News – IPCPR CEO Bill Spann Resigns

IPCPR LogoColumbus, GA - Citing a two-plus year separation from his family and the opportunity for employment in his new home town of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, IPCPR Chief Executive Officer Bill Spann today informed his Board of Directors he will resign his position effective September 21, 2013.  (Spann led the association to the two most successful trade shows in the association’s 82-year history, and reversed a decade-long decline in membership) Continue reading

Exclusive: EloGio Cigars Announces Excentrico No.2 and Robusto Limitada

EloGio LogoWichita, Kansas – EloGio Cigars will introduce two (2) new cigars to their portfolio for 2013 – both of which will be on display at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Known as an exclusive boutique / independent company steeped in rich Cuban tradition, brand owner Nabil Sabbah sat down with Leaf and Grape and discussed the following details of these new releases.

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Cigar News: My Uzi Weighs A Ton 7×70

MUWAT LogoDrew Estate Chairman, Jonathan Drew (via his Instagram account) shared a short video clip of the all-new My Uzi Weighs A Ton 7×70 – which is expected to be released later this Summer.

This all-new 7×70 marks the 7th vitola to be added to the MUWAT line, following on the heals of January’s #6 vitola – the Digital Son 6 (retail exclusive for Outland Cigars) and the #5 vitola called +11.



Click here to watch Instagrm video.

For those of you keeping track, the other 6 MUWAT vitolas are as follows:

  • My Uzi Weighs A Ton 5×60
  • My Uzi Weighs A Ton 6×60
  • My Uzi Weighs A Ton 7×60
  • My Uzi Weighs A Ton Bait Fish (EF)
  • My Uzi Weighs A Ton +11
  • My Uzi Weighs A ton Digital Son 6
  • Construction:
  • Size: 7 x 70
  • Shape: Toro Gorda
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
  • Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina Oscuro and Nicaraguan
  • Strength: Medium

Source:  Information for this release came from Jonathan Drew’s Instagram account.

Cigar News: Torano Family Cigar Announces Vault D-042

Vault D-042Toraño Family’s Blend D-042 from the Vault Now Ready!  Fourth-generation cigar and tobacco producers, Toraño Family Cigar Company, has introduced its second Vault premium cigar.  The new handmade Blend D-042 joins the top-rated Vault Blend A-008 which was launched in 2011. Continue reading

Cigar News: Torano Family Announces New Exodus Finite

Exodus FiniteToraño Family Cigar Company is releasing just 3,000 boxes of Exodus Finite, their latest boutique cigar.  The cigar is a true puro, not seen from Toraño for many years.  Hand-made in Nicaragua, Finite contains only Nicaraguan tobaccos from four different growing regions … their diverse flavor profiles enhance the balance and harmony between them. Continue reading

Press Release: Drew Estate Acquires Heavenly Cigar Company

Drew Estate - HeavenMiami, FL — Drew Estate, Inc. announced today that they have acquired the Heavenly Cigar Company with headquarters in Naples, FL.  As a result of the acquisition, Drew Estate will take ownership of all Heavenly Cigar brands, it’s current inventory and will take responsibility for all future sales and marketing activities. No changes are currently planned for Heavenly Cigar’s assortment of premium cigar products. Continue reading

Cigar News: Aging Room M21 “ffortissimo”

M21 ffortissimoMiami, FL – The Boutique Blends Cigars Company recently announced an upcoming new cigar under their Aging Room Small Batch line. Joining the ranks of the M356, Havao and Quattro is the all-new M21 “ffortissimo”. M21 comes from the actual date the blend was finalized – Monday, January 21, 2013. Fortissimo is a musical term used to denote the musical dynamic of ff. (a double-F meaning “very loud”) According to brand owner Rafael Nodal; “ffortissimo is a very powerful cigar, perhaps the most full body cigar to come out of the D.R., but with tremendous balance and flavor.”

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Announcement: RoMa Craft Tobac Mode-5 Becomes Coreline

RomaCraft Mode-5 BoxBack in February we brought you an update on two of RoMa Craft Tobac’s newer releases – the CroMagnon Blockhead and Mode-5.  Today, it was announced that Mode-5 would become a coreline offering and is to debut at IPCPR 2013 this coming July. Continue reading