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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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Cigar News: Cigar Dojo and Aganorsa Leaf Announce ReviveR

Cigar Dojo has announced ReviveR, a collaboration cigar with Aganorsa Leaf (formerly Casa Fernandez). This is a very limited production cigar with ony 300 boxes of 10 cigars being sold exclusively through online retailer Atlantic Cigar Company. The price will be $99.95 per box, however, members of the Cigar Dojo app will be given a discount of $89.99 during the first weekend. The word reviver is a palendrome and played a part in the name choice for this release. The cigars are presented in raw-wood boxes and each box contains a genuine Aganorsa leaf, resting just beneath the box’s sliding lid.

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Cigar News: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2018 Announced

In 2014, Crowned Heads introduced Las Calaveras, a branding scenario meant to pay tribute to loved ones who passed away in a previous year.  Las Calaveras was a great success right away, and has been a release that is anticipated each year by fans of Crowned Heads.  Now, Crowned Heads have announced Las Calaveras EL 2018.  This marks the fifth iteration of the annual release.

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Cigar News: Brian Massey Joins Ventura Cigar Marketing Team

Brian Massey has joined the marketing team at Ventura Cigar Company (VCC).  Brian will report directly to Michael Giannini who recently took on the General Manager role at VCC.  Archetype, PSyKo Seven, and Case study are the popular core brands that make up much of the portfolio at VCC. Brian will be working to drive sales and marketing efforts with these brands.  

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CIgar News: First Ever TAA Exclusive for Gurkha Cigars

Over the years, the cigar industry has seen many special releases for the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA).  Of those releases, many of the biggest brands in the industry have been represented, with a notable exception.  Gurkha Cigars, one of the most widely recognized premium cigar brands in the world, never released a limited TAA Exclusive cigar.  That all changes this year. 

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