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Southern Draw Cigars releases two retail exclusives

sdlogoMay 23, 2019 – Austin, Texas
Southern Draw Cigars and Cigars International today announces the release of two private blends, Fraternal Order White and Fraternal Order Black, both of which are being produced in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Fraternal Order blends are distributed exclusively through all CI retail locations, and will be available for purchase Friday, May 23rd in limited quantities.

“Cigars International is a great partner for Southern Draw Cigars and these retail exclusive releases exemplify their dedication to our growing partnership with their retail stores, hard-working staff and loyal consumers. Private label products are becoming increasingly popular among cigar smokers and allow Southern Draw Cigars to fulfill the high-demand retail consumers “needs and wants” for new and innovative products outside of our regularly scheduled releases. We offer a BIG thanks to the retail staff and managers for the months of blind tasting and their feedback that led to selecting the two blends we are offering today,” said Robert Holt – Founder of Southern Draw Cigars.

Jeff Kocher, VP of Merchandising added “Cigars International is proud to collaborate once again with Southern Draw Cigars on these two new exciting projects for CI Nation. Both Fraternal Order blends are crafted at AJ Fernandez’s factory and are must-tries for fans of Robert Holt’s previous releases. We believe they’ll be a great addition to the CI retail stores, and to the humidors of those who love complex, Nicaraguan blends.”

General Information:
Fraternal Order White – Barber Pole
• Wrapper: Ecuador & Nicaragua
• Binder: Nicaragua
• Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
Fraternal Order Black – San Andres Maduro
• Wrapper: Mexico
• Binder: Ecuador
• Filler: Nicaragua & Honduras
Initial sizes for both NEW blends
• Fraternal Order White – Toro (6.0 x 52)
• Fraternal Order Black – Gran Gordo (7.0 x 60)

Packaging Info:
Cigars are packaged in 10 count dress mazos or bundles with embossed stickers and matching bands.

Production – Limited Production for 2019

The Fraternal Order blends will only be available through Cigars International’s retail locations including Bethlehem, Bethlehem (Downtown) and Hamburg, Pennsylvania and The Colony, Texas.


For general information about Southern Draw Cigars, a list of retail partners, cigar blends and reviews, please visit us at our new website: www.southerndrawcigars.com. Please LIKE us, FOLLOW us & TWEET us - Facebook/Southern Draw, Instagram/SDCIGARS and Twitter/@SDCIGARS.


Soli Deo Gloria!

FRATELLO CIGARS AND ADROIT THEORY BREWERY ANNOUNCE “TERMINAL DESCENT” BEER

 

fratellologoSpringfield, VA (April 11, 2019) – Omar de Frias announced today that Fratello Cigars partnered with Adroit Brewery to create an Imperial Stout Beer named Terminal Descent.

 

This is the part of me that geeks out about our space program. Terminal Descent occurs in the portion of the Entry, Descent and Landing phase of a mission in which final preparation for landing occurs.” said de Frias.

Mark Osbourne owner of Adroit and Omar wanted to create the perfect beer pairing with the Fratello Bianco. “Fratello Bianco is all about earthiness, cocoa, coffee notes and liquor.” said de Frias “We felt like Bianco would be fantastic for this pairing as we brewed Terminal Descent with Chocolate Malt for sweetness and Chocolate Rye for a spicy bite without the normal astringency or bitterness associated with such a deep roast.” said Osbourne.

Available May 1st in 19 Total Wine Stores in Virginia, 2 Total Wine Stores in Maryland Adroit’s tasting room and Fratello Cigar Events in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

 

FRATELLO CIGARS ANNOUNCE “IMPERFECT PAIRINGS”

fratellologoSpringfield, VA (May 16, 2019) – Omar de Frias has announced the launch of a new YouTube Channel, Imperfect Pairings. “I have been working on this concept for years. I have been looking to pair my cigars with uncommon food or drinks such as oysters, tomato sauce, kombucha and tea amongst other things. Our viewers will have incredible content and learn what to pair or not pair with our cigars.” Said de Frias.

