President of Villiger-Stokkebye Resigns, New President Takes Office

The tobacco giant Villiger-Stokkebye International Corp has recently had their former president, Erik Stokkebye resign from the company in a letter yesterday with a quick announcement that Roy MacLaren will be taking his place as President of Villiger-Stokkebye. MacLaren has an extensive background, 30 years in the tobacco business with 17 of those years specifically dealing with cigars. He was previously vice president at Gurkha Cigars, a position he held for eight years. “This is a great opportunity with wonderful fourth generation tobacconists,” MacLaren said during a Cigar Aficionado interview,…

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Oliveros Cigars Launches Boutique Blends Cigars

February 29, 2012 (Miami, FL) — Oliveros Cigars launches Boutique Blends Cigars. The new company will focus exclusively on the production and distribution of boutique brand cigars, including the Swag Puro Dominicano and the Aging Room Small Batch Cigars. The project started at the end of 2010 with the introduction by Oliveros Cigars of the now popular Swag Puro Dominicano which is blended using only tobaccos from a single farm in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Dominican cigars are well known for their aroma and flavors but using new growing techniques and…

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Casa Fernandez Plans Line Extensions

So the word on the street is that Casa Fernandez is already getting ready for the spring and summer months by announcing a couple new line extensions to their portfolio. Paul Palmer has not gone as far as saying that anything is being developed for IPCPR 2012 ( we all know there will be something haha ) but he has gone around and alerted the community that their JFR 7 x 70 corojo will be getting a 7 x 70 maduro version added to the line. The JFR 7 x…

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AVO to release La Trompeta

How time flies, for some of us we realize it quicker than others but we are all reminded once a year on that ‘birthday’ we all love to celebrate. In the cigar world, it seems like a birthday is an entirely different occasion to celebrate and indulge in that fine cigar. This year Avo Uvezian will be turning 86 years young and as a special present in his honor, Davidoff of Geneva has announced that they will be releasing this years limited-edition AVO in his honor – naming it La…

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Sosa Underground Dar

Size: 5 x 50 ( robusto ) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Full Price: ~ $7.00 each Behind The Stick: In the never ending expansion of new cigar manufacturers and names – the Sosa name is brought to us by Antillian Cigars who also produces the Macabi and IMperio Cubano lines. The Sosa line is produced in the Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia in the Dominican Republic and have been reported to be using the ‘finest blends of tobacco from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua using Connecticut,…

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