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Cigar News: Altadis Announces Trinidad Espiritu

Altadis U.S.A. has again partnered with AJ Fernandez to release a new cigar before this year’s IPCPR convention: Trinidad Espiritu. The cigar is meant to evoke spirit of vintage Latin Caribbean culture and a series of nationwide special events will coincide. The cigar is described as medium to full-bodied. It is a Nicaraguan puro blended by A.J. Fernandez.

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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente and Selección de Torcedor Arrive in Stores

This year, Joya de Nicaragua has shipped two TAA exclusive cigars: Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente and Selección de Torcedor. The Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente returns from 2018 unchanged. The Selección de Torcedor is a new release but is only available with the purchase of the Gran Reserva as a 5-pack.

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Cigar News: Imperial Brands PLC to Exit Cigar Business

Imperial Brands PLC, the parent company behind Altadis USA, JR Cigars, Casa de Montecristo, and 50% of Habanos S.A., has announced they plan to sell their interests in premium cigars. Imperial Brands aquired Altadis USA back in 2007 for $22.4 billion. Currently, premium cigars is not Imperial Brands focus, as they have products like Blu e-cigarettes and John Player cigarettes, but they are one of the largest players in the premium cigar industry.

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