Cigar News: PCA Hires Glynn Loope as State Advocacy Director

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that Glynn Loope has officially joined PCA as the full time director of state advocacy. Loope will spearhead all state and local advocacy for the PCA in the continued fight against regulatory overreach, increased taxes, and smoking bans. Loope was most recently the executive director of the Cigar Read more about Cigar News: PCA Hires Glynn Loope as State Advocacy Director[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Road Cigars Moves Production to Tabacalera Nuevo Nica SA

Stogie Road Cigars™ is proud to announce some notable changes have been finalized for 2021. The company’s production of its four core blends will be produced at Tabacalera Nuevo Nica SA, located in Esteli, Nicaragua. Kerry (Viajante) Horney, owner and founder of Stogie Road Cigars™ stated: “There will be a longer period of time than Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Road Cigars Moves Production to Tabacalera Nuevo Nica SA[…]

Cigar News: J.C. Newman’s El Reloj Cigar Factory Brings Back Lectors Celebrating Factory’s 111 Years of Cigar Making

Tampa’s most famous cigar factory, El Reloj, turns 111 years old tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31. J.C. Newman Cigar Company will celebrate this milestone all day long with free factory tours, special 1910 cigar prices, and by bringing back the first cigar factory lectors to Tampa since they were banned in 1931. Drew Newman, a fourth-generation Read more about Cigar News: J.C. Newman’s El Reloj Cigar Factory Brings Back Lectors Celebrating Factory’s 111 Years of Cigar Making[…]

Cigar News: PCA Launches Members-Only Product HUB

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that it is launching a brand new online platform for manufacturers to offer special deals, limited edition cigars, and PCA exclusives direct to PCA retail members. The PCA Product HUB is scheduled to launch on April 1, 2021 with the following products: Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary Natural and Maduro with special Read more about Cigar News: PCA Launches Members-Only Product HUB[…]

Cigar News: TAA Announces 2021 Exclusive Series Product line and New Consumer Website

The Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) hosted their 53rd Annual Meeting and Convention virtually on March 23rd and during the event, the new TAA 2021 Exclusive Series Product line was revealed as well as the unveiling of the new consumer website for the product line taaexclusive.com The new site offers consumers the ability to read Read more about Cigar News: TAA Announces 2021 Exclusive Series Product line and New Consumer Website[…]

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Cigar Co. to Release Second Limited Edition Black Market Esteli Diamond

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that the second release of the Limited Edition Black Market Esteli Diamond is slated for June 2021. Only 1500, sixteen-count boxes will be produced for global consumption in 2021. Alec Bradley confirms that tobacconists are currently being offered the opportunity to secure allocations of Black Market Esteli Diamond boxes. Read more about Cigar News: Alec Bradley Cigar Co. to Release Second Limited Edition Black Market Esteli Diamond[…]

Cigar News: NESTOR MIRANDA PRIVATE RESERVE” EVENT AT EMPIRE SOCIAL DOWNTOWN DADELAND

Empire Social Lounge at Downtown Dadeland proudly announces that it will be home to the one and only Nestor Miranda Private Reserve event. Hosted by Nestor Miranda himself, this event will serve as an exclusive gathering at Miami’s newest luxury cigar and whiskey lounge. Event to take place on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00PM. Empire Read more about Cigar News: NESTOR MIRANDA PRIVATE RESERVE” EVENT AT EMPIRE SOCIAL DOWNTOWN DADELAND[…]

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Cigar News: JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES CUATRO CINCO – EDICIÓN AMERICANA TAA EXCLUSIVE

From the beginning, Joya de Nicaragua has had close ties with the United States. The US was the first market Joya de Nicaragua explored and during the early 1970’s, became the official cigar of the White House. The United States continues to be one of JDN’s most influential markets, gaining many amigos and partners, several Read more about Cigar News: JOYA DE NICARAGUA INTRODUCES CUATRO CINCO – EDICIÓN AMERICANA TAA EXCLUSIVE[…]

Cigar News: DBL Cigars Begins Shipping the Unique La Pipa Cigar

DBL Cigars by Francisco Almonte has begun shipping their newest release, La Pipa. La Pipa is a pipe-shaped cigar handcrafted by Francisco Almonte and his team at Tabacalera DBL in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic. Each La Pipa features intricate artwork on the wrapper that is unique to each individual cigar. This cigar offering is the Read more about Cigar News: DBL Cigars Begins Shipping the Unique La Pipa Cigar[…]

Cigar News: Plasencia Alma Del Fuego 3-Pack Shipping to Retailers

Plasencia Cigars, a world-leading premium tobacco grower, established in 1865, announces that the acclaimed Plasencia Alma del Fuego will now be offered in a 3-pack. The sleekly designed three pack will contain the three vitolas that the Alma del Fuego is offered in. This includes the Plasencia Alma del Fuego Concepcion which received a 93 Read more about Cigar News: Plasencia Alma Del Fuego 3-Pack Shipping to Retailers[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 Episode 5 – CAO Master Blender Rick Rodriguez

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press sits down with CAO Cigars Master Blender and Brand Ambassador, Rick Rodriguez. We get into his growth in the industry and how he moved from sales to blending and what it is like to be the Brand Ambassador for CAO. Rick Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 Episode 5 – CAO Master Blender Rick Rodriguez[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 Episode 4 – Michael Herklots

In this video, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press welcomes the always dapper Michael Herklots to Taking It To the Nub. We venture into Michael’s past with Nat Sherman and then discuss his founding of a new cigar company Ferio Tego. Later in the show, we get some excellent cigar education from Michael who is a Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 2 Episode 4 – Michael Herklots[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces The Lost Angel-TAA 2021

Crowned Heads has announced its latest installment to the TAA ESP (Exclusive Series Product) line; ‘The Lost Angel—TAA 2021.’ The Lost Angel 2021 by Crowned Heads is the prequel to The Angels Anvil (2014-19) TAA Exclusive series, and explores the darker side of the Angels Anvil story’s protagonist. The company notes: “The original Angels Anvil Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces The Lost Angel-TAA 2021[…]

Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the “Protocol J Train” Release

Protocol Cigars prides itself on its connection to Cigar Groups. The company feels that they are an important and vital aspect to the cigar industry, being as important as cigar manufacturers and retail stores. This latest Protocol project further perpetuates that belief once again. Protocol Cigars is proud to announce the Protocol J Train Cigar Read more about Cigar News: Protocol Cigars Announces the “Protocol J Train” Release[…]