Phillips & King Announces New Premium Cigars - Reserve Collection - Cigar News

Phillips & King Announces New Premium Cigars – Reserve Collection – Cigar News

, one of the largest distributors of specialty tobacco, alternative smoking products, and accessories in the United States, has announced a new line of premium cigars, the . The collection will include cigars from already established brands, but in a blend exclusive to . The is officially launching at TPE23 with 6 blends available only to retail customers.

We developed the to help our customers stand out from their competitors with a line of proprietary cigars from the best-selling heritage brands. We leveraged our longstanding factory relationships to create a series of cigars that offer a range of flavor and strength profiles. And the is available in two distinct packaging formats designed to fit a variety of retail footprints.

Jim Charnley, Senior Director of Marketing

The includes:

  • Montecristo, a mellow-to-medium-bodied cigar wrapped in a leaf with tasting notes of cocoa, cedar, and sweet spices.
  • H. Upmann, a medium-to-full-bodied cigar wrapped in a Ecuadoran leaf with tasting notes of sweet spices, rich latte, and nutmeg.
  • Romeo y Julieta, a medium-bodied cigar wrapped in a leaf with tasting notes of vanilla, molasses, and black pepper.
  • Macanudo, a mellow-to-medium cigar with an Ecuadorian Shade wrapper and tasting notes of milk chocolate, almonds, and white pepper.
  • La Gloria Cubana, a medium-bodied cigar with an Ecuadorian wrapper and tasting notes of molasses, all-spice, and dark rye.
  • Punch, a medium-to-full-bodied cigar with a Rosado Olancho wrapper and tasting notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate, and cedar.

The was designed with retailers in mind, and will come in 20-count boxes of Toros and Robustos that can be stored in a traditional humidor, as well as a distinctive countertop display featuring 3-pack samplers that do not require additional humidification.

Adds Charnley, “Many of our customers have well-established premium cigar programs, while others are just starting out. So, we took a versatile approach to the packaging, and are offering wooden boxes for the classic humidor, and countertop displays for those dipping a toe into the cigar market. We think the countertop unit will be additionally useful for customers looking to increase their average transaction value, with the grab-and-go nature of these recognizably branded cigars.”

The will debut at TPE23 in the Las Vegas Convention Center from 2/22-2/24/23 at the booth, #4081.

“We are excited to unveil these new cigar blends made in collaboration with our friends at Altadis U.S.A. and the Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG),” adds Charnley. “And we look forward to potentially extending the collection with other blends and brands over time.”

anticipates beginning to ship cigars to retailers in April 2023. For more information or to place an order to carry products from the , please visit or call 800-532-4427.