Archive for July, 2012

The Cigar Nut


CAO CONCERT

From the brand that was launched in Nashville and marches to the beat of its own drum comes CAO Concert, a new collection that celebrates CAO’s ties to music and harnesses the legendary energy of Music City.

“CAO Concert was inspired by the brand’s roots in Nashville,” commented Ed McKenna, CAO’s senior brand manager. “When listening to music at a concert, or even in your own backyard, it’s a great time to sit back, enjoy a great cigar, and enjoy the people you’re with. That’s what Concert is about.”

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CAMACHO SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LEGENDARY MIKE DITKA

PINELLAS PARK, Florida – July 27, 2012 – Camacho, the world’s boldest cigar and a core brand in the Oettinger Davidoff Group portfolio, is pleased to announce a new partnership with legendary hall of fame football player and coach, Mike Ditka. Under this new partnership, the “Coach” and Camacho will develop a series of new cigar lines carrying the Ditka name, which will be made at Tabacos Rancho Jamastran in Honduras. Ditka will also serve as a brand ambassador at select nationwide events, beginning with the Davidoff Golden Band Awards, which are to be held during this year’s IPCPR trade show in Orlando, FL. The first installment of the Ditka cigar line is set for launch in late 2012, with more releases set to follow in the early part of 2013.

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TORAÑO FAMILY CIGAR COMPANY “MAKES TIME TO LAUNCH” 3 NEW RELEASES AT THE 2012 IPCPR IN ORLANDO

(Miami, FL) July 26th, 2012: Toraño Family Cigar Company is excited to introduce three new releases at the 2012 IPCPR in Orlando. The three new cigars are in addition to, and come on the heels of, the recent successful launch of the Master Maduro.

The first new release is called Salutem. Salutem is packaged in a unique 12 count box. The cigar is dressed in a beautiful Habano Ecuador wrapper, complemented by a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and completed with filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Cameroon. While Toraño blends have featured tobacco from Cameroon in the past, this is the first time Cameroon has been a component of the filler, giving Salutem a distinctive, rich cocoa flavor.

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Previously mentioned here , Xen by Nish Patel has now finished their process and the official gazette publication is out. Hopefully we start seeing reviews pop up across the different networks soon! I for one can not wait to give these a try!

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It has been a while since I had a nice rant and after a couple of viewer requests I figured it would only be right to sit down and think of a new rant for you all. The writers block hit, so I had to light a cigar and drink some whiskey – just to to collect my thoughts of course, but that just was not enough – so I lit another cigar and started surfing the web for something to spark this latest rant. I came across new blogs and the debates on the legitimacy of bloggers, companies pushing new cigars, press release on top of press release on top of press release, ‘secret insider news’ and even a few forum postings in March speculating for IPCPR 2012 but not a damn thing ‘got under my skin’.

It all came to me when I started reading through different manufacturer, brand owners and marketing ads who kept reporting on this company X ‘cigar lifestyle’ and my blood began to run a little warmer. What the hell is this ‘lifestyle’ they kept trying to advertise? Beautiful women, exotic locations, expensive cars, private jets, alcohol on every table and of course, a slightly out of focus cigar being held by an actor or model – yet ‘that cigar’ is what ties your lifestyle together? Is that what these companies are trying to say is a cigar lifestyle? Sorry assholes – having a large bank account and just ‘happening to buy cigars’ is not considered a cigar lifestyle – and if it is, as much as I like money, I don’t ever want that lifestyle. Just because the people in your marketing departments don’t have any new ideas, don’t go with the ‘encompass everything luxury’ cop out maneuver. Please.

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Thats right – contest is over and it looks like I have a new name for the ‘Digging News’. Thanks to A. Weimer – The Nut’s Newsworthy Notes has been selected as the new name of the series. Since I only had a few people submit names, anyone who left a comment please send me your address and I will be sure to get a 3-5 pack out for you. A. Weimer, please get in contact with me also, you just won yourself a 10 pack of smokes!

Thanks again to everyone,
The Nut Himself

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