Archive for March, 2012

The Cigar Nut

A couple of items for today – some new, some old but in my opinion, all of them just reinforce that the cigar world is alive and well!

First off, Didier Houvenaghel ( thats a mouth full ) has recently started the process with a new cigar on the horizon – this one being names Le Lay, the English translation being ‘The Law’. No specific information on the company or the blend, but I have contacted the company and am anxiously awaiting an update.

Second on the list, IPCPR. No, this isn’t an article talking about bloggers and the convention or really about the convention itself at all but rather, the organization is just now starting the process of putting their logo through the legal process. I can not tell any differences from the ‘old’ image to the ‘new’ one but none the less, here is the page they submitted.

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The Cigar Nut

Just a couple things to touch on today – Sam Leccia originally filed his new companies name, Sam Leccia Cigar Co back in May of 2011 with the categories of cigars, cigarillos, cigar boxes, cigar tubes, cigar wraps, cigar cutters, lighters, humidors, and tobacco. Not nearly as broad as some other companies I have seen recently, but large enough to hit a lot of different aspects of the market. I for one can not wait to see what Sam has up his sleeve – I will keep you all updated as I hear more.

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Richmond, VA—General Cigar is proud to introduce Partagas 1845, a new, four-cigar collection which embodies 167 years of heritage and expert cigar making. This exciting new take on the venerable brand is a departure from the traditional Cameroon-wrapped expressions of Partagas®, and is set to make its retail debut on April 9, 2012.

Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar explains, “Partagas 1845 is uniquely positioned. This new collection celebrates Partagas’ rich heritage while ushering in a new taste spectrum for the brand. As such, it will appeal to the premium cigar smoker who favors the quality and consistency of classic brands, while also sparking the interest of discriminating smokers who constantly seek exciting new tastes.”

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The Cigar Nut

A little more into the digging news, another ‘nothing earth shattering’ update but interesting none the less! First, Gurkha is again hard at work, this time with the Aces and Eights name. Some of you may recognize and associate this with the ‘dead mans hand’ – this is the poker hand that Wild Bill Hickock was holding at the time he was shot. No news on the blend, size or even when they may be released, but at least they are coming out with a bunch of new names. I will update you all as I hear more!

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Size: 6.2 x 52 ( Belicoso )
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder and Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Honduras
Strength: Medium
Price: ~ $8.00 USD each

Behind The Stick:

Thats right, another year goes by and 5 Vegas has released another yearly Limitada cigar, this being their 7th installment to date. Some of you might remember my review last year of the Limitada 2010 and how the cigar just did not seem to be up to the ‘Limitada’ specs. It was not a ‘bad’ cigar but it also did not shine or give me that ‘I need to go out and buy a box’ feeling. Well, this year the Limitada will be produced in only 500 boxes and has been boasted as being aged for at least five years and compromised of tobacco from 5 countries ‘making it complex, flavorful and dynamic with multiple layers of flavor’ – sounds good, but is this like the 2008 winner or the 2010 let down?

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The Cigar Nut

Javier Plantada has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Production at Swiss cigar supplier Oettinger Davidoff Group, effective 2 April 2012. It is the first such appointment in the history of the group.

In his new role, Plantada will oversee the Oettinger Davidoff Group operations in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

Plantada joins the Oettinger Davidoff Group with over 20 years’ experience in the cigar business from Tabacalera, which became Altadis and ultimately Imperial Tobacco Group.

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