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Press Release: Drew Estate Announces New Event-Only Kentucky Fire Cured “Yard Bird”

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces today the release of a new size of their popular Kentucky Fire Cured blend, called “Yard Bird”. The new size will be available exclusively at Drew Estate events, and will be making its first appearance at the second annual Kentucky Barn Smoker, taking place on October 3rd in the Hopkinsville, KY. Attendees of the sold-out event will be the first to smoke the new size, which will make follow-up appearances at upcoming Kentucky Fire Cured-specific Drew Estate…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 3, 2015 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Nate McIntyre Announces Percy Ray Cigars

Nashville, Tennessee: "After years of both retail Cigar sales, part-time sales, full-time sales, and many thousands of miles of travel across the Southeast and numerous other parts of the country, I now have opportunity to announce something new about which I'm extremely excited.



I will be launching "Percy Ray Cigars," named after my grandfather. Percy Ray is slated to be an annual Limited edition manufactured at Cubanacan Cigars Factory S.A. I will continue to serve the…

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Added by Matt Ross on September 24, 2015 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Group Review: Total Flame Wild One

We were doing some housekeeping in the Cigar Federation offices recently and came across a review for a cigar we never posted - the Total Flame Wild One!  The cigar was launched by Total Flame at IPCPR 2014, and it was announced that the company was releasing in a single vitola (Robusto) delivered in a tubo and containing Andullo Tobacco.  Total Flame went to La Aurora to blend this cigar, the same factory that produced the Ventura Cigar Company Project 805 which brought Andullo to the cigar… Continue

Added by Matt Ross on September 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Six New Exclusive Sizes For The Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today their plans to release six new exclusive sizes for the Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar Company’s Sand Lake, FL location, beginning in early September 2015. The new sizes include vitolas in the Herrera Estelí, Liga Privada No. 9, Undercrown, Natural, and Tabak Especial brand families.…

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Added by Matt Ross on September 14, 2015 at 1:52pm — 4 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Alliance Cigar Exclusive Kentucky Fire Cured Fightn’ 69th

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced the release of their new Kentucky Fire Cured Fightn’ 69th today. The new cigar is being produced exclusively for Alliance Cigar in Hauppauge, NY.

The new Fightn’ 69th is based upon the popular Kentucky Fire Cured blend, featuring Kentucky seed tobacco, grown and fire cured in Kentucky. The new size is a 5 ½ x 52 parejo…

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Added by Matt Ross on September 2, 2015 at 12:58pm — No Comments

A Day at the Drew Estate Connecticut BarnSmoker

"The circus is the place for me with bears and clowns and noise

I love the shiny music that descends from overhead"-Phish "Roggae"

Beginning in High School up until the point I had my first son, I would spend my time following the band Phish around at every opportunity I had.  Sometimes I would just be able to make one show in a run, and sometimes I'd hit up 10 straight along the NorthEast and Mid-Atlantic.  Having a June…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 10, 2015 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Press Release: Adelphia Cigar Company Debuts with "Adelphia"

July 13, 2015 (Berkeley Heights, NJ) – Bill Agathis, owner of Berkeley Humidor and Adelphia Lounge starts his own cigar company, Adelphia Cigar Company, and announces the release of its debut cigar eponymously named, Adelphia.

Adelphia will be made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 26, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Releases Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla As DDRP Exclusive

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that the Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla would be launched as a limited release to retailers participating in Drew Estate’s Drew Diplomat Retailer Program.

The Ratzilla is one of the most sought-after blends in the Liga Privada Único Serie line and has only seen a handful of retail releases to date. The Ratzilla,…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 16, 2015 at 4:29pm — 3 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Debuts New Nica Rustica “Belly” & Short Robusto Vitolas

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be introducing their new Nica Rustica “Belly” and Nica Rustica Short Robusto sizes in stores nationwide starting in August 2015. The new cigars will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #15407) at the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow in New Orleans, LA.