Imperfect pairings will be an entertaining show featuring short pairing videos from Omar’s travel worldwide. The show will air every Thursday.

 

Link to Channel

Rubio to Convene Hearing

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will convene a hearing titled, "Keeping Small, Premium Cigar Businesses Rolling" on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 1:00 PM. Directly following the hearing, Rubio will hold a brief media availability.
 
The hearing will look at the climate of overregulation of the premium cigar industry, an iconic staple to Florida's economy. Earlier this year, Rubio re-introduced the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2019, which seeks to exempt premium cigars from excessive and overly burdensome U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and fees. Last year, Rubio spoke on the Senate floor on behalf of his amendment to save the premium cigar industry after leading a bipartisan letter to the FDA that urged an exemption of premium, hand-rolled cigars from these overreaching regulations, which threaten American premium cigar manufacturers and retailers, and could force this industry of mostly small businesses across the country to close. In 2016, Rubio visited Tampa's J.C. Newman Cigar Company to meet with workers whose paychecks are being threatened by destructive regulations from Washington. In 2014, Senator Rubio penned an op-ed that called for "a halt to unnecessary federal regulations that threaten" this industry.
 
The hearing will be live-streamed on Senator Marco Rubio's Facebook page.
 
Members of the media planning to attend must RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Witnesses
Mr. Charles Maresca, Director of Interagency Affairs, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
 
Dr. Brad Rodu, Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research, University of Louisville
 
Mr. Jeff Borysiewicz, President and Founder, Corona Cigar Company and Florida Sun Grown, Florida's only tobacco farm
 
Mr. Drew Newman, General Counsel and great-grandson of the Founder, J.C. Newman Cigar Company
 
Hearing Details:
Keeping Small, Premium Cigar Businesses Rolling
Friday, April 5, 2019
1:00 PM, EDT
Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus
Performing Arts Building
2112 North 15th Street
Tampa, Florida
Note: Directly following the hearing Rubio will hold a brief media availability.

IPCPR Announces New Dates for 2020 Show

[Washington, DC, May 21, 2019] The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is pleased to announce new dates for the 2020 trade show. The 88th Annual Convention and International Trade Show will take place Friday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Educational sessions and Opening Party will take place Friday, July 10.

ipcprlogoThis date change moves the trade show back to the second week of July, as it has historically been held for the past several years.

“We are very happy we’ve been able to negotiate new dates with the Sands,” said Scott Pearce, IPCPR executive director. “While it was necessary for us to hold the event earlier this year in order to get the show back to the Sands, we heard loud and clear that the timing was not the best for our attendees. We are fortunate we have such a great partner in the Sands to allow us to make this change.”

Scott Regina, chair of the IPCPR Trade Show Committee, remarked that this continuity with the Sands and the dates will hopefully build more excitement around the annual show. “Our goal is to continuously work on building a better show experience and we believe that being able to move the dates will translate into a more successful event for everyone,” Regina said.

Here is a quick breakdown for the 2020 show:

July 7 - 10 Move In

July 10 Education and Opening Party

July 11 Trade Show

July 14 - 15 Breakdown, Move Out

MONTECRISTO CLASSIC NOW OFFERED AS MINI CIGARILLO

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Altadis U.S.A., maker of world-renowned premium cigars, is reinventing a timeless product – to offer the Montecristo Classic as a Mini Cigarillo in a convenient and stylish tin carrying case.

Montecristo is a brand known the world over and has garnered countless accolades. While the saying “never mess with perfection” seems apt, what if that perfect cigar could be reimagined and offered in a compact form? Imagine being able to enjoy that award-winning cigar during a 10-minute coffee break,

Imagine no more. The Montecristo Classic Mini Cigarillo is here and boasts the same Connecticut shade wrapper and premium Dominican fillers that made the original a pinnacle cigar brand.

