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IPCPR 2017: Day One

Top 10 things we learned on Day 1 at IPCPR 2017

  1. Mayor Rudy Giuliani is a bad ass. His keynote speech was what the cigar industry needed to hear from a politician in light of the recent FDA regulations.  "President Trump realizes regulations are killing businesses," he said "Let businesses operate like businesses instead of government -regulated organizations."
  2. IPCPR knows how to party. Light up the Night with General Cigar was the best ever with food, drinks, cigars, drinks, T-shirt screening, cigars, drinks and cigars. And Mombacho parties-Enough said about that. 
  3. Ventura Cigars is bringing back old favorites from their supplier and production partners in the case study line. They cleverly named them Case Studies 1-5. Try them and see if you can find your old favorites. 
  4. Unfortunately this year we lost Avo Uvezian. David off has pledged to continue with the vision AVO began long ago. 
  5. With the changing laws concerning medical cigarettes, two companies I have come up with unique products to aid those smokers. PDR's Devil's Weed (in red and dark) provides rollers with a quality tobacco leaf to use as their wrapper. Total Flame has marketed a Russian tube product that you can easily load with your own blend to make a smooth smoke. 
  6. Stepping up the presentation standards, United-A luxury brand- has perfected beautiful humidified tubes sold with their cigars
  7. Davidoff once again presented their Gold Band awards to deserving partner retailers at a press event complete with fancy hors d'oeuvres,  Champagne and of course their new Churchhill, Comacho and Avo blends.
  8. For every serious businessman's office, the new Hiram and Solomon pyramid humidor, complete with 30 of their cigars, is a must have.
  9. In a perfect example of how the cigar industry has helped the economies of multiple small countries, Crossfire Cigars has several blends whose profits roll directly back into the Dominican Republic people through hospitals, schooling and jobs.
  10. Warfighter Cigars is made up of six soldiers who bonded together to create cigars for other soldiers, naming all the cigars after calibers of ammunition. 

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EMPIRE SOCIAL LOUNGE NOW OPEN

empiresocialEMPIRE SOCIAL LOUNGE LOCATED IN SOUTH MIAMI (DOWNTOWN DADELAND) NOW OPEN

The much-anticipated Empire Social Lounge is the newest project by the proprietors

of Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar

July 14, 2020- South Miami welcomes Empire Social Lounge, the second Miami location by the founders of the Prime Cigar brand. Located in Downtown Dadeland at 8955 Dadeland Blvd #D-170, Miami, Florida 33156, Empire Social is bringing a dose of “Sophisticated Relaxation” to South Miami. Proprietors Jason Reznik, Ryan Leeds and Peter Berntsen will proudly unveil Empire Social (which is the evolution of the Prime Cigar brand). Hour of operation Sunday – Saturday, 12:00 Noon until close.

“Sophisticated Relaxation” is a motto created by Empire Social/Prime Cigars founders, Jason Reznik and Ryan Leeds. It was embraced by patrons of their first venture which was Prime Cigar Boca Raton, considered THE cigar & whiskey lounge in all of Florida. The popularity of Prime Cigar Boca Raton carried over to their second venture, the widely acclaimed Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Brickell-Miami. The success of these two locations created a demand in the Magic City which will spawn the much-anticipated Empire Social Lounge.

The Empire Social brand is a sophisticated lounge, which features a walk-in humidor, full bar stocked with rare and hard to find whiskeys, member’s lounge, and patio. Custom furniture and design elements (which exude simple elegance) will please the cigar aficionados, or those looking for a unique experience, a rare whiskey, craft cocktails, or a nightcap. Empire Social is perfect anchor location for one of Miami’s most dynamic neighborhoods, Downtown Dadeland.

The owners and management are well known for being customer-centric which led to the commission of a state-of-the-art air control system for Empire Social Lounge. This innovative A/C replaces 100 percent of the air constantly to provide an environment which will curb smoke and create a comfortable environment for patrons.

The Prime Cigar/Empire Social brand was born out of the life experiences between father and son. Ryan Leeds and his father shared a close relationship, as they bonded over the love of premium cigars, fine spirits, traveling, and all things luxury. Ryan was inspired to bring together best elements of his travels under one roof. Today, guests come from all over the world to experience “Sophisticated Relaxation.”

