Aganorsa Leaf has announced a new addition to their Aniversario Series, the Aniversario Connecticut will debut this summer at the PCA Tradeshow in Las Vegas. The blend uses thes same Aganorsa Leaf tobaccos grown in Jalapa and Esteli as the corojo and maduro versions, but this will be wrapped in an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. The Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Connecticut will comes in two sizes: a 5 x 54 box-pressed Gran Robusto and a 6 1⁄4 x 52 boxed pressed Toro. Both comes in 10-count boxes. The new cigar will be a regular production cigar, although exclusive to PCA attendees and Aganorsa Select Accounts for 2023.
Hooten Young Cigars has hired our very own Allison Trainer as its Vice President of Sales Tobacco Division and Consulting. Allison has been a panelist at BMP for a few years now, we wish her congratulations!
Artista Cigars, now formerly El Artista Cigars, has announced a full rebranding of the company and new lines for PCA 2022 this week.
Foundation Cigars has announced a brand new core line to be shown off at the PCA 2022 trade show next week. The new line is called "Olmec" and is expected to ship late summer/early fall. Foundation Olmec comes in boxes of 12 and in two wrapper choices: San Andrés Maduro and Claro.
Selected Tobacco has announced the Alfonso Gran Selección for PCA 2023 in Las Vegas. The Alfonso Gran Selección is the followup to the Alfonso Añejo that debuted at last year’s trade show. Alfonso Gran Selección blend uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, with Pervian binder, and Dominican and Nicarguan fillers. The Alfonso Gran Selección will be available in five sizes; Exclusivos (6 x 54 Torpedo), Preciosos (7 1/2 x 40), Estelares (5 1/2 x 54), Enormes (6 1/2 x 60), and Grandiosos (8 x 50).
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) and PCA have both announced that STG will be returning as an exhibitor to the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) trade show which takes place on July 7-11 at the Venetian Convention Center in Las Vegas. STG will now feature the entire Forged Cigar Company portfolio at the show via the booth space that was originally purchased by Alec Bradley. STG Acquired Alec Bradley last month. The brands now distributed by Forged include Alec Bradley, Room101, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, Diesel, Bolivar Cofradia, El Rey del Mundo and Chillin’ Moose.
E.P. Carrillo Cigars has announced Allegiance for the PCA Trade Show starting this week, and is the first E.P. Carrillo cigar rolled outside of Tabacalera La Alianza. The new cigar will launch in October and is rolled at the Oliva Cigar Co. factory in Nicaragua.
Lampert Cigars will be showing off its latest line later this week at PCA 2022. The Lampert Family Reserve 2021 is a limited release blended by Hendrik Kelner Jr. and rolled at the Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF).
ATL Cigar Co is making a few changes to their core lines ATL Magic, ATL Black and ATL Libertad to be shown off at the PCA Trade Show next week.