As Altadis U.S.A.’s senior brand manager Eddy Guerra explains, “The idea for a Montecristo Mini Cigarillo comes from our desire for a quality cigar experience even when time is short. I really look forward to enjoying this product when sipping my Café Con Leche coffee after my lunch break, for example. Just because you don’t have a lot of time, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a beautiful cigar experience.

We look forward to ushering in a new way for Montecristo fans to enjoy a classic Montecristo experience in this new mini cigarillo form.

The Montecristo Classic Mini Cigarillo will be offered in a convenient 20-count tin with a MSRP of $13.75US.

About Altadis U.S.A.

Altadis U.S.A. has been crafting fine premium cigars since 1918 and is responsible for many of the world’s most renowned brands, including Henry Clay, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann and Trinidad.  If you have ever enjoyed a premium cigar, there's a good chance you've enjoyed a cigar crafted by Altadis U.S.A.  Visit www.altadisusa.com for more information. 

George Sosa Departs Alec Bradley

ablogoFort Lauderdale, FL (5/21/19)

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announced today Vice President of Sales, George Sosa has resigned.

“I would like to thank George for his many years of service,” Alec Bradley founder, Alan Rubin said. “Over the last 12 plus years, George has been an integral part of the brand; increasing both domestic and international sales. The wind down plan was in place over the last few months. On behalf of the Alec Bradley family, I would like to wish George the best of luck in his future endeavors!”

About Alec Bradley Cigars
Founded by Alan Rubin in 1996, Alec Bradley has been acknowledged as one of the world's leading producers of fine, handmade premium cigars. Alec Bradley has received the cigar industry's highest critical acclaim for its Prensado, Tempus, MAXX and Black Market premium cigars, to name a few. Their commitment to satisfying cigar enthusiasts worldwide is demonstrated by their passion for excellence, creativity and the highest quality standards.

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ALEC BRADLEY
phone: 954.321.5991 - 888.426.4397 / fax: 954.321.9968 - 800.648.8876
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CruxLaunches LE Epicure Short Salomone

Crux Cigars Launches Limited Edition Epicure Short Salomone


short salomone(Miami, Fla.) - Crux Cigars has announced the first of their Short Salomone Series, the Epicure
Short Salomone, will be landing this week at their retail partners.


Each cigar within the Short Salomone Series be produced in limited quantities, and debuted in
short run fashion. The initial production will be 10-count boxes of 500 or less. The Short Salomone
is a 6 x 54 vitola.


“The Short Salomone Series is really a showcase of craftsmanship, due to the difficulty this vitola
presents. Only the best rollers can execute this shape,” shared Crux Cigars President Jeff Haugen.
Additionally, for the first time, the initial shipment of the Epicure Short Salomone will include the
Privada Cigar Club, a monthly membership subscription service.

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Crux Cigars Adds to Their Short Salomone Series

crux salamone(Miami, Fla.) - Crux Cigars has added to their new Short Salomone Series of limited edition cigars with the release of the Guild and Limitada Short Salomones. The cigars are the second and third in the Series, which includes the previously released Epicure Short Salomone.

Because this vitola is produced by only the most skilled of rollers, each are produced in short run fashion. Like the previously released Epicure in the Series, initial production of each blend are 10-count boxes of 500 or less. The Short Salomone is a 6 x 54 vitola. The Limitada is finished with a Cuban box press.

The cigars are rolled by a single pair at the La Catedral de Tabaco factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Guild Short Salomone $11.99 MSRP/Cigar
Limitada Short Salomone $13.99 MSRP/Cigar

Initial Production: 500 boxes each

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Xurvivor Introduces Green Cock Candela

green cockYbor City is not only famous for its world-class cigars, but also its beautiful chickens. Regardless of where you walk around in Ybor City, you will certainly see colorful cocks leading their packs wandering the streets of the cigar capital of the world. These chickens are descendants of the backyard birds raised by the neighborhood’s first residents over 100 years ago, around 1885.

