Coffee Break by Tatiana ships to stores today

coffee_breakMiami Cigar & Company, one of the originators of the flavored premium cigar is ready to ship Coffee Break by Tatiana, which was introduced this past July at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.

The Coffee Break by Tatiana is a 100% handmade premium cigar, made in the Dominican Republic. The Coffee Break will come in three different flavor variations:


Blended to perfection, with notes of espresso and nuances of grappa, Sambuca and brandy, this cigar is the ultimate indulgence for the worldly ones.


Blended to bring out the velvety rich flavors of a smooth latte, with a delectable hit of espresso, this cigar has an intense buttery caramel finish.


This flavor is just like your morning cup of Joe. A bold roast perfectly blended, with equal parts of Cuban espresso and milk. It has an enticing coffee aroma, with nuances of robust warm milk and light vanilla notes.

The three different offerings of Coffee Break by Tatiana will be expressed in three vitolas housed in 25count boxes: 4×40 (Cuarenta) 4.5×50 (Cincuenta) 4×60 (Sesenta)

About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded in 1989 by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and Hf Barcelona brands.


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unnamed262 Cigars will celebrate its fifth anniversary in style. The company is slated to release its sixth blend this December 2015 called Suit & Tie. Suit & Tie will be become the company’s second short run release and will commemorate 262 Cigars’ five years in the cigar industry.

The story of the Suit & Tie happened when 262 Cigars founder Clint Aaron was on a factory trip working on some future cigars and fell in love with a blend. Not knowing what to do with the blend, he decided to shelve it.

“I was at the factory and this particular blend grabbed a hold of me. I wanted to wait until the timing was right, so we put it on the back burner,” Aaron said. He went on to say, “I was on a road trip, and all of the sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks. That blend would be perfect for a short-run to coincide with our 5 years of being in the industry.”

When it came to naming the song, Aaron drew his inspiration from a pop song. “I was driving down the highway, smoking that blend, the windows were rolled down, and Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake came on the radio. At that moment I knew that the cigar was destined to be put into production. I called Mike, Jerry, and Kyle and told them my hair-brained idea. They were on board and jumped right in; this has been a fun cigar to create. It had to be offered in my two favorite sizes, Box Press Toro and Lancero. It just made sense to call the cigar Suit & Tie; we really wanted to have some fun with this release.”

Suit & Tie will be available in ten count boxes for in both a Box Press Toro and a Lancero.

Suit & Tie will be available to select stores nationwide. This list will be released at a later date, but each store will receive 10 boxes of each size.

250 10-count boxes of Box Press Toro
250 10-count boxes of Lancero

MSRP is $125/box

Suit & Tie is 262’s first short-run production in almost four years. Back in February 2012, the company’s other short run cigar, the 262 Manifesto was released.

262 Cigars is located in Lynchburg, VA and had been available at retail locations since 2010. The team at 262 Cigars made a splash with its initial release, Paradigm, and has had much success with the release of Ideology, Revere, and Allegiance. They made a mark in the bundle market with the release of Peacefield at this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans.

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Famous Smoke Shop Unveils Padron Collaboration for the Famous 75th Anniversary Cigar

CI-FPA-F75N-400“I do not consider a sale complete until the customer is satisfied,” says Famous Smoke Shop CEO Arthur Zaretsky, who took over the modest New York City cigar store that his parents’ established in 1939. Now located in Easton, PA, today Famous Smoke Shop is the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Several thousand miles away, in Nicaragua, Jorge Padrón has been carrying on his family’s primary mission: making cigars of “exceptional quality,” while striving to give cigar smokers “the confidence that each cigar is perfect,” as his father has done since 1964. In celebrating over seven decades of quality and integrity, these two second-generation cigar men have collaborated on the release of an exclusive, limited edition Padrón cigar – the Famous 75th Padrón Anniversary cigar.

Famous 75th Padrón 1926 Series cigars are made in one size, a 5″ x 54 box-pressed robusto rolled in two wrapper choices – Nicaraguan Habano natural or Nicaraguan Habano maduro. Presented in boxes of 10 cigars, these puros are exquisitely handcrafted with 5-year-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos offering a smooth, creamy, well-balanced smoke brimming with Padrón’s signature earthy-spicy, full-bodied flavor profile. Only 3,000 boxes have been made, and like all Padrón Cigars, they will have individual, serial-numbered cigar bands.

