BLK WKS Lizard King announced.

PRESS RELEASE

  • September 11, 2019 — Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of NBK “LIZARD KING:” Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • The Lizard King will be available at select BLK WKS retailer events beginning this month.
  • “NBK has always been a favorite of mine. It is the cigar that started Black Works Studio. The Lizard King is an amped up version of the original with more strength and spice. The duel wrappers also change up the profile quite a bit and add to the complexity of this unique cigar.These cigars will be released as event only in very limited quantities. I wanted something special for our retailers who support us with events,” said James Brown, creator of BLTC & BLK WKS and owner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • NBK “LIZARD KING”
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro and Ecuador Rojiso Barber Pole
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Robusto – 5 x 50 Box Press (20 count) MSRP $10.50
  • These cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique and tobacco behind our boutique cigar factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra. BLK WKS cigars are available for purchase through Oveja Negra Brands.  For more information visit OvejaNegraCigars.com.

Join the Brotherhood with Drew Estate and BOTL

Friday, June 14, 2019 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate announces today the Rebirth of the BOTL, Brothers Of The Leaf as a Drew Diplomat Retailer brick and mortar exclusive. BOTL will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Harkening back to the early days of the interweb, a number of cigar communities formed that all shared one common bond, their love of the leaf. One of those early communities, BOTL.org, truly captured the spirit and passion we all share for our beloved cigar culture. Today, Drew Estate brings back BOTL, a passion project dedicated to every cigar geek around the world.

With a lineup of three aficionado sizes including Corona 5 1/4″ x 42, Corona Gorda 6 x 46, and Lancero 7 x 38, we are truly catering to a targeted market of core traditional, discerning consumers. Each cigar is wrapped in a bold broadleaf wrapper, layered in complexity with an Ecuadorian Connecticut binder and capping off the nuance are rich fillers from Nicaragua.

From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew President and Founder of Drew Estate notes, “This project occupies a special place in our hearts at Drew Estate. Not only were we very active members on the BOTL forum since the beginning, but we were very involved with promoting it so that cigar heads worldwide could participate and connect. This is definitely a passion project that we dedicate to the great members who’ve been so good for the culture.”

BOTL cigars are shipping in August in the following 3 vitolas:

  • Corona 5 1/4″ x 42 MSRP $140.00 per box/15
  • Corona Gorda 6 x 46 MSRP $150.00 per box/15
  • Lancero 7 x 38 MSRP $160.00 per box/15

Drew Estate and Crowned Heads Collaborate On “La Coalicion”

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Miami, FL- Today Drew Estate and Crowned Heads announce their partnership in the release of “La Coalicion”, manufactured by La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and sold through Crowned Heads. “La Coalicion” will be displayed in the Crowned Heads Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“La Coalicion” is a spectacular collaboration brand for the premium cigar fanatic. The brand is wrapped in rich, dark Connecticut Broadleaf, with a spicy Sumatran binder and aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. “La Coalicion” is available in 4 sizes:  Corona Gorda (5” x 46), Gordito (5 1/2” x 50), Siglo (6” x 52) and Sublime (6 1/2” x 54). Each vitola brings a very specific and unique nuance and complexity, carefully blended by Willy Herrera and Jon Huber.

From Little Havana in Miami, Willy Herrera Master Blender at Drew Estate highlights, “Huber and I have always had a similar palate for what notes we are looking for in our blends. Working together, we knew from the beginning we wanted to utilize the dense, oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper which is the inspiration for this killer smoke.  La Coalicion is a passion product that Huber and I are really proud of.”

From Crowned Heads HQ in Nashville, Jon Huber adds, “I’ve personally wanted to work with Willy for years now, as I feel that our aesthetic towards cigars are similar and we also share a common respect and passion towards the tradition of premium cigars.  Further, being able to tap into the creative juggernaut that is Drew Estate has been an amazing experience.  I’ve long respected what the DE brand has achieved, and I believe their personal brand extends far beyond just ‘cigars;’ they’re truly an innovator, disruptor, and a game changer within our industry.”

From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew President and Founder of Drew Estate notes, “I am proud to report that Drew Estate always remains “Boutique in the Heart” in everything we create. This collaboration with Crowned Heads has been gratifying, mostly because of their passion and intensity. Plus, their hat game is on point!”

