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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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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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Famous Smoke Shop Releases Perdomo Craft Series Amber With Yards Brawler Review Video

EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - October 14, 2015) - Famous has just released the second in a series of three cigar and beer pairing review videos featuring the highly anticipated Perdomo Craft Series Amber and Yards Brawler Puglist Style Ale in association with their digital cigar and men's lifestyle magazine Cigar Advisor. 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 1

Perdomo Craft Series Amber is the second 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 Sun Grown, is meant to pair well with beers that have malt forward notes and lighter hoppy or floral notes on the back end. Some examples of beer styles would be mild to medium bodied IPAs, heavier pale ales, Märzenbier (also known as Oktoberfest), and of course, Lagers and Ales of almost all varieties. The Amber uses all Nicaraguan tobaccos, including Cuban seed longfillers from Esteli for strength, Condega binder for some sweetness, and a spicy-sweet Jalapa sun grown wrapper for added complexity and flavor. The result is a powerhouse of a cigar that is around a medium-full bodied smoke. It's perfect for anyone who enjoys flavorful mild bodied cigars looking to try a stronger cigar with a lot of flavor, or for veteran full bodied smokers. As part of this review, Famous Smoke Shop's Cigar Advisor team has partnered up with Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to pair with the cigar.

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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

A.J. FERNANDEZ TO MAKE RARE APPEARANCE AT THE 6th ANNUAL TAMPA CIGAR BASH

A.J. FERNANDEZ TO MAKE RARE APPEARANCE AT THE 6th ANNUAL TAMPA CIGAR BASH 

(Miami, Florida) October 13, 2015— A.J. Fernandez, known for consistently producing highly rated and sought after cigars, is scheduled to represent his brand at the 6th annual Tampa Cigar Bash presented by Tampa Humidor, this October 24th, 2015. The Tampa Bash is one of the premier multivendor events which yearly attract over 600 event goers.A.J. Fernandez said,” I rarely leave Estelí, Nicaragua as I like to keep strict quality control over our tobacco fields and production of our cigars. Now that my father, Ismael Fernandez, is working alongside me, I am now able to make a hand full of appearances to thank the consumers that have allowed me to carry on in my family tradition of tobacco. I look forward to spending time with colleagues and event goers at the Tampa Cigar Bash.”The Tampa Bash, hosted by Tamp Humidor will take place on October 24 at the Pepin Distributing Hospitality Center located at 4121 N. 50 St.  Tampa, Florida. Tickets are still available at: www.tampacigarbash.comA.J. Fernandez Cigars exploded on to 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.For more information on the Enclave and all other AJ Fernandez material please visit the newly design website at www.Ajfernandezcigars.com 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 along with his father Ismael oversee production and manage day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.

 

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

IPCPR Announces Staffing Changes

Columbus, GA -September 9, 2015 - The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) is pleased to announce that Mark Mann will joining the staff of IPCPR in the role of Exhibit and Sponsorship Account Manager.  He will assume the day to day responsibility for the sales and servicing of exhibitors and sponsors participating in IPCPR's annual trade show and convention.

IPCPR's CEO, Mark Pursell, stated that, "We are thrilled to have a professional of Mark's caliber joining the staff team that serves the premium cigar and pipe industry.  He brings a wealth of experience managing the trade show floor and providing exhibitors with world class service.  For the past fifteen years, Mark has worked to produce trade shows and events all over the United States.   More importantly, he comes to IPCPR with a customer-centric approach and a desire to be part of a team dedicated to a great industry."

Jeff Moran,  IPCPR Member Services Manager/Booth Sales Coordinator, will be retiring at the end of October, 2015.  "Jeff has served IPCPR and the industry with integrity and diligence for nearly ten years", noted IPCPR Membership & Trade Show Committee Chairman, Scott Regina of Emerson's Cigars, Virginia Beach, VA.  Chairman Regina added, "It's great that Mark Mann will have the benefit of Jeff's institutional knowledge and advice over the next two months."

Mark Mann resides in the Washington, DC area and will soon be joining the IPCPR staff as they await the completion of the new headquarters building located on Capitol Hill.  Mark will report to Dawn Conger, Senior Director of Associate Member Relations.