About Empire Social Lounge
Empire Social is the evolution of the Prime Cigar brand, founded in 2010, which ushered in a new way to engage those who enjoy sophisticated experiences. Empire Social Lounge will feature premium cigars, top-shelf spirits, and fine wines while boasting a state-of-the-art air control system, ensuring a comfortable smoke-friendly environment. Empire Social Lounge will open its doors respecting all CDC guidelines including social distancing.

Cigar Regulations and the Little Guy

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This is a guest article by Rob McKeon of CigarZen, manufacturer of the Blüme family of products. CW makes no product endoresements as a matter of policy.

 

It’s tough out here for us cigar smokers!

As we all know, tobacco has been highly regulated and the level of those regulations seems to keep climbing, almost by the day. For cigar lovers, it seems unfair that the products we use--to relax, to de-compress, to celebrate--are becoming more and more difficult to acquire.

While we can all appreciate the government’s desire to keep tobacco far away from kids, it’s hard to see the justification behind including cigars in its recent rigorous FDA rulings which were originally intended for smokeless tobacco only. The act of cigar smoking is almost artistic in its nature, viewed as a sign of sophistication, hard work and appreciation for the craftsmanship behind each stick. While it’s easy for a teenager to get their hands on a cheap pack of cigarettes, they’re likely not going to get too far in an artisanal cigar store.

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FRATELLO CIGARS ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION IN SWITZERLAND

fratellonewlogoSpringfield, VA (July 10, 2020) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Cigars newest distribution partner in Switzerland, Importadora Corazza GmbH. Importadora Corazza has been in the cigar industry since 2010 and is headquartered in Switzerland.

What first started as a friendly chat at one of the international trade shows years ago ended in a focused and highly motivated cooperation. After keeping in touch over all those years we soon realized that Omar is a straightforward, hardworking and fast thinking person. Since our industry truly is about relationships, we didn’t hesitate to agree on this venture. This does not take away the merit of the great product Fratello is - but puts emphasis on the big person behind the brand. But of course, it helps that Fratello is an amazing smoke with tremendous potential.”. said Dr. Marcello R. Corazza

We are very excited to be partnering with Importadora Corazza GmbH. Being a young company that has its origins in the classic import trade, I’m certain it will be a great opportunity for us to expand Fratello’s footprint across Europe.” said de Frias.

Fratello Cigars currently has distribution in Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland. This partnership will open new doors and continue to expand on Fratello Cigars accelerated international growth.

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I smoke cigars to Celebrate. A wedding, a birth, a promotion. A Life.

I lost my paternal Grandmother a year ago, and I celebrated.

I celebrated a life of nearly 75 years. A life of handing down love, lessons, admonishments and accolades.
She was a woman of action with a strong will and a huge heart.

I sat on the porch at the farm where we shared countless conversations - the place where she imparted her wisdom upon me.
I sat next to the black rocking chair with the word 'MA' emblazoned across the back in gold leaf. It was her throne during haying season, where she rested and surveyed the fields.
It occurred to me that I had never sat next to that chair without her sitting there next to me.
I smoked a 'Queen B' from Fuente. The name seemed fitting, and it was a solid smoke.

A few days ago, our community was rocked by the sudden passing of a childhood friend. He was my first 'best' friend.
 
 
Some of my earliest memories are of the two of us discovering the world together. We spent countless hours exploring the woods, riding our bikes, camping, and dirtbiking. We played the Hero and we played the Villain. Saturday mornings full of Thundercats and Voltron cartoons and epic GI Joe battles. We Talked. The conversations were of people yet unburdened by the weight of the world.
 
The divorce of my parents changed everything in my world, and my friendship suffered as well. I moved away, and we drifted apart. Only after his passing did I realize what that friendship really meant. He died at 34 years old in an ATV accident. His name was Jason.

Soon I will go and find him, at the spot on our dirt bike trail where we would shut the bikes down and talk. I will take a Hemmingway 'Short Story'. The name seems fitting, and it’s a solid smoke.

I will celebrate a life.

J Norton

Alec & Bradley To Feature ‘Kintsugi’ at The Traveling Roadshow

Update: Alec & Bradley To Feature ‘Kintsugi’ at The Traveling Roadshow
Brothers and Second Generation Cigarmakers, Alec and Bradley Rubin To Ship Third Release in Fall

Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 8, 2020)- Alec & Bradley Cigars, founded by brothers Alec and Bradley Rubin in 2018, announced today that their third full line release- Alec & Bradley ‘Kintsugi’ (pronounced Kint-Su-Gee) will be featured at "The Traveling Roadshow", beginning July 13, 2020.

