rights to G.A.R. Deli custom cigar blends.…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

BREAKING: White House Releases Budget Proposal

BREAKING: White House Releases Budget…
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Added by Matt Ross on March 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Week (In Smoking) In Review - 3/4/14

Was actually a pretty productive couple of weeks for me as the weather broke in NJ for a few days and I got to get some smoking in.  With Spring around the corner, I'm hoping this blog becomes more active.  For now, with Cigar March Madness in full swing, let's get to the good stuff.…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 4, 2014 at 8:27am — 5 Comments

Press Release: Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Proudly Announce Distribution Partnership

Miami, FL, March 3, 2014: Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Tobacco Company are pleased to announce exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st 2014. Drew Estate will market, sell, and distribute all Royal Agio Cigar brands in the United States.

This agreement expands Royal Agio Cigars’ reach across the broad channels of tobacco distribution throughout the U.S. and provides the opportunity to market Panter, Mehari’s and Balmoral brands in the…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 3, 2014 at 4:19pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Company Releases “Connecticut Fuerte.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Nomad Cigar Company Releases “Connecticut Fuerte.”   

Orlando, FL (March 3, 2014) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of the Connecticut Fuerte: Blended and rolled in the Dominican Republic. 

Earlier in the year Fred Rewey,…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 3, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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