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Press Release: Mombacho Cigars Liga Maestro Begins Shipping to North America and Europe

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – March 17, 2016.  Mombacho Cigars is excited to announce that they have started shipping prerelease boxes of their new line, the Mombacho Liga Maestro to the United States, Canada and Europe.



The Liga Maestro is a Nicaraguan puro originally created in 2013 exclusively for the Italian…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 17, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Presenting the New Hoyo

General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers. The new collection called Hoyo will be available in four sizes ranging in price from $5.49 to $6.99 and begins shipping to all retailers on April 1.

According to Alan Willner, vice…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 15, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Press Release: Villiger-Group Announces New CEO

Pfeffikon/LU, March 15, 2016 –Heinrich Villiger, Chairman of the Board of the Villiger Soehne AG hands over his function as CEO of the Villiger Group after 65 years in charge. The new CEO of the Villiger Group is Robert Suter (M.sc. Swiss Instiute of Technology) who has extensive experiences in international Swiss…
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Added by Matt Ross on March 15, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Press Release: Warped Lirio Rojo Retailers Announced

A small shipment of Lirio Rojo has been shipped out to a very few Warped retailers across the USA. Below is a list of the retailers and their contact information.




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Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice Now Shipping

MoyaRuiz Cigars is proud to announce the 50 selected retailers to carry Pickle Juice for 2016.  Each selected retailer will receive 10 numbered jars.  Only 500 of these limited jars will be available for purchase.  The MSRP for Pickle Juice is $7.69 (Jar of 13, $99.98)…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 11, 2016 at 11:32am — 2 Comments

Press Release: CAO Steel Horse Will Welcome Two New Vitolas

CAO Steel Horse is launching two smaller-format smokes -- Handbrake (4.5” x 50 – SRP per cigar is $6.99) and Roadkill (5.5 x 54 – SRP per cigar is $7.00) will be available at retail beginning next week.…
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Added by Matt Ross on March 10, 2016 at 7:36am — No Comments

Press Release: Foundry Tobacco Company Announces Plans for Growth

March 3, 2016 – Foundry Tobacco Company (FTC) is expanding. The maverick cigar company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth of its innovative portfolio of cigars.



FTC has hired Taven Johnson and Stephan Mayer of C.H.I.M.P., a broker agency, to represent the company’s brands in…

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Added by Matt Ross on March 3, 2016 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces New Herrera Estelí TAA Exclusive Vitola

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — Miami, FL – Today, Drew Estate announced a new line extension within their Herrera Estelí line. This new cigar, called the Herrera Estelí TAA Exclusive, will be launched at the TAA Convention and Tradeshow, held March 6 - 10, 2016 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and will begin shipping to TAA members in April 2016. …

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Added by Matt Ross on March 2, 2016 at 3:43pm — 6 Comments

Press Release: Quesada Announces New Reserva Privada

The Quesada family will be releasing a new cigar this Spring: the Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro. A limited edition cigar, the Reserva Privada Oscuro consists of the same binder and fillers from 1997 that are used in the highly acclaimed Reserva Privada, but is draped in a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper instead of the shade grown wrapper used on the original. Each cigar is aged for a year after it is rolled to ensure optimal flavor and tasting experience. While still complex and…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 24, 2016 at 11:51am — 6 Comments

Press Release: Mombacho Cigars Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the Unveiling of the Magnifico and the Revealing of the new Liga Maestro

The annual festivity was dedicated     to     Mombacho     Cigars’     global     network;     cigar     tastings,     sightseeing     tours,     private    dinners,     and     parties     among international     retailers,     brokers,     distributors,     customers,     tobacco     industry     personalities,    cigar    connoisseurs, media, family and    great    friends in    honor    of    their    continuous    support    of Mombacho    Cigars.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 24, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

Press Release: New JOYA Red Half Corona Available in US

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 — Esteli, Nicaragua – Joya de Nicaragua has announced that the Joya Red Half Corona (3¾ x 46) is now available for sale in the U.S. Joya de Nicaragua introduced this new vitola to the Joya Red cigar line last September during the Inter-Tabac trade show held in Dortmund, Germany. It had only been available in the European market until now.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 9, 2016 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Co Joins Boutiques United

February, 9, 2016 - Vineland, NJ: Boutiques United is pleased to announce Black Label Trading Co. and it’s small-batch brand, Black Works Studio, will be joining as a distributed brand.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 9, 2016 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Two Guys Smoke Shop selects Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva as the award recipient for its prestigious 2015 Cigar of the Year.

Since 1992 Two Guys Smoke Shop has announced the prestigious Cigar of the Year award. The award is given out on the Saturday before the Super Bowl each year.…
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Added by Matt Ross on February 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Press Release: Villiger Cigars North America Names Rene Castaneda as New President

(Miami, Florida) February 2, 2016— Villiger Cigars North America proudly names Rene Castaneda as their new President. In this new role, Castaneda will oversee all aspects of US operations, including sales and marketing. Castaneda will work in tandem,…
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Added by Matt Ross on February 2, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Press Release: La Aurora Commits Itself to Innovation with the Creation of La Aurora Cigar Institute

• La Aurora Cigar Institute is the first academic institution on cigars worldwide created by La Aurora Cigar Factory.
 
• Recognized figures of the tobacco industry will share their knowledge with those participants who wish to learn or deepen their knowledge and understanding of the tobacco world
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Added by Matt Ross on February 1, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Distribution Partnership with Debonaire House & Indian Motorcycle Cigars

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — Miami, FL – Today, Drew Estate announced their plans to become the Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Debonaire House and Indian Motorcycle Cigars. Both brands are produced in the Dominican Republic under the leadership of Philip S. Zanghi III, a long-time tobacco industry veteran.

Drew Estate adds…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: House of Emilio Becomes ‘Boutiques United’

Vineland, NJ (January 18, 2016) – LJ Zucca is proud to announce it’s rebranding from “House of Emilio” to “Boutiques United”.

  Effective today Boutiques United, which also launched a new website and corresponding social media accounts, will be…
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Added by Matt Ross on January 18, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Press Release: MoyaRuiz Cigars announces Pickle Juice

January 6, 2016 we are proud to announce a very special release and it’s called Pickle Juice.  This new project will be a seasonal release available in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2016.  The packaging will feature a plastic jar to resemble a pickle jar.  What makes Pickle Juice unique is that only 500 jars will be available for purchase.  Each jar will be numbered and only available during St. Patrick’s Day.  The customers picked to sell Pickle Juice will only receive a total of 10 jars. …

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Added by Matt Ross on January 18, 2016 at 9:43am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Iconic Macanudo Brand Launches New Look

General Cigar announces today that the company has modernized the design of its iconic Macanudo logo for the U.S. market. Beginning on January 15, 2016, Macanudo Café, Macanudo Maduro, Macanudo Crü Royale and Macanudo 1968 and will feature the brand’s new look.



“The Macanudo logo has evolved to a more contemporary design, and packaging has been updated for visual consistency throughout the portfolio. The changes will make Macanudo even more appealing on shelf and more relevant to…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 12, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Press Releases: Mombacho Cigars, S. A. announces Tenth Anniversary festivities and plans for 2016

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – December 9, 2015 – Granada based Mombacho Cigars, S. A. (Mombacho) is ready to kick off the holiday season announcing their Tenth Anniversary festivities and plans for 2016.

“In 2006, a deal sealed with a friendly handshake was commemorated with a trek to the top of the majestic…

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Added by Matt Ross on December 10, 2015 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

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