Rafael Nodal

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…

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…

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…

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…

Oliveros All Stars Small Batch No. 5 Duet Perez Carrillo Chord

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) choosing to regulate the premium cigar industry, manufacturers responded to the new rules in a number of…

Aging Room Quattro F55 DeSocio

While the Aging Room name should be fairly familiar, the DeSocio name probably isn’t as much, though many cigar smokers have benefited from it. DeSocio…

IPCPR 2016: Boutique Blends

As several companies did at this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Boutique Blends released a collection of new products that mixed something new, something…

Boutique Blends to Debut Aging Room Small Batch Pelo de Oro at IPCPR 2016

For its newest release, Boutique Blends is stepping out of the factory it has traditionally used and not just into another factory, but another country…

Boutique Blends to Release Aging Room Solera at IPCPR 2016 (Update)

Rafael Nodal makes no secret of his appreciation of the finer things in life, and he’s turned to the world of Spanish winemaking for the…

Aging Room Quattro F55 DeSocio

If you’ve been paying attention to releases in the cigar industry over the past two years or so, you’ve seen the word DeSocio pop up…

Boutique Blends Names Charlie Lopez Director of Sales

Boutique Blends has announced the promotion of Charlie Lopez to director of sales. Lopez has been with the company for two and a half years…