Alec & Bradley announced 'Kintsugi' in March of 2020. The goal was to have the new line completed for shipment in June. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 shutdowns, production of Kinstugi cigars and packaging was halted.  

Production has since resumed and the brothers are now prepared to present and sell 'Kintsugi' to tobacconists at "The Traveling Roadshow". Delivery to tobacconist shelves is slated for Fall 2020.

Alec & Bradley created an elegant, multifaceted medium bodied cigar for 'Kintsugi'. A silky-smooth Habano wrapper form the Trojes region of Honduras is set atop two binders (Nicaraguan and Honduran) and filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. 


Alec & Bradley 'Kintsugi' is being presented in 24 count boxes, adorned with a golden filled-in crack pattern. The bands and inside box labels take styling cues from traditional Japanese themes and artwork. 'Kintsugi' is being produced at Alec Bradley’s critically acclaimed Raices Cubanas Factory in Danli, Honduras. 'Kintsugi' will be offered in four sizes: Robusto 5” x 50 ($7.95) , Toro 6” x 52 ($8.80), Gordo 6” x 60 ($9.85) and Corona Gorda 5 5/8" x 46 ($7.25). MSRP is per cigar before any applicable taxes. 

On June 11, 2020 the media announced that in response to the cancellation of the 2020 PCA Trade Show, four cigar companies banded together to create a 15 city mini-trade show tour dubbed "The Traveling Roadshow". Alec Bradley Cigar Company, the distributor of Alec & Bradley Cigars, is one of those companies.

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FRATELLO CIGARS INTRODUCES: FRATELLO SORELLA FOR INTERNATIONAL

fratellonewlogoSpringfield, VA (August 8th, 2020) – Fratello Cigars and Omar de Frias are pleased to announce the Fratello Sorella.

Sorella was introduced in June 2019 with the release of the Space Fresh Packs in 6 x 50 format and served as “market research” for Fratello as they investigated expanding their future product offering.

This “Same Blend, New Look” version of the Sorella will be available only for international markets only and debut in 2 vitolas, a 5 x 50 robusto and a 6 ½ x 54 toro and come in 10-count boxes. This special cigar is produced at the renowned Joya de Nicaragua, like the previous release.

Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder: Indonesia

Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican

It’s fascinating to me how our international markets reacted to Sorella vs Arlequin. In every country outside of the US where I would have a tasting, Sorella took the center stage. For this reason, we decided to make Sorella an exclusive blend to our international partners.” Said de Frias.

Fratello plans to begin shipping October 2020.

FRATELLO CAMO SERIES SHIPS TODAY

fratello camoSpringfield, VA (June 11, 2020) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce that the Fratello Camo Bundles announced at this year’s TPE trade show are heading to stores this week. 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic that halted operations in the Dominican Republic and placed the US on a “Stay At Home” order for several weeks, the original March release was delayed.

As crazy as the last few months have been for us all, it’s good to be able to get back to a little normalcy…and to share 3 great cigars at great price points for our retail partners and supporters.”

The 3 blends, Fratello Blue (Maduro), Fratello Rosso (Habano), and Fratello Verde (Connecticut), come in 15-count bundles, and are offered in two sizes; a 5 x 50 robusto and a 6 x 50 toro. Individual cigars are slated to retail starting at $3.25 each and $49.00 per bundle. 

The Fratello Camo Bundles are produced at the La Aurora Factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

DIESEL PRESENTS “ESTELí PURO”

Diesel Esteli Puro openA highly-anticipated release from Diesel is set to make its debut next month. Called “Estelí Puro,” the full-time addition to the Diesel lineup was created in collaboration with AJ Fernandez.

This tobacco-forward release is poised to become a core product in the Diesel portfolio.

The collection harnesses the strength and complexity of Estelí’s renowned tobacco which comes from the darkest and most dense of Nicaraguan soils. Each of the tobaccos that comprise Diesel Estelí Puro were hand-selected from AJ’s farms to meet specific requirements set forth by the Diesel team. The wrapper was harvested from La Lilia, the binder from San José and the fillers from several plots including AJ’s celebrated San Lotano farm.

