CAO ZÓCALO BECOMES FULL TIME LINE

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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CAO announces that Zócalo will return, this time as a full time addition to the CAO lineup. 

CAO Zócalo, named for a celebratory city square in Mexico, was a limited edition blend released in just one size in 2018 and at that time marked the first CAO cigar to be made with a Mexican wrapper. Today the blend returns with three classic frontmarks.

CAO’s Blender/Ambassador Rick Rodriguez said, “Two years ago, we tested a blend with a wrapper from Mexico, launching Zócalo in a 6 x 60. The response was very positive. Continue reading the story "CAO ZÓCALO BECOMES FULL TIME LINE"


CAO LAUNCHES ARCANA SERIES WITH MORTAL COIL

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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CAO is launching a new series called “Arcana” which will highlight the secrets and traditions of old-world tobacco processing methods, passed down from generation to generation to bring out the best in native tobaccos from across the globe. 

The first release in the CAO Arcana series is called “Mortal Coil,” a single cigar that resurrects “Andullo,” the oldest tobacco fermentation method of the Dominican Republic.

Andullo tobacco is made following the time-honored methods of cultivation and curing sungrown Habano-seed tobaccos. Instead of traditional bulk fermentation, Andullo tobacco is wrapped tightly in handcrafted Continue reading the story "CAO LAUNCHES ARCANA SERIES WITH MORTAL COIL"


PUNCH TO LAUNCH KUNG POW! LIMITED EDITION CIGAR

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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Punch will kick off The Year of The Ox with the launch of a limited-edition smoke called Punch Kung Pow!, the third release in the brand’s highly successful Chinese New Year Series. Kung Pow! is a follow up to 2020’s Punch Chop Suey and 2019’s Punch Egg Roll. 

Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of Punch and the creator of Kung Pow! said, “The Chinese New Year Series for Punch has become a new tradition and for the 2021 release, we took a page from the Szechuan cookbooks. The medium-to-full-bodied blend is vaguely sweet with an Continue reading the story "PUNCH TO LAUNCH KUNG POW! LIMITED EDITION CIGAR"


THE FORGED CIGAR COMPANY LAUNCHES EL REY DEL MUNDO

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by
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National Distribution Network Premieres Top-Selling Internet/Catalog Brand at Retail

Richmond, VA (January 22, 2021) – The Forged Cigar Company, an independent national cigar distribution network that launched on January 13, 2021, announced today that the company will begin selling the legendary Honduran brand El Rey del Mundo to brick and mortar locations across the U.S. starting in February, 2021.

El Rey Del Mundo was previously available exclusively through JR Cigars and Santa Clara Wholesale and rose to become a top-selling, top-rated brand for more than 20 years. The brand has been handcrafted Continue reading the story "THE FORGED CIGAR COMPANY LAUNCHES EL REY DEL MUNDO"


Crux Cigars Hires First Direct Sales Executive

Posted on: January 21st, 2020 by
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Crux Cigars Hires First Direct Sales Executive

Crux Cigars hires their first direct Sales Executive, Sam Ventura.

Effective immediately, Sam will initially be covering the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas territory. His role will include servicing existing retail partners and hosting events, as well as growing Crux’s presence throughout the territory.

“Based on Sam’s ability to build relationships, I think he will be an excellent addition to the team.” said Continue reading the story "Crux Cigars Hires First Direct Sales Executive"


Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week

Posted on: December 11th, 2019 by
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Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week

(Miami, Fla.) - Crux Cigars will begin shipping the Bull & Bear this week to their retail partners across the country.

Released in 2014, the Bull & Bear was one of the 5 original blends manufactured by Crux Cigars. Since being released, it has Continue reading the story "Crux Cigars Bull & Bear Shipping This Week"


CROWNED HEADS FOLLOWS UP A ‘BLACK LAB’ WITH A MEXICAN PIT BULL NAMED “HEADLEY GRANGE CHAMUCO LE 2019.”

Posted on: December 5th, 2019 by
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December 4, 2019

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CROWNED HEADS FOLLOWS UP A 'BLACK LAB' WITH A MEXICAN PIT BULL NAMED "HEADLEY GRANGE CHAMUCO LE 2019."

