May 29, 2019

The Wise Man Maduro Lancero

In 2017, Foundation Cigar Co. followed up its debut El Güegüense with a maduro version, known as The Wise Man Maduro. It uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro covering a Nicaraguan corojo 99 binder from sourced from Jalapa and filler tobaccos form Estelí and Jalapa. Five regular production sizes were available at launch, none of which […]
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What is IPCPR 2019?

IPCPR 2019 will begin one month from today, exactly 31 days. Regular readers of this site will know that the next month will see hundreds of news articles about new products debuting at the show, but for those who aren’t as familiar with the acronym or its importance for the cigar industry, here’s a primer. […]
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Crowned Heads Tabs Drew Estate for La Coalición (Update)

Crowned Heads’ release for the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show will be La Coalición, another cigar from Drew Estate. The four-vitola line uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. La Coalición Corona Gorda (5 x 46) — $10.95 (Box of 20, $219) La Coalición Gordito (5 […]
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South Portland, Maine Overrides Exemption for Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last July, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Maine increased from 18 to 21-years-old, albeit with a provision for individuals who had already turned 18-years-old by the increase date that would allow them to continue to purchase tobacco products, subject to any local laws. On Tuesday, the South Portland City Council voted to […]
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Barrel Aged by Karl Malone Scheduled for IPCPR 2019 Release

A year after it was shown off, Karl Malone’s cigar will finally be released. At the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the NBA Hall of Famer showed off his debut cigar line—made by La Aurora—and as this year’s trade show approaches the cigar is finally nearing approach. Miami Cigar & Co., the distributor for […]
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