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FRATELLO HIRES NEW D.O.O.

FRATELLO CIGARS HIRES DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Springfield, VA (September 11, 2019) – Fratello Cigars is pleased to announce and welcome Justin Harris as its new Director of Operations. Harris will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations in the company’s Springfield, VA office including but not limited to customer relations human resources, logistics, process and quality improvement and new initiatives.

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PARTAGAS LIMITED RESERVE DECADAS 2019

plrA rare treasure originally released between 2005 and 2009, Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas were held to a rigorous standard, precluding anything but the most limited of production. This exclusive Partagas offering is making a limited return for 2019, as a spectacular showcase of a cigar maker’s artistry.

Only an average of three per thousand Cameroon wrapper leaves were hand selected to adorn Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas, each having been set aside in 2009 for ten years of aging. A full decade later, this spectacular blend returns, offering a rare chance to own a piece of premium cigar history.

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Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Released

abFort Lauderdale, FL (September 11 ,2019)

Second Generation Cigar Makers Alec and Bradley Rubin announced today that their sophomore release, Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper, is shipping to tobacconists worldwide.

Alec & Bradley cigars is an offshoot of Alec Bradley Cigar Co. The subsidiary was founded by the brothers in 2018, when they funded their first release -Alec & Bradley Blind Faith.

After Blind Faith’s success, the Rubin brothers looked to E.P. Carrillo (EPC) cigar maker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo for the Gatekeeper project. An inspiration to Alec and Bradley, Ernesto is praised by many in the business as the “Godfather” of cigars.

With Perez-Carrillo’s guidance, the brothers set out to create a project, focusing on Dominican tobaccos, that was completely different from anything in the Alec Bradley portfolio.

The brothers agree that working with Perez-Carrillo is a rite of passage.

“Working with Ernesto opens up new doors for Bradley and me,” said Alec, “Ernesto is a gatekeeper to new opportunities and experiences for us- thus the name Gatekeeper.”

“We are a part of the next generation of the premium cigar business,” Bradley added. “Ernesto is a legend and we are humbled to be able to work with him.”

Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper is being presented in 20 count boxes with Gothic Era inspired artwork purveying the fervent, take no prisoner’s attitude the brothers are pursuing to make their mark in the cigar industry. 

Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper features an Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper, Nicaraguan Binder and premium fillers from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, Gatekeeper is being produced at Ernesto’s Tabacalera La Alianza in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Gatekeeper is Alec and Bradley’s first regular production, global release and will be available in Corona (5 1/8 X 42, MSRP $8.75 per cigar), Robusto (5 X 50, MSRP $10.50 per cigar, Toro (6 X 52, MSRP $11.50 per cigar) and Gordo (6 X 60, MSRP $12.25 per cigar).

ODYSSEY SWEET TIP

odyHandmade in Nicaragua, Odyssey has developed a devoted following, thanks to its unique blends and accessible pricing.

This year, Odyssey will delight cigar lovers by adding a flavored sweet tip blend to its lineup.

Made with premium tobaccos that deliver a clean finish, Odyssey Sweet Tip is crafted with 100% Cuban-seed tobaccos cultivated in Central America. The blend features a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers. The result is a medium-bodied, smooth smoking experience, highlighted with enticing sweet notes and hints of cream.

Shipping on August 20 and packed in 20-count bundles, Odyssey Sweet Tip will be available in five sizes, each handmade and priced at less than $3.00 per cigar.

Gigante (6 x 60) – SRP per cigar $2.59

Churchill (7 x 48) – SRP per cigar $2.39

Toro (6 x 54) – SRP per cigar $2.09

Robusto (5 x 50) – SRP per cigar $1.89

Corona (5.25 x 44) – SRP per cigar $1.69

H&S CIGARS JOINS WITH CIGAR, THE GOOD LIFE

hslogoNew Jersey 09/10/2019 - Hiram & Solomon Cigars has just announced the collaboration for the Northeast Region from Philadelphia City to Maine with Cigar & the Good Life, which specializes in lifestyle branding.

Cigar & The Good Life is comprised of Joshua Nollie and Terrin Phillips, and they primarily target the Cigar, Spirits, and Couture fashion industries. Both Joshua and Terrin are devoted to the Craft of Freemasonry and deeply understand the philosophy behind creating our brand.

