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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto

“A cigar I hated to lose in the process of smoking. Great notes of cherry, earth, leather, cocoa, and oak make this a excellent cigar. Great ash that hung on to the cigar for 30 minutes or better. Five or more of these cigar would round out your humidor perfectly.” -Sean F. (fullermaine)

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Ships Archetype Chapter 3

Back in June of this year, Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced the third series in their Archetype line, Archetype Chapter 3. These cigars started shipping today to the United States. Chapter 3 contains two blends, Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Both new cigars in the series, blended by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, stem from the long-term freindship between Perez-Carrillo and Michael Giannini.

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigars is bringing the Third Chapter of it’s Archetype Series to IPCPR 2019. This Chapter will feature two blends: Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Archetype Chapter 3 is a collaboration with E.P. Carrillo and rolled at his factory La Alianza in the Dominican Republic. Carrillo and Ventura Cigar General Manager Michael Giannini have been friends for 20 years and have collaborated before. 

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Addition to Archetype Line

Ventura Cigar Company just announced the newest addition to the Archetype line of their premium cigars. Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks, the cigars of the new Archetype Fantasy Miniseries, are hand made at the Oliva factory. These new cigars will debut at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in las Vegas.  Each cigar comes with an MSRP of $9/cigar in a 20-count box format. 

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Cigar News: Brian Massey Joins Ventura Cigar Marketing Team

Brian Massey has joined the marketing team at Ventura Cigar Company (VCC).  Brian will report directly to Michael Giannini who recently took on the General Manager role at VCC.  Archetype, PSyKo Seven, and Case study are the popular core brands that make up much of the portfolio at VCC. Brian will be working to drive sales and marketing efforts with these brands.  

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Promotes Michael Giannini to General Manager

Michael Gianinni joined Ventura Cigar Company  back in November 2017 as Creative Director. Now he has been promoted to General Manager. He will keep his current duties as Creative Director, continuing to be the driving force for the companies creative direction. In his new role, Michael Giannini will drive business strategies and goals for the Ventura Cigar Company.

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Cigar News: Michael Giannini Returns to Cigar Business at Ventura Cigar Company

November 2017 – Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) welcomes Michael Giannini to its Marketing Team, where he will assume the role of Creative Director at Ventura Cigars. With a keen eye for design and market insight, Giannini will lead the brand vision for proprietary VCC products and serve as the Brand Ambassador at cigar events worldwide. He joins the VCC team from La Gloria Cubana, where he most recently was the Director of Innovations and Creative Director for their General Cigar division.

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Blind Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana | Serie RF No. 13

“One draw issue aside, this was an excellent smoke, one I really, really hope in on the bargain side of things so I can stock up, but I’m guessing it’s likely a premium. Overall it was well constructed, burned great, had excellent thick smoke output, and really well balanced flavor. One I will definitely seek out again, regardless of price! Highly recommended.” -Derek (StogieNinja)

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Cigar News: Michael Giannini Leaves General Cigar

Giannini had been with General for 17 years. In March, 2012, he was promoted to his role as creative director, which also carried the title of director of innovations. He was responsible for coming up with non-traditional cigar releases, and started the Foundry Cigar Co., a subsidiary of General dedicated to unorthodox cigars, including the signature Foundry brand. It featured cigars made from blends of tobacco he wouldn’t reveal, packed in odd-shaped boxes, one of which came together in a shape reminiscent of a bundle of TNT.

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