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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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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: 1907 Dunhill Toro

Behind The Stick: While the name Dunhill may not be instantly associated with premium hand rolled cigars, the name has carried a certain level of sophistication and “affordable luxury” within the tobacco world. I will admit that when I first heard about this cigar I instantly thought of Hunter S. Thompson and his iconic cigarette hanging from his mouth and not of the cigar portion of their business. Perhaps this is a common stigma the Premium Cigar side of the company is facing and perhaps a driving force behind the…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Reviews : Cohiba Nicaragua N50 en Crystale ( Pre-Release )

Behind The Stick: If you have been paying attention to the cigar industry over the past 2 or 3 years – aside from stating the obvious about radical changes within companies and legislation – there has been a trend which seems almost every company is switching their focusing to Nicaraguan tobacco, their factories and the skill of their workers as a whole. For some, the road started out a bit bumpy while others have moved their entire base of operations to Esteli to be at the ‘heart’ of the cigar…

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Editorial: The Future Looks Bright For General Cigars

The recent acquisitions of Toraño Cigars and Leccia Tobacco by General Cigar have created a large amount of buzz in the cigar community. Theories are flying from all angles as to why and what and so on. Many are speculating that the FDA might have been a driving factor, while some feel it may have just been a smart financial business move. There are also plenty who fear the possibility of re-blending could “ruin” what are wildly popular and successful cigars. As we look at General Cigar as a company…

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Cigar News: General Cigar Hires/Acquires Leccia

Today in a press release General Cigar announced that they have hired Sam Leccia and acquired Leccia Tobacco.  This news comes almost one week after news broke of General acquiring Torano Cigars.  Below is the press release from General. Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company is excited to announce today they have hired Sam Leccia as “Cigar and Blend Specialist.” General Cigar has also acquired the Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, as part of the Foundry Tobacco Company, and will market and distribute the Black, White and Luchador lines, effective…

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The Nuts Newsworthy Notes! Coabana Cigars, Pura Soul Cigars, Rich Coast LLC, Dos Caballeros LLC, Don Pedro Ramos, Dos Familias, ChewGar, Miami Cigar Co, Smoke Tatiana, Tobaconist University, Jorge Armenteros, General Cigar, La Flor De Garcia y Vega

Back into the swing of things – I am sure there are a few things I have missed but I guarantee that this round of The Nuts Newsworthy Notes will have a few ‘special’ bits of info! Why delay – time to get right into things! Coabana cigars – another one of those cigar companies that I swear I have heard of before but I can’t find any information on them. The company registered their website coabanacigars.com on 8-18-12 but still to this day its not up and running. I…

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