Arthur and Jorge, both born of humble beginnings, both focused on providing the best to their customers; throughout their combined 115 year history they have built companies that today are honored fixtures of the cigar world, respectively. Jorge’s father, Orlando, owned and managed cigar factories in Nicaragua and Honduras. Like the progeny of many tobacco growing, cigar making families, Jorge worked closely with his father since childhood, traveling with him daily to the office, learning every aspect of the cigar business.

Likewise, Arthur Zaretsky learned the retail side of the business from his parents, David and Rose, who owned the original Famous Smoke Shop on West Broadway in Manhattan. Virtually living behind the sales counter, Arthur worked 80 hours a week to support the family business. After his father passed-away, Arthur continued to work with Rose, whom the customers affectionately called “Rosie.” While Rosie took care of the customers, Arthur began building the little cigar store into a thriving direct mail business from their new location on West 39th Street.

Living and breathing a passion for cigars, Arthur and Jorge have come to recognize and appreciate what their families have created. Backed with confidence and a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, both men took what their families had built and grew them into prosperous internationally-renowned businesses.

“Both Jorge and I owe a lot to our parents and the values they taught us,” said Mr. Zaretsky. “So, in celebrating our 75 year legacy as Famous Smoke Shop, and in the spirit of family, we celebrate you – our customer – with this special cigar from Padrón.”

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Nomad Cigar Co. Releases a San Andres H-Town Lancero for Stogies

Stogies-H-Town-Lancero-Nomad-San-AndresNomad Cigar Company and Stogies World Class Cigars are pleased to announce the release of the Nomad H-Town San Andres Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, TX.
“Early in the year Fred brought me a few unreleased lancero samples knowing that I’m a big fan of the vitola. After enjoying each and every one of them I realized I just had to have this blend in my H-Town lineup. The cigar complements the rest of the collection and it is the only one with a San Andres Wrapper. I’m excited to have an exclusive from Nomad, one of the fastest growing and most exciting young brands,” said Jorge Ahued of Stogies.
The blend was created to fully showcase the San Andres Wrapper and consists of a Dominican Binder and Both Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
“I am honored to be a part of a very exclusive group of blenders participating in this series. Lanceros offer a flavor experience that cannot be found in other sizes. Jorge has put together an amazing, and diverse, collection of Lanceros that are sure to please cigar aficionados everywhere. For Nomad, it is another milestone in what has certainly been an incredible journey since starting the company,” said Fred Rewey, Nomad Cigar Co.
This project adds yet another blend to Nomad’s already substantial growth since the company’s inception in 2012. The Stogies H-Town Lancero is Nomad’s 10th blend/release.
The Nomad H-Town San Andres Lancero is releasing this week and will be exclusively available at Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston.
Additional Details:
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tobacalera L&V
Wrapper: San Andres
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Size: 7 Inches
Ring Gauge: 38
MSRP: $8.50 (10 count box)
First Release: 2,000 Cigars / 200 boxes
Release Date: November 18, 2015
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Drew Estate Announces ACID Chi-Town, Arango Cigar Co Subculture Exclusive

ACID_CHI-TOWN_ARANGODrew Estate has announced that they will be releasing a new Subculture cigar through Arango Cigar Co in Northbrook, IL. The new cigar will be called ACID Chi-Town, and will be available exclusively through Arango.

The new ACID Chi-Town will be presented in a glass tube in a 5 x 50 vitola. The blend features a Cameroon wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers. The cigars will be packaged in 18-ct boxes emblazoned with ACID branding. The ACID Chi-Town will begin shipping to Arango in November of 2015.

Drew Estate President Michael Cellucci stated that, “Arango Cigar Co has been a long-time ally of Drew Estate. We’ve built a great relationship over the years and can always rely on them to do right by us. We’re excited to work with them on ACID Chi-Town as we continue to bring new and fresh ideas to the popular ACID cigar brand.”

Look for the new ACID Chi-Town to hit Arango’s shelves in the coming weeks. Make sure to follow all of Drew Estate’s news by following them on social media at @drewestatecigar.

