Benji Menendez

Ventura Cigar Co. Ships Benji Menendez, Manolo Quesada Cuban Cigar Factory Releases

Ventura Cigar Co.’s projects with Benji Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada Jr. are now shipping. Both cigars are under the Cuban Cigar Factory name, which…

Partagas Benji Homage Due in January

General Cigar Company has informed retailers that their new tribute cigar to the recently retired Benjamin “Benji” Menendez will be available in early January. The…

Weekly News (December 9, 2013)

 Editor’s Note: Join Brooks, Patrick and I for the Craft Wine & Beer Holiday Pop Up Shop at FUMARE. Does this count as an Illusione…

Benji Menendez to Retire

Benjamin “Benji” Menendez will be retiring a the end of year. According to a report from A Cigar Smoker’s Journal, the 77-year-old who is serving as…

Bolivar D’Oro

In the 1950s before the embargo with Cuba, Nat Sherman was the exclusive importer and distributer of the Bolívar brand, and one of only three…

Press Release: Dona Flor Announces Limited Edition Box for IPCPR

July 3, 2013 (Tampa, Fla.) — Dona Flor USA officially announced today the availability of the Alonso Menendez line of premium Brazilian cigars for US distribution….

Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series Majestuoso to Return

The original vitola of the Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series is slated to return to retail shelves this spring along with a new vitola, according to…

Press Release: Introducing Partagas 1845 Heritage Rewrapped

March 27, 2012 (Richmond, VA) — General Cigar is proud to introduce Partagas 1845, a new, four-cigar collection which embodies 167 years of heritage and…

Weekly News (February 7, 2011)

  There’s a much different style to the news, okay sort of… A few stories are still in paragraph form, but most will be in…

Weekly News (January 31, 2011)

Can he do it? Will he do it…? Yepp, another week, another Viaje LE announcement. Nope, I’m not kidding. It marks the seventh sixth (I…

Icons of Cigars: Benjamin Menendez

Late last year, Benji Menendez was coming to Dallas to promote his brand new cigar, the Partagas Master Series, as part of his “Benji Menendez…