Within the cigar industry, Jalapa, Nicaragua, is well-known for its rich soil and sophisticated tobacco. Jalapa tobacco has become a favorite for premium cigar makers, famously used as binders, fillers, and even wrappers by cigar manufacturers and brands, big and small. Jalapa is an extraordinary place for the cigar industry, amongst the beautiful mountains and valleys, agricultural tobacco production is flourishing. Yet, while the region's economy evolved, growing from a subsistence livelihood to commercial-scale agriculture, its people, nevertheless, live in heartbreaking poverty.
ACE Prime Cigars has announced that the company's cigar will now be distributed in Brazil thanks to an exclusive distribution partnership with Rafaelle D’Angelo, one of the largest cigar importers in Brazil, run by Eduardo Llerena Hernandez, cigar distributor and longtime friend of Eradio Pichardo. Rafaelle D’Angelo became one of the largest Cigar importers in the 1990’s when he moved from Italy to Sao Paulo Brazil and had the rights to import Cuban Cigars for over a decade in Brazil. Since 2001 Rafaelle has shifted to mainly import Nicaraguan cigars.
"A truly enjoyable cigar from first light to the end. Flavors were on point and melded together to create a great experience. I'd easily give this a "great" and would definitely buy at least a fiver if not a box." -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
Crowned Heads announced today that they will be distributing cigars for the relatively new company- ACE Prime. ACE Prime made their debut at IPCPR last year with a big splash, lots of lines and sponsorships. Prior to launching their own brand, the company had made cigars for other companies at Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, Nicaragua for 12 years.
"Overall this was a good cigar. Very consistent, flavorful, not terribly complex, but still delicious. Nothing stood out like a beacon for me, it was just easy going and well constructed with enough flavor. An easy recommendation if an affordable stick." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"I know this particular vitola is suppose to be more of a cigar snob size but I love them when they're done well. This one is fantastic. The burn, smoke output, and journey of flavors set this apart from most lanceros that I have smoked. I can't recommend these enough. Go out and buy some. " -Alan (Eulogy)
A.C.E. Price introduced the M.X.S. line at last years IPCPR trade show. It included two blends, one made by Dominique Wilkins and the other made by Tiago Splitter. Now, to celebrate his 60th birthday, Dominique Wilkins is releasing a special Diamond Edition Box individually signed by the man himself. It also has a 3D printed image of the NBA superstar in flight and contains the reserved, aged first batch of the M.X.S. Dominique Wilkins cigars.