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M BOURBON BY MACANUDO

macbLast year’s release of M by Macanudo marked a new era for the brand, as the first flavored cigar was launched in the Macanudo franchise.

At IPCPR 2019, the brand’s flavored cigar portfolio will expand with a multi-dimensional new twist on a classic cocktail. Enter M Bourbon by Macanudo, a cigar that conjures up the rich flavors of the iconic Old Fashioned cocktail. Notes of bourbon, American oak, nuances of sweet cherries and a hint of earthy, aromatic bitters all come alive in this new, full-time addition to the Macanudo portfolio.

This is truly a cigar that brings forth a multitude of taste sensations and is an ideal indulgence for the cigar lover who seeks a unique departure from the everyday smoke. This new flavored line is the perfect accompaniment to cocktails and can easily stand alone as an experience unto itself.

M Bourbon is made with premium, hand-selected tobaccos including an Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade wrapper, an Ecuadoran binder and a blend of Dominican filler leaves.

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LE Alec Bradley Diamond Ships

abdiamondFt. Lauderdale, FL (09/09/2019)

Alec Bradley Cigars announced today that 1500 boxes of the critically acclaimed Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut, which the company has completely sold out, are on their way to tobacconists worldwide. First unveiled in 2014, the Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut has become a perennial fan favorite.

The diamond shaped cigar is unique to Alec Bradley and is sought out by enthusiasts across the globe. A limited edition version of Alec Bradley's Nica Puro line, the Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut has not only caught the attention of consumers and tobacconists, but has become a media darling, receiving the coveted 'Humidor Selection' tag and 91 rating by Cigar Insider in June of 2018. Nica Puro Diamond Rough-Cut was also nominated for "Best Cigar Nicaragua 2018" on June 30, 2018 by Cigar Journal.

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MACANUDO INSPIRADO PALLADIUM

macp1Macanudo is expanding its popular Inspirado collection with Palladium, a limited-edition release that harnesses an old-world aging method to deliver a deeply complex smoking experience.

Palladium features a five-country blend that harnesses the time-honored technique of tercios to deliver a truly exquisite smoking experience.  The tercio process was used during the golden age of Cuban cigars to age tobacco in optimal conditions, yet is rarely used today due to the considerable time and labor required to build and wrap the bales.

Only an elite group of Macanudo’s artisans are skilled in the tercio process which eschews burlap and instead envelopes the tobacco bales in the bark of the majestic Royal Palm tree. The bark forms a tighter seal, trapping in moisture and retaining the tobacco’s natural taste characteristics.

 

 

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NEW TORO SIZE LA FLOR DE YNCLAN

villagerlogoThe Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Toro will come in an elegant 10 count box

(Miami, Florida) August 7, 2019— Villiger Cigars announces that the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan will be presented in a new Toro 6X52 size. The Villiger La Flor De Ynclan robusto in 2017 garnered a 93 rating, ranked as the number 10 cigar in the world by Cigar Aficionado Magazine and voted the 2017 number 6 cigar in the world by Tobacco Business Magazine.

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MACANUDO HERITAGE NUEVO

macn1The evolution of Macanudo continues with Heritage Nuevo, a limited release that marks the premiere of a bold, multi-year project for the brand. Beginning with this year’s release and continuing with subsequent Heritage Nuevo releases that will debut in the years that follow, Macanudo’s best-selling blends will be reimagined with unique tobaccos.

Macanudo Heritage Nuevo gives us the opportunity to juxtapose the brand’s most enduring heritage blends with a modern reinterpretation that features the emerging tobaccos of today. We believe that Macanudo Heritage Nuevo will awaken a new dialogue among seasoned Macanudo smokers, while giving others a reason to awaken their passion for the perennially top-selling brand,” said Steve Abbot, senior brand manager for Macanudo.

For the first item in the Heritage Nuevo series, Macanudo takes flight to South America for an intriguing new take on its classic Café blend. In this, Macanudo’s expert blenders have taken the brand’s signature Connecticut Shade wrapper and replaced it with an Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade wrapper cultivated by an independent grower in Ecuador’s Los Rios province. There, beneath the thick, natural cloud cover that envelopes the region, a lustrous golden wrapper was developed expressly for use in this intriguing, limited-edition offering. When paired with Macanudo’s Dominican and Mexican blend, the result is a creamy, medium-bodied smoke with a rich aroma and compelling notes of toasted nuts, interspersed with nuances of sweetness and spice.

