As I mentioned in one of the summaries of IPCPR 2013, Felix Assouline was a company I was unfamiliar with before the show.  I ran into my friend Benny Gomez, who has partnered with them to field his Havana Sunrise blend, and he pointed the booth out and introduced me to Michel Malek.  The company is launching with four brands, the “EGO,” “Something Special,” “Havana Sunrise,” and “Ringo.”  In the first of four reviews, we’re taking a look at the Ringo today.  I’m smoking the “Colt,” a 6.5″X38 boxpressed lonsdale.  The company literature describes the Ringo as “a call to our Western heritage.  Ringo Cigars blend the past with the rich flavors that can only achieve with blending and processing tobaccos from many regions of the world.  This results in a medium to full flavor cigar.”  In speaking with Michel, I learned ...CONTINUE READING

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Comment by Davis on September 13, 2013 at 6:59am

This is, without doubt, the prettiest cigar I have seen in a long while.

Where in the heck do you buy one?

Comment by The Cigarmy (Kip) on September 13, 2013 at 7:49am

I didn't, actually.  It was given to me at IPCPR.  These should begin showing up on retailers shelves in the very near future, though....

Comment by Michel Malek on November 26, 2013 at 8:33am

Hi Davis,

This is Michel Malek with Felix Assouline Cigars. It’s been a long time coming but I wanted to let you know that as we continue to grow our network of retailers around the country, you can now find this cigar and the rest of our cigar line in our online store at

If there’s anything you’d like to know more about our brands, please visit us at or feel free to call us at 954-367-3449.

Warm regards & Happy Thanksgiving!

Michel Malek


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