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Procigar 2018: Day 1

It’s the week after Valentine’s Day and that means it’s cigar festival time. The cigar industry’s two oldest and largest festivals—the Dominican Republic’s Procigar and Cuba’s Festival del Habano—take place on consecutive weeks with the former beginning the Sunday after Valentine’s Day. Procigar refers to both the festival, as well ...

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:20:30 +0000
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The Lotus Group Adds Branded Ashtray, Vertigo Torpedo Punch

The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics has added a pair of new accessories to its spring releases, a branded ashtray and a value-priced punch cutter. The company’s flagship brand is getting a branded melamine ashtray with four cigar rests. The material is not only lightweight and impact-resistant, it is also dishwasher safe ...

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:00:22 +0000
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Espinosa’s Wasabi Returning in March

A second batch of Espinosa Premium Cigars’ Wasabi is slated to arrive at retailers late next month, according to a post on one of the company’s Facebook groups. The Wasabi, which was originally released in the second half of 2016 as part of eight new cigars added to the company’s ...

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:54:42 +0000
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Alec Bradley Brings Back Black Market Filthy Hooligan

Alec Bradley has announced that its annual St. Patrick’s Day cigar, the Black Market Filthy Hooligan, is back for 2018 and currently en route to retailers. The cigar’s fifth release features the familiar barber pole design, with a bright green candela wrapper contrasted by a cocoa colored Nicaraguan wrapper grown ...

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:17:27 +0000
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Four New Vertigo Lighters Begin Shipping

The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics has added a quartet of new lighters to its value-oriented Vertigo collection. The Poseidon is a triple-flame torch that offers a built-in punch cutter, single action ignition and large flame adjuster wheel. The metal body is highlighted by a clear fuel tank that provides a look ...

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:23:11 +0000
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Royal Agio Cigars Joins Procigar

Procigar, the association of top Dominican cigar manufacturers, has a new member: Royal Agio. While Agio is headquartered in Duizel, Holland, in 1990 the company decided to build a factory in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, that would be dedicated to the production of premium handmade cigars. That factory ...

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:27:43 +0000
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CLE Not Opening New Accounts for Rest of 2018

If your local cigar shop doesn’t carry CLE Cigar Co.’s portfolio of cigars already, they won’t be getting them this year, as today the company announced that effective March 1, the company will not open any new accounts for the remainder of 2018. In an email sent to retailers and friends ...

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:27:37 +0000
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HVC Pan Caliente Robusto

In April 2016, HVC Cigars released the first of what has now become three different vitolas in a new line that takes its name from a traditional Spanish phrase. That phrase is se vende como pan caliente, which translates into English as sells like hot cakes. In fact, the cigar line ...

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:00:36 +0000
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Weekly News (Feb. 19, 2018)

Cigar News adorini Launches Cigar Cabinet Trolley Humidor Asylum Plans Medulla Oblongata 7 x 70, Maduro Atabey Launching Three New Vitolas in March AVO 22, LE05 Returning in 2018 AVO Improvisation 30 Years Slated for March AVO Maduro, Signature Returning for 2018 C.Gars Ltd.’s Latest Auction now Online Cavici & ...

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:59:46 +0000
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Procigar 2018 Humidor Auction Items Unveiled

Most of them that is. Today marks the official start of the 2018 Procigar Festival, the Dominican cigar festival put on by the organization with the same name. This year, the festival returns to Casa de Campo before heading to Santiago on Tuesday, which serves as the beginning of Procigar ...

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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:43:09 +0000
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La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: MEDIUM+ | TASTING NOTES: NUTTY, WOODY, HINTS OF FIG & PLUM | For those of you who were avid cigar smokers in the early 1900’s, the La Imperiosa brand may seem familiar. La Imperiosa, which translates to “The Imperative,” was a Cuban cigar brand popular in the early 1900’s but discontinued likely in 1962 when Cubatabaco took control of the Cuban Cigar Industry and got rid of thousands of Cuban Cigar brands which were registered between 1810 when the registration of Cuban Cigar brands began...
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:33:10 +0000
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Cigar Review: Quesada Q D’etat Molotov

Behind The Stick: The December 8th press release reads: December 8, 2011 — The Q d’etat line represents a symbolic revolt against the unfair taxation practices and mistreatment of the premium cigar industry. The brand is intended to create awareness of the dangers increased government regulation and taxation will produce, specifically the FDA’s desire to regulate premium cigars. There will be three sizes, released at different dates, of 1,000 ten-count boxes. Each box will contain a form to register for membership in Cigar Rights of America. The first of the...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:15:04 +0000
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Cigar Review: Protocol Probable Cause Lancero

| STRENGTH: FULL | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: SPICY, WOODY, HINTS OF ESPRESSO | In 2015 two police officers, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, revealed the industry’s newest cigar brand: Cubariqueno! Launched nationally at the 2015 IPCPR trade show in New Orleans, Cubariqueno was created by two police officers, Juan Cancel & Bill Ives. The La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua is the chosen location where all Cubariqueno blends are created under the watchful eye of Erik Espinosa. Cubariqueno’s freshman release is the protocol. Originally a single blend...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:22:54 +0000
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Cigar Review: Todos Las Dias

“Todos Las Dias is my personal Spanglish translation meaning ‘All the Days,’” said Steve Saka, Dunbarton’s owner, in a press release. “The workers at Joya de Nicaraguan often cringe at my casual butchering of their mother tongue, but in my opinion cigars are far more than a grammar lesson to abide, they are the physical manifestation of a feeling and of an experience. It is a supple, sungrown Cuban Seed capa which encapsulates its intricate tripa recipe of rich Jalapa and Esteliano tobaccos. From the first puff, there is no...
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:27:45 +0000
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Cigar Review: Headley Grange by Crowned Heads

Following the huge success of Crowned Heads first addition to the cigar world - Four Kicks - which like many of their cigars, has a clear reference to music - this one in specific a song by the band Kings of Leon, the company has continued with branding, design and focus all their own. Being a group with close ties to the music industry and living in Nashville, incorporating the music industry into their cigars fit right in line with who they are.
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:52:02 +0000
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Undercrown Sun Grown

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: EARTHY, TOASTED OAK, HINTS OF SPICE AND MALT | The Undercrown is one of Drew Estate’s best selling core line cigars – birthed from the famed Liga Privada, which many of you may know was a private blend made for Steve Saka during his time at Drew Estate. The Undercrown was released in October of 2010 as a sort of “alternative” to the Liga Privada which was quite hard to find at the time. The story of the Undercrown is really...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:09:56 +0000
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