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Author: Matthew T.

Cigar News: Gurkha Introduces Lounge Exclusive Cigar

Gurkha Cigars have announced a cigar that will exclusively be made for Gurkha Lounges and for retailers with more than 25 Gurkha facings. This new Lounge Exclusive will be available with a Maduro or Habano wrapper.  The cigar will be made available to the seven exclusive Gurkha Lounges and any retailers that carry more than 25 Gurkha facings and that are not within a 25-mile radius of the official Gurkha lounges.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Teams up With FITTED for Limited Paniolo Kamehameha Cap

Crowned Heads has joined with FITTED to bring you a limited edition series of Paniolo Kamehameha New Era 9Fifty cap. In total, production of these caps will be limited to only 144 pieces. The caps will feature a crown woven from black Lauhala fabric, top visor of black denim, a Tri-Laka patterned under visor, and a PU leather accent embossed with the FITTED Kamehameha logo.  They will make their debut at the launch event for the 2018 Paniolo.  This event will take place at The Prince Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu on February 23rd, 2018.

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Cigar News: Two New Products in the Big Papi Line from El Artista

El Artista announces new SKUs for retail promotion of Big Papi by David Ortiz cigar brand. The first, titled “Big Slugger” is a baseball bat shaped figurado cigar in a keepsake box with a large display window. Featuring two different wrappers with the familiar Big Papi blend, the cigar can be smoked or displayed. Made in the Dominican Republic, Big Slugger retails for $45.00 and is available as of February 1, 2018. The second is a Big Papi branded cigar humidor that holds up to 50 cigars. The piece is offered in two SKUs, empty (MSRP: $120) and with 20 cigars (MSRP: $330). The humidor is made in the Dominican Republic and is available as of February 1, 2018. “We wanted to produce items that really stand out,” says Radhames Rodriguez, President of El Artista USA. “Anyone can make a hat or lighter in China. This is something special,” says Kevin Newman National Sales Director, “We launched both the Big Slugger and Humidor at Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit with premium cigar retailers!”. 

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Cigar News: Rocky Patel Luminoso Ashtrays Re-Launch

Back by popular demand, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars reissued the popular Luminoso glass ashtrays, and they began shipping to tobacconists in early February. These are definitely heavyweights.  Each Luminoso ashtray weighs in at 6lbs, 4oz.  Featuring a massive 7-inch bowl with a 1-inch depth, they are also available in three new colors: Smoke, Purple, and Crystal (showcasing a colorless clear body allowing the ashtray’s angles to refract light). Each ashtray has the “RP” logo prominently featured in the center of the bowl, painted by hand.

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