The next Firecracker will be a limited release for 2016 and as usual it will be released just before the 4th of July. This year’s production will be The CroMagnon Firecracker from RoMa Craft Tobac out of the Nica Sueno factory in Esteli Nicaragua.
AJ Fernández announced the release of a new cigar blend under the name “Last Call”. Last Call will be introduced as a Corona Gorda, measuring 4 1/2 x 48.
Famous Smoke Shop has released the two remaining vitolas in their exclusive Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle selection by Crowned Heads Cigars.
Elie Bleu S.A. Paris, France has appointed Lotus International, LLC as their exclusive distributor for the United States and Canada.
The new La Aurora 1962 Corojo and the La Aurora 1987 Connecticut are now in stores. La Aurora is celebrating their 113 years in existence.
The Liga Maestro is a Nicaraguan puro originally created in 2013 exclusively for the Italian market. It is now in regular production and available in five different vitolas.
Heinrich Villiger hands over his function as CEO of the Villiger Group after 65 years in charge. Starting from March 2016 Robert Suter will take over his new role as CEO. The board of Villiger Soehne Holding AG and Villiger Soehne AG remains unchanged.
General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers. The new collection called Hoyo will be available in four sizes and begins shipping to all retailers in the U.S.A. on April 1.
By pure chance the curator of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum found a brown leather case in a private library in Belgium. It contained 80 pages of designs from the 1860’s of tobacco pipes to be carved in meerschaum.
La Palina Cigars is lowering the prices on all of its Dominican blends. The Red and Black Labels will each see an average MSRP decrease of $1.00 per cigar, and Classics will see an MSRP decrease of up to $1.50 per cigar.
La Aurora began to ship the Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario Master Case Series on Friday, March 11 in the U.S.A. Limited to only 500 cases, the Master series features replica packaging of the same boxes that La Aurora used in 1906.
Colibri Group has appointed David Lampert to Vice President of Sales in the United States. David Lampert will oversee the Company’s day-to-day sales operations and will lead a newly-formed national sales team.