The new sizes include the 7 ½ x 54 belicoso-shaped…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 15, 2015 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Cubanacan Issues Formal Response to Recent News

July 12, 2015 - We at Cubanacan Cigars were surprised to find out from Greg Mottola of Cigar Aficionado that Friday afternoon, a week before our annual IPCPR tradeshow, that Hirochi Robaina and associates have new plans. We are very grateful to have had Hirochi Robaina grace us with his visits to the U.S and see firsthand the growth of an amazing project that our team has worked so hard to develop and honor his family legacy by presenting to U.S. cigar aficionado the opportunity to…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 14, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Mombacho Cigars S.A. Announces Partnership with World Renowned Artist Todd White

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – July 13, 2015 – Granada based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) announced today that it will be partnering with world renowned Artist Todd White for his 2015 Limited Edition Release. …

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Added by Matt Ross on July 14, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Limited Edition Norteño, Tubos

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing a new Edicion Limitada in the Herrera Estelí Norteño line. The new cigar will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #15407) at the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow in New Orleans, LA.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Press Release: La Aurora to Unlead Untamed Extreme at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans

(Miami, Florida) July 14, 2015 – La Aurora is looking to up the ante at this year’s IPCPR with the Untamed Extreme. The original Untamed which debuted in 2014 received high marks from critics, and ultimately received the honor of a Five Star Rating, and Cigar of the Year for 2014 by The Dominican Cigar Review.…
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Added by Matt Ross on July 14, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

Press Release: Coffee Break by Tatiana to be Released at this year's IPCPR

(Miami, Florida) July 13, 2015— Miami Cigar & Company, one of the originators of the flavored premium cigar is ready to introduce Coffee Break by Tatiana.
 
Miami Cigar & Co. founder, Nestor Miranda created the Tatiana Flavored cigar in 1996. After receiving such…
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Added by Matt Ross on July 13, 2015 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Unveils “Undercrown Shade”

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be launching a new line extension to their Undercrown line – “Undercrown Shade”, a Connecticut Shade- wrapped cigar brand that will join the original San Andres-wrapped line. The new “Undercrown Shade” brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #15407) at the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow in New Orleans, Louisiana.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 13, 2015 at 1:19pm — 3 Comments

An Evening with Jonathan Drew & Willy Herrera: NJ Cigar Festival 2015

Yesterday was the annual NJ Cigar Festival organized by Barrister Cigars at the Metropolitan Cigar Society in Fairfield, NJ.  In past years, the NJ Cigar Festival has been a multi-vendor event.  Originally, it was held at Riverfront Stadium in Newark, NJ before several years at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ with the event typically taking place in early…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 13, 2015 at 12:44pm — 4 Comments

Press Release: Master Blends Cigar Company with Tabacalera El Artista to Showcase Manolo Estate at IPCPR

July 13, 2015 (Hoboken, NJ) – The Master Blends Cigar Company with Tabacalera El Artista will showcase their highly anticipated boutique brand, Manolo Estate Hand Rolled Cigars, at the 83rd Annual IPCPR Convention & International Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana from July 17 -21 in booth #15229.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 13, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Press Release: A.J. Fernandez to Introduce the "Enclave" at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans

(Miami, Florida) July 13, 2015— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated and sought after cigars, is proud to unveil “Enclave” at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans. Following in the footsteps of the very popular New World cigar, the Enclave blend was a special collaboration between A.J. and his father Ismael Fernandez.

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Added by Matt Ross on July 13, 2015 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

Press Release: Agio Announces Balmoral Añejo XO For Release At 2015 IPCPR Show

In 2014 Balmoral introduced their flagship cigar Añejo 18, which was an impressive success globally. The cigar was rated with 93 points by Cigar Journal, collected 5 cigar rings in the French magazine L’Amateur de Cigare (Cigarscope) and claimed a 12th position in the Cigar Journal top 25 of best cigars from the Dominican Republic. It has been a wonderful year for Balmoral. The rare 18-year old Arapiraca wrapper is very limited and to continue the success of Añejo, which in fact is based on…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 10, 2015 at 12:38pm — 5 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Appoints Grant Batson To Head Up Pipe Division

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they have hired renowned American pipe maker Grant Batson to head up their pipe division, which includes their Drew Estate Classics pipe tobacco line, along with their Drew Estate Pipe Collection by Tsuge. Drew Estate is also the exclusive North American distributor for Tsuge Pipes out of Japan.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 10, 2015 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

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