May 8, 2013 (Miami, Fla) – PDR Cigars, based in Doral, Fla., is strengthening their relationship with El Primer Mundo Cigars based in Atlanta, Ga. PDR Cigars will be the exclusive distributor of EPM Cigars, managing the sales and distribution of the EPM brand throughout the U.S. and international markets. As a smaller brand, EPM has a limited nationwide presence but this partnership will significantly increase brand availability throughout the country. “This is a great opportunity for the EPM brand. Abe and I have worked well together with launching La Hermandad and have some good synergies with our overlap on sales reps and key accounts. This move will just make things a lot more efficient for our reps and our retailers,” said Sean Williams of EPM Cigars. EPM’s La Hermandad has been made with Abe Flores at PDR Cigars since its launch last spring and has enjoyed solid success. At his factory in the Dominican Republic, Abe Flores also makes cigars for brands such as Gurkha and La Palina among others. All of EPM’s lines going forward will be produced at PDR’s Dominican factory. However, EPM’s Little Havana Series will continue to be produced with El Titan de Bronze in the Little Havana section of Miami.
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Size: 6.25 x 42-54 Torpedo
Wrapper: High Grade Habano 2000
Binder and Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua
Price: ~ $9.00 each
Behind The Stick:
My my, does Matt Booth or Abe Dababneh ever get a chance to rest? If you have not heard the news yet, Smoke Inn is releasing yet another addition to their extensive Micro-blend collection and this time with Room 101 cigars! This cigar being dubbed the “Big Delicious” is slated for national release April 26th, 2013. Now – while this is another ‘pre-release’ review I have been promised that the cigars to be released are identical, so thats always a good thing! I can go into how this cigar is going to be produced at the Tabos Rancho Jamastran factory in Danli, Honduras, the ‘secret’ binder and filler combinations or the “high grade Habano 2000 wrapper” but if you have read the Press Release, then you already know all this!
If you are wondering about the other cigars that have been released in the Smoke Inn Micro-blend series they are: Tatuaje “Anarchy”, Padron SI-15, My Father “El Hijo”, Arturo Fuente “Solaris” and the Tatuaje “Apocalypse” all reviewed here at The Cigar Nut.
Onto the damn review!
~ From Recluse Cigars ~
We were recently honored to have our Recluse be the featured cigar in a major motion picture starring Peter Fonda. The Ultimate Life is scheduled to be released this September. Make sure to support this film when it hits a theater near you. We are very appreciative to our friends in the film industry who have allowed us to be part of this.
Below are some photos from the shoot on 3/11/13.
Size: 5 x 50 ( Robusto )
Wrapper: Brazillian Mata Fina
Binder and Filler: Brazillian Mata Fina
Strength: Medium to Low Full
Price: ~ $6.00 USD each
Behind The Stick:
Although the Dona Flor line is decently popular within the European market, the company appears to be making a move with some of their more full bodied cigars – a sweet spot for many of the United States smokers. The naturally wrapped Alonso Menendez has been a big hit in Europe even though Dona Flor reports it was on of their ‘fuller bodied’ Brazilian cigars. The extra touch of Mata Norte tobacco as well as their specific curing and aging process adds that little dash of excitement to a brand that although is not new to the market – but is coming out with new products. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the band, Alonso Menendez is the founder and creator of the original Cuban brands Montecristo and H. Upmann as well as being a cigar legend in his own time. His son – Felix Menendez who is the creator and owner of Dona Flor, created the Alonso Menendez line to reflect the man himself – his desire, passion and tastes. Enough rambling – how is this cigar?!
Size: 5 x 50 ( Robusto )
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: ~ $3.00 USD each – $50 for bundle of 20
Behind The Stick:
It has never been said that the Tobacco industry is one that is stagnant or one where vendors and manufacturers operate separately – in reality the exact opposite is true and the Espinosas Double E is a cigar that is breed out of this melting pot we call the Cigar Industry. Like many of the others, Erik Espinosa was born in Havana, Cuba and although his family moved to Miami when he was only 3 months old he has been a cigar smoker for 24 years and in the business for over 12. From working at local mom and pop cigar shops to being half owner of E.O. Brands and creating many loved cigars such as the 601 and Cubao – there has been much growth and change within his time in the industry. Changes from Miami Cigar to Rocky Patel’s distribution lines, band changes upon changes upon changes and then of course Eddie branching off and creating his own brand – Erik had decided to follow suit and do the same.
Hey everyone! I hope you are prepared for a great week! I wanted to write to inform you of a community you may not know exists.
About 5 years ago, I began to get interested in the hobby of pipe smoking. I had know idea how or what to do. So, I went to YouTube. What I found was more than I expected!
As I watched video after video, I realized that there is a huge community of cigar and pipe smokers who connect through YouTube. There are contest, tobacco trades, video reviews and recently an emergence of “meet ups” where people from all over gather at tobacconist and meet face to face. At Christmas, one of the “youtubers” puts on a “Secret Santa” where members send gifts to each other. This year they had over 100 participants.
So, if you are not a part of the YouTube community, get an account and subscribe to my channel (www.youtube.com/smokeoffering). Once you do that, you will be able to find other Brothers/Sister of the Leaf/Briar and join a diverse, fun, rewarding group!
See you there!
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