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CAO Steel Horse Will Welcome Two New Vitolas

CAO Flathead Handbrake left openWe’re pleased to let you know that 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.

A spin-off of CAO’s wildly-popular Flathead line, Steel Horse is wrapped in a proprietary Connecticut CAO Flathead RoadKill left openHabano Grueso leaf and features a four-country blend. Made with a signature flat-head top, Steel Horse was released in 2015 and is known for its easy-smoking flavors of leather and spice. 

ICONIC MACANUDO BRAND LAUNCHES NEW LOOK

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Jan. 12, 2016

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 current and new cigar smokers,” said Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar.

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NOW SHIPPING: LA AURORA PURO VINTAGE 2006 111 ANIVERSARIO MASTER CASE SERIES

La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario Master Case PHOTO Credit William Cooper(Miami, Florida) March 11, 2016 – La Aurora is pleased to announce that they will begin to ship the Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario Master Case Series today Friday, March 11. Limited to only 500 cases, the Master series features replica packaging of the same boxes that La Aurora used in 1906.

The Master Series houses the Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario expressed in three different vitolas (Salomon: 6 1/2 x 50/60, Toro: 5 3/4 x 54 and, Preferido: 6 X 58). There are a total of 54 cigars divided into 18 of each vitola in the package.  The Puro Vintage 2006 Master Case Series made its debut at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

Puro Vintage 2006 Blend: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Havana  

                                               Binder: Brazilian

                                               Filler: Nicaraguan, Brazilian, Dominican

                                                            

                                

ABOUT LA AURORA

Founded in 1903 by the Leon Family, La Aurora is the original cigar factory in the Dominican Republic with a portfolio that includes its namesake brands, La Aurora and Leon Jimenes, as well as, La Aurora Preferidos, Guillermo Leon & Fernando Leon brands.

Follow La Aurora on Social Media: Facebook: La Aurora Cigars, Instagram: @LaAuroraCigars

ABOUT MIAMI CIGAR & CO.
Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars, boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica, and Toscano brands.

Padron 1926 Serie Famous 75th Anniversary Makes Halfwheel "Top 25"

Padron 1926 Serie Famous 75th Anniversary Makes Halfwheel "Top 25"

Maduro Version Lands at #20 in Popular Cigar News Site's Annual Cigar Awards List

EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - January 13, 2016) - "2015 was an extremely competitive year for cigars," writes Charlie Minato, editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com, one of the most widely-read cigar industry news websites. Recently Halfwheel announced their 2015 Awards for the Top 25 cigars, and tagged the Padrón 1926 Serie Famous 75th Anniversary maduro cigar as its 20th place entry. Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web's widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, added the Padrón cigars to their stable in November of 2015 in a collaborative effort between Jorge Padrón and Famous Smoke Shop CEO, Arthur Zaretsky, to celebrate their families' 75 years in business, respectively.

In their description of the award-winning cigar, Halfwheel wrote: "The maduro-wrapped version features an exceedingly smooth profile that is filled with a depth of flavors, including citrus, hot chocolate, earth, cocoa and fruity sweetness, along with excellent construction and balance."

The Padrón 1926 Serie Famous 75th Anniversary cigars are made in one size, a 5" x 54 box-pressed robusto rolled in a choice of two wrapper shades: a Nicaraguan Habano natural and Nicaraguan Habano maduro. Presented in boxes of 10 cigars, these full-bodied puros are exquisitely handcrafted with all 5 to 10-year-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos offering a smooth, creamy, and well-balanced smoke brimming with Padrón's signature earthy-spicy flavor profile. Only 3,000 boxes were made, and like all Padrón 1926 Serie cigars, they have individual, serial-numbered labels.

As for what inspired the anniversary cigars, both Messrs. Zaretsky and Padrón acquired a passion for cigars while growing up in their family businesses, and have come to recognize and appreciate what their families created: a confidence and a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction that grew into prosperous, internationally-renowned businesses.

"I'm honored that Halfwheel chose this special cigar we did with the Padrón family for their annual best cigars list," Mr. Zaretsky said. "But the real honor goes to the customers who have supported both of our families for so many years, and hopefully, many more to come."

