Editor’s Note: And so begins the news. Things that shipped this week: Viaje’s IPCPR releases, Jameson Santos de Miami Haven Parejo, Rocky Patel Freedom. Much-needed updates to the 2012 list coming shortly.

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  • Don Pepin Garcia 10th Anniversary — As was mentioned in our IPCPR 2012 coverage, both José Ortega of My Father and Pete Johnson of Tatuaje publicly alluded to a tenth anniversary project from the García family in 2013. This week both Ortega and Johnson took to Twitter with mentions of the blend. The above was described as Ortega as, “DPG Limited Edition 2013.” No word on finality.
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  • Limited Edition Four Kicks Coming — Details are still short, but the pic above is described by Jon Huber as “a ‘special’ Four Kicks.” Huber gives some of the details, i.e. tweaked blend, likely limited and out before the end of the year, in this interview with RobbyRasReviews/CigarChat.
  • Jaime Garcia Sur OesteAlso from José Ortega, a picture of the Jaime Garcua Sur Oeste, which is supposed to be coming soon.
  • Viva Republica Renames ‘The Black Mamba’ — Unclear if “Projekt Leviathan” will stay.
  • Fernando León to Launch October 23 at Cigar Inn — Press release here.
  • Studio Square NYC & Rocky Patel Partner — Press release here.
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