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Cigar News: Maya Selva Announces Flor de Selva Colección Aniversario Nº20

HOLLYWOOD, FL — As part of their 20th anniversary celebration in 2015, Maya Selva Cigars has added a new cigar to their Flor de Selva collection: the Lancero. Due to its success, they decided to create an entire 20th Anniversary collection–including the most popular vitolas in Europe: the Egoísta, Robusto, Petit Corona, and Tempo. The official name is the “Colección Aniversario Nº20.” After an enormous response in Europe, they are now bringing the Colección stateside as their official 2017 release.

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Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | Air Bender Maduro Chisel

“I wanted to rate this cigar higher. The beginning and middle had some really nice flavors coming through. The smoke output on each draw was plentiful. The oily wrapper and chisel tip made it easy to smoke. All that, and then the final third hit a brick wall. Relights galore and harsh flavors just made the overall rating from me fall off a cliff. I would hope this stick was an anomaly in an otherwise solid blend. If I had stopped after the second third I would be happy.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Cigar News: Allied Associations’ Federal Lawsuit Delayed One Month

The lawsuit filed jointly by IPCPR, CRA and CAA against the FDA will now be heard on August 30th, pushing the trial back from July 28th. The change was in response to the FDA’s original motion for a 60 day delay, in part to accommodate the transition from the Obama to Trump Administrations. The three trade associations agreed to the 30 day extension, however all three have made it clear to the federal government that any further delays would require extensions of pending compliance deadlines under the deeming rule.

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Cigar News: Dr. Scott Gottlieb Nominated as next FDA Commissioner

Today President Trump announced Dr. Scott Gottlieb as his pick to lead the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Gottlieb has an impressive and extensive resume, with a wide-ranging background in both the private and public sectors and a M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. IPCPR welcomes the pick of Dr. Gottlieb and, If confirmed, we look forward to working with him as we continue to advocate for common-sense reforms to the recent FDA regulation needlessly harming the family owned small businesses retailers that make up IPCPR.

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Cigar News: Congressman Testifies before House Subcommittee for Cigar Exemption

Yesterday Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture about the need for appropriations language exempting premium cigars from the FDA’s deeming rule. This testimony came during the Appropriations Committee’s annual members’ day. IPCPR applauds Congressman Posey and extends our thanks on behalf of premium cigar retailers and tobacconists across the country for his continued fight for premium cigars and individual liberty.

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Blind Cigar Review: H. Upmann | Yargüera Lonsdale

“Overall, this was a great cigar. The transitions were interesting, I loved the move from pepper and spice to rich and creamy. It’s not one that stands out as mind-blowing, but it was enjoyable throughout, and I would very much enjoy smoking more.” -Derek (StogieNinja)

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