Rafael Nodal

Aging Room Small Batch Pura Cepa to Debut in May (Update)

Aging Room will be releasing a new cigar next month, as the company has announced Pura Cepa, a name that means pure bred in Spanish. The...
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Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Toro

There are a lot of things I’d love to be able to do when it comes to the cigar industry and my knowledge of it....
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Trinidad Santiago Robusto

In May, Altadis U.S.A. announced that it would take over the distribution and sales of Boutique Blends, the company behind the Aging Room line of...
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Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Coming From Altadis U.S.A.

The next installment in Altadis U.S.A.’s Romeo y Julieta line will take the brand to Mexico by way of a San Andrés wrapper. Set to...
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Ten Questions for 2018

It’s almost 2018, which means it’s time for my annual article of speculation. For the last eight years, something that actually precedes halfwheel, I will ask...
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Graded: The Ten Questions for 2017

Another year almost over, another Ten Questions to grade. As loyal readers of the site are aware, my colleague Charlie Minato wraps up each year...
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Altadis U.S.A. Ships Trinidad Santiago

After a bit of delay, the Trinidad Santiago is now shipping. This is the first product from Altadis U.S.A. created by Rafael Nodal, the co-founder...
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Rafael Nodal Named Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA (Update)

It’s not a title you hear at every cigar company, but Tabacalera USA has named Rafael Nodal its new head of product capability. Nodal, who...
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Trinidad Santiago Shipping in October

The first product of Rafael Nodal’s tenure at Altadis U.S.A. has emerged. It’s called the Trinidad Santiago. Both Nodal and Altadis U.S.A. have posted images...
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IPCPR 2017: Boutique Blends

The fact that this was Boutique Blends’ first year in the Altadis U.S.A. booth didn’t get nearly enough pre-show attention and managed to fly under...
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Altadis U.S.A. Taking Over Aging Room Distribution (Update)

Altadis U.S.A. is the new distributor for the Aging Room/Boutique Blends brands. The tobacco giant will be the new distributor for Aging Room, which includes...
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