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Kristoff Twentieth
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Press Release: Kristoff Announces Three New Projects Debuting at PCA 2024

Next month at the Premium Cigar Associated trade show Kristoff Cigars is set to debut three new projects according to an email from Jarrid Trudeau who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company. The first cigar is the heavily anticipated Kristoff Twentieth Anniversary. The cigar will feature a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper over an Indonesian binder with fillers from Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. The cigar will be available as a Robusto (5 x 50), Toro […]

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Press Release: Sazerac Barrel Select to Offer Barrel of Blanton’s Gold for Charity, Proceeds Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

For the first time, Sazerac Barrel Select (SBS), Sazerac’s single barrel release program, is holding a sweepstakes for the chance to select and purchase a barrel of Blanton’s Gold Bourbon. The Blanton’s Gold Charity Sweepstakes will be open to the public, with proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The winner of the Blanton’s Gold Charity Sweepstakes will receive: A VIP behind-the-scenes tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery for the winner and up to seven of […]

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Timeless Panamerica
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Press Release: Ferio Tego releases Timeless Panamericana Secreto

Building on the momentum from the successful expansion of the Ferio Tego Timeless Prestige blend in the latter half of 2023, Ferio Tego introduces a new addition to its Timeless Panamericana line – the Secreto.  The Ferio Tego Timeless Panamericana Secreto is a delicious petit corona measuring 4.5” x 40 ring gauge. “Petit Coronas are perennial favorites among many of the most discerning premium cigar enthusiasts”, said Michael Herklots, co-owner of Ferio Tego. “The addition […]

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Ike Karipides Drew Estate
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Press Release: Industry Veteran Ike Karipides Promoted to SVP, Sales at Drew Estate

Ike Karipides is the new SVP of Sales at Drew Estate, reporting directly to Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO. ​ He succeeds David Lazarus who retired at the end of January after a very successful seven-year run. Ike Karipides joined Drew Estate in January 2018 as Director of the Specialty Retail channel, followed by responsibility for Online Retail and most recently as Vice President Direct with overall responsibility for the company’s Specialty Retail, Online Retail, and […]

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Plasencia Year of the Dragon
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Press Release: Plasencia Cigars Releasing Year of the Dragon

Plasencia Cigars, a world-leading premium tobacco grower since 1865, announces the release of the limited edition “The Year of the Dragon”. This is the fourth limited edition offering by Plasencia commemorating the Chinese New Year. This limited-edition brand is offered in a Torpedo 6 ½ x 54 Vitola. A total of 3,000 boxes of “The Year of the Dragon” were produced which will be made available for the global market. February 10, 2024, kicks off the Chinese New Year and once […]

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Nestor Miranda 80th
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Press Release: Miami Cigar & Company Now Shipping Nestor Miranda 80th (NM80)

Miami Cigar & Co. announces that the much-awaited NM80 is how shipping. City Cigar Lounge was tapped as the launching pad for the highly anticipated NM80 cigar brand. The NM80 was created to commemorate Nestor Miranda’s 80th birthday. The event is a sit down 5-course dinner by “Certified Angus Beef Chef of the Year” Carla DiLorenzo. Dinner to take place on February 8, 2024, at 7:00 pm. City Cigar Lounge is located at 41 NW 2nd St, Miami, FL 33128. Argentine open fire cooking has taken the nation […]

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Eric Newman
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Press Release: Eric Newman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Puro Sabor

Last night, the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco / Camara Nicaraguense de Tabacaleros honored Eric Newman with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award was presented at the Puro Sabor Festival’s White Dinner, which was held at the J.C. Newman PENSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Newman said that he was very surprised and humbled by this honored, and was very grateful to receive it surrounded by so many friends in the cigar industry.

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JC Newman Cigar Workers Park
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Press Release: J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Opens Cigar Workers Park

On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, and the Newman family cut the ribbon to open Cigar Workers Park. This new park is located across the street from J.C. Newman’s historic El Reloj factory in Tampa’s Ybor City National Historic Cigar District. In the presence of El Reloj’s cigar workers, the Newman family dedicated the park to the hundreds of thousands of people who have worked in Tampa’s cigar […]

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My Father & Tatuaje La Union
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Press Release: My Father Cigars, Inc. and Tatuaje Cigars, Inc. release La Union

Jose “Pepin” Garcia along with his children Jaime and Janny, started making cigars in a little factory in Miami, Florida over twenty years ago. At that time, their first private label client was Pete Johnson and his brand Tatuaje. In early 2003, Pete met Pepin at an event in Los Angeles, CA and immediately knew that Pepin was the man that he wanted making his cigars. From that day forward, the Garcia’s and Pete have been working together on […]

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La Aurora Small Batch
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Press Release: La Aurora Small Batch Lot No. 003 Debuts at Total Product Expo (TPE) 2024 in Las Vegas

La Aurora USA, LLC, announces the debut of La Aurora Small Batch Lot 003, a limited-edition cigar created by Master Blender Manuel, at Total Product Expo (TPE) 2024 in Las Vegas. La Aurora Small Batch is a collection of limited quantity cigars created by our Master Blender, Manuel Inoa, who reached back into the aging room pulling out his favorite creations. “We’re excited to kick off 2024 at TPE as we continue to renew our relationship not only with Kretek, but […]

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