Ventura Cigar Company

Patrick Hurd, Kretek’s Chief Sales Officer, Announces Departure

Kretek International, Inc. has announced the upcoming departure of Patrick Hurd, the company’s chief sales officer. Hurd joined the company in November 2000 while launching…

Archetype The Master

In January, Ventura Cigar Co. announced two brand new additions to its Archetype brand, both of which would officially be shown off at the Tobacco Plus Expo…

Archetype Pupil

While many cigar companies opted to introduce value-priced offers at Tobacco Plus Expo 2020, Ventura Cigar Co. took a completely different approach. Ventura is owned…

Phillips & King/Ventura Cigar Co. Pull Out of PCA 2020

Phillips & King and Ventura Cigar Co., both owned by Kretek International, will not be exhibiting at the 2020 PCA Convention & Trade Show. The…

Archetype Master, Pupil Debuting at TPE 2020

Ventura Cigar Co.’s Archetype brand will get two new cigars next week. At the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 Trade Show, the company will debut…

PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua Toro

If you’re one to follow trends in the cigar industry, Nicaragua Connecticut is one that you’ll want to keep a close eye on in the…

Kretek International Restructures, Ventura Cigar Co. Staff Reduced (Update)

Kretek International, the parent company of Phillips & King International, Tobacco Media Group and Ventura Cigar Co. is undergoing a major restructuring that will include…

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…

Ventura Ships Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigar Co. has announced that it has begun shipping the Archetype Chapter 3. As the name implies, it’s the third chapter for the Archetype Series,…

IPCPR 2019: Island Lifestyle Importers

Shortly before last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Island Lifestyle Importers made a rather large announcement for the company. The brand—most noted for its…

IPCPR 2019: Ventura Cigar Co.

A few months ago I saw the planned booth for Phillips & King and its sister company Ventura Cigar Co. I was told that it…