Senior Brand Manager Justin Andrews said, “Estelí Puro represents the future of Diesel in that the story of the blend is told by the tobacco itself. With Estelí Puro, we made a collection that is completely unique in its bold flavor profile, yet has many of the attributes that have made the other Diesel expressions a cigar of choice among dyed-in-the-wool smokers. This is a cigar that demands the smoker’s full attention with deep and balanced flavor, a strong presentation and an attractive price point.”

Blended by AJ Fernandez, handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua and developed by General Cigar’s Justin Andrews, Diesel Estelí Puro is made with hand-selected leaves that are cultivated, processed and aged by AJ’s team. Heady aroma and spice dominate, lending body and dimension to the cigar, and delivering a smoke for experienced palates.

Diesel Estelí Puro will be available in three sizes, sold in 20-count boxes and will begin shipping to retailers on September 1.

Robusto 5.25” x 54 -- SRP per cigar $8.99

Toro 6” x 54 -- SRP per cigar $9.49

Gigante 6” x 60 -- SRP per cigar $9.99

About Diesel

Handcrafted by artisans in Estelí, Nicaragua, Diesel cigars are “bold by design.” The brand challenges the current conventions of the handmade cigar category through the bold, unapologetic style of its Cigar Master, AJ Fernandez. Diesel cigars are unified by their deeply complex flavor which is achieved through AJ’s steadfast adherence to time honored cigar making techniques and his insistence on using the highest quality tobacco. The Diesel portfolio includes Delirium which debuted earlier this year; Hair of the Dog which was released in 2019; Whiskey Row which launched two expressions, one in 2019 and one in 2018, and Diesel Grind which debuted in 2017. For more information, visit www.dieselcigar.com.

PUNCH TO LAUNCH “KNUCKLE BUSTER”

knuckle busterPunch is set to launch a full-time, wallet and palate-pleasing line called “Knuckle Buster.” The three-cigar collection will begin shipping to retailers in March.

Named for a phrase made famous by a university basketball coach who described a rough and tumble physical game as a “Blue Collar Knuckle Buster,” the Punch Knuckle Buster was created to deliver a hardworking blend for hard working people.

Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch said, “Punch is committed to staying true to what the brand has represented over the last six decades: a consistent, well-made, no-nonsense cigar at a price that’s fair and reasonable. Punch Knuckle Buster honors this commitment with a solid, enticing blend for the people who work hard to enjoy the good life.”

Punch’s blending team at the HATSA cigar factory set out to make a medium-bodied cigar that would appeal to both new and seasoned smokers. They selected only Habano-seed tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras to deliver when it comes to balancing flavor and strength with complexity. Knuckle Buster has a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan Habano binder and its filler tobaccos are from Nicaragua and Honduras.

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FRATELLO CIGARS ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION IN BRAZIL

fratellonewlogoSpringfield, VA (July 23, 2020) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Cigars’ newest distribution partner in Brazil, Reality Cigars. Since 1995, Reality Cigars has been dedicated to the import and distribution of tobacco products in the Brazilian market.

Currently, the company is the largest importer and distributor of cigars, tobacco and accessories in Brazil. They have grown and enhanced their reputation by representing some of the most successful brands in the industry and are excited to add Fratello Cigars to the distinguished list.

I first met Omar when he came to Brazil. He told me his story and told me who was supporting him in production…and I believed his brand could be a success. We conducted a trial in the Brazilian market and got awesome feedback, so we decided to make the product available in our current portfolio. Our expectation is to have a good market share and to make Fratello one of the most sold cigars in the country” said Daniel Teixeira, Marketing and Sales Director Reality Cigars.

When I first met Daniel and the Reality family, I was so impressed not only for their years in business but also because of their extensive knowledge and approach to the distribution of premium cigars. We are committed to their team and clientele and hope to soon get to Sao Paolo and expend our footprint” said de Frias

Fratello Cigars currently has distribution in Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland. This partnership will open new doors and continue to expand on Fratello Cigars accelerated international growth.

