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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 304

14 Sep 2012

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler.

1) It was announced this week that the Oliva Cigar Company will take over the domestic and international distribution of Padilla Cigars. The move is expected to increase the sales and availability of Padilla. “This latest alliance between Padilla and Oliva is one of many collaborations among both companies, which have sporadically teamed up together almost since the inception of the Padilla brand,” reads an Oliva press release. “Currently, Oliva manufactures the new Padilla Reserva and Reserva Maduro. Padilla also teamed up with Oliva to create the highly rated Padilla Limited Edition Studio-Tobac…The Padilla Cigar Company will continue to focus on creating premium cigars by working not only with Oliva, but also with other respected cigar factories such as El Titan de Bronze…”

2) This fall, Prometheus will commemorate its 20th anniversary with three limited edition God of Fire assortment boxes, each individually serial-numbered. The 5-cigar box will retail for $113, the 9-cigar box for $205.95, and the 20-cigar box for $419.75. Only 1,000 5- and 9-cigar boxes will be made, and only 500 20-cigar boxes will be made.

3) Around the Blogs: Stogie Review reviews a Guayacan by Noel Rojas. Nice Tight Ash checks out the Torcido Lancero. Cigar Explorer explores the Reinado Gran Empire Reserve. Cigar Fan fires up a Gurkha Seduction. Cigar Brief smokes the Nestor Miranda Gran Reserve 2012. Cigar Inspector inspects the J. Fuego 777 Maduro.

4) Deal of the Week: If you’re looking to pick up a box of Alec Bradley cigars, you’ll want to jump on this deal. Purchase any box of Prensado, American Classic, American Sun Grown, Family Blend, or Black Market and get a free five-pack, plus an Alec Bradley hat.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: Padilla Cigars

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One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 304”

  1. Patrick A Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    More news items for today, for those who are interested:

    Norway court upholds ban on tobacco store displays: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012/09/

    Cigar Aficionado celebrates its 20th anniversary: http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlshmavonian/2012/0

    Cleveland State University is considering a total campus smoking ban: http://fox8.com/2012/09/13/csu-considers-total-sm

    Sometimes newsworthy items crop up right after we publish that week's Friday Sampler, so I'm considering updating Samplers going forward in the comments. Let me know what you think and, as always, feel free to link to other news items.