The recently appointed Forged Cigars Creative director Matt Booth has teamed up with STG's Justin Andrews to refresh the Los Statos Deluxe brand. The new blend is being rolled at STG’s HATSA factory in Danlí, Honduras, and was shown off in the Room101 booth at PCA last week.
Foundation Cigars has announced a brand new core line to be shown off at the PCA 2022 trade show next week. The new line is called "Olmec" and is expected to ship late summer/early fall. Foundation Olmec comes in boxes of 12 and in two wrapper choices: San Andrés Maduro and Claro.
Tim Ozgener is returning to the cigar industry. He spent 16 years with CAO International, serving as President from 2006-2010, and was instrumental in taking the company from a start-up to a global brand. This is also the place where Crowned Heads founder Jon Huber got his start. For the past 12 years, Tim has served as Co-Founder and President/CEO of OZ Arts Nashville, a contemporary arts center in Nashville.
Emilio Cigars (under the Oveja Negra Brands) will be showing off a new line at this year’s PCA trade show in Las Vegas: Suave Maduro. This will be a regular production cigar and should start shipping later in the summer. Black Label Trading company took over the blends and branding for Emilio cigars three years ago and the first release after the rebranding was an updated Emilio Suave line.
Lampert Cigars will be showing off its latest line later this week at PCA 2022. The Lampert Family Reserve 2021 is a limited release blended by Hendrik Kelner Jr. and rolled at the Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF).
ATL Cigar Co is making a few changes to their core lines ATL Magic, ATL Black and ATL Libertad to be shown off at the PCA Trade Show next week.
Plasencia Cigars is adding a new vitola to their Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro line. Previously, it had only been available in the Sixto I size, a hexagonally pressed 6 x 60. Now a new size, the Eduardo I vitola is being added and is a box pressed toro that measures 6 1/4 x 54. Pre-orders will be taken at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.
Sangre Nueva translates from Spanish to “New Blood.” This is the cigar blended solely by Alec Cuevas, son of company President Luis Cuevas Jr. and grandson of Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr. This new cigar will be shown off at the PCA trade show next week in Las Vegas.