To borrow from a familiar saying, even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
While Luxury Cigar Club had planned on introducing a new line called Divino, the cigars were not able to be displayed due to the company receiving a cease-and-desist letter over the name. That means that the project, which is coming from Tabacalera Diaz Cabrera, the Dominican factory owed by Eladio Diaz, who is well-known throughout the cigar industry for his long career with Davidoff, was not on display, but should eventually return under a different name and once packaging can be updated.
In the meantime, the company used the opportunity to introduce itself and its previous and existing lines to retailers. Based in Cottonwood, Ariz., which is about 110 miles north of Phoenix, the company operates both a monthly subscription service, as well as distribution of its cigars to retailers. It has worked with Room101, Tabacalera William Ventura, Artesano Del Tobacco/Viva La Vida and more for exclusive releases, while also offering regular production selections from numerous brands for its samplers. The company also shared booth space with two of the lines it distributes, Steel Horse Cigars and J. London.