About Famous Smoke Shop 
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation's #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web's lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Contact Information

Famous Smoke Shop
90 Mort Drive
Easton, PA 18040
800-564-2486

FOUNDRY TOBACCO COMPANY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR GROWTH

chillinmooseMarch 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 AL, DC, GA, MS, KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV, effective today. As two of the nation’s leading cigar sales brokers, Taven and Stephan have built some of the most successful boutique cigar brands in the market today, and are poised to deliver increased distribution of the Foundry Tobacco Company brands. Over time, the plan is to increase Johnson and Mayer’s territories to additional geographies across the U.S.

In addition, Justin Andrews has recently been hired to support Michael Giannini, FTC’s creative director, in leading the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining Foundry Tobacco Company, Justin served as vice president of Lou Rodriguez cigars.

FTC BolivarThis is an exciting step in the development of Foundry Tobacco Company,” said Giannini. “The addition of these players to our team will allow us to deliver increased flexibility in tailoring programs to retailer needs and the ability to deepen the support of our brands on both the retailer and consumer level.”

To mark its expansion, Foundry Tobacco Company is offering retailers a special discount on its popular Bolivar, Ramon Allones, Compounds/Elements and Musings and value-priced Chillin’ Moose lines for the month of March. Retailers who purchase five boxes will receive a sixth box free.

For more information on the Foundry Tobacco Company portfolio, please visit www.foundrytobaccocompany.com.

FTC Ramon Allones

ENRIQUE “RICKY” SOMOZA PROMOTED TO U.S. DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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(Miami, Florida) January 14, 2016— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry, announces that Enrique “Ricky” Somoza will now oversee operations in the U.S. Ricky has relocated to Miami from Estelí, Nicaragua, where he was production manager at the Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua Factory , since 2013.

Ricky Somoza, born and raised in Miami, attended Florida International University with a focus in Political Science, and eventually turned his sights on his family’s passion, tobacco. After meeting A.J. Fernandez on a trip to Nicaragua, they became fast friends, and Ricky soon was behind the scenes working side by side with A.J. as his production manager.

A.J. Fernandez said, “Ricky Somoza is not only an integral part of the company but is part of the Fernandez family. Ricky has the passion, dedication, and expertise to carry on my vision for the future of the company. He will work alongside my sister Yarai Fernandez and other key family members to further solidify and strengthen our distribution in the U.S.”

Ricky Somoza stated: “I am excited and look forward to the challenge of representing the brand in the U.S. It has been an honor to work alongside A.J. whom I consider a true master blender, my mentor, and best friend. Our goal for this New Year is to improve consumer satisfaction, while continuing to produce and distribute the finest premium cigars. I look forward to working with AJ on new, innovative projects which will excite cigar aficionados in the U.S. and international markets.”

A.J. Fernandez Cigars began the New Year strongly with a 92 rating for the Enclave Churchill by Cigar Aficionado. New World and New World Connecticut were also included as Best Buy of 2015 by Cigar Aficionado.

About A.J. Fernandez Cigars:

A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez now produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike. Today A.J. Fernandez continues the family tradition as he oversees production and manages day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.

For more information please visit our new website: www.AJFernandezCigars.com

Follow A.J Fernandez Cigars on Social Media here: Facebook: AJ Fernandez Cigars, Instagram: AJFCigars, Twitter: AJFCigars

Famous Smoke Shop Announces the Exclusive Release of the Romeo y Julieta Capulet and Montague 75th Anniversary

CI RYC 75ANV 400Easton, PA – With over 75 years of serving the industry, Famous Smoke Shop has been a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, with its humble roots tracing back to a small shop in New York City. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. It is with great excitement that Famous has just announced the release of two exclusive limited edition special-sized cigars to help celebrate Famous Smoke Shop’s 75th anniversary, both of which are line extensions of the widely popular Romeo y Julieta Capulet and Montague lines. Offered in a rarely seen 6 1/2 x 54 vitola, the first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Romeo y Julieta Capulet 75th Anniversary features Honduran and Nicaraguan longfillers, and a Nicaraguan binder, all wrapped in a massively flavorful Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper for a smoke that’s easy and smooth, yet loaded with enticing flavors. The Romeo y Julieta Montague 75th Anniversary is a bolder blend than its sister cigar with a hearty blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican, and creamy Brazilian longfillers, a Dominican Olor binder, and a Brazilian Maduro wrapper. The result is an astoundingly rich and complex cigar from start to finish.

