(Miami, Florida) January 6, 2016— Miami Cigar & Company continues its growth, as the group welcomes Nate McIntyre to the family. Nate McIntyre brings with him a strong resume, long tenure of great relationships and extensive knowledge in tobacco. McIntyre served as the National Sales Director for House of Emilio, and later as the US Director of Sales for Cubanacan Cigars. McIntyre will now oversee sales in the South Eastern region for Miami Cigar & Co.
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"I enjoyed this cigar. I'm starting to become more a fan of the torpedo shape and although this seemed to start out a little harsh, the flavors came to the forefront and stole the show. I would recommend this cigar for those aficionados who wish to have changing complexities throughout his smoke." -Kent (Throck)
In the past few days leading up to IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans, stories, rumors and mixed information began spreading around various cigar sites about the departure of Hirochi Robaina from Cubanacan and the fate of his successful new brand HR 1845 as well as Cubanacan's factory. We have refrained on posting stories about this in order to get the facts and official statements straight first. The HR 1845 took the number 8 spot on our Top 25 list in 2014. It does appear that Robaina has left Cubanacan and joined with La Palina Cigars, and may not have gone about it the best way. Here is Cubanacan's official response.
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“Overall a very good cigar. I enjoyed the first third immensely. The rich flavors of upfront cream, cedar, nuts, and just the right amount of white pepper finishing off with a hay/grass note was just awesome. The second and last third was a little bit of a let down. By no means was it bad, but I was expecting the second and last third to build on the first third. The inherent mild bitterness makes me believe this cigar will benefit from aging. I’d like to grab a fiver or tener to age and sample every 6 months. I think this will be a really great cigar come 2 years.” -Jiunn (jliu)
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"I really enjoyed this smoke, it had everything I look for and the flavor profile fit me well. The flavors of oak and mild spice with splashes of nuts was just great. I would definitely smoke more of these and might be buying a box." -Emmett (rhetorik)
"This was a really nice smoking experience, and went for a little bit over two hours. This would be a nice smoke to have with a cocktail and a couple of friends." -Jeff (ExpendableYouth)
"Overall, a nice cigar. Not very complex, but with a solid profile and enjoyable flavors. This would be a good daily smoke if the price is right." -Dave (mdwest)
The Cubanacan Cigars family has announced the 5th year anniversary celebration of the Mederos brand. Over the years the Mederos brand has enjoyed a small following in the industry and being able to now take the brand to a more National stage is the new trajectory. The 3 blends that comprise Mederos has remained. The Mederos family is excited about the increase in visibility of the brand and looks forward to going out in support of it. It's been an amazing year for the company as they have opened over 500 new accounts since the last industry trade show.
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"I enjoyed this cigar a lot. It's one of the few cigars that I've smoked lately that I smoked down to a point that I almost burned my fingers. At no point was I disappointed or wishing I was smoking something else. A really good cigar!" -Paul (pmr1010)
"I really enjoyed this cigar, and I could tell this is a super-premium. I think these have a lot of aging potential if some of the spice would lessen over time and let more of those leather and woody flavors come through, and maybe more. It did get a little hot in the final third, and I would have liked a little more complexity, but I think time will be good to it. Highly recommend." -Emmett (rhetorik)