Drew Estate Announces Updated Liga Privada Papas Fritas Packaging

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would begin offering their Liga
Privada Papas Fritas cigar in a newly designed 50-count box. These new boxes will
replace the 4-count tins / 28-count boxes that the Papas Fritas line is currently
offered in and will, as a result, reduce the single cigar retail price to $5.25 MSRP
from it’s current price of $6.40.

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When reached for comment, Drew Estate President Michael Cellucci stated that,
“Papas Fritas has been a good choice for any Liga Privada fan looking for a short
smoke. We needed something for fans of Papas Fritas who already had plenty of tins
and wanted a better value, so now we’re offering the cigar with no tin. The tins will
now become a collector’s item and the Papas Fritas will be a little more budget
friendly. It’s a win-win.”

The Papas Fritas is part of Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Unico Serie, which features
unique blends within the Liga Privada brand family. The Papas Fritas utilizes a
Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and Nicaraguan
and Honduran filler tobaccos. The small 4.5” x 44 cigar sports Drew Estate’s
signature fantail and is the perfect choice for cigar smokers who are looking for a
short escape.

Look for the new packaging to begin shipping to Drew Diplomat Retailer Program
accounts nationwide beginning in the next few weeks. Retailers who participate in
the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program [DDRP] are given priority allocations on new
cigar releases, limited editions, and commemorative cigars and products. DDRP
retailers are also granted access to Drew Estate’s boutique brands, including Liga
Privada and Herrera Estelí. In addition, DDRP retailers receive seasonal releases and
receive priority incentives for in-store events and promotions.

Stogies World Class Cigars Announces New Website & Online Store

Stogies World Class Cigars recently announced that they have launched their new website at StogiesWorldClassCigars.com. 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 http://www.StogiesWorldClassCigars.com 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.