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A.J. Fernandez releases New World Connecticut

new_worldA.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is set to release the exceedingly anticipated New World Connecticut. The unique blend was created after the overwhelmingly positive response from the public and critics alike, when New World was unveiled at the 2014 IPCPR. The New World went on to attain the honor of Number 1 Cigar in the World 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine.

Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand to pay homage to the discovery of the “mystical smoking leaf” named tobacco by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is now known as the New World. In November 1492, Jerez and Luis de Torres first observed natives smoking as they were searching for the Emperor of China. Unaware that they had landed in modern-day Cuba, they encountered natives that created rolls made of palm and maize leaves, in the shape of a musket constructed of paper with tobacco on the inside. One would light one end and enjoy the smoke out of the other.

A.J. Fernandez said: “The New World cigar was a very special project as it was the first cigar that was created with the help of my father Ismael Fernandez since he joined me at A.J. Fernandez Cigars. I am more than thrilled that the public reception has been so positive, that it has once again allowed us, as father and son to create the New World Connecticut.”

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Shade U.S.A.
  • Binder: San Andres Mexico
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil

The New World Connecticut is a medium bodied cigar.  Unlike the original New World, it will not be box pressed. Smokers of the New World Connecticut will experience notes of cream, wood, and almonds in a very well balanced and refined cigar. The MSRP for the New World Connecticut will stay in line with the original New World at six dollars.

New World Connecticut will be available in a beautifully adorned 20 count box and in four sizes:

  • CORONA GORDA 5 ½ X 46
  • ROBUSTO    5 x 50
  • TORO      6 x 52
  • BELICOSO: 6 x 54

The New World Connecticut will begin shipping to your favorite tobacco shop in May.

Famouse Smoke releases Inferno 3rd Degree

CI-IN3-TORN-400Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Oliva Cigar Co. The new release is Inferno 3rd Degree cigars, and they are exclusively available at Famous Smoke Shop. The first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Inferno 3rd Degree is the third release under the Inferno umbrella. The first brand in the series, Inferno, was introduced in 2012, with the Flashpoint hitting the market a year later. The Inferno 3rd Degree is a new blend, designed to provide sophisticated and complex flavors to satisfy every cigar smoker’s taste buds. This blend will be made in small batches and production on the brand will be limited.

Inferno 3rd Degree cigars utilize a blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos with a triple-fermented Ligero and Viso longfiller core, and a Habano-seed binder, all encased in another silky Habano seed wrapper. The result is a full strength cigar with dark, rich flavors, with a slight natural sweetness to round out a customer’s smoke. Already hailed as the best of the trio under the Inferno name, it seems as if this cigar will soon take the industry by storm.

“This is a fine cigar with incredible flavor,” said Famous Smoke Shop editor John Pullo. “Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are made by Oliva which already has a sterling reputation for their consistency and quality. This is nothing short of another outstanding cigar in their arsenal. The interesting thing about this that not many people may know, is that it maintains a low price tag for customers to take advantage of because the tobaccos are mainly all grown on Oliva’s farms. That means our customers get premium tobacco without the inflated cost of Oliva buying an outside grower’s tobacco. It’s a genius farm to table concept which resulted in this top shelf cigar.”

The Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Double Toro, a Robusto 5 x 50, and a 6 x 50 Toro. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices which range from $5.80 to $6.50 per cigar. People interested in learning more about the Inferno 3rd Degree or Famous Smoke Shop should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

Room 101 creates cigar exclusively for Famous Smoke

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Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Room 101 cigars. The new release is Room 101 El Mas Chingon cigars, and they are exclusively available at Famous Smoke Shop. The first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities due to the supply of rare tobaccos used to blend the cigar, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Room 101 El Mas Chingon is another addition to Matt Booth’s already wildly popular cigar line, and seeks to be one of their best cigars yet as this young blender moves up the ranks in the cigar industry. This blend will be made in small batches and production on the brand will be limited, with each one measuring at a 60 ring gauge.

