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 […]


Sam Leccia Shows Off Some Goods

Today, Sam Leccia (former Oliva Cigar Company and creater of such things as the Nub & CAIN Cigar) started a new FaceBook page entitled “Leccia Tobacco”. It looks to me, there are two websites for Lecia Tobacco out there. One website http://samlecciacigarco.com/news.htm has not been updated since 2011. The other site, samleccia.com just has “Comming Soon”. […]


Cain F 654T

Today I’m firing up a cigar that was introduced to the market at the 2009 IPCPR show with quite a bit of buzz behind it. My initial experiences with the Cain lineup wasn’t what I expected. The press behind this cigar described a bold/powerful cigar and I just didn’t get that. Then, I tried the […]


Nub Cameroon

Sometimes a craving for a certain cigar hits, and the only thing you can do is smoke that cigar. So when I felt like smoking a Nub Cameroon I was surprised to realize we hadn’t yet reviewed a Nub on the site. The Nub line, released in 2008, is the brain-child of Sam Leccia who […]


New Ash: Oliva Cain Habano

The Oliva Cain was introduced last month during IPCPR in New Orleans in both a habano and maduro wrappers. This new blend is another brain child from Sam Leccia of the Nub fame. I met Sam along with Ian Hummel and Josh Rushlo, Oliva sales representatives, at IPCPR in New Orleans and they gave me […]