“La Coalicion” is manufactured at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and is sold through Crowned Heads. It will be shipping in October in the following vitolas:

  • Corona Gorda (5” x 46) MSRP $219.00/box of 20
  • Gordito (5 1/2” x 50) MSRP $245.00/box of 20
  • Siglo (6” x 52) MSRP $270.00/box of 20
  • Sublime (6 1/2” x 54) MSRP $299.00/box of 20

Dissident to Launch Core Line

I could not be happier for owner Benjamin Holt. I have interacted with Ben through social media and through BLTC/ BLK WKS
which he is a rep for and I am really excited to watch this journey
unfold. I am very curious to see how he and James Brown push
the envelope with these creations. Best of luck and I cannot wait
to try these blends.

Press Release June  20, 2019 – Dissident to Launch Core Line at
IPCPR 2019 The new Dissident cigar brand under the ownership of Benjamin Holt will launch at IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Dissident will showcase two core line blends at this
year’s trade show; Soapbox and Bloc. All lines are completely
new blends produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. Both blends will be available in three sizes. Benjamin stated,
“I am very excited about this. A lot of thought, time and work as been put into making this happen and I’m ready to show it to the
world. I think these blends are very unique and offer a special
smoking experience for those who love cigars. They really
highlight the quality of tobacco that’s used at Oveja Negra.” 
Dissident will be distributed by LJ Zucca Distributors and
will be present in Booth 2463 at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.


Soapbox Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Brazil Binder:
Ecuador Filler: Nicaragua Petite Corona – 4 3/4 x 46 (20 count)
MSRP $8.00 Robusto – 5 1/2 x 52 (20 count) MSRP $10.00
Toro Gordo – 6 3/4 x 54 (20 count) MSRP $11.00 
 
Bloc Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro
Binder: Ecuador Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Box Press
Robusto – 5 5/8 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.25
Box Press Toro – 6 1/4 x 52 (20count) MSRP $10.50
Box Press Lonsdale – 7 x 42 (20 count) MSRP $10.00
 For more information contact info@smoke-dissident.com.

BLTC ANNOUNCES LAST RITES VIATICUM

  • PRESS RELEASE
  • June 19, 2019 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) will be showcasing a new release at this year’s IPCPR in Las Vegas.
  • LAST RITES VIATICUM will be available to BLTC retailers at this years IPCPR.This is a small batch release offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to retailers attending IPCPR 2019.  Shipping will commence this fall.
  • “We wanted to release a cigar exclusively for IPCPR attendees as a way of showing our appreciation for the retailers who come to support our brands and the show. Last Rites has always been a special cigar to me. It was the first cigar I blended on my own, and I blended it to my personal tastes. It’s everything I wanted out of a cigar and a perfect representation of Black Label Trading Co. To celebrate our sixth anniversary, I wanted to do a Special Edition of the Last Rites. The Viaticum is an evolution of the Last Rites blend. It uses most of the same tobaccos but in different proportions and primings. It’s rich, dark and elegant just like Nicaraguan tobacco. We also box pressed the cigar like the original 2013 release,” says James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.
  • Last Rites Viaticum
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro
  • Binder: Honduras Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan / Honduran
  • Robusto – 5 x 54 Box Press (20 count) MSRP $15.00
  • “Black Label Trading Company is redefining the standards for cigar making. With a less is more philosophy, Black Label Trading Co. creates hand crafted premium cigars of the utmost quality at their own factory in Nicaragua.”
  • Visit BLTC Booth #2463 at this year’s IPCPR 2019 for more information. info@blacklabeltrading.com.
  • I really hope hope I am able to try these. Last Rites is my favorite cigar from the Black Label lineup and I am sure this one will be amazing. More great things coming out of Fabrica Oveja Negra. #LongAshesFullGlasses

Emilio Cigars announces Suave and La Musa

PRESS RELEASE – Emilio Cigars

June 18, 2019 — Emilio Cigars is pleased to announce the release of Suave
at this year’s IPCPR. Emilio will also be featuring La Musa for shipment later this year. Both are hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.


Suave is a core-line product for Emilio that has been redesigned. The
artwork and blending for these cigars has been done by James Brown.
James, owner of BLTC and Fabrica Oveja Negra, stated, “I am very excited
to release these cigars. They that have been given the Oveja Negra
makeover in appearance and flavor.”


