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Cigar News: FDA, IPCPR & CRA Announce New Plan for Premium Tobacco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2017 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, announced a new comprehensive plan for the approach the agency will take to the regulation of tobacco products, placing an emphasis on a science-based method, that notes a “continuum of risk” that recognizes the differences in tobacco products.

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Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Bishop’s Blend Corona Larga Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Bishop’s Blend Corona Larga

“This cigar was, well, outstanding to me. This is something I could enjoy at any time and could even be something that I’d smoke very regularly. The flavors caught my attention at the beginning and the constant evolution kept me coming back for more. It was a surprisingly long smoking cigar with made it that much better.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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IPCPR 2017 – HVC – Blind Man’s Puff

HVC’s only new line this year was the Cerro Maduro this is a followup to their original Cerro now featuring a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. It uses the same Nicaraguan filler and binder and comes in 4 sizes: 4 1/2 x 46 — $7.80 (Boxes of 20, $156), 5 x 50 — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170), 6 x 54 — $8.80 (Boxes of 20, $176), 5 1/2 x 58 — $9.60 (boxes of 20, $192), they launch July 2017.

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IPCPR 2017 – Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust – Blind Man’s Puff

This year the only *new* line Steve Saka was showing off was the Todos Las Dias.

“Todos Las Dias is my personal Spanglish translation meaning “All the Days.” The workers at Joya de Nicaraguan often cringe at my casual butchering of their mother tongue, but in my opinion cigars are far more than a grammar lesson to abide, they are the physical manifestation of a feeling and of an experience. TLD embodies the classic bold flavors that represent the heart of their soil’s peppery tobaccos and the labor of their always working hands. For me, this spicy Nicaraguan puro reflects no pretentious airs or any of that “notes of pencil lead with a hint of fennel” nonsense. It is an honest, hardworking cigar intended to be smoked by men who know what it means to be a cigar smoker and never give a damn about what others think,” states the creator, Steve Saka.

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IPCPR 2017 – Curivari – Blind Man’s Puff

Our reviewer Mickey spoke to Andreas Throuvalas about Curivari, where he was taken on avtour of the booth. Curivari started in Europe in 1997, but didn’t start developing the brand until 2003. In 2010 they decided to go full Nicaraguan tobacco. Andres claims there are no Ecuadorian wrappers whatsoever.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate to Debut Undercrown Sun Grown at IPCPR

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown. The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression, complimenting Undercrown Maduro and Undercrown Shade. The Undercrown Sun Grown will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cigar News: Crux Cigars Announces Limitada IPCPR Show Exclusive 2017

June 28, 2017 (Miami, FL) — Due to the positive response by retailers and consumers alike, Crux Cigars has decided to bring back the Limitada IPCPR Show Exclusive cigar in 2017. One year ago at the IPCPR Show, Crux Cigars announced the Limitada IPCPR 2016 as a new addition to their Limitada Series. The cigar featured the same Engañoso wrapper as its big brother the Limitada PB5, but was smaller at 5 x 52 and finished with a box-press and Marblehead cap. It was produced in honor of the IPCPR and to recognize the premium cigar industry as a whole.

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