Crux Cigars Epicure Maduro Shipping Two New Sizes

cruxlogoCrux Cigars will begin shipping two new vitolas of the Epicure Maduro next week.
For the first time, Crux Cigars ships the Epicure Maduro in Corona Gorda and Gordo vitolas. Released in 2018, the Epicure Maduro is the second blend released under the popular Crux Epicure line. The blend features a San Andres Maduro Wrapper and is produced by AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Available sizes:
  • Corona Gorda 5.375 x 46 (MSRP $9.25) - NEW
  • Robusto 5 x 50 (MSRP $10.00) 
  • Toro 6.25 x 52 (MSRP $11.50) 
  • Robusto Extra 5.75 x 54 (MSRP $10.75) 
  • Gordo 6 x 60 (MSRP $12.50) - NEW
20 Count Boxes.
See more:
CruxCigars.com
Instagram: @CruxCigars
Twitter: @CruxCigars
Facebook: Facebook.com/CruxCigars

Crux Cigars Epicure Gordo Now Shipping

cruxlogoCrux Cigars Epicure Gordo Now Shipping
Crux Cigars now shipping a new vitola.
The number one selling brand in the Crux portfolio adds the Epicure Gordo 6x60. A nutty, peppery, creamy blend that has a smooth and clean finish. 
The Epicure line has been on the market since 2017 and features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. 
Produced by Plasencia at La Catedral del Tobaco in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Available sizes:
Corona Gorda 5.375 x 46 (MSRP $9.25)
Robusto 5 x 50 (MSRP $10.00) 
Toro 6.25 x 52 (MSRP $11.50) 
Robusto Extra 5.75 x 54 (MSRP $10.75) 
Gordo 6 x 60 (MSRP $12.50)- NEW
20-count boxes.
See more:
CruxCigars.com
Instagram: @CruxCigars
Twitter: @CruxCigars
Facebook: Facebook.com/CruxCigars

Crux Cigars Hires Direct Sales Executive

cruxlogoCrux Cigars hires another direct Sales Executive, Tony Haugen.
Effective immediately, Tony will be covering select territories throughout the country.  His role will include servicing existing accounts, hosting events and growing the retail partner base. 
Although Tony is a new direct hire, he’s been part of the Crux Cigars team for trade show operations since 2015.
“We are proud to welcome someone with 10 years of retail experience and a deep knowledge of Crux Cigars.” Said VP Casey Haugen, “Plus working with family is priceless.”
Crux will continue growing their national sales team throughout 2020.
See more:
CruxCigars.com
Instagram: @CruxCigars
Twitter: @CruxCigars
 

CAO Pilón Named Cigar of the Year by L’Amateur de Cigare

CAO Pilon churchill left openCAO Pilón was named “Cigar of the Year” by celebrated international cigar magazine L’Amateur de Cigare.

The magazine’s prestigious tasting panel rated a total of 450 cigars, with Pilón ultimately winning out against the finest cigars available in France, one of the world’s leading markets for handmade cigars.

Regis Broersma, president of General Cigar said, “We are extremely proud that CAO Pilón received this honor from such a distinguished and respected international publication. When we created Pilón, we developed the brand according to a 19th-century Cuban fermentation technique, so it is ironic that Pilón beat out the best of the best cigars from Cuba, as well as other top cigar-producing countries.”

L’Amateur de Cigare described Pilón as “elegant” and hails its “great complexity and agreeable persistence,” while praising Pilón’s “satisfying finish” and “excellent value.”

CAO Pilón was introduced in the U.S. in 2015 and launched in France in 2018 at an exclusive event in Paris at the DuPont headquarters.

Handcrafted in Nicaragua at STG Esteli, Pilón was created by Rick Rodriguez and the CAO blending team who utilized the labor-intensive pilón process of natural fermentation to maximize the flavor and color of the Cuban seed Ecuadoran wrapper, delivering a taste and appearance unattainable through other methods. The blend consists of spicy Nicaraguan filler and binder leaves from the distinctive growing regions of Esteli and Ometepe. CAO Pilón bears a deep, rich color and an incredible depth of flavor, featuring notes of wood, spice and a touch of sweetness.

CAO Pilón is available in the U.S. and in select markets worldwide in these formats:

Churchill 7x 48 – SRP per cigar $8.49

Robusto Extra 5 x 52 – SRP per cigar $7.49

Corona 5.5 x 44 – SRP per cigar $7.09

Toro 6 x 58 – SRP per cigar $8.49

Torpedo – 7 x 54 - SRP per cigar $8.89

GRAN HABANO PRICE INCREASE GOES INTO EFFECT

gran habano logo2Doral, Florida, February 19, 2020 – Gran Habano is announcing that as of February 19, 2020, we will be implementing a price increase of five cents per stick on all our cigar lines.