Suave will be shipping to select retailers later this month.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Robusto – 5 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $9.00
Toro – 6 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $9.50
Churchill – 7 x 48 (20 count) MSRP $9.50


La Musa, a limited release, will be featured at this years show. This will be
the first edition of this cigar from the Oveja Negra Factory.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Robusto – 5 x 50 (25 count) MSRP $10.50
Toro – 6 x 50 (25 count) MSRP $11.00


Visit Booth #2463 at this year’s IPCPR 2019 for more information.
info@OvejaNegraCigars.com.


Protocol John Doe

Cubariqueño Cigar Co. announces the release of the Protocol John Doe Series for ‪www.BerkeleyHumidor.com‬. John Doe is the name given to unidentified body’s until identification can be made at a later time. The cigars are available in 10 count bundles with pricing set at $75.00 per bundle. The first installment of this series is a limited run of only 300 bundles in a 5 X 50 Robusto size. The project is available now online only. Cubariqueño Cigar Co. does not know the origin and has no other blend information on JOHN DOE until a proper identification can be made and next of kin notified.

Wrapper- Unknown
Binder- Unknown
Filler- Unknown

If you follow me then you already know that I am a huge fan of these cigars. The owners are terrific guys and they continue to produce some of the best cigars on the market. Get them now while you still can!

Providencia Cigars Announces the Production Release of La Misión Lancero

Providencia Cigars Announces the Production Release of

La Misión Lancero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 12, 2018

Fort Worth, TX – Providencia Cigars is pleased to announce their latest, limited production, cigar – La Misión.

La Misión (The Mission) brings the company’s production line to five blends, joining the ranks of the El Santo, El Padre, Trinitas, and The Hostage. With the addition of La Misión, the company completes the story of Providencia Cigars Founder Jim Faber’s “mission” to Honduras which started as a professional soccer player and turned into a mission to organize youth soccer camps to get boys and girls off the street in a gang littered environment.

Jim Faber, founder of Providencia Cigars, states:

“I never imagined that a short term mission trip to Honduras would turn into 15+ years of my life living and working with some of the most amazing people in the world. “La Misión ” (the mission) is a tribute to the all the hard work and sacrifice that so many people made over those years. I was just honored to be a small spoke in the wheel in God’s vast and eternal plan.”

La Misión will be available in a single 7.5 x 38 lancero finished with a traditional pig tail cap.

The multi-country blend of La Misión starts with rich Honduran and Nicaraguan filler that is bound with a sweet Indonesian leaf all wrapped with a well-aged, dark Honduran Habano wrapper. As with all cigars produced by Providencia Cigars, the Honduran leaf used in La Misión is planted, grown, and harvested by Providencia Cigars on a private farm in Honduras.

Medium to full in strength, the La Misión blend offers a balanced profile of pepper, cocoa, and spice with an undernote of caramel sweetness.

La Misión comes packaged in 10 – count cedar boxes and bundles of 11 with an MSRP of $9.99 per cigar/ $99.90 per box/bundle. Current production is limited to 1,050 cigars.

La Misión is produced at the La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Providencia Cigars will be taking orders and shipping La Misión starting this week.

Artwork for the La Misión was done by JT Design Studio who designed the cigar bands as well as the inner box lids.

Product photography was done by DiaVita Photography

About Providencia Cigars

PROVIDENCIA CIGARS has three founders, Jim Faber, Reed Grafke and Raymond Zinar. Ray, Jim and Reed became friends with Javier Mendoza, a second generation plantation owner and master blender who founded La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Javier’s family plantations and drying barns are located in in the region of Trojes, Honduras, a mountainous valley nestled along the border of Nicaragua. With the perfect combination of sun and shade, plus water from mountain aquifers and Cuban-like soil, the Trojes region of Honduras produces a uniquely flavored tobacco that is highly prized in the premium cigar industry.

For more information visit their website at www.providenciacigars.com or contact Providencia Cigars via email at info@providenciacigars.com

Hi-Def Photos are located here.

About JT Design Studio

With more than 20 years of experience in the graphic design industry. JT Design Studio specializes in custom graphics for your business to help you stand out from your competition. They offer web design and hosting services, branding, print materials, embossing, foil, die-cuts, yard signs, banners vehicle graphics, mailing services and much more.

You can contact JT Design Studio at jtdesignstudio@yahoo.com and on Facebook at JTDStudio.

