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.
Tim Ozgener is returning to the cigar industry. He spent 16 years with CAO International, serving as President from 2006-2010, and was instrumental in taking the company from a start-up to a global brand. This is also the place where Crowned Heads founder Jon Huber got his start. For the past 12 years, Tim has served as Co-Founder and President/CEO of OZ Arts Nashville, a contemporary arts center in Nashville.
Emilio Cigars (under the Oveja Negra Brands) will be showing off a new line at this year’s PCA trade show in Las Vegas: Suave Maduro. This will be a regular production cigar and should start shipping later in the summer. Black Label Trading company took over the blends and branding for Emilio cigars three years ago and the first release after the rebranding was an updated Emilio Suave line.
German Engineered Cigars has announced a new line of cigars, and the fans of the brand will determine the size it comes in. The name of the new line is undisclosed but it falls under the AUTONOM series which was announced back in February. This is also one of the projects that the company is partnering with Claudio Sgroi on which was announced in September of last year.
Gran Habano is releasing a cigar at PCA next week to celebrate their 20th annivsary. The Gran Habano 20th Aniversario comes in three vitolas that embody the Gran Habano story: El Sueño (the dream) 5 x 52 (MSRP $14), El Desafío (the struggle) 6 x 54 (MSRP $15), and El Triunfo (the success) 6 x 60 (MSRP $16.00).
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.
Plasencia Cigars is adding a new vitola to their Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro line. Previously, it had only been available in the Sixto I size, a hexagonally pressed 6 x 60. Now a new size, the Eduardo I vitola is being added and is a box pressed toro that measures 6 1/4 x 54. Pre-orders will be taken at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
Sangre Nueva translates from Spanish to “New Blood.” This is the cigar blended solely by Alec Cuevas, son of company President Luis Cuevas Jr. and grandson of Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr. This new cigar will be shown off at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
La Flor Dominicana has announced that they will be showing off a new cigar, Solis, for PCA 2022. This project is the brainchild of Litto Gomez Jr., son of Litto Gomez and little brother to Tony Gomez, both public figures in the company. Solis comes from the Latin word “sol” meaning sun. Litto Jr. come up with and worked on this project slowly over the last few years during his breaks from college where he spent time with his father and brother at the LFD factory in Tamboril.