Room 101 El Mas Chingon cigars utilize a blend of rich tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Honduras for perfectly balanced spice, sweetness, and tobacco, with a deep earthy follow-through. The cigar wrapper is a well-fermented, naturally semi-spicy, Ecuadorian Habano leaf that complements this well-balanced cigar for a great complexity with flavors that come and go throughout the entire smoke. This is a medium-bodied cigar that will appeal to smokers who enjoy bold flavors without enduring a lot of strength. It’s great for those who enjoy mild cigars wanting to explore heavier cigars, and a comparable offering to those who enjoy stronger cigars.

“This is a cigar for the ages,” said Famous Smoke Shop Executive Editor Gary Korb. “From the moment I lit up this cigar, I knew it was going to be special. I typically enjoy everything Room 101 releases, and the El Mas Chingon has the potential to become the company’s all-star stogie. What’s even more impressive to me is the sheer variety in terms of sizes along with a low price tag. It is sure to attract cigar lovers because of the multiple sizes offered, and keep them coming back through its affordability.”

The El Mas Chingon is available in four sizes – a 4 1/2 x 60 Rothschild, a 5 1/2 x 60 Robusto, a 6 1/2 x 60 Double Toro, and a big 7 ½ x 60. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices that range from $6.50 to $8.00 per cigar. People interested in learning more about the Room 101 El Mas Chingon or Famous Smoke Shop should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

 

 

A.J. Fernandex to release New World retailer exclusive at Texas Cigar Festival

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A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is proud to introduce the “New World Brute” as a retailer exclusive for Serious Cigars in Houston, Texas.  The New World Brute comes in at a hefty 6x 66 size, and will make its debut at the Texas Cigar Festival taking place this April 25, 2015.

 

Ron Lesseraux owner of Serious Cigars said,” A.J. Fernandez’s New World is a special cigar, and we love to offer our customers unique products. It only made sense to create a special edition New World, for Serious Cigar customers.

It is true that everything is bigger in Texas, so we decided along with A.J. to push the limits, and create the New World Brute”.

Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand as homage to the discovery of [the] then “mystical smoking leaf” called “tobacco” by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is known today as the “New World”. The New World was introduced at the 2014 IPCPR, and went on to attain the honor of “Number 1 Cigar in the World” in 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine.

 

A.J. Fernandez said:  “Serious Cigars has always championed our cigars and we are more than happy to create the New World Brute for them. We look forward to a great response by the consumer.”

 

The New World Cigar is a medium to full bodied cigar, with an amazing aroma. Smokers of New World will experience elements of sweetness, spiciness in a very balanced and refined cigar. The New World Cigar is composed of a Jalapa binder, Viso Ometepe Filler, Condega Ligero, Esteli-Finca Soledad Ligero, wrapped in a beautiful Dark Nicaragua.

 

The New World Brute has an MSRP of $6.95 and can only be purchased at Serious Cigars or through their online store at: http://www.seriouscigars.com.

ABOUT A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS:
A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez now produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike.  Today A.J. Fernandez continues the family tradition as he oversees production and manages day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.

For more information about A.J. Fernandez Cigars, please visit www.AJFernandezcigars.com Follow A.J Fernandez Cigars on Social Media here: Facebook: AJ Fernandez Cigars, Instagram: AJFCigars, Twitter: AJFCigars

Two Guys Smoke Shop announces 30th anniversary event

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Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem, Nashua, and Seabrook, New Hampshire will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on September 30, by giving away a brand new Mercedes Benz automobile, $30,000 or Both!

Two Guys Smoke Shop, a popular New England Cigar Shop know for its great retail cigar shops has become world known because of their elaborate anniversary parties and tremendous prizes including Motorcycles, Hummer H2 Vehicles, Trips and Cash. During the gas crunch they gave away a tanker truck of 10,000 gallons of gasoline and for their silver anniversary they gave a way 250 minted pure silver bars and a Rolls Royce Silver Spur. It’s all been covered from a 1936 Cadillac Fleetwood to a Delorean Time Machine.

On September 30 when the doors open at 6:00 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function facility in Ward Hill, Massachusetts, an expected SOLD -OUT crowd will be participating in what is believed to be the biggest, most fun-laden event of its kind ever staged by a retail cigar business.