At Xurvivor Cigars, we want to raise awareness about the historical importance and dangers these beautiful creatures are facing. In 2018, it was estimated that the chicken population plunged from over 89 chickens to just 29, due to human intervention.

Green Cock is a 1,000-count special edition cigar. It’s a first in multiple fronts, including our first cigar produced in Nicaragua, our first Candela wrapper, and our first Churchill cigar.

Smoking this cigar might surprise aficionados. You will find some of the grassiness of the Candela has smoothed out, crafting an interesting smoking experience. This is due to the 8 month aging process we started in August 2018, in our Spanish cedar humidors, making the Green Cock a true collector's edition.

Green Cock Candela Bag of 10
$120.00

 

Global Release of Project 40 Take Control of Your Happiness

 

ABp40Alec Bradley Announces the Global Release of Project 40 Take Control of Your Happiness


Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 25, 2019)

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced the Global Release of the Alec Bradley Project 40. The brainchild of Alec Bradley founder, Alan Rubin- Project 40 is not just a line, but a concept representative of the search to find a deeper understanding as to why cigars have a positive cognitive impact on the mind and body.

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Xurvivor Americano 661 Private Event in Tampa

661The Americano 661 is the crown jewel of the planned 2019 releases for Xurvivor cigars, and the first cigar in American history to be aged and infused inside Florida Bourbon barrels.

This is a very exclusive, limited edition of 500 Nicaraguan/Dominican long-fillers, rolled in a flawless Nicaraguan Habano or Connecticut wrapper. This Toro cigar proudly stands 6.5 inches tall and 54 ring gauge. The Americano 661 is nothing like you have tried before. We used a unique aging process for over 10 months, which started using charred oak barrels from the St. Augustine distillery in Florida. If amazing cigars are a crime, the barrels would be guilty of the unique and amazing taste and aroma from these cigars. The infusion of bourbon and the notes of caramel and spice will make this a cigar to remember. This is a short, limited edition batch of only 500 cigars.

The launch of the Americano 661 also coincides with our inaugural event for the new Ybor City showroom courtyard. Don't miss this private event in Ybor City, Florida, taking place on April 11th. You can register on our website if you are interested in attending this private event... Don't wait, seating is limited!

DIESEL WHISKEY ROW SHERRY CASK

DIESEL TO LAUNCH WHISKEY ROW SHERRY CASK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RABBIT HOLE

New Collection Marks the Second Collaboration between Two Maverick Brands

DWR SherryCask openDiesel Cigars and Rabbit Hole Bourbon have reignited their partnership with Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask, a new, three-cigar collection shipping to all channels on June 3, 2019.

Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask is a cigar with epic depth and sublime flavor. Developed by Justin Andrews, blended by AJ Fernandez and handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask features Nicaraguan-aged tobaccos cultivated on three continents. This exciting new collection once again calls upon a proprietary aging process developed by AJ to deepen the complexity of the smoking experience by barrel-aging the binder leaves.

Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask is centered around a rare Arapiraca leaf from Central Brazil’s Alagoas region. This binder leaf was selected for aging in Rabbit Hole’s Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels to bring forth subtle notes of honey, vanilla and molasses. When blended with spicy Nicaraguan Habano and crowned with a lustrous Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, this Maduro cigar is a study in contrast, as cigar meets bourbon, salty meets sweet and earth meets spice.

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Congressman Posey Prioritizes Premium Cigar Exemption at Appropriations Member Day

ipcprlogoOn Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing on member priorities. Congressman Posey (FL-08), a long time premium cigar champion, took this critical opportunity as a chance to shed light on the harmful impact FDA regulations have had on the premium cigar industry.

