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Press Release: Mombacho Cigars and Mo Maali of Patina Cigars, Casa de Montecristo-Chicago Partner to Create Exclusive Cigar Brand

GRANADA, NICARAGUA. - (5 July 2016). Mo Maali of Patina Cigars, and Mombacho Cigars, S.A., announced today that they have teamed up to create a new exclusive cigar brand named Patina.



Patina will be a luxury cigar brand utilizing the finest tobaccos and it will combine Mombacho’s unique blending style based on aroma, balance and persistency, and Casa De Montecristo’s deep knowledge of the taste of the high-end market, resulting in a multi-sensorial cigar…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 5, 2016 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Cornelius & Anthony Product Profile & New Releases

The Bailey Family is one of the oldest names in America’s tobacco heritage. For 150 years the family has passionately cared for the land they cultivate in Keysville, Virginia, becoming one of the largest tobacco operations in Virginia.
 
Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars is named after Cornelius Bailey, the first…
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Added by Matt Ross on July 5, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Press Release: EP Carrillo Announces INCH Colorado

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is always pushing the envelope while he is creating blends for his loyal fans. As a Hall of Fame Master Blender, it is his goal to have each of his treasured cigars leave a lasting impression on each person that smokes Ernesto’s creations. One of Ernesto’s claim to fame is being the man behind the BIG RING gauge cigar and the phenomenon that has come along with it. Here at E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co., Ernesto has reinvented the BIG RING cigar in the INCH Series. Highly…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 4, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

Press Release: D'Crossier Cigars new release- Pennsylvania Avenue IPCPR 2016

Isaias Santana Diaz of Pure Aromas Cigars Inc. is proud to introduce the new Pennsylvania Avenue, a line extension…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 30, 2016 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Drew Diplomat Event Series kicks off with the Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rat at a Drew Diplomat Retailer near you!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the launch of the Drew Diplomat Event Series, an event tour that makes stops across the United States at Drew Diplomat Retailers.  The final stop of this tour will take place on August 6, 2016 at the second annual Connecticut Barn Smoker, held on the same Connecticut River Valley farm that produces the wrapper for Drew Estate’s Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: BLTC Announces Bishops Blend Limited Release

June 28, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of BISHOPS BLEND: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.



BISHOPS BLEND will be debuting at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show.

“The Bishops Blend has been a long time in the making, and I’m very excited for its release. I…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 28, 2016 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Warped Sky Flower Corona Cigar Co Exclusive

Warped is excited to announce the release of an exclusive vitola of Flor del Valle Sky Flower for Corona Cigar Co located in Orlando, FL. This project has been in the works for some time largely in part due to the sourcing of the medio tiempo from AGANOSA that makes Flor del Valle Sky Flower so unique. On Warped’s last trip to review and source the medio tiempo crop for Sky Flower, it was only then that enough material was available to allow this long awaited project between Kyle Gellis of…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 27, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Press Release: Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar Opens

MIAMI – Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Brickell-Miami officially opens its doors to the public after an invitation-only “Gold” carpet event attended by VIPs, city officials and local celebrities.  Prime Cigar’s first location…
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Added by Matt Ross on June 14, 2016 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Press Release: Quesada Cigars announces Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest 2016 is fast approaching and the Quesada Family has crafted 100 intricate “Brauhaus” humidors to celebrate this year’s festival. Each humidor is carved in the form of a Bavarian style “brauhaus”, is sequentially numbered, and can hold 100+ cigars. These festive humidors will be sent to select retail shops after the IPCPR in July and raffled off this fall. In addition, Quesada has also updated their packaging for 2016 and created a new size in both the Nicaraguan and Dominican…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 9, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate announces Herrera Estelí Inktome for Small Batch Cigars

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing a new blend within their Herrera Estelí line. The new cigar will be available exclusively for Small Batch Cigar, also known as Maxamar Ultimate Cigars.

The new Herrera Estelí Inktome will be presented in a 6 x 46 box-pressed Corona Gorda vitola and will be packaged in 10-count boxes. The blend showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 9, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Press Release: Mombacho Cigars Presents "Mombacho X", a Short Documentary Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary

GRANADA, NICARAGUA. - (8 June 2016). As part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations, Mombacho Cigars partnered with the international film director, Thomas Bowerbank, to create “Mombacho X”, a unique short documentary capturing the art of cigar making and the soul of Nicaragua through Mombacho’s vision.



“This film captures the essence of Mombacho and our Nicaraguan experience and is a graceful reflection of our ten years in this beautiful country.” said Markus Raty, Co-Founder of…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 9, 2016 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Ships Morphine

June 6, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the shipment of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.



Morphine will be available in limited quantities at select retailers. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli.



Country of…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 6, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Press Release: Maya Selva Announces Flor de Selva "Grand Pressé" Maduro

HOLLYWOOD, FL -- Maya Selva Cigars, U.S., is proud to announce that we will be adding a "prensado" vitola to our Flor de Selva Maduro collection.  Our new Grand Pressé will be a box-pressed 6" x ø56 cigar, and will stay true to the collection's maduro blend.  The cigar will be officially released at this year's IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late July, 2016.  Initially, it…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 6, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Press Release: The Fratello Boxer Series is Back

Springfield, VA (May 25, 2016) – After its debut November 2015, The Fratello Boxer Series is back for father’s day. The Boxer Series will be limited in production and manufactured at Joya de Nicaragua.



“Our success with the Boxer Series prompted us to release it for Father’s day.” “We also see a great benefit of having this five pack available for our large scale events, so we are limiting the Boxer Series to Father’s day, Christmas and large Fratello Events.” Said de…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 25, 2016 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces New Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Cigar Line

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — Miami, FL – Today, Drew Estate announced their newest brand, “Florida Sun Grown”. This new brand features tobacco grown just outside of Orlando, Florida, in partnership with Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Co. 

The new Florida Sun…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 25, 2016 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Appoints Derek Matthews as National Sales Manager

May 24, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Matthews as their National Sales Manager for both BLTC and Black Works Studio premium cigar brands. 

 

Mr. Matthews, an avid cigar enthusiast and Certified Retail Tobacconist, brings years of cigar retail experience and expertise in sales and marketing, promotions, special events and management to Black…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 24, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

EPC Cigar Co's Response to FDA Deeming Regulation

May 9, 2016

Miami, Florida

Dear Loyal Friends and Clients,

As I am sure you are all aware, a few days ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the final rule on docket FDA-2014-N-0189, which the industry has been referring to as the Deeming Rule or Option 1. Like most in the cigar industry, we are still reviewing the Rule and considering the impact this Rule will have on our manufacturing, distribution and sales processes. However, even in…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 19, 2016 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Press Release: MoyaRuiz Announces Event Only Cigar - Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government.  A symbolic or ritualistic violation of the law. Henry David Thoreau’s image was chosen because of his essay on civil disobedience which influenced the political thoughts and actions of such figures as Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Given the current state our industry is in we feel it is our duty to release a cigar that bares this name.  Civil Disobedience will…

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Added by Matt Ross on May 19, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments

Press Release: Rough Rider Sweets by IndianHead Ships

Rough Rider Sweets (Connecticut Sweet Tip) Long Filler
Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador
Binder: Cuban Seed
Filler: Piloto Cubano, Criollo 98.…
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Added by Matt Ross on May 18, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Press Release: Flor de Selva Gets A Makeover

HOLLYWOOD, FL -- Maya Selva Cigars, U.S. is officially launching the newest branding evolution of our flagship brand, Flor de Selva, complete with an updated logo, cigar ring plus footer, and streamlined box beginning June 1st, 2016

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Added by Matt Ross on May 18, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments

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