Luciano Cigars (formerly ACE Prime) announced today that they are launching their US distribution from their West Palm Beach, FL warehouse. The company has also recently expanded executive and sales teams.
It is unclear why, and which side initiated the separation, but one thing is clear: Crowned Heads and ACE Prime will no longer be working together. Separate emails and press releases offer contradictory information about which side initiated the termination, but neither gives and official reason why.
Ace Prime has announced a new PCA exclusive cigar “Maria Lucia” for the 2022 Las Vegas PCA Trade-show. The cigar is inspired by the story of behind Ace Prime founder and co-owner Luciano Meirelles' mother, Maria Lucia Meirelles.
Luciano Meirelles and ACE Prime have announced a partnership with Mas Igneus, one of the finest wine producers in Spain's, to bring to market Luciano The Dreamer Wine, made to pair with the eponymous cigar. Along with this announcement is the news of the cigar being made in three more sizes.
ATL Cigar Co has announced their fourth line of cigars, ATL Magic. This new line will be available at their 50+ retailers starting October 16th, 2021. The brand celebrates the city of Atlanta "a city full of passion and mystery, gems and ghosts."
Co-Owners Luciano Meirelles and Tiago Splitter have announced that Ace Prime Cigars will be rebranded as Luciano Cigars and start their own independent US distribution. Meirelles says that company will now be fully vertically-integrated company from "seed to smoke." This news comes several days after the announced split between ACE Prime and Crowned Heads.
Ace Prime has announced a brand new, regular production line for the PCA Trade show this week. The cigar is named after Ace Prime’s partner and award winning winery located in the Priorat, Spain. Mas Igneus is a Catalan expression that can be translated as "House of Ignition."
"It is a great cigar with near-flawless construction, great draw and smoke output, and rich flavors. The only thing really holding it back for me is the lack of transitions in the profile. This was a very large cigar and a very long smoke time caused it to become a bit monotonous. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"This cigar is meant to be smoked. Allowing it to sit for long causes the flavors to dissipate. Keep it hot and it will deliver. And that is where the problem comes. You have to keep on this cigar to keep the flavors rolling. I think if I had kept on this cigar, puffing at much faster than my normal rate, not only would I have found more enjoyable flavors, it would have also significantly shortened its already fast smoking time. While I quite enjoyed the first third, the rest of this cigar just couldn't satisfy. " -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
"This cigar is all about the delicate transitions! There were quite a few of them in this small cigar. If you are looking for a kick in the teeth, this cigar is not for you. But, if you like light, delicate, and sweet flavor notes this is for you. Would pair perfectly with your morning coffee or any rum-based cocktail. I'm sure a few of these cigars will find it into my personal humidor and hopefully yours too. Enjoy" -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)