Gary Griffith Announces Plans for American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association

Garry Griffith of Emilio Cigars/House of Emilio posted the following on his From Seed To Smoke blog today:

American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association

Last weekend at the DC Tweetup the idea of a Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association came up, and I instantly knew the House of Emilio would be on board.
A more formal announcement will come in a few weeks, but in the interim I'd like to invite small manufacturers to contact me to gauge interest.
Our purpose will be to demonstrate to our elected representatives that we are American small businesses, and to garner support in that way.
Obviously this whole idea is in its infancy, and going forward we will be able to more clearly define our purpose as more and more of our fellow passionate brand owners come on board.
My best wishes to all my fellow manufacturers in the industry. Let's hear from those interested, and get the ball rolling.
Gary Griffith

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Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on March 21, 2014 at 10:49am

The main question I have is, how will they define boutique?


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Comment by Matt Ross on March 21, 2014 at 10:52am

LOL...

In case it wasn't clear, Gary tweeted me to reiterate that this is not his idea, but he was using his blog post to kickstart the cause.

Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on March 21, 2014 at 10:55am

I will be very curious to see how they plays out.

Comment by Cigar Coop on March 21, 2014 at 3:29pm

I think in this case it is small manufacturer.....it's clear this was put into place to put some attention on some of the catastrophic effects of FDA regulation for the small guy.

Comment by Jay on March 21, 2014 at 6:11pm

"You had me at Gary"


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Comment by Matt Ross on March 21, 2014 at 7:51pm
I just spoke to Sean about this. He basically confirmed what Coop stated - Glynn came to the guys in DC last week to help the cause and represent the impact legislation has on the 'small guy' so it's not just the big guy versus the Fed.

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