Congressman Posey stated: “To provide a common-sense solution, Rep. Kathy Castor and I reintroduced H.R. 1854 which would define premium cigars and exempt a narrow artisan category from the burdensome FDA regulations which they cannot meet.” The bill already has 30 bipartisan supporters in Congress and had 149 last Congress, exemplifying why the subcommittee should consider including this language in the FY 20 bill.
The FY 19 Agriculture Appropriations Bill included premium cigar exemption language and passed in the House but was not adopted into the final version of the budget bill.
IPCPR thanks Congressman Posey for his continued support and for giving us a voice in Congress. We are encouraged that the concerns of the premium cigar industry have been presented as a priority to the Subcommittee and we look forward to working closely with lawmakers to bring relief to retailers and businesses across the country. For questions on FDA regulations, H.R. 1854, or appropriations contact Tori Ellington This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MONTECRISTO ESPADA OSCURO

MONTECRISTO ESPADA OSCURO

The famed “Grupo de Maestros” once again collaborates with the Plasencia family 

 

MontecristoEspadaOscuro Guard boxes over3FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Altadis U.S.A., maker of world-renowned premium cigars announces the release of the Montecristo Espada Oscuro.  The Montecristo Espada Oscuro is a follow-up cigar to the Montecristo Espada, which earned a top 20 honors by Cigar Aficionado in 2015.

Once again, the “Grupo de Maestro’s” (Montecristo’s highly regarded group of Master Blenders) were given access to the Plasencia’s library of tobaccos. The goal was to pair the world’s best blenders, with the premier tobacco growing family, creating the ultimate adult cigar smoking experience.

Like the original Montecristo Espada, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro is a Nicaraguan Puro. However, in addition to the excellent Nicaraguan tobaccos used for the binder and filler it also includes an extremely rare and well-aged Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper. This special wrapper was discovered in the vast Plasencia library, by Rafael Nodal (Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA). Nodal along with Grupo de Maestro member Pedro Ventura and the Plasencia family worked together to find the perfect final blend.

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Crux Cigars Limitada Redline Shipping This Week

limatada redline(Miami, Fla.) - Crux Cigars will begin shipping the much anticipated Limitada Redline this week to their retail partners across the country.

Announced at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, the Redline is the first line extension of the popular Limitada line from Crux Cigars since the introduction of the Limitada IPCPR in 2016. The Redline is a 6 x 50 Toro finished with a Cuban box press.


As with the previously released Limitada PB5 and the Limitada IPCPR, the Redline is produced once per year as a limited edition of 1,000 10-count boxes. It features the proprietary Nicaraguan Engañoso wrapper.

Available vitola:
Toro Cuban Box Press 6 x 50 (MSRP $11.99)
10-count boxes.
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Crux Cigars Launches Union Fire

Crux Cigars Launches Union Fire -- Exclusive for Famous Smoke Shop


union fire(Miami, Fla.) - Crux Cigars has launched the Union Fire, a new line of cigars that will be available exclusively through the Famous Smoke Shop.


The name Union Fire pays homage to the Union Fire Company. It was a volunteer fire department in
Philadelphia, formed with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin in 1736. Known as the “Bucket Brigage,”
it was the very first such fire company in the colonies. In the days when wooden structures were highly
vulnerable to fire, the formation of this volunteer company of citizens was invaluable. With leather buckets, a few hooks, and ladders, their success resulted in many more fire companies forming, and the
results were immediate.

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Congresswoman Castor Introduces HR 1854 to Exempt Premium Cigars

ipcprlogoWASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2019 (“HR 1854”), which calls for a premium cigar exemption from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”).

The bill would protect main street mom and pop small businesses and traditional handcrafted premium cigar manufacturers from regulations currently affecting their businesses.

“IPCPR is very pleased that there is a strong bi-partisan support for the thousands of premium cigar retailers throughout this country and the many thousands our members employ,” said Scott Pearce, IPCPR executive director.  “We are proud that as we have engaged policy makers, our message that continuing with existing and planned regulations on this artisanal industry will cripple it to the point of obsolescence, has resonated and is gaining momentum.”

