Cigar News: Dissident Cigars Announces Soapbox and Bloc for the 2019 IPCPR

As we reported earlier this month, the new Dissident cigar brand under the ownership of Benjamin Holt will launch at IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In a press release in January, Holt stated:

I have always thought that Dissident had huge potential and in time I would like to bring this brand back into the market. There are numerous objectives that need to be met first before that can happen and I am working with some incredible people to see that come to pass.”

The company plans to showcase two core line blends at this year’s trade show; Soapbox and Bloc.

All lines are completely new blends produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.

In today’s press release, Benjamin stated:

“I am very excited about this. A lot of thought, time and work as been put into making this happen and I’m ready to show it to the world. I think these blends are very unique and offer a special smoking experience for those who love cigars. They really highlight the quality of tobacco that’s used at Oveja Negra.”


Dissident Soapbox

The Soapbox blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Brazil
  • Binder – Ecuador
  • Filler – Nicaragua

These will be available as a core line in the following 3 vitolas and will come packaged in 20-count boxes:

  • Petite Corona – 4 3/4 x 46 (MSRP $8.00)
  • Robusto – 5 1/2 x 52 (MSRP $10.00)
  • Toro Gordo – 6 3/4 x 54 (MSRP $11.00)

Dissident Bloc

The Bloc blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuador Maduro
  • Binder – Ecuador
  • Filler – Nicaragua & Dominican

These will be available as a core line in the following 3 vitolas and will come packaged in 20-count boxes:

  • Box Press Robusto – 5 5/8 x 46 (MSRP $10.25)
  • Box Press Toro – 6 1/4 x 52 (MSRP $10.50)
  • Box Press Lonsdale – 7 x 42 (MSRP $10.00)

Dissident will be distributed by LJ Zucca Distributors and will be present in Booth 2463 at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.

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