Matt Ross's Blog – March 2015 Archive (16)

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Co. Releases Estelí Lot 8613

Estelí, Nicaragua (March 31, 2015) – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce the release of the Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 to retail stores on April 6th, 2015. 
The Estelí Lot 8613 was blended at the same time as C-276 in late 2013. The additional year allowed Fred Rewey, the man behind Nomad Cigar Company, to both tweak the blend…

Added by Matt Ross on March 31, 2015 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Cigar March Madness Winners Update

Thank you for participating in Cigar Federation's Cigar March Madness over the past month!  After all was said and done, the Bodega Reunion Apertivo joins the Nomad Classic and the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli as Cigar March Madness Champions!

BUT...Bodega isn't the only winner - we have several other winners too!

Below you will find a list of the Grand Prize and 8 1st place Prize packs with winners.  I'm still awaiting a few confirmations, and I will update this post when…


Added by Matt Ross on March 30, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

Press Release: General Cigar Celebrates an Icon with Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150

General Cigar Company will debut Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150, the first and only cigar to feature a proprietary Habano Shade wrapper tobacco, the first ever grown in Esteli.

Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de…


Added by Matt Ross on March 25, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Updated Liga Privada P apas Fritas Packaging

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would begin offering their Liga Privada Papas Fritas cigar in a newly designed 50 -­‐ count box. These new boxes will replace the 4 -­‐ count tins / 28 -­‐ count boxes that the Papas Fritas line is currently offered in and will, as a result, reduce the single cigar retail price to $5.25 MSRP from it’s current price of $6.40.…


Added by Matt Ross on March 24, 2015 at 9:05am — 4 Comments

Press Release: Two Guys Smoke Shop Exclusive Firecracker From La Flor Dominicana

March 23rd, 2015 (New Hampshire) - The original short format cigar with a fuse, is the Firecracker, measuring at just 3 x 50 and features a closed foot.…


Added by Matt Ross on March 23, 2015 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Review: Jordan Alexander III Corojo Toro

Originally announced as a mid-Fall 2014 release, Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company announced in early January that the Jordan Alexander III Corojo would be their first release of 2015.  Manufacturered by the Quesada Cigar Factory, the Corojo largely replaced JA3's previous Corojo blend.

The release is available in four vitolas: robusto (5 1⁄2 x 54), toro (6 x 52), double toro (6x60), and belicoso (6 x 52). The…

Added by Matt Ross on March 19, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars & Azan Tobacco Group Announces its Partnership with Industry Professional Eric Piras

(Miami, Florida) March 17, 2015— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars & Azan Tobacco Group proudly announces its partnership with Eric Piras. Roberto Pelayo Duran continues to make aggressive moves to further expand Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars.

Added by Matt Ross on March 18, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Review: RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Venus

In February 2013, RoMa Craft Tobac announced a store exclusive for R. Field Wine Co. in Hawaii called the CroMagnon Venus.  The Venus name stemmed from "fertility figurines are thought to have been at the center of a Cro-Magnon religious fertility practice. [E]vidence of the culture that…


Added by Matt Ross on March 12, 2015 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Press Release: Viva Republica to Release Limited Edition Culebra

MIAMI, FL – Viva Republica™ is pleased to announce the release of its Limited Edition Culebra.  The Company has produced one thousand (1,000) coffins each containing a traditional three-piece culebra. The Culebra is comprised of three unique blends, featuring that of the Company’s Rapture, Rapture Maduro and Guerrilla Warfare…

Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: L'Atelier Imports announces the Limited Release, Côte d'Or

Although the market is filled with limited release cigars, L'Atelier Imports has brazened the landscape with only one project to date that would fall into that category, a limited run for IPCPR attendees known as Extension de la Racine.  But when the Garcias offer you the opportunity to use a small amount of coveted Pelo de Oro from one of their farms, you don't pass up the opportunity to create something extremely special. 

Thus, Côte d'Or was born. 



Added by Matt Ross on March 9, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Review: King of Kings Broadleaf by Kings Cigars

Originally released as a single-vitola Limited Edition, the King of Kings Broadleaf is the fourth offering from relative newcomer Kings Cigars behind the Baron, Conte and King of Kings Habano.  The King of Kings Broadleaf is now available in 5 different vitolas - a 5x52 Robusto, 6x50 Toro, 6.5x54 Torpedo, 7x52 Churchill and the original 6x64 Box-Pressed Cuadrado - due to the popularity and demand of the original. I'm not extremely familiar with Kings Cigars so I'm eager to see what this…


Added by Matt Ross on March 5, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: La Marca Cigars Announces LMC Aniversario by Rodrigo Cigars and Tabacalera William Ventura

Monrovia, CA - March 4, 2015 — La Marca Cigars, a retailer in Southern California, is proud to announce the LMC Aniversario, a cigar to celebrate the company's first anniversary. Last April the shop opened its doors and has since gained the reputation for carrying an assortment of boutique brands. One of those brands is Rodrigo Cigars.…

Added by Matt Ross on March 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars Expands Its Sales Force with the Addition of Regional Managers Carolee Martin & Strom Farbarik

(Miami, Florida) March 4, 2015— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars proudly announces the expansion of its sales force to include industry veteran Strom Farbarik and Carolee Martin. Roberto Pelayo Duran has aggressively bolstered his sales team as this news comes only months after the additions of National Sales Manager Miguel Schoedel, Jack Torano, and Frank Cuden.
Carolee Martin brings along a stellar…

Added by Matt Ross on March 4, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Press Release: United Cigar Group Celebrates Pi Day With Limited Edition

March 4, 2015 - Pi Day is the unofficial holiday held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14, the month/day date format as 3/14; since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of pi. March 14 is also the birthday of Albert Einstein so the two events are sometimes celebrated together. This year (2015) is even more significant as 15 is the very next consistent after 3.14

There are a variety of ways of celebrating Pi Day and…


Added by Matt Ross on March 4, 2015 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Punch Signature Debuts at Retail

General Cigar is pleased to announce that Punch Signature has started shipping to cigar retailers across the country. Product will be available for purchase this week.…


Added by Matt Ross on March 3, 2015 at 5:16pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge Unveils AJ Fernandez Cigar Lounge

(Miami, Florida) February 3, 2015— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry proudly announces the unveiling of the AJ Fernandez Lounge at The Perfect Smoke Cigar Lounge located at 213 South Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Added by Matt Ross on March 3, 2015 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

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