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THE “CUEVAS RESERVA” BY CASA CUEVAS CIGARS IS NOW SHIPPING!

 cuevas(Miami, Florida) August 6, 2019— Casa Cuevas Cigars, makers of handmade premium cigars announce the Cuevas Reserva Natural and Cuevas Reserva Maduro is now shipping to retailers. The Cuevas Reserva was introduced to the public at the 2019 IPCPR in Las Vegas.

The Cuevas Reserva Maduro features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, a Dominican, Pilloto Cubano binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan (ometepe) fillers, this blend is a personal favorite of Luis Cuevas Sr. as it boasts a full-flavor smoking experience, in a perfectly balanced medium to full-bodied cigar.

The Cuevas Reserva Natural features an Habano binder with a mix of fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the U.S.A., all wrapped in an Ecuadorean Connecticut wrapper. This blend provides a perfectly smooth smoking experience which features nuanced earthy flavors.

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LA GLORIA CUBANA PRESENTS SPANISH PRESS

lgcsp1In a nod to the past and present, an old-world technique is being used in the latest release from La Gloria Cubana, just as the brand’s modernized new logo makes its debut.

Called Spanish Press, the three-cigar collection is handcrafted at the El Credito Cigar Factory, a boutique rolling gallery located within General Cigar Dominicana. There, artisans place the freshly-rolled cigars into wooden trays with dividers that apply uniform pressure to the cigars. The trays are then pressed to define their shape.

Once pressed, the cigars are placed in specially sized boxes that apply slight pressure to maintain their shape. This process is reminiscent of the old Spanish-press technique used in pre-embargo Cuba where the boxes were used to create the cigars’ distinct form.

Yuri Guillen, production manager for El Credito said, “This method eliminates air pockets to deliver an optimal draw and output of smoke, resulting in an enhanced smoking experience. We developed a very special blend to showcase our unique technique, and believe we have delivered a fantastic addition to the La Gloria Cubana portfolio.”

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“LA MANDARRIA” IS NOW SHIPPING

manderas“LA MANDARRIA” IS NOW SHIPPING

Only 500 boxes of La Mandarria will be available to the public

 (Miami, Florida) July 31, 2019— Casa Cuevas Cigars, announces that the limited edition “La Mandarria” cigar brand is now shipping to retailers!!  The Cuevas cigar family showcased La Mandarria” (translates to the sledgehammer) at the 2019 IPCPR. La Mandarria brand was born out of the unfortunate robbery 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 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.

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AJF HOYO LA AMISTAD DARK SUMATRA

ajf hoyoThe Hoyo La Amistad series represents a very successful partnership with AJ Fernandez, as the three previous releases of La Amistad: Silver, Gold and Black were developed in collaboration with AJ and his team.

With Dark Sumatra, the brand takes an unexpected turn.

Senior Brand Manager Ed Lahmann said, “We turned the original Hoyo Dark Sumatra blend over to AJ and gave him the green light to run with it. Although the blend is the very same one that has been used continually since the brand launched decades ago, when met with AJ’s fermentation, aging and cigar-making techniques, the result is a cigar that tastes vastly different from the original.”

In a nod to the past, AJ’s take on La Amistad Dark Sumatra reimagines the future of the brand by delivering a cigar that puts the Central American-forward blend on display. Featuring an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican filler, AJ’s take on Dark Sumatra is a rich and creamy medium-bodied smoke, made in his signature, full-flavored tradition.

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Marrero Ships Aquatica

aquaticaProduct Details
The Aquatico is a unique and flavorful blend with a 45 degree cut foot.

100% Dominican Puro

Wrapper is:Habano Rosado-Connecticut and Candela

Binder- Olor Dominicano

Filler Habano 2020-Criollo 98-Corojo. 

Here is some info that may be helpful:


They are made at MCR, Felix Gonzalez continues to run the production and art design of our Artistico Series, in our new location as our production continues to grow we had to make room for that growth.

Completely different blend then the Original Artistico.

6x54x62 with a 45 degree foot cut

$16.00 per cigar

About 20 but each box will have 10 different pieces of art.

