Jonathan Drew

Drew Estate Announces 2018 Barn Smoker Dates

For all you Drew Estate Fans and others that are interested, the company has announced the 2018 Barn Smoker dates and venues.  According the press release this week there will be 5 Barn Smoker events this year: Florida Barn Smoker in Clermont, FL on May 19th, 2018 Pennsylvania Barn Smoker in Strasburg, PA on June[…]

FDA Alert!!

From the International Premium Cigars and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association The FDA has finally published its long awaited notice on premium cigars. The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) was released earlier today, and as anticipated, seeks input from industry, other stakeholders and the public on if and how the agency should define and regulate premium cigars differently[…]

Fratello Cigars Announces German Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, VA (March 27, 2018) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Cigars newest distribution partner in Germany Klaus Kleinlagel.  The Kleinlagel family has been in the cigar industry since 1916 and headquartered in Bruchsal Germany since 1946. “We are very excited to be partnering with Klaus & Martina Kleinlagel. […]

1502 XO Lancero

1502 Cigars Announces the XO Lancero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March, 12 2017 For all  you Lancero fans out there, Enrique Sánchez, founder of Global Premium Cigars the 1502 Cigar brand has announced today that the company will be shipping the next vitola in the limited 1502 XO line. The latest release of the 1502 XO, will be a 7 x 40 box pressed[…]

Cornelius & Anthony and Espinosa Cigars will Raffle off a Smoking Shed

In the world of cigar enthusiasts we all  look for a place to enjoy our fine cigars. Here in Florida that is not too hard as the garage can sub for a smoking lounge, at least during the fall through early spring. Of course, summer is brutal with humidity and heat. In most of the[…]

Jose Dominguez Signature Series

United Cigars adds the Jose Dominguez Signature Series Cigars to Portfolio

Nashua, NH, (Friday, FEBRUARY 23, 2018) – United Cigars announced today they will be adding the Jose Dominguez Signature Series Cigars to their portfolio beginning immediately. In the company’s press release, Oliver Nivaud, Director of Sales at United Cigars stated: “Jose Dominguez has been blending and producing nationally recognized brands for other people for over[…]

Heather Callahan

Felix Assouline Cigars Welcomes Heather Callahan as Director of Sales and Marketing

St. Petersburg, FL – Feb. 23, 2018 – Felix Assouline, founder of Felix Assouline Cigars, announced that Heather Callahan has joined the company as its new director of sales and marketing. Her main office will remain in St. Petersburg. “I was very humbled when Felix invited me to be a key component in the growth[…]

Big Papi Smoke with a Legend

El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Tabacalera El Artista and David Ortiz announce the first date of 2018 in their “Smoke with a Legend” event series. Smoke with a Legend features David Ortiz and his namesake cigar brand, Big Papi by David Ortiz. This year’s season opener is set to occur at the Cigars International Bethlehem Super-Store on[…]

El Artista Big Slugger

El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor

Now that football season is over it is time to turn my attention to baseball and my beloved Red Sox. Last year was a pivotal year for the team without the bat of Big Papi in the lineup. I can only think about how many more games they may have won if that bat was[…]

Carlito and Felix

Fuente Coming Back To Esteli Nicaragua – Love of the People

Many Arturo Fuente cigar smokers may not know the full history of the Fuente family and their quest to produce some of the most sought after cigars in the world. The history takes the family from  Cuba to Ybor City, FL to Nicaragua to Honduras to the Dominican Republic. Wait, did I say Nicaragua? Yes;[…]

Scandinavian Tobacco Group acquires Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc.

January 31, 2018 In a press release today, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announced they signed an agreement to acquire the business of Thompson and Co. of Tampa, Inc. (“Thompson”).  According to the release, STG and Thompson and Co. agreed on a price of $62 Million USD in the all cash deal which is expected to close in the[…]

Black Works Studio S&R

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) Announces Release of S&R

PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2018— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of S&R: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragaua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. S&R will be available at select BLK WKS retailers for a limited time. This offering will add to the BLK WKS portfolio consisting of the Killer Bee,[…]

Villiger La Vencedora

Villiger Cigars Unveils the Villiger La Vencedora – A Bold Entry

After an award winning year with the release of the Flor de Ynclan cigar in 2017 including #12 in the Stogie Press Top 25 and #10 in Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s top 25 Cigars for 2017, Villiger Cigars kicks off 2018 with the announcement of the newest Villiger Cigar brand, the Villiger La Vencedora. The name La[…]

Rachel Hyde

Rachel Hyde Promoted to IPCPR Director of State Affairs

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association announced today that Rachel Hyde, assumes the role of Director of State Affairs with the announcement of the resignation of Matt Dogali who was the  Senior Director of State Affairs. Mr. Dogali’s last day in office will  be January 24, 2018. IPCPR president Ken P. Neumann praised the work of[…]