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Famous Smoke Shop introduces Four Kicks “Black Belt Buckle” cigars

BBB boxNew cigar is the first-ever line extension to the Crowned Heads “Four Kicks” brand

How many cigars have you smoked that were inspired by the lyrics of a song? If you’ve smoked some of the selections from Crowned Heads Cigars, chances are you already have. Now, Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, is introducing a new exclusive edition from Crowned Heads: “Black Belt Buckle” cigars – the first-ever line extension to the bestselling Four Kicks cigars edition.

“Black Belt Buckle” cigars have the same Nicaraguan long filler & binder tobaccos found in the original Four Kicks blend (rated an “Outstanding” ’91’ by Cigar Aficionado), finished in a rich-tasting Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The result is a medium-bodied smoke that exhibits the balance, complexity, and “Cubanesque” flavor profile of the original Four Kicks Habano wrapper recipe, augmented by the sweeter nuances found in prime Connecticut Broadleaf.

“Having the opportunity to play upon the original binder-filler with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper has always been in the back of my mind, and soon, it will be a tangible product that will be enjoyed by cigar enthusiasts around the globe,” said Crowned Heads Cigars president, Jon Huber.

Four Kicks “Black Belt Buckle” was made in a very limited production of only 10,000 cigars. The release will consist of 1,000 boxes, each with 10 cigars presented in the classic shape – Corona Gorda (5 5/8″ x 46)


The cigars will have an across-the-board MSRP of $7.96/cigar, and are expected to arrive in-store on December 3, with preorder sales starting Thursday, November 19.

Oh, about those song lyrics that provided the inspiration for the name. . .

Huff men don’t take no nonsense / 

He’s here to rectify /

He’s got his black belt buckle / 

And the red man’s fire in his eyes.

– “Four Kicks” (Kings of Leon)


“The Four Kicks brand will always hold a very special place in my heart, as it was the first release under the Crowned Heads umbrella,” added Mr. Huber. “We’re also very excited to be able to team up with Famous Smoke Shop and bring Four Kicks ‘Black Belt Buckle’ to the marketplace.”

More information may be found by clicking here.

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Scandinavian Tobacco Group sets new management for its handmade cigar business.

Craig-ReynoldsRegis Broersma becomes new President of General Cigar Company which is a leader in the US market for handmade and premium cigars. He succeeds Dan Carr who has stepped down and leaves the Group. Regis Broersma (38) is Dutch born and has a comprehensive, international background in sales, marketing and general management. Regis Broersma has worked in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the UK and the US. Currently, he is Managing Director of STG Germany. Regis Broersma has worked in the cigar industry since 2002 and has a great passion for cigars. In addition, Scandinavian Tobacco Group assigns the responsibility of its entire global handmade cigar businesses to an Executive Vice President. Craig Reynolds assumes this responsibility which includes General Cigar, its international business and Cigars International which is a leading online retailer in the US. Craig Reynolds continues as President for Cigars International. Niels Frederiksen, CEO of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, says: “I am happy to announce Regis Broersma being new President of General Cigar. Regis has the experience and the innovative approach needed to continue the impressive development of General Cigar together with its management team. Our handmade cigar business accounts for 25% of our net sales and is a growth engine of our business. We want to reinforce this development by adding executive management capacity for the entire handmade business globally.” General Cigar holds a leading market position and has a strong offering in the US market for handmade and premium cigars. Cigars International has built a leading position as an online retailer and a direct marketer in the premium cigars and pipe tobacco segment. General Cigar and Cigars International continue to be run as two separate, stand-alone businesses.

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Two Guys Smoke Shop & Cigars for Warriors

