"This cigar was fantastic! this is coming from a guy who rarely smokes a Connie. I may have to rethink this after smoking this one. There was a Connie from DE many years ago, which is no longer in production, that I loved. This reminds me of that cigar and I will search it out once I find out what it is. I recommend you do the same." -James H. (Keikan Jim)
Island Lifestyle Importers, the exclusive designer, manufacturer and distributor of Tommy Bahama Luxury Cigar Accessories has announced they are ending their exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Kretek International, the parent company of both TPE (Tobacco Plus Expo) and Ventura Cigars.
Frontier Brands, LLC announced today that they have hired John Giese, Sr. as the Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Frontier Brands was established in 2019 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Island Lifestyle Importers, LLC in Sarasota, FL. Island Lifestyle Importers is the manufacturer and owner of the Island Lifestyle, Island Club and Royal Leaf premium cigar brands as well as the exclusive manufacturer of and world-wide licensee for Tommy Bahama Luxury Cigar Accessories. The focus of Frontier is to bring the same high quality standards to the traditional mass cigar market at affordable price points. The company said they are launching additional cigar products later this year.
Island Lifestyle Importers will release the Island Club line of cigars at this year’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The Island Club cigars are hand made in Nicaragua and comprised solely of aged Nicaraguan filler and binder, wrapped in an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf with a rustic covered foot.