CI RYM 75ANV 400“75 years is a major achievement for any company,” Cigar Advisor reviewer and Famous Smoke Shop copywriter Jonathan Detore remarked. “But to remain family owned throughout all those years makes this occasion that much more special. And what better cigar to celebrate with than the Montague or Capulet? Both have been stellar lines since their release, and this limited edition size will only offer more of that impeccable core flavor to the mix. I was especially excited to try out the Montague because of the Brazilian longfiller which was outstanding, but the Capulet was a rock star in my taste tests as well. Very well done by the men and women at Romeo y Julieta, and a big thank you for commemorating our anniversary with this specialty cigar.”

Both Romeo y Julieta Capulet and Montague 75th Anniversary cigars will be offered in a special 6 1/2 x 54 Double Toro. With Famous’ special full box pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices which range from $5.85 to $6.40 per cigar respectively, with production being limited to 1,000 boxes in the Capulet blend, and only 500 boxes in the Montague blend. People interested in learning more about Romeo y Julieta cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit www.Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

Famous Smoke Shop

90 Mort Drive

Easton, PA 18040

800-564-2486

A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS’ KRIS KACHATURIAN TO RETIRE FROM THE BRAND

A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS’ KRIS KACHATURIAN TO RETIRE FROM THE BRAND

AJ Fernandez and family to take over distribution

(Miami, Florida) December 7, 2015A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry, announces that managing partner, Kris Kachaturian will soon retire and shift into an advisory role for the brand. Kachaturian will continue in day to day operations for the time being, to ensure a smooth transition.

Kris Kachaturian, former Managing Partner of A.J. Fernandez Cigars stated: “I recognized A.J. as a tobacco prodigy, when I first met him in Nicaragua 10 years ago. I am proud to have worked alongside him, to create the A.J. Fernandez Cigar brand. I now wish to retire from the company, and focus my energy on my family. “

A.J. Fernandez said: “I am truly grateful for Kris’ business partnership, and everything he has contributed to the success of the A.J. Fernandez Cigar brand. While Kris is no longer my business partner, he will continue to be my family and confidant.”

A.J. Fernandez and family will now oversee distribution of the A.J. Fernandez Cigar brand. The U.S. distribution center will also move to a new location at 2695 West 81st Street Hialeah, FL 33016.

A.J. Fernandez Cigars exploded onto the scene with the popular and innovative San Lotano Oval. A.J Fernandez later introduced New World which attained the 2014 Number 1 Cigar of the year by the expert tasting panel at Cigar Journal. A.J. Fernandez recently unveiled his newest creation, Enclave, at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

About A.J. Fernandez Cigars:

A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez now produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike.  Today A.J. Fernandez continues the family tradition as he oversees production and manages day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.

For more information please visit our new website: www.AJFernandezCigars.com

               

Follow A.J Fernandez Cigars on Social Media here: Facebook: AJ Fernandez Cigars, Instagram: AJFCigars, Twitter: AJFCigars

Punch Rare Corojo Returns with A New Frontmark

GCC 35125 Punch Rare Corojo OPEN BOX v1General Cigar announces that Punch Rare Corojo has begun making its annual return to retail. The seasonal collection welcomes a new, limited edition frontmark, while one of its original sizes will be retired this year.

The 2016 release of Punch Rare Corojo marks the addition of Regalias Perfecto, a 7.25” x 54 perfecto, available exclusively as part of a trade offer. Regalias Perfecto will be packaged in a sleek wooden box containing 10 cigars and will sell for an SRP of $7.99 per cigar.

The Double Corona size (6.75” x 48) will retire this year, once the limited allotment of this vitola has been depleted.

Punch Rare Corojo is handcrafted in Honduras and features a lustrous Sumatra wrapper cultivated in the mountains of Ecuador. Grown only in limited quantity, these rare, reddish leaves give Punch Rare Corojo its uniquely smooth taste. Bound with hearty Connecticut Broadleaf, the blend features a spicy blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican tobacco for a uniquely-flavored, complex smoking experience.

Ed McKenna, senior brand manager for General Cigar’s Punch brand said, “The trend of seasonal cigars started with Punch Rare Corojo, and each year, cigar lovers eagerly anticipate the return of this exceptional blend. Given the range of frontmarks and the addition of Regalias Perfecto to this year’s lineup, we are confident that the limited supply of Punch Rare Corojo will be depleted quickly.”

