Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) to release the Hugo Chairman and first 5 Case Study cigars

July 2017 – Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced the release of  the Hugo Chairman and the first 5 of 26 unique Case Study cigars at the 2017 IPCPR. 

The Hugo Chairman is an especially exciting release for Ventura Cigar Company, as it’s a collaboration that honors the friendship between Rocky Patel and Hugh Cassar, the Chairman of Kretek International, Inc., parent company of Ventura Cigar Company.

“Throughout his time in the cigar industry, Hugh has developed a close relationship with Patel,” says Benjamin Winokur, Brand Manager for Ventura Cigar Company.

“After many years of discussion and blending, we are thrilled to bring to market this ultra-premium cigar that bears his namesake. Rocky Patel himself, identified the individual tobaccos that went into the blend- each carefully selected to create a smoking experience that’s as dynamic as the long-time camaraderie between the two friends.”

In addition to the Hugo Chairman,  Ventura Cigar Company will also be releasing the first 5 of 26 Case Study cigars. After receiving much attention when officially announced at last year’s IPCPR show, the Case Study Cigar Project continues to create buzz. Like the pioneering architects of mid-century modernist architecture, who changed society’s notion of what an ideal home should be, master tobacco blenders have shaped our understanding of the premium cigar. The Case Study Cigar Project is inspired by these architects of thought, design, and paradigm shift.

“This is truly a distinctive project,” says Winokur.

“Case Study takes premium cigars to a new level of exploration. We’re partnering with five of the world’s most renowned factories and their masters, releasing blends that showcase the unique qualities of vintage and aged tobaccos in cigars that exemplify the blender’s craft. We’ll be offering Master Editions (denoted by a White Band) that will be regularly available, with standard production quantities. We’ll also be offering Limited Editions (Black Band), which will be available in extremely limited quantities. Once the Limited Editions are gone, they are gone. Those quick enough to stock and smoke these cigars will be lucky ones indeed. We’re looking forward to showcasing our first release at this year’s show, and hope our media partners enjoy the preview also.”

Hugo Chairman Cigar Blend Information

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
  • Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler: Full-Flavored Nicaraguan Blend
  • MSRP: $12-$14

Case Study CS01 Cigar Project Blend Information

  • Factory: Occidental
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Semilla 192
  • Filler: Multi-Country Blend
  • MSRP: $12-$14

Case Study CS02 Cigar Project Blend Information

  • Factory: La Aurora
  • Wrapper: Corojo Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Sumatra Brasil
  • Filler: Multi-Country Blend
  • MSRP: $8-$10

Case Study CS03 Cigar Project Blend Information

  • Factory: Occidental
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
  • Binder: Semilla 192
  • Filler: Multi-Country Blend
  • MSRP: $14-$17

Case Study CS04 Limited Edition Cigar Project Blend Information

  • Factory: Occidental
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
  • Binder: Mexican Sumatra
  • Filler: Multi-Country Blend
  • MSRP: $12-$13

Case Study CS05 Limited Edition Cigar Project Blend Information (Only 12,000 Cigars Available)

  • Factory: Plasencia
  • Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano Oscuro
  • Binder: Mexican San Andres
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Habano
  • MSRP: $11

Please visit for more information on Case Study Cigar Project, the Hugo Chairman Cigar, and the many other offerings being featured at the IPCPR show and at the Ventura Cigar Company Media Preview Event on July 11, 2017.
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About Ventura Cigar Company
Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is a unique cigar brand born in sunny Southern California that is on a mission to create memorable, complex cigar blends that excite the senses and reward discriminating palates. Their flagship Archetype, Case Study, Project805, and PSyKo SEVEN brands offer multiple award-winning blends that have earned 90+ ratings in Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, and Cigar Snob. Ventura Cigar Company also distributes the 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London line of pipe tobacco products, extending its reach and tradition of offering top-quality tobacconist products. Pipes and blends under these brands are cultivated through generations of craftsmanship, making them longtime favorites of pipe tobacco enthusiasts.

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