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La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut Robusto

La Palina Cigars has been around longer than any of us. The company’s roots go back to the late 1800s when Samuel Paley immigrated from the Ukraine to Chicago where he took on the job of a lector at a cigar factory. A lector is someone who reads books, newspapers etc… to the factory workers. […]


Packaging innovators once again create enviable pieces that are destined to become collectors’ items Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gurkha Cigars has long been regarded as packaging innovators for their industry and they have now unveiled humidors that will quickly be regarded as collectors’ items.  The newly released Royal Humidor Limited Edition Collection will be sold […]

Bombay Tobak Announces Gaaja Torpedo & Gaaja Maduro

After celebrating much success with our Gaaja Toro,it was time to release the much awaited Gaaja Torpedo and their Maduro counterparts (Gaaja Maduro Torpedo and Toro). Gaaja Torpedo The blend on this size of Gaaja is same as the original Toro size using the most interesting Paraguay Visoand Hybrid Ecuador wrapper. Blend information: Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut […]

Drew Estate Announces Jonathan Drew as President of Drew Estate

Orlando, Florida – Drew Estate announces that Company Founder, Jonathan Drew will return to an executive operating role, following a two-year period since the sale of the company. In a multi-year agreement, Drew Estate has named the entrepreneur, market disrupter, and art curator as “President and Founder” with oversight for the entire portfolio of brands. […]


Fort Lauderdale, FL – Leave it to a Russian assassin to know the best way to celebrate a kill.  Oleg Prudius who plays a Russian Assassin in this year’s John Wick: Chapter 2 is one of Gurkha Cigar’s brand ambassadors.   Prudius has is best known as “Vladimir Kozlov” and the “Moscow Mauler” on the […]

Black Label Trading Company Announces J.W. Marshall

Black Label Trading Co. is releasing the J.W. Marshall, a cigar exclusive for Cigar Federation, today on January 24, 2016. Logan Lawler, of Cigar Federation said “I am really excited the Vintage II of the JW Marshall is releasing today. January 24th is more than just the date J.W. Marshall discovered gold in California; it […]


Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gurkha Cigars known worldwide for crafting the finest premium cigars and blends is proud to announce that its core brands and special edition cigars such as the Jubilee and Black Dragon brands can now easily be found in several Mexico City and Cancun lounges and boutiques.   “Gurkha Cigars can now […]

Toraño Opens the Vault to Launch Two New Blends

Toraño is launching two lines developed from recipes in the family blend archives and named according to a special system of codes contained within the Toraño blend book. Called E-021 and W-009, the new collections are additions to the growing Vault portfolio. Brand Ambassador Jack Toraño said, “Our blending team in Nicaragua re-envisioned a couple […]

General Cigar Hires Jack Toraño

Richmond, VA – General Cigar announced today that the company has hired Jack Toraño as a full-time brand ambassador for Toraño. Régis Broersma, president of General Cigar said, “Jack began working with us last year to develop Toraño at retail and has made great strides in generating excitement for the brand. We are pleased to […]

Bombay Tobak Gaaja Toro

Bombay Tobak hit the market by storm not too long ago and still has a nice presence in social media. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t see a cigar picture from Bombay Tobak. A while ago I reviewed their KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka and found it to be quite an […]