Reintroduced in 2001 after a shortage of wrapper leaves caused the product to disappear at retail for several years, Punch Rare Corojo sold out as quickly as it returned that year.  Since then, General Cigar has been able to secure a sufficient amount of the rare Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper for a limited annual release of Punch Rare Corojo. This year’s allotment is available in nine sizes, ranging in SRP from $4.19 to $8.29 per cigar.

FSS Announces the Release of the New Alec Bradley 1633 Cigars on Sale Now

Inkwell SamplesEaston, PA -- Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. As part of their continued commitment to excellence and serving those who enjoy fine cigars, Famous has just announced the release of the new Alec Bradley 1633 which is now available for sale exclusively through their online store www.famous-smoke.com.

The Alec Bradley 1633 is one of two cigars released under this new line of cigars. The 1633 in the name pays tribute to year when the first tobacco plant is believed to have been grown in Connecticut, which is the state in which this cigar’s wrapper originates. Under the leadership of Nestor Plasencia, these cigars are rolled and carefully inspected to ensure each cigar enjoyed is consistent and of the highest quality from one to the next, before being boxed up and shipped to Famous Smoke Shop’s massive warehouse in Easton, Pennsylvania where their company is located..

The blend on the Alec Bradley 1633 is complex and very involved. As stated previously, this cigar features a smooth Connecticut wrapper, providing subtle nuances of savory flavors and aroma. The core intensifies the flavor with a Costa Rican binder and longfillers from Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Although it looks light and mild, this offering is a rich and creamy medium bodied cigar that is sure to strike a chord with anyone who likes mild bodied cigars yet wants to try something more daring, or the true medium bodied fan who enjoys palate pleasing full-on flavor.

Famous Smoke Shop and Cigar Advisor Copywriter and Cigar Reviewer Jonathan Detore was able to try the 1633 before it hit the shelves, in order to provide a more in depth review of what those who buy a box of their own should expect. He says of the cigar “The Alec Bradley 1633 has a great balance of smooth and rough, if that makes any sense. It’s got a smooth, cool draw, but hits you with some slight spice and strength. This is a perfect example of when to not judge a book by its cover. It looks mild because of the Connecticut wrapper, which is stereotypical for mild cigars. However, by bringing in heavy tobaccos from Nicaragua along with the sweet Honduran longfiller, you are left with a medium bodied well-rounded smoke.”

Alec Bradley 1633 Cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Gordo, and a 6 x 52 Toro, and a 5 x 50 Robusto. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering in boxes of 20, with individual retail prices ranging from $5.91 to $7.41 per cigar. People interested in learning more about Alec Bradley 1633 cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit www.Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

Famous Smoke Shop

90 Mort Drive

Easton, Pa 18040

800-564-2486

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 with managing director Michael Blumendeller. Villiger Cigars North America goes forward with their plans to restructure and stay true to their commitment of providing the cigar industry with the best quality cigars.

Rene Castaneda has an expansive tenure in the premium cigar industry, where he was previously the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Miami Cigar & Co. Most recently, he held the same position for the Orleans Group International, and spearheaded the hugely successful Dram Cigars for Whiskey campaign. Castaneda is an Industrial Engineer with extensive knowledge in operations, distribution, logistics and inventory management.

Rene Castaneda stated: "It is truly an honor to be chosen for this position, at a company so rich in history. We plan on being an innovative company while bringing Villiger back to its roots. I have all the confidence that Villiger Cigars North America will soon be the standard. Our plan is to develop brands that connect with the consumers while working alongside retailers, and all partners, providing the best products and service. We want the consumer to know that Villiger Cigars has a deep history, originating in 1888, and represents the 'original classic'."

The hiring of Rene Castaneda is one of the many changes occurring at Villiger Cigars North America. One of many announcements in the near future will include changes in the Villiger Cigars North America portfolio, which will encompass new premium cigar brands.

Michael Blumendeller, Managing Director for Villiger Cigars North America, states: "Mr. Heinrich Villiger is as committed as ever to the U.S. market. We are looking forward to bringing back VCNA headquarters to Miami. Rene is a true cigar man and there is no doubt, that he will represent the Villiger Cigar brand with passion, and respect."

ABOUT VILLIGER SONS LIMITED AND VILLIGER NORTH AMERICA:
Villiger Sons Limited was established in 1888 by Jean Villiger in the small town of Pfeffikon, Switzerland, where Villiger remains headquartered to this day. The company manufactures and sells more than 1.5 billion cigars annually, world-wide. Today, under the leadership of Heinrich Villiger, the company prides itself in its commitment to quality, in all their products made in many countries around the globe.

