Miami Cigar to Serve as Exclusive US
Distributor of Viva Republica
Inc. and Miami Cigar Co. are pleased to announce an
exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st 2014.
Miami Cigar will sell and distribute all Viva República
lines in the United States.
In addition to the brand joining Miami Cigar’s premium
product offerings, the brand creator, Jason Holly, is
joining the Miami Cigar team. He will concentrate on
developing existing brands and work on creating new
projects, while visiting accounts nationally for events and
sales support. When questioned about the acquisition Jason
Wood, VP of Miami Cigar, had this to say, “We plan to
increase our emphasis on traditional channels,” he said, “It
is time for the cigar industry to see the new Miami Cigar,
the addition of (Jason) Holly is exactly what we needed to
get a jump start to our 25th Anniversary campaign.”
Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda in 1989 the Company is
celebrating its 25th year in business. “We are proud to be
adding a growing new brand in the same year we are
celebrating our 25th Anniversary,” said Miranda, “Even after
two-plus decades and millions upon millions of cigars, we’re
not ready to slow down.”
“I was thoroughly impressed with the Miranda’s and Jason
Wood,” said Holly, who attended Harvard University, “We
share similar values, key relationships and both see
enhanced growth potential resulting from our complementary
skills and resources.”
“I am proud to have Viva República in the Miami Cigar family
of lines we distribute.” said Wood. “In adding Holly we
bring on another valuable team member, who has seen the
industry from the traditional retailer’s eye. He is highly
creative and can add to our strategy immensely.” When asked
about future Viva República releases Holly said he would
continue to rely solely on León’s factory. “It’s home. The
factory is modern and well run, boasts a fantastic tobacco
inventory and is owned by a great friend,” Holly said.
With the pending release of the Nestor Miranda Collection,
the addition of Viva República and plans to enhance its
sales mechanisms, Miami Cigar could be in for one of its
most exciting years since its founding. “We have spent some
serious time evaluating our practices and look forward to
implementing positive changes that will enhance our brand
identity,” said Wood.
Drew Estate Announces
Undercrown “Dogma” Commemorative Cigar
Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today their plans to
release a new size within their Undercrown cigar line. The
size will be called Undercrown “Dogma”, and has been created
to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the online
community Cigar Dojo. The blend of “Dogma” is based on the
Undercrown Corona ¡Viva! and is comprised of Mexican San
Andreas wrapper, Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano binder, and
Nicaraguan & Brazilian Mata Fina fillers. The “Dogma” will
come in a 6 x 56 box-pressed vitola.
When asked about the “Dogma” project, Jonathan Drew said,
“we have been major supporters of Cigar Dojo from the
beginning. A handful of Drew Estate employees, myself
included, are Dojo members, and we have always been floored
by the support Drew Estate has received on the app and
website. When Eric (owner of Cigar Dojo) approached us about
coming up with this special commemorative cigar, it was a
no-brainer. My dad, “Baitfish” Gary, came up with the name
The “Dogma” will be a limited run of 10-count bundles, and
will be sold exclusively through Smoke Inn, a South Florida
cigar retail chain, owned by Abe Debabneh. For those based
outside of Florida, the cigars will be available through
Smoke Inn’s web store. The “Dogma” will be priced at $9.95
MSRP per single and $99.50 MSRP per 10-count bundle.
The flavor profile of the “Dogma” aligns with that of the
Corona ¡Viva!, featuring notes of cocoa, earth, and a rich
spicy character. If you enjoy the Corona ¡Viva! but would
like a longer, 56 ring gauge smoke, the “Dogma” will be a
In tandem with the release of the new “Dogma” size, Drew
Estate will be running a social campaign and giveaway
through their website which will allow consumers to try the
cigar before it hits the market. To enter, visithttp://drewestate.com/dojodogma.
Unfortunately, the giveaway is not available in MA, MI, and
VA due to anti-tobacco promotion laws within those states.
The Undercrown “Dogma” will be available for pre-order
Friday, March 28th, 2014, through SmokeInn.com. In the
meantime, make sure to enter Drew Estate’s “5 Days of
‘Dogma’” giveaway for your chance to try the cigar before
anyone else in the country.
Inc. proudly introduces the
Enigma II, their
latest re-designed model. This lighter now has a sleek
design, re-engineered for improved dependability and
performance. The Enigma II takes a reliable workhorse
and gives it more horsepower along
with a new professional look.
upgraded the Enigma II double jet flame lighter from the
original and popular Enigma that made its debut in 2006.
XIKAR re-engineered this particular model to enhance its
quality and performance while maintaining the same size
and shape that Enigma users love. Check out the new
model in stores now, available in black, chrome silver
and the popular G2 finish (pictured).
focus is on innovation, superb quality and extraordinary
customer experience. By re-engineering some of our
existing models like the Enigma, we are living up to our
promise and to the expectations of our consumers,” said
Kurt Van Keppel, CEO and Founder of XIKAR.
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