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Author: Matthew T.

Cigar News: Shore Thing Becomes Newest Crowned Heads Store Exclusive

Crowned Heads have partnered with Shore Thing Cigars in Watersound Beach, FL for a new store exclusive cigar.  The aptly named Shore Thing cigar is a 5 1/4 x 48 cigar made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.  Paul Copeland and Luke Bryan (yes, the International Country Music superstar) opened Shore Thing Cigars in July of 2016.  When they decided to have a namesake cigar made for their shop, they immediately thought of Nashville based Crowned Heads.

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Cigar News: Villiger Opens Factory in Brazil

Villiger Cigars have opened a new factory in Brazil, Villiger Do Brasil (which translates from Portuguese to “Villiger of Brazil”).  Heinrich Villiger was there for the opening of the new facility, marking the next evolution of a long relationship between Villiger Cigars and Brazilian tobacco, dating back to Villiger Cigars’ beginnings in 1888, when Villiger began importing Brazilian tobacco.  This later led to establishing a Brazilian Villiger subsidiary, and factory called Charutos Tobajara Limitada.  The name is derived from a tobacco growing Indian tribe in the Amazon area

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Cigar News: Diesel Unveils Whiskey Row

Diesel has been a well know presence in cigar shops and from online retailers for a number of years now.  Very soon, fans of the brand will have another reason to smile, as Diesel presents Whiskey Row.  As with the rest of the Diesel portfolio, they are blended by AJ Fernandez.  This cigar was also developed in conjunction with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, a new distillery in the bourbon category. Whiskey Row uses some binder leaves that were aged in bourbon barrels, using a proprietary process developed by AJ to enhance the profile of the cigar.

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