Due to an increase in our importation costs, we are forced to increase prices in order to allow us to continue producing cigars without compromising quality control.

At Gran Habano we strive for quality in every leaf and cigar in production. We would like to express our appreciation and apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently looking into finding a resolution to remedy the issue with the hope that we can go back to our regular prices in the near future.

PROTOCOL TO RELEASE "POOL PARTY 1"

poolparty1Protocol Cigars announces a special limited edition release cigar called the Protocol Pool Party Year 1. The cigars were produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Protocol Pool Party Year 1 is offered in a Corona Gordo: 5 5/8 X 46 vitola. They are presented in a 10 count paper bundle. Only 100 Bundles have been produced. The packaging is symbolic of fun summer time pool parties. This cigar is wrapped in a Mexican San Andreas Maduro Leaf, Connecticut Shade Binder, and Nicaraguan Corojo from Esteli and Condega filler. The Protocol Pool Party Year 1 is a solid medium to medium plus with spicy rich flavors and a long sweet creamy finish. 

The Protocol Pool Party will not be for sale. These limited edition cigars will instead be given to the first 100 attendees to the Protocol Pool Party on Saturday, August 1st, 2020. This is a ticketed event in Neptune, NJ.  The event is not the first of its kind. In the past the Protocol Pool Party was held at the home of co-owner Kevin Keithan. The event has steadily outgrown that location. The company has decided to make the party a yearly ticketed event. This event is 100% outdoor and on a 7 acre picnic ground with an Olympic size pool. This event is 100% compliant with all NJ State Covid Rules and Regulations. The company has implemented several levels of protection to all attendees.  “We wanted to do something special for our supporters, especially since everyone has been locked at home for the last several months. The demand to attend and numbers have grown exponentially for this event and needed move to a bigger venue. We have implemented safety precautions to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. The health of our supporters is of the utmost importance to us.  With that said everyone will be safe and a phenomenal time will be had by all!” Juan Cancel, co-owner Protocol Cigars. For more detailed event information visit the company’s website at ProtocolCigars.com or their social media platforms

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District Court Judge Throws Out Warning Labels for Premium Cigars

Today, United States District Court Judge, Amit Mehta, threw out the warning requirements for premium cigars contending that the FDA did not properly analyze the different usage patterns between premium cigars.

The Court pointed to evidence that “premium cigars have different usage patterns than other cigar and tobacco products, they are almost never used by youth, and they are instead used by older, higher income, and better educated consumers.” According to the Court, the FDA did not adequately deal with this evidence when it imposed 30 percent health warnings on premium cigars. The opinion vacates the labeling requirements for premium cigars and remands a portion of the rule for further analysis by the FDA.

FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF FUENTE DON CARLOS PERSONAL RESERVE FAMOUS 80TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Limited Release of Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Personal Reserve, “The Man's 80th” Pays Tribute to Two 80 Year Milestones EASTON, PA — (Ju

fuente80FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF FUENTE DON CARLOS PERSONAL RESERVE FAMOUS 80TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Limited Release of Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Personal Reserve,

The Man's 80th” Pays Tribute to Two 80 Year Milestones

EASTON, PA — (July 21, 2020) — Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has announced the arrival of the Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve, “The Man's 80th” selection in a special, limited release box of 10 Robusto made exclusively for Famous Smoke Shop's 80th Anniversary.

This release also represents another important 80-year milestone. Released in 2015, the Don Carlos Personal Reserve Robusto was made in honor of the late Don Carlos Fuente Sr.'s 80th birthday.

At the heart of this selection is a core of select Dominican tobaccos grown on Fuente's estate farms, seamlessly rolled in a specially-aged, sweet-spicy African Cameroon wrapper. It's a slightly modified version of Don Carlos Sr.'s blend made for his own private use, yet faithfully reflects "The Man's" personal flavor profile.

Don Carlos was my grandfather’s blend,” said Liana Fuente. “He loved it very much. Until the day he died, he always had two sticks in his pocket – one to give to a guest, and one for him to smoke.”

The Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous 80th Anniversary Edition also represents the last chapter in the company's 80th Anniversary Cigar Series, which has also included special editions from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, A.J. Fernandez, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, and Romeo y Julieta.

