Matt Ross's Blog – June 2014 Archive (22)

Press Release: Roberto Duran Premium Cigars to Introduce the Roberto P. Duran Cigar Brand at 2014 IPCPR

(Miami, Florida) June 30, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars is ready to come into the 2014 IPCPR with a new super-premium blend: The Roberto P. Duran Cigar Brand.

Added by Matt Ross on June 30, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Press Release: Kuuts, LLC to Release Kuuts Nicaraguan Blend at IPCPR 2014

MIAMI FL, June 25, 2014 – Kuuts, LLC is slated to release its 4 this year’s IPCPR Convention in Las Vegas, NV in mid-July.

The Kuuts Nicaraguan Blend is a solid medium bodied cigar that is sure to please the masses. It features a Nicaraguan filler and binder with an Ecuadorian wrapper. And will be available in 5 vitolas for the US Market and comes in 20 count Cabinet Style Boxes.

4 X 48 - Momentos

4.5 X 58 – Pequeños

5 X 52 – Robustos

6 X 52 -…


Added by Matt Ross on June 25, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Press Release: S.T.K. Miami Barracuda Limited Edition Maduro 2014 to Debut at IPCPR

Miami, Florida, June 20, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, operated by George Rico of Gran Habano in Little Havana, announces that he will be releasing a new Barracuda Limited Edition Maduro.

Rico, a huge fan of the Pennsylvania Broadleaf, will be offering a new wrapper option to his current S.T.K. Miami Barracuda just in time for its debut at the IPCPR next month. In…


Added by Matt Ross on June 24, 2014 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: POWER 2014 Release July 2014 IPCPR

Power cigars are released every 7 years, the 2000 Crop, 2007 Collection received a 92 rating in Cigar Aficionado and was voted by the magazine as one of the Top 25 Cigars of the Year 2007.

Made from Pelo de Oro (Golden Hair) Cuban Ancestral Seeds, grown in the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica at 3000 feet in small arroyos, all planting and harvesting is done by hand. By growing at such altitudes we have…


Added by Matt Ross on June 24, 2014 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Emilio Draig Cayuquero Lancero Begins Shipping Tomorrow

Newark, DE - June 24, 2014 - Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced this morning that the limited edition Emilio Cigars Draig Cayuquero lanceros will begin shipping on June 25, in honor of his 60th birthday. Only 100 boxes of 10 cigars were produced in this extremely limited run of cigars.…

Added by Matt Ross on June 24, 2014 at 9:17am — 2 Comments

Press Release: IPCPR Hires New CEO Mark Pursell

Washington, DC-After intensive searching, the IPCPR has named Mark Pursell as the new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Pursell was the Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Mr. Pursell brings a wealth of experience in business development, membership marketing, sales and association management to the IPCPR. 


At NAHB, Mr. Pursell fostered relationships…


Added by Matt Ross on June 20, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Press Release: Buena Vista Cigars Makes its Much Awaited Return to US Market

(Miami, Florida) June 19, 2014— M.G.M. Cigars proudly announces the return of the Buena VistaCigar brand of premium cigars to the United States. In 2011 Buena Vista Cigars made a brief appearance in the U.S. scene with tons of internet buzz and rave reviews from cigar media. M.G.M. Cigars has now brought back to the U.S.  public the “Worlds fines Cuban seed cigar”-Buena Vista Cigars.…

Added by Matt Ross on June 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Kentucky Fire Cured -­ Flying Pig

Miami,  FL  – Drew  Estate  announced  today  the  release  of  the  Flying  Pig  vitola  in  their Kentucky  Fire  Cured  blend.  The  Kentucky  Fire  Cured  Flying  Pig  (KFCFP)  will  make  its  debut  at  a  private event,  featuring  Drew  Estate co‐founder  Jonathan  Drew,  with Oxmoor  Smoke  Shoppe  in  Louisville,  Kentucky.  The  cigar  will  receive  a  nationwide  release  at  the  IPCPR  Tradeshow  in  Las  Vegas,  NV  in  July  of  2014.…


Added by Matt Ross on June 18, 2014 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Arango Cigar Co. Spotlights Three Credo Cigar Cutters at National Trade Show

     Arango Cigar Co. is featuring three novel cigar cutters from Credo (Marseille, France) in the Arango pavilion at this year’s International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show. 

They include two variations on Credo’s popular “Synchro” cutter (see below).  The double-blade “XXL,” with a 70-ring gauge opening, takes center stage as one of the world’s largest-capacity cutters, able to cut any cigar now made.  “Cutter RG 60" offers greater economy and cutting…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 2:48pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Kurt A. Kendall Creates “Factory 57” Boutique Cigar, Named for Original 7-20-4 Factory Designation

Kurt A. Kendall has introduced a new boutique cigar in time for Fall, 2014.  “Factory 57” is a 100% long-filler, all handmade premium cigar that features a complex five-nation blend. 

