Cigars

Aging Room Moves to Altadis

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Cigars | Comments Off on Aging Room Moves to Altadis

Aging Room cigars will now be distributed by Altadis U.S.A. Halfwheel reports: The tobacco giant will be the new distributor for Aging Room, which includes brands like Oliveros, SWAG and others. One source told halfwheel that Aging Room informed its independent sales representatives on Thursday that they would no longer be representing the brand. The deal primarily centers around distribution; Rob Norris, gm for Altadis U.S.A., told halfwheel the company has not purchased ownership in Boutique Blends and the blends will remain in production at their current factory. Boutique Blends will move...

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Dunhill Leaves the Cigar & Pipe Business

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Cigars | Comments Off on Dunhill Leaves the Cigar & Pipe Business

Dunhill cigars and pipe tobacco will no longer be sold by British American Tobacco, according to the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR). “British American Tobacco (BAT) has informed us of their intention to exit the handmade cigar and pipe tobacco business for the Dunhill brands, said Régis Broersma, president of General Cigar Co., which makes Dunhill cigars and distributes them in the U.S. “As this process will take approximately 12-18 months to complete, it will be business as usual; therefore, there will be no change to the way in which we manufacture,...

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Roger’s Pick – The King is Dead

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Cigars | 0 comments

Roger’s Pick – The King is Dead

Mr. Caldwell has done it again, this time with The King Is Dead. Using a very unique and often neglected wrapper in the cigar industry, Caldwell Cigar Company uses a Negrito wrapper on this killer. Negrito wrappers are dark, toothy, and oily with a very distinctive taste. Blended with some of the worlds most unique micro blend tobacco this cigar stands out compared to most.

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Marc’s Pick – Avo Heritage

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Cigars | 0 comments

Marc’s Pick – Avo Heritage

The Heritage Series of AVO is a remarkable, medium to full-bodied blend that pays homage to the farmers, blenders, and rollers responsible for making AVO one of the industry’s premier, super-premium brands. Avo Uvezian worked side by side with cigar-making legend Hendrik ‘Henke’ Kelner to select the finest Cuban-seed, Ecuadorian sun-grown wrappers attainable, and combine a robust mixture of Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers inside. The result is a satisfying series of rich, complex flavors delivered in smooth, balanced fashion. The core is creamy with notes of toast and...

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Jeff’s Pick – Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Cigars | 0 comments

Jeff’s Pick – Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta

Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie cigars combine a dark, coffee-hued Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper with a creamy, light Ecuadorian Shade main wrapper. It’s like a chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream cone! And the good news here is, this duo works just as well, lending to a complex array of flavors and aromas. Lighter in body than the other members of the JdN family, this medium-bodied blend also features carefully selected Nicaraguan long-fillers that deliver a solid, smooth experience worthy of praise. Greeting the senses are deep cocoa, earth, and tobacco with a decidedly spicy...

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