IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars

There was a lot of buzz leading up to, and during, the Premium Cigar Association trade show this year about a new cigar company called A.C.E. Prime, a cigar distribution company. The name stands for ‘A Cuban Experience’. The company is a vertically integrated operation that was formed by: NBA Champion – Tiago Splitter Sommelier – Luciano Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars[…]

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Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Presents La Flor De Ynclan Toro

Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Flor de Ynclan will be presented in a new Toro 6 x 52 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 Read more about Cigar News: Villiger Cigars Presents La Flor De Ynclan Toro[…]

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Cigar News: “Cuevas Reserva” By Casa Cuevas Cigars Now Shipping

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/PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. President of Casa Cuevas Cigars, Luis Cuevas Jr. stated: “The Cuevas Reserva for my father Read more about Cigar News: “Cuevas Reserva” By Casa Cuevas Cigars Now Shipping[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Rock-A-Feller Cigars

After a few days working the floor of the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, I finally caught up with Kevin Schweitzer and the Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group (VCRG). Kevin and his company have been moving the needle ever since he acquired the brand a few years ago. As a previous gold and silver trader, Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Rock-A-Feller Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Announces the 100mg Nuggs Maduro

If you liked the original Nuggs cigar from Jas Sum Kral, you may find the new maduro version even more enticing. The company has amped up the CBD content in this latest offering. Whereas the original had 20 mg of CBD oils in it, the maduro has 5 times the dose, bringing it to hefty Read more about Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Announces the 100mg Nuggs Maduro[…]

Cigar News: Atlantic Cigar Co and MoyaRuiz Cigars announce “The Summer Sausage”

First there was veggy burgers, then Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, now we have – The Summer Sausage. It is not meat or veggy. Technically you don’t eat it, but you do smoke it, and taste it. The Summer Sausage is the work of Atlantic Cigar Co., MoyaRuiz, and the La Zona factory in Esteli, Read more about Cigar News: Atlantic Cigar Co and MoyaRuiz Cigars announce “The Summer Sausage”[…]

Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Ships La Mandarria

Casa Cuevas Cigars, showcased their boldest blend yet – La Mandarria – at the Premium Cigar Association trade show last month. Now you can treat your palate to the “Sledgehammer” as the company announced today, La Mandarria is shipping to retailers. In the press release, Casa Cuevas noted: “La Mandarria brand was born out of Read more about Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Ships La Mandarria[…]

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IPCPR/PCA News: Southern Draw Cigars

This year, Robert Holt and his Southern Draw Cigars family were celebrating 5 years in the premium cigar business and they did it in grand style, as they showcased an array of products at the Premium Cigar Association trade show. Starting with the new Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone, which is the boldest fullest strength cigar the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Southern Draw Cigars[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin

I was fortunate to get some quality time with Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac at this years Premium Cigar Association trade show. Sitting with Skip is like reading an encyclopedia of cigars. His knowledge of the art, craft, and science of tobacco and cigars is one of the best in the business. What was Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: La Barba Cigars – Welcome to the Party

My first stop at the IPCPR/PCA this year was with Tony Bellato and La Barba Cigars. I was pleased Tony was able to take the time to sit with me for a few minutes before his booth got too crazy. Welcome to the Party. In our discussion, Tony explained to me – La Barba Cigars Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: La Barba Cigars – Welcome to the Party[…]

IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars

Near the end of day one at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, I caught up with Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars at their booth. El Artista was showcasing two new introduction this year, The Slugger and the Buffalo Ten. In the video below, we talk about the new introductions, the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Tarazona Cigars

At this years IPCPR/PCA tradeshow an old face reemerged on the floor, Eddie Tarazona. You may remember Tarazona cigars from a few years ago with his 305, 305 Guerrilla, Revolution 305, and XTC cigar lines. Something New After his hiatus, Eddie is back with a vengeance and this year he brought with him some new Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Tarazona Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”

Foundation Cigars has just released a short film on the process of going from Seed to Cigar. The film is a time lapsed view into all the hands that are involved in bringing some of the finest premium cigars to market. According to the release: “Foundation Cigar Company is always exploring exciting ways to shake Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”[…]

Cigar News: Largest Premium Cigar Manufacturers Challenge Improper FDA Regulation

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — Washington, DC — The largest manufacturers in the premium cigar industry today filed a joint comment with the Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) opposing the agency’s Proposed Substantial Equivalence (“SE”) Rule, which would require manufacturers to submit to an extensive application and testing regime to keep any “non-grandfathered” cigars on the market. Read more about Cigar News: Largest Premium Cigar Manufacturers Challenge Improper FDA Regulation[…]