     Kendall’s continuing research into the history of his boutique cigar company’s namesake, 7-20-4 Cigars has unearthed information on the venerable brand, whose factory was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, near Kendall’s present headquarters.  Opening its doors in 1874, it grew to…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Press Release: Zander-Greg Adds New Shapes, New Habano Wrapper to Its Top-of-the-Line Premium Cigars

     Zander-Greg, a leading national distributor of tobacco products and accessories, is bringing two new additions to its existing Aniversario 1965 and HHB lines of cigars.  Both cigars are under the Nat Cicco (SEEK-oh) brand name, which Zander-Greg has built ambitiously since acquiring the brand in 2007.

     The original Nat Cicco “Rejects” were the first cigars on the factory seconds theme, often copied by others.  They appeared in 1965; hence the reference in the…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: New J. Grotto Anniversary Is Ocean State Cigars’ First Maduro, First Medium-Bodied Boutique Cigar

“Thirty-five years in cigar sales tells me the new J. Grotto Anniversary is what smokers are looking for.”  Ocean State Cigars’ founder, Paul Joyal, continues: “Time and time again, smokers have said they smoke full-bodied cigars ... and then buy medium-bodied ones.

     “Many smokers mistake body for flavor ... not realizing a powerful smoke can be…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Press Release: JM Tobacco Debuts “Havana Preferred” Bundled Long-Filler Premium Cigars

JM Tobacco has launched its latest premium cigar, Havana Preferred, in bundles.  The company began shipping the cigar in limited numbers to retailers in May.  The latest in JM’s product portfolio, Havana Preferred is 100% long-filler and all handmade. 

A pioneer in value-priced cigars, JM has built its fifteen-year reputation on top-quality cigars that are…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Table 36 Cigars Spotlights New Boutique Cigar, “The Peacemaker,” at Annual Tobacco Trade Show

Table 36 Cigars has rolled out “The Peacemaker” for this year’s International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show, their third boutique premium cigar line.  It follows Table 36's Fellowship and Integrity brands, first appearing in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

The Peacemaker draws the eye immediately, with its bold, rustic appearance ... the…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 2:26pm — 4 Comments

Press Release: CAO Cigars and Flying Dog Brewery Release Exclusive Pairing Pack


For craft beer enthusiasts who want to drink their beer and smoke it too, Flying Dog and CAO Cigars have partnered to pair four world-class cigars with the brewery’s most iconic beers.

“Cigars are most often paired with brown spirits. Since we’re not fans of being conventional, we’re shaking…


Added by Matt Ross on June 17, 2014 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Press Release: JOYA RED Vitola Name Update

Due to a conflict with the name "Cardinal", Joya de Nicaragua have changed the vitola name to "CAÑONAZO".…


Added by Matt Ross on June 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: AJ Fernandez Cigars Proudly Announces Robbie Streitz as new National Sales Manager

(Miami, Florida) June 10, 2014A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing some of the finest cigars in the industry is proud to announce Robbie Streitz as their new Nation Sales Manager. Robbie will manage the sales force from A.J. Fernandez headquarters located in Sunrise, Florida.
Robbie Streitz, a lifetime cigar enthusiast and Southern California native received his start in the tobacco industry when he started his own radio show;…

Added by Matt Ross on June 10, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Press Release: Rediscover Joya with JOYA Red

Estelí – You probably know Joya de Nicaragua as the traditional maker of powerful cigars. Think again!

Meet JOYA RED, a new and exciting side of JDN. Some might even call it unexpected. Developed for the modern smoker by the youngest executive team in the industry, together with the most senior Master Blenders of Nicaragua. Juan Ignacio Martínez (31), President of JDN since 2013, led a team of contemporary executives and experienced Master Blenders such as…


Added by Matt Ross on June 4, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Press Release: CAO Releases Sinister Sam

CAO has just released a new twist on CAO America called Sinister Sam.
From now until the limited quantity is depleted, CAO Sinister Sam (6.5” x 52, SRP per cigar is $8.50) is a small batch cigar available exclusively at cigar shops nationwide until the limited release of 2,000 boxes is sold…

Added by Matt Ross on June 4, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Press Release: The New Look Miami Cigar & Co. to Celebrate 25 Years in the Business During the 2014 IPCPR

(Miami, Florida) June 3, 2014Miami Cigar & Company targets the 2014 IPCPR as the official launch pad for their new “look” as they celebrate 25 years in business. These key changes in branding aside from being of celebratory significance also better position the company to increase…


Added by Matt Ross on June 3, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

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