The J-11 collection is a Thin Flame Lighter available in six durable laquer finishes. The lighters were engineered in Japan and utilize 3Square filtration and slide ignition.
Cigar Malaysia, owned and operated by British ex-pat Abdullah for close to three years, recently opened the doors to its first brick and mortar shop in Glo Damansara Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
Linda Giang, former manager of Sky Tobacco in New Jersey, has taken on a new role with Hathor Group as Brand Ambassador, Cigar Curator, and Social Media Liaison. Hathor Group distributes cigars and single-cask whiskies throughout South East Asia.
J.C. Newman Cigar Company launched a new Toro vitola for their Brick House Maduro line at the IPCPR 2016. The toro size is the third vitola in the Brick House Maduro series joining the Mighty Mighty Maduro and Robusto Maduro.
Griffin’s Nicaragua, a new cigar line launched by brand owner Oettinger Davidoff in the previous year, now receives a new size. The new Toro vitola will be offered with a suggested retail price of USD 12.50 per cigar.
French accessory manufacturer Elie Bleu celebrates their 40th year in business with the introduction of a series of new accessories. The first of the collections is the F-1 Wide Flame Flint Lighter.
Jeremy Casdagli, founder of Bespoke Cigars will release a Limited Edition cigar to honor the Cigar Smoking World Championship, which will be held on the weekend September 2–4, 2016 in Split, Croatia.
The new 1787 is a one vitola blend that comes in a Supremo size, just like 1638 line released last year. The new 1638 Supremo (6 x 60) features a different blend than the previously released Gran Toro size.
Boutique cigar manufacturer Viva Republica introduced a new cigar line called Art of War, a larger sized parent brand to the company’s Warfare Series.
Over 50 members of Australia’s Cigar Society of Victoria met recently for a sit-down cigar dinner in Melbourne.
Cigar education informed and entertained Japanese hospitality staff recently when Intercontinental Trading Corp, an exclusive sub-distributor of Pacific Cigar Company, hosted an informative training event for ‘Habanos Point’ bar and lounge staff.
La Gloria Cubana is launching two new lines with LCG Serie R Esteli Maduro only to be available at brick and mortar cigar shops in the U.S. and LGC Serie R Black Maduro to be sold through internet and catalog retailers.