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Cigar News: Room 101 Announces the Limited Edition “Red Rocket”

Matt Booth announces the launch of a limited-edition release called Room101 Red Rocket in collaboration with retail partner Sir Louis Cigars. Matt Booth said, “Hunter and Matt at Sir Louis Cigars embody the very essence of brand partner that we work best with. They have always afforded our brand the highest levels of attention and Read more about Cigar News: Room 101 Announces the Limited Edition “Red Rocket”[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Sinistro Cigars

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie sits down with Coleman Fine; co-founder of Sinistro Cigars. The company is over a decade old now and still going strong now. Prior to starting Sinistro Cigars with business partner James Agopian, Coleman spent about a year in the retail side. They have got Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Sinistro Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Mobile Cigar Lounges

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie sits down with a panel of Mobile Cigar Lounge owners to discuss their businesses and the growth of Mobile Cigar Lounges across the US. We also talk about the loosely formed Cigar Mobile Lounge Association (CMLA) that was created to share knowledge about how Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Mobile Cigar Lounges[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Lampert Cigars

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press sits down with Andrew Rock, Director of US Sales for Lampert Cigars. Andrew brings us up to date on all things Lampert including the company’s international push. We traded some barbs over baseball (he is a Yankee fan) but overall, Andrew Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Lampert Cigars[…]

A Visit to the Leaf & Bean by Island Jim – St. Augustine, FL

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to partake in the grand opening of the new Leaf & Bean by Island Jim in St. Augustine FL. If this name sounds familiar it’s because it’s the sister shop to the original Leaf &  Bean in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania owned by Island Jim Robinson. In fact, Island Jim Read more about A Visit to the Leaf & Bean by Island Jim – St. Augustine, FL[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Starts Shipping Arlequin Connecticut

Originally unveiled in March 2024 at the Premium Cigar Association trade show in Las Vegas, the Fratello Arlequin Connecticut garnered significant attention from retailers and enthusiasts alike. The new Arlequin Connecticut joins the Nicaragua made Fratello Arlequin line. Jennifer True, Vice President of Marketing & Operations at Fratello Cigars stated: “We’re proud to introduce the Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Starts Shipping Arlequin Connecticut[…]

Cigar News: The TPA is Born Supporting the Pipe Tobacco and Cigar Sector

The Tobacco Products Association (TPA), a new organization committed to uniting, promoting, and advancing its members in all facets of the cigar and pipe tobacco sector, is proud to announce its official launch today. The TPA aims to serve the broad spectrum of the tobacco community, including cigar brands, manufacturers, retailers, pipe carvers, pipe tobacconists, Read more about Cigar News: The TPA is Born Supporting the Pipe Tobacco and Cigar Sector[…]

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Opens Vault of Safe Keepings

Back in 2023, it was announced that Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) officially acquired the business of the Alec Bradley Cigar Company including the brand portfolio, blend book and other intellectual property, along with product inventory in the US, Canada and Europe. Now a year plus into the venture, Alec Bradley has announced the launch of Safe Read more about Cigar News: Alec Bradley Opens Vault of Safe Keepings[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Willy Marante; East Coast Sales for La Aurora Cigars

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie sits down with the East Coast Sales Manager for La Aurora Cigars – Mr. Willy Marante. From retail to Miami Cigars to La Aurora, Willy’s journey has been a fun ride with amazing learning opportunities as you will hear about in this show. La Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 5 – Willy Marante; East Coast Sales for La Aurora Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Diesel Cigars Announces Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Mizunara

Diesel and Rabbit Hole are marking their fourth collaboration with the release of Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Mizunara, a cigar that highlights the mastery of blending. Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Mizunara was developed by Justin Andrews, blended by AJ Fernandez and handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigar features a Read more about Cigar News: Diesel Cigars Announces Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Mizunara[…]

Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Announces New Cigar Blend – E.P. Carrillo Maduro

E.P. Carrillo introduces the newest addition to its cigar lineup, the E.P. Carrillo Maduro, showcasing a sophisticated yet inviting cigar that promises a delightful medium-bodied and rich-flavored journey for enthusiasts. With a blend designed to strike a harmonious balance between complexity and accessibility, this cigar is sure to captivate aficionados seeking a nuanced smoking experience. Read more about Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Announces New Cigar Blend – E.P. Carrillo Maduro[…]

Cigar News: Punch Cigars Starts Shipping Punch Home Movies

Punch Cigars asks: “Remember renting VHS tapes from a local video store and recording home videos on a bulky handheld camera? Neither do we. But your Dad, Father-in-Law, and Grandad remember those days as the best of times. So Punch has channeled the home entertainment days of yore for Father’s Day 2024 and has you Read more about Cigar News: Punch Cigars Starts Shipping Punch Home Movies[…]

Cigar News: Bolivar Cofradia Oscuro Debuts Today

The Bolivar portfolio has been expanded to include a three-cigar collection called Bolivar Cofradia Oscuro. This new, medium-plus blend ships to retailers today, May 1. Joe Krzyston, assistant brand manager for Bolivar said, “Bolivar Cofradia Oscuro brings a new dimension to Bolivar by introducing a US-grown Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper to the portfolio. The blend is Read more about Cigar News: Bolivar Cofradia Oscuro Debuts Today[…]