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New CI Superstores in FL to Offer Buffalo Trace Cigar

bt open boxBethlehem, PA (June 17, 2021) – Cigars International (CI) recently opened CI Superstores in Tampa and Lutz, FL, marking the company’s first stores in Florida and its sixth and seventh retail locations in the U.S., and the company is celebrating with an exclusive new cigar.

The new stores are centered around Ybor City, a national landmark district in downtown Tampa, recognized as the birthplace of handmade cigars in the U.S.

Sarah Santos, president and senior vice president of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s North America Online and Retail Division said, “Florida is one of the most dynamic markets for handmade cigars in the country, and with its rich history, Tampa represents the epicenter of premium cigar culture. My team and I are proud to bring our new locations to life in the greater Tampa area. With our expansive walk-in humidors, and our indoor and outdoor bars and lounges, we’re here to provide a destination-type experience that complements the traditional cigar shop. We look forward to welcoming cigar lovers to our stores and to helping to deepen their passion for handmade cigars with our unique brand of hospitality and engagement.”

Both Cigars International locations in Florida were designed to replicate a Northeast tobacco barn and feature a large-scale timber truss, with exposed beams on the interior and exterior of the buildings. The locations also feature expansive, glass-encased, walk-in humidors, indoor cocktail bars and lounges with comfortable leather seating for a true cigar shop feel, plus sweeping outdoor patios with multiple firepits, rocking chairs and bars serving adult beverages. State-of-the-art ventilation, Wi-Fi and USB ports are available throughout both locations, and both are staffed with highly-trained cigar experts to enhance the experience of CI guests.

Cigars International Tampa and Lutz welcome cigar smokers and non-smokers alike, aged 21 years and over.

Situated within a sprawling retail complex, the Cigars International Tampa SuperStore is located at 10660 Palm River Drive. The store boasts 8,791 square feet of interior space, and is open seven days a week.

Conveniently located next to the Tampa Premium Outlets in one of Florida’s hottest residential and commercial markets, the Cigars International SuperStore in Lutz is located at 2691 Creek Grass Way. There, nearly 13,000 square feet of interior space house the retail store, offices and a massive stock room.

Cigars International will execute monthly in-store events with cigar makers, spirits brand ambassadors and others for educational seminars, pairing events and more. For hours of operation for Cigars International Tampa and Lutz locations and for upcoming event details, visit www.Cigarsinternational.com.

Buffalo Trace Cigar

To celebrate the launch of its Florida SuperStores, Cigars International is proud to offer “Buffalo Trace,” a new cigar created in collaboration with the Kentucky-based whiskey maker. Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Buffalo Trace offers a unique and memorable smoking experience alone, yet was blended to pair with the top-rated Kentucky Straight bourbon of the same name. The blend features a rich Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, a Brazilian Arapiraca binder and a blend made with barrel-aged Dominican, and Nicaraguan tobacco. The cigar delivers a rich smoking experience layered with spicy notes that enhance the brown sugar and toffee nuances that have won Buffalo Trace Bourbon critical acclaim. Buffalo Trace will be available full time, in three sizes, each presented in boxes containing 20 cigars. The line includes a Robusto (5” x 49), a Toro (6” x 52) and a Churchill (7” x 49), priced at an SRP per cigar of $7.50, $8.00 and $8.50, respectively.