Providencia Cigars Announces Aromatic Aged Event Cigars

Providencia Cigars Announces Aromatic Aged Event Cigars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 14, 2018

Fort Worth, TX – Just off the heels of the Hostage Release, Providencia Cigars will be offering special cigars, which have been created using the company’s proprietary “Aromatic Aging” process.

Jim Faber, Providencia Cigars founder explains:

The production process includes storing the tobacco leaves in a separate humidor in their Danli, Honduras factory. The Meritage blend uses a local Honduran red wine for the aromatic process. The length of time used for the aging process is unspecified.

The resulting sweet floral notes are something quite unique, yet subtle through the smoking experience.

The 5.5 x 52 pressed torpedo Meritage, contains select Nicaraguan binder and ligero filler leaf, all beautifully cloaked with a toothy Mexican San Andrés wrapper.

It will be offered primarily as an event special, and also available at select retailers in limited quantities.

The Meritage, like all Providencia cigars, are produced at the La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Artwork for the Meritage was done by JT Design Studio, who designed the cigar bands as well as the inner box lids.

All product photos taken by DiaVita Photography; http://www.diavitaphotography.com

About Providencia Cigars

PROVIDENCIA CIGARS was founded by three compadres: Jim Faber, Reed Grafke and Raymond Zinar. Ray, Jim and Reed then befriended Javier Mendoza. Javier is a second-generation plantation owner and master blender. He founded La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Javier’s family plantations and drying barns are in the region of Trojes, Honduras, a mountainous valley nestled along the border of Nicaragua. With the perfect combination of sun, shade plus water from mountain aquifers and Cuban-like soil, the Trojes region of Honduras produces a uniquely flavored tobacco that is highly prized in the premium cigar industry.

For more information visit their website at http://www.providenciacigars.com or contact Providencia Cigars via email at info@providenciacigars.com

About JT Design Studio

JT Design Studio offers custom designed marketing pieces to meet your unique business objectives. JT Design Studio has 20+ years of experience in branding/logo design, social media marketing, custom website design and high-quality printing services.

Owner, Jennifer Rose, is an avid cigar smoker and has been an active supporter of the cigar industry for the last 5 years.

For more information visit their website at http://www.jtdstudio.com/ or send an email to jtdesignstudio@yahoo.com.

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Providencia Cigars Announces Release of “The Hostage”

Providencia Cigars Announces

Release of “The Hostage”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2018

Fort Worth, TX – Providencia Cigars is pleased to announce the release of The Hostage, the company’s latest limited production launch. The Hostage is the 4th production blend for the young Texas cigar company and it promises to be as bold as the story behind the name.

The Hostage tells the harrowing story of Providencia Cigars founder Jim Faber who was held at gun point in the parking lot of a youth soccer field in Honduras. As explained by Jim:

“Through my soccer work and mission in Honduras I got close to the mayor of the town and was eventually asked if I would consider helping young members of a gang get off the street through my soccer camps and school. Accepting the challenge, I developed a friendship with the young players and their parents as we helped to turn their lives by way of soccer.

One day at the field, I was abducted by some men who forced me into a car. Some of the dads stepped in to help me amidst a flurry of gun fire and I was eventually able to get free.

I was later told by the US Military investigator that a Mexican gang had moved into the country and they believed it was these gang members that tried to kidnap me.”

Faber, who lived in Honduras from 1997-2011 has a deep love for the area and the citizens of this beautiful Central American country. It is this love that drove him to create a cigar and pay tribute to those that saved his life that day.

The Hostage is a limited production, 6 x 52 box-pressed toro with a blend described as:

  • Wrapper – San Andrés
  • Binder – Indonesian
  • Filler – Nicaragua and Honduran Ligero

This cigar offers the experienced palate, a complex flavor profile down to the finish with a solid full-strength body of smoke.

The Hostage comes packaged in 10 count cedar boxes and bundles of 11 with an MSRP of $9.99 per cigar/ $99.90 per box/bundle. Current production is limited to 1,050 cigars.

The Hostage is produced at the La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Providencia Cigars will be taking orders and shipping The Hostage starting this week.

Artwork for The Hostage was done by JT Design Studio who designed the cigar bands as well as the inner box lids.

