March 2012

Digging – Didier Houvenaghel, IPCPR, JR Cigars, Buena Vista Tobacco Factory, Gar One, Alec Bradley

March 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

A couple of items for today – some new, some old but in my opinion, all of them just reinforce that the cigar world is alive and well! First off, Didier Houvenaghel ( thats a mouth full ) has recently started the process with a new cigar on the horizon – this one being names Le Lay, the English translation being ‘The Law’. No specific information on the company or the blend, but I have […]

Digging – Sam Leccia, Makaleha Hawaii Kauai, Bloodline, RCFD

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Just a couple things to touch on today – Sam Leccia originally filed his new companies name, Sam Leccia Cigar Co back in May of 2011 with the categories of cigars, cigarillos, cigar boxes, cigar tubes, cigar wraps, cigar cutters, lighters, humidors, and tobacco. Not nearly as broad as some other companies I have seen recently, but large enough to hit a lot of different aspects of the market. I for one can not wait […]

Press Release: Introducing Partagas 1845 Heritage Rewrapped

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Richmond, VA—General Cigar is proud to introduce Partagas 1845, a new, four-cigar collection which embodies 167 years of heritage and expert cigar making. This exciting new take on the venerable brand is a departure from the traditional Cameroon-wrapped expressions of Partagas®, and is set to make its retail debut on April 9, 2012. Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar explains, “Partagas 1845 is uniquely positioned. This new collection celebrates Partagas’ rich heritage […]

Digging – Gurkha, Tocorp Holding B.V., Achievement Cigar Corporation, Random

March 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

A little more into the digging news, another ‘nothing earth shattering’ update but interesting none the less! First, Gurkha is again hard at work, this time with the Aces and Eights name. Some of you may recognize and associate this with the ‘dead mans hand’ – this is the poker hand that Wild Bill Hickock was holding at the time he was shot. No news on the blend, size or even when they may be […]

5 Vegas Limitada 2011

March 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Size: 6.2 x 52 ( Belicoso ) Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Honduras Strength: Medium Price: ~ $8.00 USD each Behind The Stick: Thats right, another year goes by and 5 Vegas has released another yearly Limitada cigar, this being their 7th installment to date. Some of you might remember my review last year of the Limitada 2010 and how the cigar just did not seem to be up to […]

Press Release: New Head of Global Production at the Oettinger Davidoff Group

March 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Javier Plantada has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Production at Swiss cigar supplier Oettinger Davidoff Group, effective 2 April 2012. It is the first such appointment in the history of the group. In his new role, Plantada will oversee the Oettinger Davidoff Group operations in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Plantada joins the Oettinger Davidoff Group with over 20 years’ experience in the cigar business from Tabacalera, which became Altadis and ultimately Imperial […]

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