This Anniversary cigar event will include dinner, 30 premium cigars per person, music, meet-and greets with the biggest names in the world of hand-crafted cigars and door prizes to include $30,000 and someone may walk out with a new Mercedes Benz provided by Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill, MA.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday May 2nd at 10am at all Two Guys Smoke Shop locations (Salem, Seabrook, and Nashua NH) and are expected to sell out fast.
Fifteen Cigar maker celebrities are expected to attend include Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars who have committed to attend. “The excitement, camaraderie and sheer value of the event this year will be even greater than years past, It’s always the hottest ticket in town,” boasts David Garofalo, owner and founder of Two Guys Smoke Shop. “If you’re a cigar lover, you’ll will have the time of your life for your $200 ticket price.”

Starting today right up until tickets go on sale, TwoGuys Smoke Shop will be unveiling those committed to attending on the manufacture side via their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2GuysCigars/

Two Guys Smoke Shop locations are at 304 South Broadway in Salem NH; 15 Spit Brook Road in Nashua NH; and 741 Lafayette Road in Seabrook, NH. For more information call 1-888-224-4272

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Zander-Greg’s New HHB Gold Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Nat Cicco Brand Cigars with Improvements and Reduced Price

HHB GoldThe first production run of Zander-Greg’s HHB Gold super premium cigars is now shipping, after undergoing improved packaging, an all-new ring, larger sizes and a 25% price reduction.

Zander-Greg introduced this latest addition to its existing HHB series with a new name … HHB Gold … changed from the original HHB Habano branding that reflected its wrapper tobacco.  The new name, plus an all-gold band, honor the 50th anniversary of the Nat Cicco (Seek-oh) line of cigars, which premiered in 1965.

HHB Gold’s blend is unchanged, with an Ecuadorian-grown Habano leaf, surrounding a Nicaraguan filler and binder.   The three cigar shapes, which it shared with the original HHB, are now larger at 7-3/4″ x 54, 5-1/4″ x 56 and 6-3/4″ x 58.

The presentation is 10 cigars per box, the same as the original HHB, and each cigar is now protected in a cellophane sheath.  The visual impression of the black piano-finish Spanish cedar box remains a strong visual incentive to experience HHB Gold’s satisfaction.

A final bonus is a reduction in HHB Gold’s suggested retail price to $7, down from the IPCPR 2014 tobacco trade show-announced $10.  As the company says, “This saving, plus the larger sizes, offer extra value to the smoker.  HHB Gold is a superpremium cigar at boutique pricing.”

Nat Cicco’s Churchill and Robusto Rejects pioneered the value-priced cigar concept a half-century ago.   Now, their Nat Cicco offerings include Cuban Style, Cuban Legends, and the new Aniversario 1965 and HHB superpremium series.  HHB Gold, proudly wearing their all-gold cigar bands, are now at better tobacconists nationwide.

Headlines cigar, a Dominican puro, is re-launched for 2015

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Headlines – photo by Tom Ufer

Headlines Cigar has been re-blended and re-branded for a new launch in 2015. Arby Sosa from Antillian Cigar Corporation, as the exclusive distributor for Headlines Cigar, collaborated with Dee from Fusion Cigar and the Master Blender, Don Amadiz, in creating these two amazing Dominican Puro blends.

Headlines Cigar is being made out of the Tabacalera Real factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. Headlines First Edition is made with a Pennsylvania seed wrapper grown in the Dominican Republic and a Dominican Olor binder. Dominican Criollo 98 and Dominican Piloto Cubano are used for the ligero and Dominican Criollo 98 and Dominican Olor are used for the seco. The strength of Headlines First Edition is full-bodied and will MSRP between $7.50-8.50.

