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Cigar News: Drew Estate Partners with STG Canada for Exclusive Canadian Distribution

Drew Estate has announced that it has appointed STG Canada as its exclusive distribution partner for both domestic and Duty-Free premium cigar markets in Canada. This partnership will be effective August 28st, 2017, Vice President of International Business Development at Drew Estate Alex Goldman noted, “We are excited about our partnership with STG Canada, and plan to build on the success that we have enjoyed in this tough market over the past few years.  I want to thank the House of Horvath team, and especially Colm and Cathy O’Shea for their passion and professionalism in building up the Drew Estate brand in Canada over the past 3 years.”Until August 28th, House of Horvath will continue to process orders for Drew Estate products.  After August 28th responsibility for orders and customer service issues will transfer to STG Canada.

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Editorial: Roll With It – Home-Rolled Cigars

Something fascinating about mankind… We have the capacity to make things. Of course we also have the capacity to destroy or cause problems, but we hope to strive for the good. When we see craftsmanship or creativity many of us are drawn to it like a moth to a flame. In our past, creativity was a kind of survival skill. We had to create new things like shelter and tools in order to survive or improve quality of life. Since civilization emerged, our creativity has morphed into the aesthetic and the artistic. In some cases, it can even take on a competitive facet. We want to know if we can do it better than the other guy, or we want to know if we can do it at all, thereby competing with ourselves. We want to experiment with our own creative nature. We want to know if we can make what we see others make. We want to know if we can make it better. This has always been a part of our nature, and this trait is responsible for some of the most wonderful things that we still enjoy today.

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Cigar News: FDA, IPCPR & CRA Announce New Plan for Premium Tobacco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2017 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, announced a new comprehensive plan for the approach the agency will take to the regulation of tobacco products, placing an emphasis on a science-based method, that notes a “continuum of risk” that recognizes the differences in tobacco products.

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IPCPR 2017 – HVC – Blind Man’s Puff

HVC’s only new line this year was the Cerro Maduro this is a followup to their original Cerro now featuring a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. It uses the same Nicaraguan filler and binder and comes in 4 sizes: 4 1/2 x 46 — $7.80 (Boxes of 20, $156), 5 x 50 — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170), 6 x 54 — $8.80 (Boxes of 20, $176), 5 1/2 x 58 — $9.60 (boxes of 20, $192), they launch July 2017.

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