The AR Cigar Collective is now Union Star by A&R.
Richie “Riot” Otero, PDR Cigars’ director of sales, told halfwheel the company was changing the name of the brand to help differentiate itself from other cigar companies. Otero and Abe Flores, PDR Cigars’ founder, started the concept as a way to sell cigars that had been sitting in the company’s aging room. Those cigars were originally designated for another project or client, but for one reason or another, the cigars stayed at the company’s factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.
So far there have been two releases as part of the project.