Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Quesada Q D’etat Molotov

Behind The Stick: The December 8th press release reads: December 8, 2011 — The Q d’etat line represents a symbolic revolt against the unfair taxation practices and mistreatment of the premium cigar industry. The brand is intended to create awareness of the dangers increased government regulation and taxation will produce, specifically the FDA’s desire to regulate premium cigars. There will be three sizes, released at different dates, of 1,000 ten-count boxes. Each box will contain a form to register for membership in Cigar Rights of America. The first of the…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Headley Grange by Crowned Heads

Following the huge success of Crowned Heads first addition to the cigar world – Four Kicks – which like many of their cigars, has a clear reference to music – this one in specific a song by the band Kings of Leon, the company has continued with branding, design and focus all their own. Being a group with close ties to the music industry and living in Nashville, incorporating the music industry into their cigars fit right in line with who they are.

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Libation Review 

Libation Review: Prairie Artisan Ales / Brewfist Spaghetti Western

Behind The Booze: While it is true that in the 1500’s Germany had made the decision that the only ingredients that would be in beer would be Barley, Hops and Water – as the craft beer market has changed over the years many brewers have decided to ‘change things up’ and include just about anything you can think of.  Sometimes this decision is made for reaching specific flavor profiles, sometimes it is to stand out in a crowded market and sometimes it is simply an experiment to see if it…

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News 

General Cigar Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

In a recent Press Release from General Cigars just before the 85th IPCPR Convention, it has been officially announced that José de Castro will be starting his new role with General Cigars August 1st, 2017 as Vice President of Marketing.   July 7, 2017, Richmond, VA — General Cigar is pleased to announce that José de Castro will join the company as vice president of marketing, assuming his new role on August 1, 2017. A marketing veteran with nearly 20 years of experience, José will play an integral role in…

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News 

Cigar News: Drew Estate Debutes New ACID Cigars

Drew Estate Debuts ACID Green Kuba Candela, ACID Blondie Candela, and Two additional ACID Blondie Expressions Today Drew Estate announces the release of ACID Green Kuba Candela, ACID Blondie Candela, ACID Blondie Red, and ACID Blondie Gold. The ACID Brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ACID Kuba Candela and ACID Blondie Candela feature a smooth candela wrapper, with Drew Estate’s signature ACID infusions, allowing for the natural sweetness of…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Eastern Standard – Euro Express – Corona Extra

Behind The Stick: For those of you who know the history of Robert Caldwell this may be a refresher, but those who don’t may find it interesting that he was actually a custom cigar developer for a number of luxury hotels. After his success at this position he was pulled in to work with Wynwood Cigar Venture that was part of Christian Eiora’s return to the cigar industry – CLE. As so happens with personal or business endeavors, Robert and Christian had a falling out and Robert decided to create…

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