Similar to the Solomon as we maintain a similar design to the original Artistico

They started shipping this week.


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DIESEL TO LAUNCH WHISKEY ROW SHERRY CASK

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

Collection Marks the Second Collaboration between Two Maverick Brands

dwr1Diesel Cigars and Rabbit Hole Bourbon have reignited their partnership with Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask, a three-cigar collection that shipped to all channels on June 3, 2019.

Owing its rich and indulgent taste to influences of bourbon, American oak and solera-aged sherry, 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.

 

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Brick House 'Ciento por Ciento' Ships

J.C. Newman Cigar Company Ships Limited-Edition Brick House
'Ciento por Ciento'

J.C. Newman Cigar Company, the manufacturer of the popular Brick House cigar, is excited to announce the limited-edition Brick House 'Ciento por Ciento' is arriving to TAA retailers this week.

Handcrafted in J.C. Newman's Nicaraguan factory, Puros de Estelí Nicaragua, S.A. (J.C. Newman PENSA), Ciento por Ciento only uses tobaccos grown in the rich, volcanic soils of Nicaragua. It is the first Nicaraguan puro blend in the Brick House line, hence the name, which means 100% in Spanish. The wrapper is a Habana-seed, corojo leaf grown in the Jalapa Valley which encloses binder and filler from three of Nicaragua's mountainous regions.

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COHIBA SPECTRE 2019

spectre1The artisans of Cohiba are proud to unveil COHIBA SPECTRE 2019, a small batch release that speaks to the highest art of tobacco mastery. For this, the second edition of Spectre, countless hours were spent in developing the blend.

An intimate knowledge of tobacco led the artisans to designate some leaves for aging in tercios to refine their flavors, while increasing the complexity of other leaves through a months-long finishing in fragrant Spanish Sherry casks. The result is not just a cigar, but an occasion unto itself.

The wrapper is deeply fermented, hand selected Nicaraguan Jalapa. During the curing process, a small percentage of upper-priming leaves were set aside for deeper aging. These extraordinary leaves underwent additional fermentation lasting six months, during which time the tobacco became profoundly more elegant. Ultimately, only eight barrels of wrapper tobacco were deemed worthy of adorning Cohiba Spectre.

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PUNCH DIABLO – STUMP AND EL DIABLO

pdWith its launch last year, Punch Diablo beckoned tenured cigar lovers to the dark side with a tempting four-country blend, the boldest Punch yet.

Befitting of its diabolical name, Punch Diablo is a sinfully indulgent collection that’s spicy, intriguing and destined to leave you spellbound. This year, the line is expanding with two new sizes. Both new additions to the line are made with the bold Punch Diablo blend that features an Ecuadoran Sumatra Oscuro wrapper, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran ligero.

Inspired by the incredibly-popular Punch Champion frontmark, Stump is a paunchy, fat-bellied figurado that allows the blend’s full-bodied notes to change as the cigar increases and decreases in ring gauge. Stump is packed in 25-count boxes.

Stump is joined by El Diablo, a beast of a cigar. This 66-ring box-pressed behemoth delivers not only on full-bodied flavor, but is also a smoke that’s the ideal companion to a lengthy smoking occasion. El Diablo is packed in 20-count boxes.

Stump (figurado 4.5 x 60) – SRP per cigar $7.49

El Diablo (6.5 x 66) – SRP per cigar $8.99

COHIBA CONNECTICUT

cohiba cn1The artisans of Cohiba are proud to unveil COHIBA CONNECTICUT, a super-premium release that marks an important milestone for the brand, as this is the first Cohiba to be wrapped in Connecticut Shade.

Cohiba Brand Ambassador Sean Williams said, “Our agronomists partnered with an independent grower in Ecuador’s Los Rios province to produce a silky and lustrous Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade wrapper. Unlike cloth-covered fields that shield the tobacco from the blistering sun in Connecticut, this special wrapper is grown beside Ecuador’s Vinces River and beneath the thick, natural cloud cover that blankets the region. The volcanic soil yielded a wrapper that was intentionally developed for its aesthetic qualities, with veins that are barely perceptible. Looks aside, the wrapper is ideal for blending, as it maximizes the filler and binder leaves.”

 

 

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