The Headlines Second Edition is a maduro with a Dominican Habano Oscuro wrapper and a Dominican Piloto Cubano binder. Nicaraguan and Dominican Piloto Cubano are used for the ligero and Dominican Andullo and Dominican 20-20 make up the rest of the filler. The strength of the Headlines Second Edition is also full-bodied and will MSRP between $7.50-$8.50.
Arby Sosa of Antillian Cigar stated, “I’ve never been a part of creating an all-Domincan Puro, so this was an exciting project for me. It took over 6 months to perfect both blends, but we are all impressed with the final result. I believe in this cigar and hope all cigar fans will venture out and try this one, and I know they will be happy.”
About Antillian Cigar Corp:

Antillian Cigar Corporation is the manufacturer of the popular brands of Sosa Classic, 60 by Sosa, Sosa Underground and Macabi. The Sosa cigar tradition began with Don Juan Sosa, a small tobacco grower in the fertile Taguasco region of Cuba at the turn of the century. By the 1920’s, his farm had become one of the largest tobacco-producing haciendas in Cuba. Over the next 30 years, Don Juan’s son, Arturo, and grandson, Juan, manufactured cigars for sale in Cuba and abroad. In 1964, Arturo and Juan opened their first factory in Miami, FL.  The factory closed in 1980 and moved operations to the Dominican Republic. In 1996, Juan B. Sosa began with the Fuente family and manufactures various lines of cigars of out the Fuente factory.  Today, the legacy of quality, handmade cigars made in the Cuban tradition continues with master blender, Juan B. Sosa, alongside his wife, sons and nephews.

About Headlines Cigars:

Headlines Cigars is owned by Dee Aguasvivas and Ulises Delgado of Fusion Cigar.  The cigar is a 100% Dominican cigar.

 

Alexander III Premium Cigar to release new Corojo blend

Jordan_AlexanderJordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company’s newest release, the Jordan Alexander III Corjo will begin shipping to retailers on February 2, 2015. Originally announced as a mid-Fall 2014 release, the release will instead now mark the first release of 2015 for JA3 Cigars.

The new blend is manufactured by the Quesada Cigar Factory and will largely replace JA3’s current corojo blend (See August Press Release for details on rebranding/release). The Jordan Alexander III Corojo is constructed with a Dominican Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder, with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. This release is available in four vitolas; robusto (5 ½ x 54), toro (6 x 52), double toro (6×60), and belicoso (6 x 52). The three parejo vitolas feature a pigtail cap and closed foot.

The corojo is sold in boxes of 20, with 4 sticks wide by 5 high. The MSRP for the robusto is $7.95, toro is $8.50, belicoso is $9.25, and double toro is $9.75. Pre-orders are still being accepted. Retailers interested in carrying the Jordan Alexander III Corojo are asked to contact Sales@JordanAlexanderIII.com or call 1-855-216-3349. Shipment priorities are given to current retailers and are first come, first serve. All current pre-orders will ship on the official release date. Prerelease samples are immediately available for interested reviewers and retailers. Those interested are asked to contact Alex@JordanAlexanderIII.com.

JM Tobacco’s  State-of-the-Art  “Sealed-In” Humidity Packs” Offer Extra-Long, Unattended Storage

JM Sealed-In-Humidity Packs“Imagine,” states Anto Mahroukian, JM Tobacco’s president, “finding a sealed package of cigars in the bottom of your golf bag, forgotten from last year.  Dried out and unsmokeable?  If they’re our new JM Sealed-In Humidity Packs, you’ll find they’re as fresh as the day you purchased them.

“Sealed-In Humidity Packs feature a unique breakthrough in cigar preservation … food-grade plastic packaging that is impervious to changes in ambient conditions that can cause loss of flavor and aroma through desiccation or mold-producing high humidity.  This innovation involves evacuating each sampler pack, then sealing it.  Additional humidification materials in the packs are unnecessary, because the cigars remain factory fresh for up to a year.”

The sealed packs are opened by tearing off the end, leaving a handy Zip-Loc™ closure.  The packaging material is FDA-approved for storage of bulk foods … grains, etc. … which assures a smooth, flavorful smoke.

The cigars themselves are from the popular JM’s Dominican and Nicaraguan lines.  The Dominican comes in Sumatran Natural or Broadleaf Connecticut Maduro; the Nicaraguan has a Sumatran Natural or San Andreas (Mexican) Maduro.  Each package holds three Churchills, all sharing the same blend.   Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is less than $10.  JM Sealed-In Humidity Packs are appearing at tobacco retailers at press time.