16 Oct 2015
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) Steve Saka has announced the “Select Purveyors” of his highly anticipated Sobremesa brand will be receiving their first shipments towards the end of the first week of November. Initially, Sobremesa—the first cigar from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust—will be sold at about 170 tobacconists spread across about 35 states. You can see the full list of retailers at the Dunbarton website here.
2) Antillian Cigar Corporation, also known as Sosa Cigars, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the reintroduction of the Macabi USA brand. According to a press release: “Macabi started in 1995 and was made in Miami… Macabi USA will be the ultimate boutique cigar. It is made by one cigar roller who will be making the entire production. This roller is a ‘Level 9’ roller with 10 years of experience at the famous H. Upmann Factory, and a total of 20 years of rolling experience” Production will be limited to 25,000 cigars per year. The Ecuadorian Habano-wrapped line will come in 5 sizes and be sold in the $7-8.50 range.
3) Inside the Industry: The newest CAO offering, CAO Honor, is a salute to the troops. The limited cigar, which is an offshoot of the CAO America line, not only features patriotic branding, but a portion of proceeds benefits wounded military heroes.
4) Contest: StogieGuys.com readers who register at CigarsFor.Me this week will once again be registered to win a free five-pack of cigars. CigarsFor.me specializes in recommending premium cigars after visitors fill out a Palate Profile. It’s fun, easy, and this week you can win free smokes. Click here. And congrats to last week’s winner: Randy T. from Tulsa.
5) Deal of the Week: Every year Tatuaje fans try to hunt down the elusive Tatuaje Monster Series, which is released before Halloween. Starting Monday (and running through Friday) at 6 PM Eastern, Smoke Inn will “hiding” seven boxes per day on its site. For all the important details, click here.
photo credit: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust