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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LIII

20 Jul 2007

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a selection of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Romeo y Julietas Edición Limitada1. Aside from the ridiculous 20,000 percent cigar tax increase being proposed in Congress, this week’s big news concerns the acquisition of cigar giant Altadis. The maker of such famed brands as Cohiba, H. Upmann, and Romeo y Julieta will reportedly be sold to Imperial Tobacco for a cool $22.4 billion. The deal is expected to close by the first fiscal quarter in 2008.

2. Speaking of Romeo y Julietas, the highly anticipated Edición Limitada cigars – first introduced at the 2006 RTDA trade show – are finally shipping out to local B&Ms. The new blend features a San Andreas Corojo wrapper covering Nicaraguan and Dominican long fillers and a Broadleaf binder.

3. Around the Blogs: Stogie Fresh smokes a Don Pepin Cuban Classic. Stogie Review reviews a Camacho SLR Maduro. Leafy Times tries cigars from Hawaii. Cigar Beat reviews a Cusano 18 Double Connecticut. Keepers of the Flame lights up a La Tradicion Cubana. Cigar Jack is giving away free gear.

4. Deal of the Week: From time to time we come across promotions for free cigars. In the July Robb Report, we found this one for a Free Montecristo. When ours arrived earlier this week, it was a Montecristo Classic Toro. Enjoy!

The Stogie Guys

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6 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LIII”

  1. Cigar Jack Friday, July 20, 2007 at 5:37 am #

    Thanks for the link! So which one of you entered with that link back? 🙂

  2. Jerry @ Stogie Revie Friday, July 20, 2007 at 6:21 am #

    That Edicion Limitadas I picked up a few weeks ago from our local JR Cigars and they run a cool $20 a pop.

  3. stinkie Friday, July 20, 2007 at 7:04 am #

    Yea I'm pretty sure it was running around the same price at a local humidor at Jungle Jim's when I was there about a month ago. I passed even though RYJ is on toward the top of my list. I better not wait to long, it could go up to $30.

  4. Patrick S Friday, July 20, 2007 at 7:28 am #

    Anyone smoke one yet? They look good.

  5. Josh Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 1:29 am #

    I can't seem to find these at any online retailers, are they stocked yet?

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  1. Stogie News: New Cigars from Altadis - Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    […] And the Habano Reserve isn’t the only new Romeo y Julieta line. The Habano Reserve and the highly anticipated Edicon Limitada (featuring an San Andreas Corojo wrapper) we reported on back in July, are also being joined by a new Romeo y Julieta Cabinet Selección, which is part of Altadis’ new Cabinet Selección line. The Romeo y Julieta features a vintage Cameroon wrapper and joins “fuller-bodied” Cabinet Selección Montecristos, Cabinet Selección H. Upmanns and Cabinet Selección Por Larranagas. According to Rosenfeld, the four Cabinet Selección lines are “available now at a limited number of retail tobacconists… and they are selling like hot cakes.” […]