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Category: Ventura Cigars

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Restructures

Ventura Cigar Company has restructured its national sales organization including some layoffs. The company cites preparation of new FDA regulations expected to hit in coming months. The company said in a press release that Kretek International, parent company of Venura Cigars, remains strong and profitable. Exact numbers of layoffs were not given, but other media outlets have reported the number going from 9 to 3.

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Fathers, Friends & Fire – Father-Daughter Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Fathers, Friends & Fire – Father-Daughter

“Fantastic smoke. Not as full bodied as I typically prefer, but a really impressive medium bodied experience. Great core flavors of nuts and spice along with blasts of sweetness and floral qualities throughout. Not exactly massive transitions, but there were some nice points of interest along the way.
Really exceptional construction as well. The craftsmanship definitely added to the experience. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigars is bringing the Third Chapter of it’s Archetype Series to IPCPR 2019. This Chapter will feature two blends: Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Archetype Chapter 3 is a collaboration with E.P. Carrillo and rolled at his factory La Alianza in the Dominican Republic. Carrillo and Ventura Cigar General Manager Michael Giannini have been friends for 20 years and have collaborated before. 

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Cigar News: Kretek (Owner of Ventura Cigar) Acquires Foundry Tobacco Company

Kretek International, Inc. owners of Ventura Cigar Company, has announced that effective immediately, they have acquired Foundry Tobacco Company’s brands and will be distributing them. Foundry Tobacco Company was started by Michael Giannini, who is now the General Manager of Ventura Cigars, so the brands have in essence come back where they started. UNtil now, the brands were owned by General Cigar.

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Cloaks Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Cloaks

“This was a very tasty cigar for me and hit a lot of different flavor notes that my palette enjoyed immensely. There was enough variation and change that I was kept interested and paid more attention while smoking because of the constant nuanced changes. This is a great cigar for almost any level of cigar smoker. Not too strong for a beginner and complex enough for the seasoned smoker’s palette.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Sage Advice Gordo Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Sage Advice Gordo

“This cigar definitely had personality. It started off with a nice balance of espresso and chocolate with a very nice, mellow after-taste. The second third became more of a strong espresso with hints of chocolate, much like a chocolate brownie after-taste. Finally, it took on the personality of a strong, bold cigar that was basically a strong cup of coffee. There were nice notes of chocolate throughout but became very strong at the end. The construction was solid and the draw, while very easy at first, became just a not tight about half way through. All in all this was nice cigar that would pair well with any strong drink.” -Eric (smalls29)

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Addition to Archetype Line

Ventura Cigar Company just announced the newest addition to the Archetype line of their premium cigars. Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks, the cigars of the new Archetype Fantasy Miniseries, are hand made at the Oliva factory. These new cigars will debut at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in las Vegas.  Each cigar comes with an MSRP of $9/cigar in a 20-count box format. 

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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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