Villiger Cigars North America was established to service the premium cigar enthusiast primarily in the United States. With production from some of the most respected manufacturers in Dominican Republic, Central America and elsewhere, it is the goal of the company, to introduce the finest smoking experience a premium handmade cigar has to offer. Today, and in the future, one can rest assured that when they choose a Villiger cigar, the quality of the leaf, the manufacturing, and even the packaging will be second to none.

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Follow the NEW Villager Cigars North America on social @VilligerCigarsNorthAmerica #TheOriginalClassic

COFFEE BREAK by TATIANA SHIPS TO STORES TODAY!

(Miami, Florida) November 23, 2015— Miami Cigar & Company, one of the originators of the flavored premium cigar is ready to ship Coffee Break by Tatiana, which was introduced this past July at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

The Coffee Break by Tatiana is a 100% handmade premium cigar, made in the Dominican Republic. The Coffee Break will come in three different flavor variations:

CORRETTO

Blended to perfection, with notes of espresso and nuances of grappa, Sambuca and brandy, this cigar is the ultimate indulgence for the worldly ones.

CORTADO

Blended to bring out the velvety rich flavors of a smooth latte, with a delectable hit of espresso, this cigar has an intense buttery caramel finish.

CAFÉ CON LECHE

This flavor is just like your morning cup of Joe. A bold roast perfectly blended, with equal parts of Cuban espresso and milk. It has an enticing coffee aroma, with nuances of robust warm milk and light vanilla notes.

The three different offerings of Coffee Break by Tatiana will be expressed in three vitolas housed in 25count boxes: 4x40 (Cuarenta) 4.5x50 (Cincuenta) 4x60 (Sesenta)

About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded in 1989 by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and Hf Barcelona brands.

Follow Miami Cigar & Company on Social Media here: Facebook: Miami Cigar & Company, Instagram: MiamiCigar, Hash tag: OneLife

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MIAMI CIGAR & CO. ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ITALIAN CIGAR MANUFACTURER TOSCANO

(Miami, Florida) February 3, 2016 -- Miami Cigar & Company proudly announces that it has reached an agreement to become the exclusive distributor of Toscano Cigars in the United States. Based in Tuscany, Italy, Toscano produces high quality fermented Kentucky tobacco. The brand has forever been immortalized through film and television, most well known as Clint Eastwood's 'go-to' cigar in Sergio Leone's 'Dollars Trilogy' film series and other Spaghetti Westerns.

Toscano has been producing cigars for 200 years. The unique flavors of the Toscano brands have made them easily the most dominant cigar brand in Italy. Made with only Kentucky fire cured tobacco, the uniquely shaped cigars are known for their intense strength, aromas and flavors of wood, roasting, peat, leather and stable. Because of the unique fermenting process, the Toscano cigars do not need humidification, and can be stored at room temperature for years without losing quality. An interesting quality about the Toscano cigars is that most of the brands are meant to be cut in half before smoking (two cigars per stick).

Miami Cigar & Co. will distribute a wide variety of the Toscano brands, to include both the classic and the flavored Toscano cigar brands. Brands to be distributed include the Classico, Antico, 1492, Toscanello, the flavored Toscanello Aroma Café, Toscanello Aroma Vaniglia and the Toscanello Aroma Grappa. Most Toscano cigars are between the lengths of 5.9 to 6.3 in. Each Toscano box holds 50 sticks, which would be traditionally cut in half to make 100 cigars. The boxes range in price from $135.00 to $200.00 MSRP.

Jason Wood, Vice President of Miami Cigar & Company, said: "We take pride in distributing a variety of different products, and Toscano Cigars offers a change of pace for smokers who may be looking for something different. Toscano is a lifestyle brand that offers unique flavors, sizes and smoking experience. We are happy to welcome the Toscano Cigar family into the Miami Cigar & Co. portfolio."

About Miami Cigar & Co:  Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars, boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A and all Viva Republica brands.

Famous Smoke Shop Announces the Release of the New Alec Bradley 1633 Cigars on Sale Now

Easton, PA -- Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. As part of their continued commitment to excellence and serving those who enjoy fine cigars, Famous has just announced the release of the new Alec Bradley 1633 which is now available for sale exclusively through their online store www.famous-smoke.com.