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The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting premium retail tobacconists and their suppliers. IPCPR is a not-for-profit trade association organized as the advocate for the independent retail tobacconist and recognized as the "Voice of Authority and Reason" on premium tobacco related issues. IPCPR provides its members with assistance to fight draconian and onerous tobacco legislation, and brings retailers and manufacturers together in mutually advantageous business relationships.

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

Cigar Guys Radio Show - REMOTE BROADCAST!

The Cigar Guys Radio Show, airing every Sunday from 11 AM - 1 PM on Atlanta's AM 920 The Answer, will be conducting their first live remote broadcast. This is a free event, courtesy of the Cigar City Club and the Cigar Guys Radio Show staff! The event will be held on September13 at the Cigar City Club in Sandy Springs, located approximately one mile south of the Perimeter on Roswell Road. The festivities will start at 10:00 AM and continue until closing. You'll be offered a special brunch package  (see below for details) which will include a special menu, Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, swag bag and lot of prizes for participating in our trivia contests after the show.

There will be fun trivia contests to win lots of cigars and cigar related swag, such as large cigar ashtrays, lighters and cutters from Xikar and travel humidors! The show will air live from 11 AM - 1 PM, during this day-long event. Don't miss the fun and shenigans of the Cigar Guys Radio show hosts and staff Gary "Doc" Laden, Alan "The Cigar Savant" Friedman, Lou "Plucky" Alvarado (event and special projects coordinator), the lovely and talented Ms. Yvonne (production assistant) and Adam the intern! Bring some "great cigar talk" and get on the show, live, with Gary and Alan!

Special Brunch Package: Attendees may elect to purchase the $40 special brunch package, which will include: Brunch prepared by the Cigar City Club's talented chefs, Swag Bag, Cigars   (valued at way over $40), Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Full cash bar available after 12:30 PM. Humidor available at 10:00 AM. Sunday dinner menu after 5:00 PM. Again, this is a free event and you are not obligated to purchase anything. Event attendees are encouraged, however, to order from the delectable menu, enjoy a cocktail or purchase a cigar to support this fine club. We thank you for your support!

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

GRAN HABANO APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Miami, Florida, August 17, 2015– Gran Habano is pleased to announced the appointment of HeatherPayneas their new National Sales Manager. Ms. Payne will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, collaborating with management to develop sales strategies and improve brand recognition.

She joins Gran Habano Cigars from the financial services industry and comes to the company with twenty years of progressive experience in sales, marketing and corporate management. Herpastachievements include Allianz Presidents Circle Award for high volume sales as well as successful launching of a financial service firm and an internet startup.

I am excited to be accepted as part of the Gran Habano family. I was attracted to the firm’s core values, commitment to product quality and their recognition as a national leader in the cigar industry. As a cigar lover, it is a dream come true to work in the industry of my passion and I look forward to helping this brand grow.”

In addition to being a U.S. Army Veteran and mother of two who are currently serving, Ms. Payne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University and has presided on the board of several charities including Operation Hug My Hero, Optimist Club International and Junior League.

The legacy of making cigars at Gran Habano continues to be a family affair. Established in Miami, FL, the Rico family strives for quality in every leaf and cigar in production. Honesty and passion is what compels us to make great cigars married with a sense of originality which has been the signature of our company. We look to the future with optimism and a great sense of appreciation for those who have come to know us and our brand.

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.

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MIAMI CIGAR & CO. OFFICIAL CIGAR SPONSOR AT DWYANE WADE FANTASY CAMP KICK-OFF

(Miami, Florida) July 2, 2015— Miami Cigar & Co., staying true to their new initiative to be heavily involved in local community efforts, served as the official cigar partner of the Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp Draft Party, at the Westin Diplomat Hotel & Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

Three-time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade kicked off the 5th Annual Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp with an exclusive NBA draft party for 100 lucky guests. Attendees were treated to music, bites, cocktails and Nestor Miranda Collection cigars.

Jason Wood, VP of Miami Cigar & Company was on hand to personally present Dwyane Wade with an exclusive HfBarcelona Miami Heat themed humidor filled with Nestor Miranda Collection and La Aurora Preferido cigars.

Jason Wood stated: "We are truly honored to have had the opportunity to take part in Dwyane Wade's fantasy camp. We are always excited to give back to the community and spread that #OneLife mentality whenever possible."

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, Hashtag: OneLife