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Nate McIntyre Launches Percy Ray Cigars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE:

SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2015

Nashville, Tennessee:nate mcintyre

“After years of both retail Cigar sales, part-time sales, full-time sales, and many thousands of miles of travel across the Southeast and numerous other parts of the country, I now have opportunity to announce something new about which I’m extremely excited.

I will be launching “Percy Ray Cigars,” named after my grandfather. Percy Ray is slated to be an annual Limited edition manufactured at Cubanacan Cigars Factory S.A. I will continue to serve the Southeast region for Cubanacan, in addition to being the co-owner/director of Percy Ray Cigars.

I am currently finalizing the blend, and this first release will come in one size and one blend. Only 800 boxes will be made on this first run, available as a regional exclusive.

Percy Ray McIntyre is now 87 years old. His knuckles are black from decades of long, hard work. He would tell you himself that he has not a regret in the world. I’ve worked my butt off in this industry for a very long time, and that work ethic and my values are all fruits of my grandfathers example. He is the best man I’ve ever known, and I plan on making good cigars for good people in his honor. There is still much to be done, and I thank all of my dear friends and family I have met on the road. Without each of you, none of this would be possible.”

Nate McIntyre
Percy Ray Cigars

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Fratello Bianco

Fratello Bianco

Fratello Bianco picture

 

Wrapper: San Andres Negro Maduro

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Peruvian, Nicaraguan, and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Ligero

Size: 6 ¼ x 44

Price: $8.50

Acquired: IPCPR Sample

One of the newer cigar companies in the market, Fratello Cigars launched their first cigar Fratello, in 2013.   Since their launch brand owner Omar de Frias has definitely taken a strong foothold in the cigar market. The newest release from Fratello Cigars is the Fratello Bianco that was released at this years IPCPR show.

The Fratello Bianco is offered in four sizes; 6 ¼ x 44, 6 x 50, 5 x 56, and an event only 5 x 44 (NICE). Pricing on the new Fratello Bianco will range from $8.00-$9.00.

Looks: Taking a look at the Fratello Bianco, I first notice the large and awesome Fratello band. The Bianco band is essentially the same band as the first Fratello cigar, however the colors have been reversed. This band has a white background with red lettering that reads, Fratello. The cigar itself has a dark San Andres wrapper leaf that is very oily and extremely toothy. The cigar appears to have a double cap. To sum it up, it looks delicious!

Pre-Light: The pre-light aroma of the cigar was that of hay. On the pre-light draw I could taste hay and a barnyard earthy flavor to it.

Taste: Upon first lighting this cigar I immediately noticed some cocoa and wood notes. There was also a slight nuttiness observed on the back end of the cigar. As I continued to smoke the Fratello Bianco the flavor profile stayed overall consistent with the wood and nutty notes becoming the primary flavors throughout the smoke. About a quarter of the way in I did detect a slight saltiness on the sides of my tongue.

Strength: Medium.

Burn: Spot on and perfect from start to finish.

Buy it? Have you tried the original Fratello cigar yet? Did you like it? Regardless if you did or did not try their original release, this is an excellent cigar that should be put at the top of your to try list. Go out and ask your local brick and mortar to get some Fratello sticks in for you, then smoke them and tell me I am wrong.

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MBombay Offers A Chance to Attend one of Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Evenings!

MBombay Offers A Chance to Attend one of Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Evenings!

MBombay Big-Smoke-Promo

Palm Desert, CA:​In an effort to provide Aficionados & Aficonadas a cigar Experience to remember, Bombay Tobak is offering a Drawing for 5 Tickets each to either Big Smoke Las Vegas or Big Smoke New York! The Deal…. BUY ANY 3 Mbombay cigars at any MBombay Retailer, receive a Raffle Ticket to enter the Drawing… SIMPLE! Seek an MBombay Retailer near you by visiting www.bombaytobak.com.

MBombay is a Nationally Distributed Brand of Boutique cigars that incorporates Sophistication, Complexity, & Harmony of Flavors in their tobacco blends. Offering 5 different lines, their vitolas are truly unique in their smoking Experience… a definite must­try for all cigar lovers!

This “Big Smoke Promotion” will start on September 1, 2015 and run through October 23, 2015 for the Las Vegas, NV Venue, and through November 12, 2015 for the New York Venue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend one of the Cigar Industry’s most sought­after Events!

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Drew Estate Announces Six New Exclusive Sizes For The Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar

Drew Estate Announces Six New Exclusive Sizes For The Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar

DE Corona Cigar Lounge Sizes

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today their plans to release six new exclusive sizes for the Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar Company’s Sand Lake, FL location, beginning in early September 2015. The new sizes include vitolas in the Herrera Estelí, Liga Privada No. 9, Undercrown, Natural, and Tabak Especial brand families.

The new sizes are all presented in a 6×50 vitola, with three of the sizes featuring a soft press and the three remaining sizes featuring a square box press. The details pertaining to each blend are below:

  • Tabak Especial Negra (Soft Press) Exclusively for Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar
  • Tabak Especial Dulce (Soft Press) Exclusively for Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar
  • Natural (Soft Press) Exclusively for Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar
  • Herrera Esteli (Box Press) Exclusively for Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar
  • Liga Privada No. 9 (Box Press) Exclusively for Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar
  • Undercrown (Box Press) Exclusively for Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar

When asked about the new vitolas, Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company, stated: “The introduction of the world’s first Drew Estate Lounge has been a rousing success at Corona Cigar. We have a large contingent of diehard Drew Estate fans among our customer base and the addition of the new Drew Estate Lounge has caused quite a bit of excitement around the shop. These exciting new offerings from Drew Estate will add another dimension to the cigar smoking experience in Corona’s Drew Estate Lounge and guaranteed to excite our customers. We can’t wait to receive the first shipment this week!”

Drew Estate President Michael Cellucci commented, “Jeff and Corona Cigar Company have been a long-time ally and business partner with Drew Estate. We’re proud to call Corona Cigar home to the first ever Drew Estate Lounge, and we’re looking forward to Corona Cigar’s consumers trying these exclusive new sizes.”

To purchase the new Drew Estate exclusive sizes, head to Corona Cigar Company’s Sand Lake, FL location at 7792 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819. To stay up to date on all of Drew Estate’s latest news, follow them @drewestatecigar on Twitter and Instagram.

About Drew Estate

Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Nirvana, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.

 

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Ezra Zion Releases New Cigar Project, “Blending Sessions”

Ezra zion bending sessions

If you’ve ever wanted to know what we smoke in our off time, now you know. We smoke samples from the hundreds of blends we’ve created over the years. In fact, if you came over for a BBQ, these are what we’d smoke all day!

We thought it would be the coolest thing ever to pull back the curtain–or in this case open the door to the Ezra Zion Humidor Vault–and share these cigars with you!

Ezra Zion Blending Sessions 2

Blending Sessions is a project like no other! These are literally the extra cigars from factory blending trips AND the factory bundles from what have become Ezra Zion cigar releases (Fried Chicken, Blessed Leaf 1611, FHK, you get the idea!)

No two orders will ever be the same! The cigars you’ll receive will continue to evolve as we work on and complete new projects!

These are truly for the in-depth “next level” cigar smoker! For those who want to pull back the curtain on the cigar making process. It’s like your standing at the blending table with us!

Ezra Zion Blending Sessions 3

Interested in trying Blending Sessions?  You can purchase them at the Ezra Zion website.

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