Two Guys Smoke Shop, a three store chain of cigar shops in New Hampshire with locations in Salem, Seabrook and Nashua have begun a Full Cigar Box Drive for Operation Cigars for Warriors. Cigars for Warriors top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars to American Service Men and Women serving in combat zones (Air, Land and Sea). As a way to honor, show respect and thank those putting it all on the line for us back home. Cigars for Warriors receives requests from many soldiers who have no one in the U.S. to send care packages to them, and would otherwise receive nothing. This mission is one of great importance as we understand that some of these fine men and women would not be able to enjoy well-deserved moments of reassurance and relaxation without the generosity of sponsors and individual donors. The mental health benefits of a premium cigar are unsurpassed for our troops, especially with considerations that cigars are the #1 requested items by our Warriors. Two Guys Smoke Shop asks that we band together and give thanks to our Service men and women by donating a full box of cigars to Cigars for Warriors. Two Guys Smoke Shop will not only collect but will match a box of cigars for every box donated (up to 500 Boxes) from October 30, 2015 till Thanksgiving Day – November 26, 2015. Give THANKS to our Troops, our Warriors, our Service men and women by buying and donating a full box of premium cigars for a Warrior. There is a donation box set up at each Two Guys Smoke Shop location and you may even donate online at by leaving a message in the comment box that the box is for the warriors or by calling 1- (888) 2–CIGAR-2 (1-888-224-4272)

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Drew Estate announces Alliance Cigar exclusive Kentucky Fire Cured Fightn’ 69th

KFCDrew Estate announced the release of their new Kentucky Fire Cured Fightn’ 69th today. The new cigar is being produced exclusively for Alliance Cigar in Hauppauge, NY.

The new Fightn’ 69th is based upon the popular Kentucky Fire Cured blend, featuring Kentucky seed tobacco, grown and fire cured in Kentucky. The new size is a 5 ½ x 52 parejo that will be presented in the typical Soft Pack 10 packaging the Kentucky Fire Cured line is known for.

When asked about the new cigar, Alliance Cigar CEO and Founder Tom Sullivan stated that, “We are honored to have been given this opportunity by our friends at Drew Estate. I’ve worked with Kentucky Fired Cured tobaccos for many years but never in conjunction with a premium cigar. Jonathan and his team have shown once again that their creativity and ability to create new and innovative products is second to none.”

Jonathan Drew, Drew Estate Founder, added, “Everyone knows that DE is a pioneer and brand champion for the FIRE CURED segment of cigars. What people may not know is just how special the new Fighting’ 69th is to DE as a company. The Fightn’ 69th KFCC size was created for one of the company’s closest friends and mentors, Tommy Sullivan, so we had to make sure that it blows people’s minds when they smoke it. The Fightn’ 69th is like a fire cured explosion of taste and aroma. It’s Fire Cured beyond the acceptable limits!”

The Fightn’ 69th will begin shipping in October 2015 and will have an MSRP of $74.95 per Soft Pack 10. The cigar will be available to retail accounts exclusively via Alliance Cigar’s distribution network. For more information on the new cigar, visit Alliance Cigar’s website at

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New Petit Corona joins J. Grotto Silk Boutique cigar line

J rotto Silk Petite CoronaA new Petit Corona is the first line extension for the J. Grotto Silk boutique premium cigar from Paul Joyal’s Ocean State Cigars.  The 4-1/4″ x 41 Petit Corona is a departure from the extra-ring gauge Robusto (5″ x 52), Gran Toro (6″ x 52), Churchill (7″ x 50), and commanding Gordo (6″ x 60).  The Gordo in particular has found favor with the new breed of cigar smokers who enjoy the shape’s long-duration, billowing smoke.

The Petit Corona, like the other Silk cigars, is so named for its lustrous sheen and delicate texture.  It features the same blend as the original Silk offerings, with minimal tuning.  A Honduran and Nicaraguan filler is doubly-bound in Indonesian and Honduran-grown Criollo 98 leaves.  The cigar is then given its tactile and cosmetic silken finish … an Ecuadorian shade-grown Connecticut-seed wrapper.  The four-nation blend’s tobaccos are factory-aged a full three years, and the finished cigars rest another eight months in Ocean State’s climate-controlled humidor.  Joyal notes, “The Silk line greets the smoker with its delicate flavor and subtle fragrances, typical of Connecticut Shade cigars.  But it soon bursts into an unexpected fullness of lush flavor and body.  Add the even progression of the razor-thin burn zone, plus the tactile and cosmetic appeal of the silky-smooth wrapper, and you have a superlative smoke.”

The Petit Corona is individually cellophane-wrapped and presented in 20-count high-quality Spanish cedar boxes.  The elegant graphics and striking colors distinguish it as part of the J. Grotto brand.  The J. Grotto Silk Petit Corona is now available from Ocean State Cigars at $5.99  MSRP.

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