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“Smoked Up” No.88

The weather here has finally gotten decent enough to be outside for longer than an hour or so. That being said, I am outside more with my daughter playing in her sandbox, pushing in her swing or riding her bike. I don’t smoke around her, so although the weather was great, I didn’t get too [...]


“Smoked Up” No.87

Last week was the busiest weeks that I have had in my “new” job title over the last year and a half at Lowe’s. I hated to do it, but I got started setting the Christmas items three or so weeks ago and got a good head start over the other stores in the area. [...]


ROBERTO P. DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS MAKES ANOTHER BOLD MOVE AS THEY HIRE JACK TORAÑO

(Miami, Florida) October 9, 2014— Roberto Pelayo Duran is proud to announce that Jack Toraño of the Toraño cigar family will now oversee sales in Florida and the Caribbean for Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars. This announcement comes only days after the announcement of the hiring of Miguel Shoedel and Frank Cuden.   Jack Toraño [...]


LA AURORA TO DONATE 11 CENTS FOR EVERY PICTURE RECEIVED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Miami, FL)- October 8, 2014–One picture, eleven cents: #LA111th. La Aurora turns 111 years old today and wants to celebrate with all the smokers in the world, inviting them to toast with Guillermo and Michelle León in celebration of such a special date. That being a reason to celebrate is also a reason to “give [...]


La Palina Black Label Now Available Nationwide

Black Label is the newest addition to the La Palina portfolio. The line made its debut at the 2014 IPCPR show. Black Label is being rolled in the Dominican Republic and is presented in boxes of 20. The La Palina Black Label is a cigar for those in search of a rich blend with complex [...]


“Smoked Up” No.86

Finally a break in the hot weather here in the south! I am glad it is here and hopefully the heat is out of the forecast the remainder of the year. The nights are nice and comfortable, so when I am not hanging out with my daughter, I have been trying to get some cigars [...]


“Smoked Up” No.85

You ever get in one of those “funks” where you don’t want to do too much of anything? Well, that has been my case for the last week or so. I got several projects that I want and need to get done… But just haven’t had the gumption to get them done. I haven’t enjoyed [...]


General Cigar Hires Sam Leccia and Acquires Brands

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company is excited to announce today they have hired Sam Leccia as “Cigar and Blend Specialist.” General Cigar has also acquired the Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, as part of the Foundry Tobacco Company, and will market and distribute the Black, White and Luchador lines, effective today. Sam has built [...]


CIGAR DOJO SARSAPARIL​LA CIGAR ANNOUNCED

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (September 17, 2014) – Sarsaparilla was very popular drink in the old west and was often believed to be a remedy for a number of health conditions. Sarsaparilla remains popular to this day because of its distinct and complex flavor. Eric Guttormson, AKA Master Sensei, owner and operator of the popular Cigar [...]


GENERAL CIGAR ACQUIRES TORAÑO BRANDS

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company today announced the acquisition of the Toraño Family Cigar Company brands. This acquisition will strengthen General Cigar’s market position and enhance the company’s product mix to deliver greater value and innovation to its retail customers and consumers. It will also allow General Cigar to further expand its exceptional portfolio [...]