It took a handful of attempts, but I finally managed to catch up with Vlada Sojanov, the U.S. distributor for Casdagli Cigars. As it turns out, sticking three different brands in a single 10 x 10 booth is a bit cramped. And as has been so often the case during the first two days of the trade show, I just couldn’t find any room inside of the booth, as there was a constant stream of retailers trying to place orders with Casdagli and the other brands in the booth.

Speaking of the booth, it houses not only Casdagli, but also Lampert and J. London. I was offered: water, coffee (cold brew), rum, bourbon, cigars, bourbon again, and hand sanitizer. Given all that was in the booth, I’m not sure how all of that fits inside of there, but I suppose they have their tricks.

Villa Casdagli

This cigar is already at some retailers and will be heading to more stores shortly. I’m told the Pigasus size is going to be particularly challenging to get as it’s a bit more limited, though still regular production. There’s also an expanded line of Villa Casdagli accessories, though Sojanov said he hasn’t started offering them to U.S. stores.

One cool thing the company is doing as part of the launch for Villa Casdagli is a series of giveaway items, as explained above in the video.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua & Peru
  • Villa Casdagli Robusto (5 x 52) — $12.50 (Box of 12, $150)
  • Villa Casdagli Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) — $13.50 (Box of 12, $162)
  • Villa Casdagli Toro (6 x 54) — $15 (Box of 12, $180)
  • Villa Casdagli Pigasus (5 x 54/58) — $16 (Box of 12, $192)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 1, 2021

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.