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Drew Estate introduces Undercrown line extensions including the Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

Drew Estate introduces Undercrown line extensions including the Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the introduction of the following Undercrown Lineup: Undercrown Shade Flying Pig, Undercrown Shade Tubos, Undercrown Shade Churchill, Undercrown Shade 10 Count Metal Tins, Undercrown Maduro Churchill, Undercrown Maduro Tubos, and Undercrown Maduro 10 Count Metal Tins line extensions. The new cigars will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Released at the 2011 IPCPR Tradeshow, the Undercrown Maduro is a blend developed on the factory floor utilizing primings not used in the Liga Privada blends by the rollers of Liga Privada for their own smoking pleasure. Featuring a Mexican San Andres Negro Wrapper, a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Binder, as well as Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Fillers, the Undercrown Maduro line will now include a Tubo (6 x 50, $10.25), a Churchill (7 x 48, $8.27), and an Undercrown Maduro 10 Count Tin (4 x 32, $18.00 per Tin).

Released at the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow, the Undercrown Shade is a collaboration between Willy Herrera and the Undercrown Maduro Factory blending team to develop a shade blend. Featuring an Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapper, a Sumatran Binder, as well as Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Criollo, and Corojo Fillers the Undercrown Shade line, will now include a Flying Pig (3 15/16 x 60, $12.88), a Tubo (6 x 50, $10.56), a Churchill (7 x 48, $9.27), and an Undercrown Shade 10 Count Tin (4 x 32 $18.00 per Tin).

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Founder of Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew from his Wynwood, Miami Safe House stated “It was amazing to witness the release of the Undercrown Flying Pig exclusively in Holland, and how many boxes ended up back in States. Hundreds of consumers, retailers, and Media visited Cigar Safari this past year and were able to try the Undercrown Shade Flying Pig at our La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. Releasing the Shade pig was a natural progression in the development of the Shade line, this Flying Pig really kicks ass.”

Fans of Undercrown Cigars are encouraged to download Drew Diplomat the official mobile application of Drew Estate – The Rebirth of Cigars which is now available in the App Store for iPhone®, and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™. For more information head to http://drewdiplomat.com

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Viva Republica Announces Art of War

MIAMI – On July 21, 2016 attendees of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show will be introduced to Viva Republica’s Art of War, a larger sized parent brand to the company’s popular Warfare Series.

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The Art of War, handmade at La Aurora, along with all of the company’s releases, will be featured in four sizes: Robusto (5” x 50) $8.50, Corona Gorda (6” x 47) $9.50, Toro (5.5” x 54) $10.50 and Gran Toro (6” x 58) $11.50.

 

Enveloped with Stalk-Cut Connecticut Broadleaf over a binder of Ecuadorian Sumatra, and filled with various priming’s from Colombia, Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan. Finishing off the construction, the head cap is adorned with a pigtail and the foot covered in Dominican Candela, a tease to the consumer about the journey that lies ahead.

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Named for the epic military and philosophical strategy book by Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, one of its key strategic tenets is to “Appear weak when you are strong.” The use of a candela foot is both a visual and consumptive homage to Master Sun.

“We have always had an issue with extrapolating the Guerrilla and Advanced blends to larger ring gauge vitolas,” said Jason Holly, owner of Viva Republica. “This is not the same blend, but keeps the with spirit and profile of the smaller vitola Warfare.”

This release will ship immediately to several accounts with a nationwide release date and launch event soon to be announced.

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Drew Estate debuts Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang and Swamp Rat at IPCPR to be formally released at the Kentucky Barn Smoker

Drew Estate debuts Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang and Swamp Rat at IPCPR to be formally released at the Kentucky Barn Smoker

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the introduction of the new Kentucky Fire Cured “Swamp Thang” and Kentucky Fire Cured “Swamp Rat” line extensions. The line extension will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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This thing should not be, and it’s a deeply disturbing yet pleasing smoke. Deep in the swamps it is lurking, waiting to be discovered. By pairing this deliciously sweet candela wrapper with the smoky & tasty Kentucky Fire Cured tobaccos, an eerie mystery has been revealed for a unique and powerful experience.

The new sizes include the 6 x 52 Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro (MSRP $8.75), a 5 x 54 Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Robusto (MSRP $8.29), and a 6 x 46 Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Rat (MSRP $7.50). The new sizes will be available in 10-ct green craft paper bundles similar to the current Kentucky Fire Cured lines, as a refill to the new display trays, which will only be available for retail use.

From Wynwood, Miami, Jonathan Drew stated “We continue to demonstrate our leadership in the Fire Cured Tobacco segment, making history as the first company to blend Candela and Kentucky Fire Cured Tobaccos in the premium segment. It is sure not to be like any other Candela cigar you have ever smoked.”

Consumers, Retailers, and Media who are interested in being the first to try the Swamp Thang and Swamp Rat sizes are encouraged to attend the Kentucky Barn Smoker on October 1, 2016 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky when tickets are released later this year at www.barnsmoker.com.