About Providencia Cigars

PROVIDENCIA CIGARS was founded by three compadres: Jim Faber, Reed Grafke and Raymond Zinar. Ray, Jim and Reed then befriended Javier Mendoza. Javier is a second-generation plantation owner and master blender. He founded La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Javier’s family plantations and drying barns are in the region of Trojes, Honduras, a mountainous valley nestled along the border of Nicaragua. With the perfect combination of sun, shade plus water from mountain aquifers and Cuban-like soil, the Trojes region of Honduras produces a uniquely flavored tobacco that is highly prized in the premium cigar industry.

For more information visit their website at www.providenciacigars.com or contact Providencia Cigars via email at info@providenciacigars.com

About JT Design Studio

JT Design Studio offers custom designed marketing pieces to meet your unique business objectives. JT Design Studio has 20+ years of experience in branding/logo design, social media marketing, custom website design and high-quality printing services.

Owner, Jennifer Rose, is an avid cigar smoker and has been an active supporter of the cigar industry for the last 5 years.

For more information visit their website at http://www.jtdstudio.com/ or send an email to jtdesignstudio@yahoo.com.

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#ProvidenciaCigars #TheHostageCigar #CigarNews #2018CigarRelease #CigarHawkBrand

Providencia Cigars Announces Release of "The Hostage"

Providencia Cigars Announces

Release of “The Hostage”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2018

Fort Worth, TX – Providencia Cigars is pleased to announce the release of The Hostage, the company’s latest limited production launch. The Hostage is the 4th production blend for the young Texas cigar company and it promises to be as bold as the story behind the name.

The Hostage tells the harrowing story of Providencia Cigars founder Jim Faber who was held at gun point in the parking lot of a youth soccer field in Honduras. As explained by Jim:

“Through my soccer work and mission in Honduras I got close to the mayor of the town and was eventually asked if I would consider helping young members of a gang get off the street through my soccer camps and school. Accepting the challenge, I developed a friendship with the young players and their parents as we helped to turn their lives by way of soccer.

One day at the field, I was abducted by some men who forced me into a car. Some of the dads stepped in to help me amidst a flurry of gun fire and I was eventually able to get free.

I was later told by the US Military investigator that a Mexican gang had moved into the country and they believed it was these gang members that tried to kidnap me.”

Faber, who lived in Honduras from 1997-2011 has a deep love for the area and the citizens of this beautiful Central American country. It is this love that drove him to create a cigar and pay tribute to those that saved his life that day.

The Hostage is a limited production, 6 x 52 box-pressed toro with a blend described as:

  • Wrapper – San Andrés

  • Binder – Indonesian

  • Filler – Nicaragua and Honduran Ligero

This cigar offers the experienced palate, a complex flavor profile down to the finish with a solid full-strength body of smoke.

The Hostage comes packaged in 10 count cedar boxes and bundles of 11 with an MSRP of $9.99 per cigar/ $99.90 per box/bundle. Current production is limited to 1,050 cigars.

The Hostage is produced at the La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Providencia Cigars will be taking orders and shipping The Hostage starting this week.

Artwork for The Hostage was done by JT Design Studio who designed the cigar bands as well as the inner box lids.

About Providencia Cigars

PROVIDENCIA CIGARS was founded by three compadres: Jim Faber, Reed Grafke and Raymond Zinar. Ray, Jim and Reed then befriended Javier Mendoza. Javier is a second-generation plantation owner and master blender. He founded La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.

Javier’s family plantations and drying barns are in the region of Trojes, Honduras, a mountainous valley nestled along the border of Nicaragua. With the perfect combination of sun, shade plus water from mountain aquifers and Cuban-like soil, the Trojes region of Honduras produces a uniquely flavored tobacco that is highly prized in the premium cigar industry.

For more information visit their website at www.providenciacigars.com or contact Providencia Cigars via email at info@providenciacigars.com

About JT Design Studio

JT Design Studio offers custom designed marketing pieces to meet your unique business objectives. JT Design Studio has 20+ years of experience in branding/logo design, social media marketing, custom website design and high-quality printing services.

Owner, Jennifer Rose, is an avid cigar smoker and has been an active supporter of the cigar industry for the last 5 years.

For more information visit their website at http://www.jtdstudio.com/ or send an email to jtdesignstudio@yahoo.com.

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Southern Draw announces the “Cedrus” IPCPR 2018

Discover CEDRUS by Southern Draw Cigars – only at IPCPR 2018.

A cigars ability to be different things to different people – and to be – in effect, the cornerstone of a tribute – was the starting point for the fifth core blend from Southern Draw Cigars.

