Stogies World Class Cigars Announces New Website & Online Store

Stogies World Class Cigars recently announced that they have launched their new website at The site has been under development for several months and is now ready for launch for all of your cigar needs in 2015 and beyond. This will be Stogies first foray into e-commerce and they have built a robust yet shopper-friendly site. With several hundred cigars lines and thousands of individual SKU’s, Stogies will have nearly every cigar sold in the U.S market available to purchase in their online store. Most cigars will be available in boxes, 5-packs and singles. Accessories are being added throughout the first quarter of 2015.

“What is going to set us apart online are our shipping costs, or lack of shipping costs actually,” said Jorge

Ahued co-owner of Stogies. “We’re going to have free shipping on nearly everything, as long as it’s over $25.00.” Most online stores have minimums of $100 or more before the customer can get free shipping.

Co-owner Jordan Fin went on to say, “Customer service has always been a huge focus for us as well as great prices and an overall welcoming environment in our shop. Now we want to carry that experience

Stogies will also be the online home to the exclusive H-town series that began in 2013 with the very well received Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador H-town lancero and continued with the Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-town lancero. Ahued, who is a fan of the lancero vitola, promises several more to come in the next year.

Stogies is also the exclusive home to the resurrected Rocky Patel Sungrown lancero. Stogies World Class Cigars has one of the largest lounges and humidors in Texas. Based in Houston,

Texas, the Company started in 1993 and expanded in 2012 to a 5500 square foot store, with plans for further expansion in 2015. Stogies is the premier destination for cigars lovers in Texas and industry professionals when traveling through Houston. The public lounge is open every weekday until 10pm, until midnight on Thursday through Saturday plus the private lounge has 24 hour access. For more information, please visit the website at or call 713-783-5100

Presenting the Top 10 Cigars of 2014

We smoked a lot of cigars in 2014 and now it’s time to announce our top 10 cigars of the year. Just a quick bit of information on how these are selected is below. Since we have always prided ourselves on the notion of the “everyday man (or woman)” style of review, our Top 10 is not going to be limited to just cigars that were released in 2014, but that we tried for the first time in 2014. We smoked just over 100 different cigars for review in 2014 and we are pleased to present to you our Top 10 of the year as well as 5 Honorable Mentions, click here or below to see who made the list, watch the reviews see our ratings.


Drew Estate Releases Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla To Drew Diplomat Retailers

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Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that the Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla would be launched as a limited holiday release to retailers participating in Drew Estate’s Drew Diplomat Retailer Program.

Retailers who participate in the Drew Diplomat program are given priority allocations on new cigar releases, limited editions, and commemorative cigars and products. Diplomat retailers are also granted access to Drew Estate’s boutique brands, including Liga Privada and Herrera Estelí. In addition, Drew Diplomat retailers receive seasonal releases such as the Ratzilla, and receive priority incentives for in-store events and promotions.

Prior to this formal release, the Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla was handed out to a few friends at the IPCPR tradeshow in 2011, and then introduced at Casa de Montecristo in Chicago in 2012 with an extremely limited production of 50 12-ct bundles.

The Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla, produced at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, features a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Habano Wrapper, a Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers.

Jonathan Drew, speaking from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, stated: “We are excited that the Ratzilla is the first Drew Diplomat Retailer Holiday Seasonal Release. The Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla is the next logical progression in the Dirty Rat legacy.”

When reached for comment at the Drew Estate offices in Miami, FL, Rich Cutler, VP of Global Sales at Drew Estate, said that, “we placed the order with our Production Team at Drew Estate almost a year ago when we were preparing the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program. We’re so glad they’ve become ready just in time for the holidays. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and enjoys these cigars with family and friends.”

To view a list of Drew Diplomat Retailers who will be receiving the Ratzilla, visit

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.”



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.


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.

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)
Buy 3 Sindicato Maduros and Get 2 of any Sindicato brand for FREE.
(Hex, Affinity, or Sindicato)

*Limit 2 deals per customer.

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

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

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.

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