IPCPR President Ken P. Neumann praised Congresswoman Castor as well as recognized the many years of support and hard work of Congressman Posey (R-FL).  “We are lucky to have such great stalwarts who understand our industry and who are working to see a fair and equitable solution that allows all of us who have poured so much of our lives into our businesses remain a strong backbone of our local communities,” said Neumann.

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT!! NEW THREATS TO CIGARS

Rep. Pallone Introduces New Comprehensive Tobacco Bill

Yesterday, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee, along with Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL), introduced a comprehensive tobacco bill. The bill, “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes” (H.R. 2339), will be called the ‘‘Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019.While premium cigars have not contributed to this epidemic, they would still be significantly impacted by this legislation. The bill would amend the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, originally designed to curb youth access to cigarettes. This new legislation would extend the current regulations on cigarettes to all other deemed products, including cigars. It also introduces a number of new restrictions on tobacco sales.

How “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019” would impact premium cigars:
 
Ban Online Sale of All Deemed Tobacco Products – Online sales of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products were banned in 2010, but this bill would extend that rule to ALL deemed products, which currently includes premium cigars.
 
Increase User Fees – The FDA would have explicit authority to collect fees from all deemed products in addition to cigarettes and the total amount of fees collected by the agency would increase by $100 million.
 
Raise Minimum Tobacco Purchase Age to 21 – The minimum age to purchase tobacco would be 21 nationwide. There is no provision prohibiting states or localities from raising the minimum age above 21.

Advertising & Sales Restrictions – All cigarette advertising and sales restrictions would also apply to premium cigars. This means advertising any tobacco brand on non-tobacco merchandise (such as t-shirts or other apparel) is prohibited; event sponsorship (music, sports, etc.) by a tobacco brand or manufacturer is prohibited; and free gifts (even non-tobacco) in exchange for consideration of purchasing a tobacco product is prohibited.
 
Ban Flavored Tobacco Products – Characterizing flavors of all tobacco products would be prohibited under this Act.

IPCPR opposes this legislation. We will continue to engage with lawmakers to work to seek fair treatment of premium cigars by the FDA. Premium cigars are a 100% natural, artisan product and should not be regulated the same as cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems. We are continuing to gain support and co-sponsors for our exemption bills in both the Senate (S.9) and the House (H.R. 1854). To read the House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s section by section breakdown CLICK HERE.


*This week, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his intentions to introduce a Senate bill raising the minimum tobacco purchase age to 21. Updates to come.


For questions regarding H.R. 2339 or other legislative concerns, contact Tori Ellington by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DIESEL INTRODUCES “HAIR OF THE DOG”DIESEL INTRODUCES “HAIR OF THE DOG”

 

Diesel is rolling out Hair of the Dog, a limited-edition release that’s hitting retail this month.

HOTD OPEN 2Developed by AJ Fernandez with Justin Andrews and handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua, Diesel Hair of the Dog is a medium-to-full-bodied smoke with earthy flavor, notes of pepper and a heady aroma. The blend is made entirely of Nicaraguan Habano, which is balanced by an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper and an Ecuadoran Sumatra binder.

Senior Brand Manager Justin Andrews said, “Diesel Hair of the Dog was blended to have just the right amount of kick. It’s not an overly powerful cigar, yet it really delivers on the flavor. For the cigar lover who’s looking for the hair of a dog after a night of over-indulgence, or for anyone who seeks the complexity of Nicaraguan tobacco, Hair of the Dog is definitely going to do the trick.”

Diesel Hair of the Dog is available in one size, a box-pressed Toro (6” x 54). The SRP per cigar is $10.00 and the cigars are packed rustic wooden boxes, each containing 10 cigars. Just 5,000 boxes have been produced.

Hair of the Dog complements Diesel Whiskey Row, a top-selling cigar launched last year in partnership with Louisville, KY-based Rabbit Hole Bourbon.

About Diesel

Handcrafted by artisans in Esteli, 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 Whiskey Row which launched in 2018 and Diesel Grind which debuted in 2017. For more information, visit www.dieselcigar.com.