Fans of Kentucky Fire Cured Cigars are encouraged to download Drew Diplomat the official mobile application of Drew Estate – The Rebirth of Cigars which is now available in the App Store for iPhone®, and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™. For more information head to http://drewdiplomat.com

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1502 Cigars Releases Blue Sapphire

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Royal Agio releases Balmoral Añejo XO Gran Toro, Corona, and Limited Edition Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT

Royal Agio releases Balmoral Añejo XO Gran Toro, Corona, and Limited Edition Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT

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Monday, July 18, 2016 — DUIZEL, Netherlands – Royal Agio announced today that they would be releasing the Balmoral Añejo XO Gran Toro, Balmoral Añejo XO Corona and the limited edition Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT. The cigars will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Exactly one year after a wildy successful introduction to the United States Market, the Balmoral Añejo XO Gran Toro (6 x 52 & $10,50) and Balmoral Añejo XO Corona (5 7/8 x 42 & $8.95) join the Balmoral Añejo XO core brand family including the Rothschild Masivo (5 x 55), Torpedo Mk52 (6 ¼ x 52), and Petit Robusto FT (4 ¼ x 48).

In late 2015 Boris Wintermans, CEO of Royal Agio Cigars, assembled the companies first ever International Media Summit in Belgium prior to the Intertabac Tradeshow in Dortmund, Germany. Media included representatives from Cigar Snob Magazine, Cigars & Spirits Magazine, Cigar Press Magazine, Cigars & Leisure Magazine, Tobacconist Magazine, Halfwheel, Cigar Federation, Stogie Guys, and Stogie Review. Boris noted, “This was a historical occasion for our company as we fine tune our craft for the United States market. I think its suffice to say we had a great bit of fun, and that writers and bloggers can really put some Westvleteren down, but I wouldn’t recommend any of their talents at Karaoke for sure.”

The company is extremely excited to announce the Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT (7 x 40 & $12.95), which will have a total production of 1,250 boxes of 10 cigars, of which 500 boxes will be allocated to the United States Market. The FT stands for the companies signature Flag Tail, and is encased in a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, with Dominican Olor binder, and Nicaraguan, Brazilian and Dominican fillers. When asked about the size and blend, Boris noted, “We took a great deal of feedback during the Media Summit and heard repeatedly that the participants wanted to see a limited edition like a Lancero, but also loved our Flag Tail.

We have currently 4 pairs at our factory in San Pedro de Macoris, in the south of the Dominican Republic. Our roleros and buncheros are extremely versatile working within the Balmoral line at our boutique factory, however to fit the amount of leaves into a 7 x 40 Lancero FT presents a unique challenge to our artisans. If you collect Lancero releases, and love Brazilian tobacco as much as we do you will surely enjoy this limited edition.”

Fans of Balmoral are encouraged to download Drew Diplomat the official mobile application for Balmoral which is now available in the App Store for iPhone®, and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™. For more information head to http://drewdiplomat.com

About Royal Agio Cigars

Royal Agio Cigars is one of the world’s leading cigar manufacturers, offering brands such as MEHARI’S, PANTER, and BALMORAL. Founded in Holland in 1904, Royal Agio Cigars is still a family business (4th generation) and has grown to become a top 5 player globally with its own production locations in Sri Lanka, Belgium, and the Dominican Republic where the company’s flagship brand Balmoral Añejo is produced. Drew Estate exclusively distributes MEHARI’S, PANTER, and BALMORAL in the United States.

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Debonaire House to Release Limited Edition Debonaire Cornus in Habano and Maduro Blends

Debonaire House to Release Limited Edition Debonaire Cornus in Habano and Maduro Blends

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Monday, July 18, 2016 — Santiago, Dominican Republic – Debonaire House announced today the release of the Limited Production Debonaire Cornus in Habano and Maduro blends. The cigars will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24-28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Debonaire House, makers of Debonaire Cigars and Indian Motorcycle Cigars entered into a distribution agreement with Drew Estate earlier this year. The Debonaire Cornus Habano (6 x 46) features a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, over binder from the Dominican Republic with Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The Debonaire Cornus Maduro (6 x 46) features a Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, over binder from the Dominican Republic with Dominican and Nicaraguan Fillers. Each blend is limited to 5,000 boxes of 10 with a per stick MSRP of $12.95 and will be produced at the De Los Reyes factory in the Dominican Republic.

When asked about the limited edition, Founder of Debonaire House, Phil Zanghi III noted “Our products are the culmination of 20 years of personal research in Tobacco Alchemy. The Ultra Premium Debonaire Brand spares no expense to deliver a one-of-a-kind smoke that at its heart purveys the Debonaire Ideal. If you have come to love the Debonaire brand you are surely going to enjoy this limited edition size.”

Fans of Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars are encouraged to download Drew Diplomat the official mobile application of Debonaire House which is now available in the App Store for iPhone®, and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™. For more information head to http://drewdiplomat.com

About Debonaire House

Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars were intimately developed out of the passion to experience the perfect cigar at the hand of Philip S. Zanghi III, founder of Indian Tobacco® Cigar Company and Daniel Sinclair founder of Durfort Holdings® in USA. We incorporate the finest, darkest, air cured tobacco from the most superior tobacco crops of Central America and Dominican Republic. Our gourmet tobacco is blended to perfection with the highest attention to detail so that the rich history of the past can be savored in the present. Debonaire® Ultra Premium Cigars are exclusively available to reputable trusted tobacco merchants preserving the brand for many years to come.

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