Bob Moreno Joins La Palina Team

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON DC – La Palina Cigars is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Moreno to our company. Bob will be joining La Palina as the Vice President of Saleson November 1, 2014.Bob Moreno comes to La Palina from EP Carrillo where he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Before joining EPC, Bob was the Director of Marketing for XIKAR, had a successful career in publishing, and a distinguished 22 year career as an executive with The Coca-Cola Company.  “With his industry knowledge, diverse background and professional sales experience,Bob Moreno will be a valuable asset to La Palina. He is driven, passionate andcommitted. We welcome Bob to the La Palina family.”

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SINDICATO SHIPS ITS NEWEST CIGAR, THE SINDICATO MADURO

Boca Raton, Florida – October 28th, 2014 - Sindicato Cigars has shipped its newest cigar, the Sindicato Maduro, which debuted at the 2014 IPCPR. The Sindicato Maduro will be arriving at hundreds of retailers across the United States within the week.

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The new Sindicato Maduro is a square-pressed cigar with an unfinished foot and is crafted with a beautiful, San Andrés Morrón wrapper from Alberto and Alejandro Turrent. Master blender Arsenio Ramos has combined this wrapper with the finest tobaccos from the farms of Eduardo Fernandez in Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua. The combination of this magnificent dark wrapper with
a rich, bold Estelí double leaf binder, encompasses a blend of strong, flavorful Estelí and Jalapa leaves, which deliver a three quarter-full strength cigar with a unique taste.

BLACK FRIDAY SALES EVENT
On November 28th, 2014, Sindicato and hundreds of participating retailers will kickoff the holiday shopping season with a Black Friday Sales Event.

Consumers will be able to:
Buy 2 Sindicato Maduros and Get 1 of any Sindicato brand for FREE
(Hex, Affinity, or Sindicato)
or
Buy 3 Sindicato Maduros and Get 2 of any Sindicato brand for FREE.
(Hex, Affinity, or Sindicato)

*Limit 2 deals per customer.

SINDICATO MADURO INFORMATION
The cigar is being released in four vitolas ranging in price between $11-14.

VITOLAS, SIZE,  SRP
Robusto: 5 x 54, $11.50
Toro:  6 x 54, $11.95
Churchill: 7 x 52, $12.95
Magnum: 6 x 60, $13.95

DETAILS
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Wrapper: Mexican Marrón
Binder: Double Binder from Estelí, Nicaragua
Filler: Estelí & Jalapa, Nicaragua
Color: Oscuro
Strength: 4 of 5
Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacos Vallé de Jalapa, S.A.
Blended: By Arsenio Ramos
Quantity Per Box: 16

About Sindicato Cigars
Sindicato is a cigar company that creates unique brands and premium handmade blends catering to the evolving tastes of our consumers. The company is led by a group of experts who have multiple decades of experience and are among the top minds in the cigar industry. They have come together to put tobacco retailers and consumers first, and to create brands and blends they know people will love. The company produces premium brands such as Sindicato, Sindicato Maduro, Affinity, Hex, Casa Bella, and Casa Bella Maduro. Based in Boca Raton, FL, Sindicato sells through hundreds of tobacco retailers throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit www.sindicatocigars.com or join our social scene:
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Drew Estate Unveils “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” for Barrister Cigars

Drew Estate Tobacco Co. announced today the release of the first “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera”, a concept cigar by Willy Herrera. Made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in extremely small batches, the Tienda Exclusiva line is specially crafted for one retailer per release, with only a few releases scheduled per year. The inaugural “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” blend was produced for the owner of Barrister Cigars in Union, New Jersey, David Mallow, following the 2013 New Jersey Cigar Festival. When asked about the blend, Willy Herrera responded from Estelí, Nicaragua: “This was one of the blends that I was working on through 2012 and 2013. David smoked it at the Festival and kept coming back for more. Eventually, he smoked every cigar I had brought, which I thought would be enough for the entire week! I knew he loved the blend and it felt right assigning it to him for my first Tienda Exclusiva.” David Mallow, owner of Barrister Cigars, said that, “the ‘Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera’ is a truly beautiful project that I am honored to be involved with. It’s no secret that Willy is one of the most talented tobacco blenders out there, and we can’t wait to have the cigar in our humidor.” As stated previously, every “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” blend is a limited quantity production cigar made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. Jonathan Drew noted, “I recommend you don’t sleep on this one. These are one and done. Willy has a lot on his plate right now as Master Blender of La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. As I’ve said before, ‘Boutique is in the Heart’ and Willy has spent so much time creating and experimenting with blends. We have some real gems out of the blends he has worked on. Now, it’s time to get them into production.” The “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” for Barrister Cigars is packed in 10-count boxes and will sell for $12.00 MSRP per cigar, plus applicable state taxes. They will be offered for sale on September 2nd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at a Barrister Cigars event in Union, New Jersey, with Willy Herrera and Jonathan Drew hosting the event. In the meantime, enter the “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” giveaway for your chance to win the first box of this Tienda Exclusiva release, signed by Willy Herrera. Enter at http://drewestate.com/exclusiva.

Lone Star Cigar Co. Releases SP3

Steve Parker, owner of Lone Star State Cigar Co. located in Allen and Plano, Texas, announces the release of the SP3.! ! The SP3 is blended by Ezra Zion Cigar Company exclusively for Lone Star and will only be available through their retail locations. ! ! “We hit up the Ezra Zion boys to do something special for our shops. I told them the profile we wanted and what our customers were purchasing most from their blends, and they hit it out of the park for us.” said Parker.! ! The SP3 is a Nicaraguan puro. Wrapper is a gorgeous dark corojo laid over a blend of tobaccos from several valleys in Nicaragua. It will be available in 3 sizes: 7×48 churchill, 5×50 robusto, and 46×6 corona. Due to contractual obligations, the factory of origin and total production numbers will remain undisclosed. Prices will range from $6.50-$7.50 depending on vitola. ! ! “It’s an honor to be asked to make a house exclusive. Steve is a good friend and fellow Texan, so it’s a thrill to do a project with him.” stated Chris Kelly. ! ! The SP3 is named in homage to Stephen Parker III, the owner’s son and namesake. It will be released at two launch events scheduled for September 4th and 6th at the Allen and Plano locations respectively. Events begin at 5pm.! ! “Making a cigar as a tribute has a long tradition in this industry. We’re glad we could be a part of a project that represents a Father’s love for his son.” added Kyle Hoover.