The Alec Bradley 1633 is one of two cigars released under this new line of cigars. The 1633 in the name pays tribute to year when the first tobacco plant is believed to have been grown in Connecticut, which is the state in which this cigar’s wrapper originates.

Under the leadership of Nestor Plasencia, these cigars are rolled and carefully inspected to ensure each cigar enjoyed is consistent and of the highest quality from one to the next, before being boxed up and shipped to Famous Smoke Shop’s massive warehouse in Easton, Pennsylvania where their company is located..

The blend on the Alec Bradley 1633 is complex and very involved. As stated previously, this cigar features a smooth Connecticut wrapper, providing subtle nuances of savory flavors and aroma. The core intensifies the flavor with a Costa Rican binder and long fillers from Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Although it looks light and mild, this offering is a rich and creamy medium bodied cigar that is sure to strike a chord with anyone who likes mild bodied cigars yet wants to try something more daring, or the true medium bodied fan who enjoys palate pleasing full-on flavor.

Famous Smoke Shop and Cigar Advisor Copywriter and Cigar Reviewer Jonathan Detore was able to try the 1633 before it hit the shelves, in order to provide a more in depth review of what those who buy a box of their own should expect. He says of the cigar “The Alec Bradley 1633 has a great balance of smooth and rough, if that makes any sense. It’s got a smooth, cool draw, but hits you with some slight spice and strength. This is a perfect example of when to not judge a book by its cover. It looks mild because of the Connecticut wrapper, which is stereotypical for mild cigars. However, by bringing in heavy tobaccos from Nicaragua along with the sweet Honduran longfiller, you are left with a medium bodied well-rounded smoke.”

Alec Bradley 1633 Cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Gordo, a 6 x 52 Toro, and a 5 x 50 Robusto. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering in boxes of 20, with individual retail prices ranging from $5.91 to $7.41 per cigar. People interested in learning more about Alec Bradley 1633 cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit www.Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

Famous Smoke Shop
90 Mort Drive
Easton, Pa 18040

CASA DE MONTECRISTO BY PRIME CIGAR & WHISKEY BAR SET TO OPEN IN BRICKELL

CASA DE MONTECRISTO BY PRIME CIGAR & WHISKEY BAR SET TO OPEN IN BRICKELL

One-of-a kind venue set to open its doors early 2016 in the epicenter of Miami’s Downtown Brickell area.

comingsoon2January 5, 2015- Brickell-Miami is ready to welcome Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar, a sanctuary where “sophisticated relaxation” isn’t just their motto, but a way of life. Prime Cigar’s first location in Boca Raton, set them apart as the premier cigar bar in South Florida. They will now partner with Altadis USA, one of the world’s top premium cigar manufacturers, to unveil a one of kind cigar and whisky lounge, with a Miami twist. The new establishment opens its doors in early 2016, located in the heart of Miami’s business district, at Brickell’s newly built 1100 Millecento residential tower.

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Proposed Regulation on Premium Cigars Moves to Next Phase

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved the proposed deeming rule on cigars and pipe tobacco into the next phase by sending it to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House for economic review as required by Executive Order 12866.
 
This agency has a statutory 90-day period for review before the rule is moved into final implementation. During this time, the IPCPR will present fact based evidence and data to the Administration. OMB will likely not share the details as they review the FDA’s proposal. As such, the IPCPR is prepared to act immediately upon release of the final rule should the ruling not be favorable to premium cigars and pipe tobacco.
 
Under the Tobacco Control Act, the FDA has the authority to regulate tobacco-derived products in the U.S. marketplace. The IPCPR believes that premium cigars should be exempt from regulation as they do not have youth access issues and habitual use patterns which was the scope of the original Tobacco Control Act, passed by Congress in 2009.
 
Your cooperation and participation as a member of the IPCPR is crucial during this time. Please contact your Member of Congress to encourage their support. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Senior Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, Kip Talley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
More information can be found online at www.ipcprlegislative.org
 

MIAMI CIGAR & CO. EXPANDS SALES TEAM WITH THE ADDITION OF NATE MCINTYRE

nate(Miami, Florida) January 6, 2016— Miami Cigar & Company continues its growth, as the group welcomes Nate McIntyre to the family.

Nate McIntyre brings with him a strong resume, long tenure of great relationships and extensive knowledge in tobacco.  McIntyre served as the National Sales Director for House of Emilio, and later as the US Director of Sales for Cubanacan Cigars. McIntyre will now oversee sales in the South Eastern region for Miami Cigar & Co.

Jason Wood, VP of Miami Cigar & Co. stated: “Nate McIntyre brings the experience, passion, strong relationships, and industry knowledge which will only strengthen our team. We feel strongly that the addition of McIntyre will help us better serve our consumers.”

Nate McIntyre said: “The rich history of Miami Cigar & Co., brand awareness, and family culture is a natural fit for me. I look forward to working alongside Jason and the rest of the Miami Cigar family.”

About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and

Hf Barcelona brand of accessories and humidors.

Follow Miami Cigar & Company on Social Media here: Facebook: Miami Cigar & Company, Instagram: MiamiCigar, Hashtag: OneLife


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Famous Smoke Shop Releases Perdomo Craft Series Stout With Yards George Washington Tavern Porter Review Video

EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - Famous has just released the final installment in a series of three cigar and beer pairing review videos featuring the highly anticipated Perdomo Craft Series Stout and Yards George Washington Tavern Porter. Famous Smoke in association with their digital cigar and men's lifestyle magazine Cigar Advisor brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business's top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle, including pairing review videos such as this one.

Perdomo Special Craft Series 2

Perdomo Craft Series Stout is the third in a line of three cigars that have been blended to pair specifically with a particular range of beers in mind. This cigar, also called the Perdomo Craft Series Maduro, is meant to pair well with beers that are heavy and well-rounded such as a porter or stout. Each cigar is a Nicaraguan Puro comprised of a Cuban Seed longfiller core from Esteli, a binder from the Condega Valley, all wrapped in a tobacco leaf from the Jalapa Valley. Bold and rich flavors are to be expected from start to finish which is meant to go hand-in-hand with Yards Brewing Company's George Washington Tavern Porter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Gran Habano Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

gran habano logoGran Habano Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

Miami, Florida, January 8, 2016 - Gran Habano is proud to announce the appointment of John A. Gonzalez as their new Vice President of Sales. Gonzalez will be working closely with owner, George Rico, to manage Gran Habano’s sales team to design and implement sales promotional programs to further cultivate customer relationships. He joins Gran Habano Cigars at an exciting time for the company as it is expected to announce the release of several new products and revamp packaging this upcoming year to invigorate the brand’s image.

John is an exceptionally seasoned executive in the field of sales and marketing, bringing 45 years of professional experience to Gran Habano in his new position, where he has implemented sales supervision and managed top-line revenues in domestic and international markets. He spent the last four years with Kuuts LLC/Tabacalera Zapata LLC as its Vice President and General Manager, where he dedicated himself to direct management of operation and supervisor of sales and marketing, successfully increasing the company’s brand recognition in the cigar industry. Prior to working with Kuuts Cigar Brands, he devoted eight years as Vice President of Sales to Don Pepin Garcia/My Father Cigars, Inc. exceedingly achieving sales goals by strategizing marketing events to develop and introduce product line, managed its independent sales agencies, worked with customers to develop private label brands, and was responsible for startup sales with international distributors in several European countries.

Picture of JohnIn a statement made by John Gonzalez he says, “It is my pleasure to have become part of the Gran Habano company and the Rico Family, working closely with George Rico. It is an exciting time for me and the company as we move forward to the release of the new products and programs during this New Year. I am looking forward to the company’s growth in the domestic and international markets.”


For more information about Gran Habano, please visit www.ghcigars.com.

FRATELLO INTRODUCING THE BOXER SERIES

 

Springfield, VA (October 15, 2015) – Fratello is unveiling their first limited run The Boxer Series. “The 2014 release of the Fratello Boxer was a great success for our company. We tweaked the Fratello blend, box-pressed the cigar and people loved it,” said de Frias. The boxer series was born from the success of the Fratello Boxer.

The Boxer Series will only be available as a five-pack format with a limited production of 3000 units. Four new sizes are being introduced in this limited run with the same blend as the Fratello Boxer.

The Boxer (6 ¼ X 52)

Boxeador (6 X 54)

Boxero (5 ½ X 50)

Boxista (5 X 48)

Boxerito (4 ¾ X 46)

The boxer series will debut at W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist in Washington D.C November 18th 2015. It will begin shipping to retailers nationwide after the event. Retail value is 45.00

For a list of Fratello Cigars product offering please visit www.fratellocigar.com/thecigar for a description.

 

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