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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Thompson Cigar Co. Exclusive ‘Juarez’

‘Juarez’ is a followup to the 2014 cigar ‘Jericho Hill’. That cigar was inspired by the Johnny Cash song ‘Cocaine Blues’. This Thompson Cigar exclusive has a Mexican San Andres wrapper like the Jericho hill, but that is where the similarity ends. It uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It will come in 20 count boxes in three vitolas: 4 3/4 x 52, 6 x 54, and 5 x 56 all parejo shape. The price ranges from $5.95-$7.95.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Ships New 4 x 32 Tins

Drew Estate has announced that they are shipping more 4 x 32 cigar in tin format that come with Boveda packs in a newly designed Water Tower and counter-top displays. From this day forward, all Drew Estate Tins will feature Boveda Active Humidification inside the individual packaging to allow for placement anywhere in the retail environment. This will ensure optimum product freshness and a significantly longer shelf life outside the retail humidor.

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Cigar News: Montecristo Will Host Art Basel Event

Montecristo will host an exclusive Montecristo Art Basel event in South Florida’s Wharf Miami. The event called“Montecristo Marina” will be hosted by the Montecristo Social Club. It combines  live art, fine spirits, music, networking and Montecristo cigars all overlooking the Miami River. The event takes place on Saturday December 8, 2018 at 7PM. The Wharf Miami is located at 114 SW North River Drive. Miami, Fl. 33130.

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Cigar News: Mombacho Ships Small Amount of Casa Favilli

Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today the shipment of their upcomming cigar, Casa Favilli, named after the factory in which all Mombacho Cigars are made. The Mombacho Casa Favilli is the first cigar to use a Broadleaf wrapper grown in Nicaragua. The first shipment is being called a limited pre-release and will consist of 150 boxes of each vitola. Regular production will take place in 2019. Each comes in 12 count boxes and the vitolas are as follows: Robusto – 5 x 50 – MSRP $10.95, Toro – 6 x 52 – MSRP $11.95, Torpedo – 5 ½ x 52 – MSRP $12.95.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Releasing Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018

Crowned Heads released the original Headley Grange in 2012 and was their second cigar, Four Kicks being the first. The cigars’ inspiration came from the opening drum beat of the Led Zeppelin song “When the Levee Breaks.” Also on the album Led Zeppelin IV was the song “Black Dog” which lead to a JR Exclusive release in 2014 the Crowned Heads Headley Grange Black Dog. The dog that inspired “Black Dog” was a Labrador Retriever. Now, we have another cigar inspired by that dog and same album, Crowned Heads Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018. 

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Cigar News: Gran Habano Releases Los Tres Reyes Magos

Gran Habano has announced this years release of their limited seasonal release of its culebra-style cigars, Los Tres Reyes Magos. Los Tres Reyes Magos or “The Three Kings”, comes in a box of 10 “culebra” style cigars which is three 32 x 7 cigars tied together each encased in its own coffin. The culebra contains one of each blend of Gran Habano #1, #3, and #5 blends. Los Tres Reyes Magos is rolled at GR Tabacaleras Unidas in Honduras and are currently available for shipping to retailers nationwide. A box of 10 culebra cigars (contains 30 total cigars) has a suggested MSRP of $140.00.

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Cigar News: Gran Habano Announces Corojo #5 Gran Reserva 2012

The 2012 Gran Reserva follows the 2010 and 2011 releases in previous years. These have always scored well in our blind reviews. George Rico says that these cigars are made using the top 10% best leaf from the yearly crop and then aged for seven to eight years before the cigar is rolled. After rolled, the Gran Reservas are then aged for four to six years more years before sold.

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Cigar News: Fratello Launches Exclusive D.M.V.

Omar de Frias has announced a new Fratello cigar, exclusive for D.M.V and Delaware. The D.M.V is an abbreviation of the DC metro area as DC, Maryland and Virginia. The D.M.V will be available exclusively to retailers in DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The cigar is rolled at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic.

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Cigar News: La Flor Dominicana Announces 2019 Special Football Edition

The Special Football edition from La Flor Dominicana is back, and this time will be available exclusively to Georgia retailers. The Special Football Edition ships early January 2019. The 2019 offering will feature their special Limited Edition Factory Press vitola. Last year is was a torpedo vitola that looked like a football.

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