We are pleased that we were able to collaborate with Carlito Fuente in making this special selection to honor our establishment,” said Famous Smoke Shop CEO, Arthur Zaretsky. “The Fuentes have been doing business with our family since 1970. We go back a long way and are honored that Carlito and his family would do something like this to honor our 80 years in business.”

Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous 80th Anniversary Edition

Size: 5" x 50

Strength: Medium-Full

Wrapper: African Cameroon

Binder & Filler: Dominican

Presentation: Box of 10 Robusto

Famous Price: $144.99/Box (at press time)

Those interested in learning more about Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous 80th Anniversary cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit https://www.famous-smoke.com/ or call 1-800-564-2486.

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Contact Information

Famous Smoke Shop

90 Mort Drive

Easton, PA 18040

1-800-564-2486

About Famous Smoke Shop 

Celebrating its 81st year in business, 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.

 

Limited Release of Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario Personal Reserve,

The Man's 80th” Pays Tribute to Two 80 Year Milestones

EASTON, PA — (July 21, 2020) — Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has announced the arrival of the Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve, “The Man's 80th” selection in a special, limited release box of 10 Robusto made exclusively for Famous Smoke Shop's 80th Anniversary.

This release also represents another important 80-year milestone. Released in 2015, the Don Carlos Personal Reserve Robusto was made in honor of the late Don Carlos Fuente Sr.'s 80th birthday.

At the heart of this selection is a core of select Dominican tobaccos grown on Fuente's estate farms, seamlessly rolled in a specially-aged, sweet-spicy African Cameroon wrapper. It's a slightly modified version of Don Carlos Sr.'s blend made for his own private use, yet faithfully reflects "The Man's" personal flavor profile.

Don Carlos was my grandfather’s blend,” said Liana Fuente. “He loved it very much. Until the day he died, he always had two sticks in his pocket – one to give to a guest, and one for him to smoke.”

The Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous 80th Anniversary Edition also represents the last chapter in the company's 80th Anniversary Cigar Series, which has also included special editions from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, A.J. Fernandez, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, and Romeo y Julieta.

We are pleased that we were able to collaborate with Carlito Fuente in making this special selection to honor our establishment,” said Famous Smoke Shop CEO, Arthur Zaretsky. “The Fuentes have been doing business with our family since 1970. We go back a long way and are honored that Carlito and his family would do something like this to honor our 80 years in business.”

Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous 80th Anniversary Edition

Size: 5" x 50

Strength: Medium-Full

Wrapper: African Cameroon

Binder & Filler: Dominican

Presentation: Box of 10 Robusto

Famous Price: $144.99/Box (at press time)

Those interested in learning more about Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous 80th Anniversary cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit https://www.famous-smoke.com/ or call 1-800-564-2486.

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Famous Smoke Shop

90 Mort Drive

Easton, PA 18040

1-800-564-2486

About Famous Smoke Shop 

Celebrating its 81st year in business, 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.

WITH A NEW LOOK, “LA MANDARRIA” BY CASA CUEVAS CIGARS ADDED AS PART OF CORE LINE

WITH A NEW LOOK, “LA MANDARRIA” BY CASA CUEVAS CIGARS ADDED AS PART OF CORE LINE

Originally a limited-edition brand, LA Mandarria now part of regular production

 

cclm(Miami, Florida) January 24, 2020— Casa Cuevas Cigars, makers of handmade premium cigars to add the “La Mandarria” (translates to the sledgehammer brand) to their core line up of cigars.  La Mandarria was initially a limited Edition 500 count box run. The brand was born out of the unfortunate burglary which occurred in February 2019 at the Casa Cuevas Cigars distribution center in Miami.  Burglars used sledgehammers to break in and steal over 25,000 units of the Casa Cuevas brands, which included the Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Flaco, and Casa Cuevas core line of cigars. The Cuevas family made the decision to forge ahead and create a cigar, that will mark the era where they faced and overcame adversity.

La Mandarria will also sport a secondary band which elegantly highlights the “La Mandarria” logo.

President of Casa Cuevas Cigars, Luis Cuevas Jr. said;” We were completely overwhelmed by the response for La Mandarria. This brand was a smash hit at the 2019 IPCPR and sales have remained strong. We are grateful to the public for accepting the product with open arms.”

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