"The goal was audacious and original: to make a cigar that tasted like the heavy, plodding drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic 'When the Levee Breaks."_' - Cigar Aficionado Magazine/ The 25 Best Cigars of the year 2012


JOYA COPPER: RAISE YOUR BETS

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by
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Rediscover Joya smoking what a modern bold cigar should be

Monday, November 11, 2019 — Estelí, Nicaragua.  Joya de Nicaragua proudly announces Joya Copper and extends an invitation to cigar lovers around the world to rediscover the modern essence of full-bodied tradition from the oldest cigar factory in Nicaragua.

As the fifth member of the JOYA brand family along with Cabinetta, Red, Black and Silver, Joya Copper is a perfect complement that rounds out a complete offering that once again firmly establishes Joya de Continue reading the story "JOYA COPPER: RAISE YOUR BETS"


Drew Estate Announces the Limited Release of the Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by
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Monday, November 4, 2019 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate announces today the limited release of the Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada Churchill to Drew Diplomat retailers nationwide. Originally released in 2015, this limited edition is a favorite among cigar connoisseurs and retailers alike.

The Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, coupled with a spicy Honduran binder and a rich, bold Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper. Packaged in 15 count boxes, this 7 x 48 box pressed Continue reading the story "Drew Estate Announces the Limited Release of the Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada"


CROWNED HEADS ANNOUNCES “LAWLESS DAY 2019″

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 by
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CROWNED HEADS ANNOUNCES “LAWLESS DAY 2019" 

For the third consecutive year, Crowned Heads is excited to announce "Lawless Day," which will take place on November 1, 2019. 

Originally inspired by the 2013 fictional film, “The Purge," where all crime is allowed for a 12 hour period, Crowned Heads will allow retailers a one-day only 'pass' to violate its state exclusive brand distribution. Continue reading the story "CROWNED HEADS ANNOUNCES “LAWLESS DAY 2019″"


Drew Estate and Pappy Van Winkle Go Brick & Mortar with Barrel Fermented

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 by
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — MIAMI, FL - Drew Estate unveils today the national release of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Cigars exclusively to brick and mortar Drew Diplomat Retailers. Until now, Barrel Fermented has been sold exclusively through Pappy & Company at pappyco.com, owned and operated by the Van Winkle Family.

The Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented cigar is a long-filler, premium cigar rolled in limited quantities at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua. Deep barrel fermentation is the key process that makes Continue reading the story "Drew Estate and Pappy Van Winkle Go Brick & Mortar with Barrel Fermented"


Royal Agio Begins Shipping Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edicion Limitada

Posted on: October 14th, 2019 by
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October 14, 2019 (Bradenton, Fla.)

Today, Royal Agio Cigars USA begins shipping the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada.  This is the second limited production lancero vitola released from Balmoral, which follows previous releases of the original Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT Edición Limitada.  A total of 2,650 boxes have been produced for global distribution, with only 500 boxes available for the U.S.

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Crux Cigars Phase 1 Rebranded Product Shipping This Week

Posted on: October 9th, 2019 by
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(Miami, Fla.) - Crux Cigars will begin shipping their newly branded product this week to retail partners across the country.

Announced at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, the brand has undergone a complete refresh, including a new look and packaging design. The first phase will include the Epicure, Epicure Maduro, and Guild blends in various sizes.

Continue reading the story "Crux Cigars Phase 1 Rebranded Product Shipping This Week"

VILLIGER CIGARS TO DEBUT REFRESHED BRANDING FOR LA LIBERTAD

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019 by
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(Miami, Florida) October 3, 2019—Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Libertad will display an elegantly designed new cigar band, that prominently features the Villiger handmade premium cigar logo. The Villiger La Libertad originally featured a band with only the name “La Libertad” displayed.

Villiger North America President Rene Castañeda said: “The Villiger La Libertad is a cigar that is personal favorite and we are happy that this high rated brand will now be properly represented as a Villiger brand.”

The Continue reading the story "VILLIGER CIGARS TO DEBUT REFRESHED BRANDING FOR LA LIBERTAD"


Undercrown ShadyXX Drops on Drew Diplomat Retailers

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019 by
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate launches the national release of the Undercrown ShadyXX to Drew Diplomat Retailers starting today. This limited-edition cigar was created in partnership with Shady Records’ President Paul Rosenberg to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

First released to only 10 Detroit area retailers in 2014, the Undercrown Shady remains one of the most consumer demanded limited editions in the Drew Estate portfolio. This powerhouse blend, similar to the Undercrown Corona Viva, features a toothy Mexican San Andres wrapper, spicy Connecticut Stalk Cut Habano Continue reading the story "Undercrown ShadyXX Drops on Drew Diplomat Retailers"



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