We continue the Southern Draw Cigars tradition of sharing our faith, embracing the flora around us and by offering tribute to those people that have most inspired our family, through the branding of our cigars. Originating from one of our “stealth blends” CEDRUS has been five years in the making and will initially be available in a box pressed Belicoso Fino 5.5 x 52, a special size known as “THE HOGAN”. THE HOGAN will be presented in individually numbered 10 count boxes during IPCPR 2018, Las Vegas, NV in Booth #1065.

CEDRUS – THE HOGAN, the origin of the name:

1. Faith: The Latin name is Cedrus libani or Lebanese Cedar trees were highly sought after for ancient woodworking. The woods high quality, pleasant scent and firmness made it a popular building material for Holy temples, palaces and sailing vessels. Cedars popularity endures today as it is the most utilized wood in the premium cigar industry and the image of the CEDRUS tree serves as the biblical inspiration for our brand art. 2. Flora: Western Red Cedar known as “the Hogan”, native to the Pacific United States, growing to 200’ tall and living up to 1,000+ years, this tree demonstrates the firm, reliable and beautiful characteristics of cedar. Our bridge to an ancient symbol and a wood that has proven valuable through the ages. 3. People: We offer tribute to Phil and Shelly Hogan, a relationship that began in 1996, a friendship turned “closer than family”. Their love and support of Southern Draw Cigars began in 2014 when they rallied family and friends to support our mission even in the face of uncertain risk. Their contributions have been as steadfast and enduring as the cedar tree even as they have humbly remained in the shadows of our early successes. Phil, U.S. Navy Retired, is the most honorable and accountable guy we know and someone who we could only aspire to be like and Shelly, has been a tireless supporter of all things we do, a helping hand of 20 years that has quietly contributed much to SDC’s early success. The gracious and generous Hogan’s will now be celebrated with their own incomparable hand crafted cigar. We offer you an opportunity to get to know them during IPCPR 2018, they will be available to share their stories of military service, international travel and a limited amount of their new cigar.

CEDRUS – THE HOGAN, the blend profile

Robert Holt shared some of his insight into the blend in a special Belicoso Fino size and its namesake, THE HOGAN, “My snapshot of the CEDRUS blend transports us to the ancient soils of Indonesia, a place aptly named the “Spice Islands” where we have methodically selected this rich, reddish brown colored wrapper. As this cigar burns, a savory perfume of what I consider nutmeg, toasted clove, cinnamon and cedar aromas compliment the naturally fermented tobacco tastes and awaken my palate, an intentional profile representing the diverse Asian food cultures explored (and enthusiastically shared) by the Hogan’s during and after their 20 year service in the U.S. Navy. Playing a supporting role to the unique spice profile is the medium bodied strength and semi-sweet chocolate notes of classic Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan tobaccos. A retrohale offers me a more powerful burst of hard-wood charcoal, red/white pepper and herb-like notes that stem from tobaccos of the lesser known high mountain region of Quilali, Nicaragua. CEDRUS is no doubt, our most distinguished tasting cigar and the gorgeous Belicoso Fino will be offered in a specially designed presentation box. This release is a commitment to excellence and a statement that we wish to grow Southern Draw Cigars into a global brand. Although you may not share my experience of the specific flavors and aromas, it is my prayer that you too enjoy the new blend and share our message of CEDRUS – THE HOGAN.”

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: AJ Fernandez Cigar Co.

Wrapper: Besuki TBN – Sumatra, Indonesia

Binder: Habano 2000- Esteli, Nicaragua

Viso: Piloto Cubano – Dominican Republic

Criollo 98 – Esteli, Nicaragua

Seco: Habana 92 – Quilali, Nicaragua

Ligero: Corojo 99 – Jalapa, Nicaragua

Size – Belicoso Fino 5.5 x 52 (box pressed)

Number of Cigars – 5,000 total 10 count, numbered boxes, 1,000 total 10 count refill bundles (60,000 cigars 2018)

Price – $11.99 each MSRP, $118.99 10 count box

Release Date – July 14, 11:00 a.m. Booth #1065 IPCPR 2018 – only valued retail partners in good standing that attend IPCPR may order.

Ship Date – August & November 2018

To make an appointment for IPCPR 2018, please email sharon@southerndrawcigars.com as CEDRUS will sold on a first come, first served for valued retail partners.

#SouthernDraw #UnitedCigars #Cedrus #IPCPR2018