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Congress Moves Towards Premium Cigar Exemption

With all the disasters this country has seen over the past few weeks, something good came out of Washington today as the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018, H.R. 3354. Why is that so great you ask? Well in H.R. 3354 is language that would provide a[…]

PRESS RELEASE – Boutiques Unified Expands Sales Team

PRESS RELEASE – Boutiques Unified Expands Sales Team August 22, 2017 (Vineland, NJ) — Boutiques Unified is pleased to welcome Koy Matta to the BU team. Effective immediately, Koy Matta will be representing Boutiques Unified in GA, FL, NC, SC, TN, KY, AL, and MS. Boutiques Unified distributes cigars for three long-standing boutique brands; Black[…]

Boondock PR Pic

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Shipping the BOONDOCK SAINT

PRESS RELEASE August 23, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the shipment of the BOONDOCK SAINT to select retailers this week. “The Boondock Saint is a perfect example of a balanced cigar. The profile is rich, complex and bold, with tons of subtle flavors. The cigar is both strong and refined,[…]

Stop the FDA

District Court Denies Public Health Groups Motion to Intervene in Lawsuit

BREAKING CIGAR NEWS The Cigar Rights of America (CRA) reports: Today, the District Court for the District Columbia rejected the motion of six public health groups to immediately intervene in the premium cigar industry’s joint lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The six groups, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society[…]

Drew Estate Builds Across Northern Border

Drew Estate Partners with STG Canada for Exclusive Canadian Distribution Monday, August 14, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate announces today that it has appointed STG Canada as its exclusive distribution partner for both domestic and Duty-Free premium cigar markets in Canada. This partnership will be effective August 28st, 2017, Vice President of International Business[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Dreamstate

Please Let Me Dream – Ventura Cigars Dreamstate to be Restocked

Last year Ventura Cigars introduced a new cigar line known as the Archetype. There were 5 different blends in the line. One of those blends, the Dreamstate made #3 in our 2016 top Connecticut cigars. I suppose I was not the only one that enjoyed that blend, as Ventura Cigars has announced it is currently[…]

Nomad Cigars Heads West

PRESS RELEASE August 2, 2017 (Orlando, FL) — Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to welcome Frank Bellavia to the Nomad team.   Effective immediately, Frank will be representing Nomad in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. “I am excited to have Frank on board. He brings a certain energy to the brand in an[…]

Smoking Shields

Epic Cigars Expands Production of Smoking Shields Cigar

At this years IPCPR, Epic Cigars was displaying and telling the story of their new release – the Smoking Shields cigar. Released in November of 2016, the Smoking Shields was a cigar created for the charity organization by the same name, The Smoking Shields Cigar Club, Corp. The organization was established in 2015 with a mission[…]

FDA Extends Cigar Pre-Market Deadline

It’s been a busy week in Washington, D.C.,  what with all the hoopla and such about the healthcare, administration shakeups,  and the never-ending Russia story. One thing that is not talked much about on the left or right mainstream news is the latest with regards to cigar regulation. Sometimes the only way the cigar business[…]

Southern Draw Cigars

Best Boutique Cigar Booth at IPCPR 2017 – Southern Draw Cigars

Well the votes are in. Now that it has been two weeks since the 2017 IPCPR it is time  to announce the best Boutique Cigar booth at the show. First let me say, these small brands that go to the show, spend a fair share of their money to market their brand with the hope[…]

Try the Green ACID! – Two Wrongs Make a Beautiful Right.

Every year in July, the cigar industry converges for a celebration of our lifestyle with brand owners, retailers, and media members. This event is known as the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) association convention. It is here where those responsible for creating the new blends introduce them to the those that sell them[…]

We have been waiting for it – The Moya Ruiz IL Ridotto

Last year at the IPCPR, the Moya Ruiz team teased us all with a new blend – the IL Ridotto.  The name translates into “The Private Room” . IL RIDOTTO was the first public legal casino in Venice. We noted back then: If the Rake set the bar,  the IL RIDOTTO has can be expected to[…]

The Undercrown Takes in Some Sun – The Undercrown Sun Grown

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown. The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression, complimenting Undercrown Maduro and Undercrown Shade. The Undercrown Sun Grown will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR[…]