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"Around the World in 80 Cigars" by Nick Hammond £19.99



London, England, 13, September 2019.



This new book on cigars by Nick Hammond is the ideal

stocking - filler for any cigar aficionado or enthusiast

this Christmas. It charts a quarter of a century of his life as a roving reporter and among the 167 pages of entertaining text you will find a compendium of weird, poignant and poetic stories about cigars embracing a colourful array of locations from Cuba (of course) to the South China Sea, Tunisia and South Africa.


A thoroughly good read - made all the more enjoyable if you

happen to have a cigar to hand !


About the book itself:

Format: Hardback,

Publishers: RedDoor Press

Publication date: 12 September 2019

Pages: 167

Product dimensions: 146 x 210 mm

Weight: 722g



About the author itself:

Nick Hammond has pledged ten per cent of the profits from Around The World In 80 Cigars - The Travels Of An Epicure to Fe y Alegria in Nicaragua. Faith & Happiness, as it is translated, is a Christian charity working on behalf of underprivileged children. In Nicaragua's cigar capital of Estelí, the charity runs a hugely important school giving local children - many of whom may not otherwise stay in education much beyond their 12th birthday - the opportunity to continue to study and build a better life for themselves and their families.



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PLASENCIA RESERVA ORIGINAL 'ROBUSTO' NEW ADITION.

PLASENCIA RESERVA ORIGINAL 'ROBUSTO' NEW ADITION.



London, England, 12, September 2019.



Plasencia Reserva Original has the very same taste that captivated the Europeans more than five centuries ago, when they arrived in the New World. It features notes of nuts, fruits, and caramel with delicate nuances of marzipan and final hints of cedar.


Farmed from the Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua, this organic tobacco was cured, fermented, and then aged for five years before being blended. The result of this is a medium strength cigar


Factory & Blender: Plasencia Cigars

Origin: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Nicagaua

Binder: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Length: 4¾

Ring Gauge: 52



Plasencia Reserva Original Robusto cigars are handmade in Nicaragua from 100% *Certified Organic* tobaccos grown just as the Nicarao Indians did 500 years ago.



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ALEC BRADLEY BLACK MARKET ESTELI 'GRAN TORO'

ALEC BRADLEY BLACK MARKET ESTELI 'GRAN TORO'


EUROPE 2019 EXCLUSIVE


London, England, 09, August 2019.


Launched at the 2017 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) show, Black Market Esteli has proven to be as successful as the original Black Market line and has been rated 93 and #9 Cigar of 2018 by Cigar Aficionado.

Alec Bradley are launching a unique Black Market Esteli Gran Toro. This size will be exclusively available for the European market and comes in a 10 cigars box.

"I've noticed that many cigar enthusiasts know there favourite cigars come from Nicaragua, but the exact location remains a mystery. Since the term 'black market' alludes to things unidentified or shadowy, I felt compelled to bring Esteli, the cigar capital of Nicaragua out of the shadows. Black Market Esteli pays homage to the importance of the city and everything it offers to cigar making."


- Alan Rubin


Wrapper: Jalapa, Nicaragua

Binder: Jamastran, Honduras & Jalapa, Nicaragua

Filler: Esteli, Jalapa, Condega, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium to Full

Length: 5 5/8

Ring Gauge: 56


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ROMEO Y JULIETA Churchill (tubos)  'AEJADOS' NEW addition to Habanos Aged Range

ROMEO Y JULIETA Churchill (tubos) 'AÑEJADOS' NEW addition to Habanos Aged Range


London, England, 09, August 2019.


Romeo y Julieta Churchill Añejados cigars (7" x 47 ring gauge) are presented in their original labelled boxes and silver now retro aluminium tubes and are the latest vitolato be added to the AÑEJADOS or Aged range. The concept was introduced by Habanos s.a.in 2015 and there have been five releases since. However the R&J Churchill is the first vitolato be presented in tubes which like the tobacco used, date back to a period several years ago when they were laid to rest.


Like its predecessors, the cigars have been resting for between 5 to 8 years in the perfect climatic conditions of Cuba. This will afford the cigars a mellow, more refined taste as the blend of the filler leaves meld together over time realising their full combined potential.


The cigars are presented in boxes of 25 and carry a second band to identify that they are AÑEJADOS. There is also a sticker on the box lid and like other Habanos Specialities, supply is limited to the quantity initially laid down to age.


All five previous Añejados releases, still available in our website:

- Montecristo Churchill (7" x 47 )

- Romeo y Julieta Piramides (6 1/8" x 52 )

- Partagas Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46)

- Hoyo de Monterrey Hermoso No.4 (5" x 48)

-H. Upmann Robusto (5 7/8 x 50)


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VEGUEROS 'CENTROFINOS'  AVAILABLE IN UK

VEGUEROS 'CENTROFINOS' AVAILABLE IN UK


London, England, 09, August 2019.


Introducing a new vitolafor the Vegueros portfolio ‘Centrofinos’5?” (130mm) x 50.

Originally introduced to the market in 1996 as a full bodied brand, Vegueros was a tribute to the countless generations of men and women that have cultivated tobacco in the world famous plantations of Pinar del Rio.


The brand was relaunched in 2013 with a slightly lighter medium-bodied blend in new sizes and presented in unique tins of 16 cigars. Since then packs of 4 cigars have also been introduced.

Vegueros translates into English as ‘Farmers’ and these cigars have happily maintained their rustic edge. The names of each of the new vitolashave also taken inspiration from the Cuban farmers’ vocabulary and the “Centrofinos” is no exception. Centro Fino is a classification for the leaves of the sun grown tobacco plant taken around mid-way up the plant. These generally constitute Seco leaves in the blend of a Havana cigar and are valued for their satisfying taste and aromas.


The Centrofino is available in tins of 16 cigars.


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EL REY DEL MUNDO 'LA REINA' UK 2018 REGIONAL EDITION

EL REY DEL MUNDO 'LA REINA' UK 2018 REGIONAL EDITION


London, England, 21, June 2019.


ELEGANT. UNIQUE. CRAFTED BY THE BEST


Following the eagerly awaited release of the El Rey de Mundo La Reina on the 1st of July we are pleased to announce that we now have limited stock available for sale following the final release of ths unique and much sought after cigar.


Measuring 7½" ( 192mm ) with a 38 ring gauge the cigars are presented in unique SBN boxes of 24 cigars and are finished with a signature pigtail which is synonymous with the Laguito No.1 vitola. Rolled in the factory that is the spiritual home of Cohiba, this iconic size has been produced by just three women expert in creating the Cohiba Lanceros which was a firm favourite of Fidel Castro.


We anticipate an extremely strong demand for this cigar given the limited production of previous regional editions made exclusively for the UK market.


Length: 7 ½"

Ring Gauge: 38

Flavour: Light

Packaging: Box of 24 cigars


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CONNOISSEUR 'B'  the latest H. Upmann release.

CONNOISSEUR 'B' the latest H. Upmann release.


London, England, 9, March 2019.


As with the popular 2013 release of the H. Upmann Connoisseur A, the Connoisseur B is exclusively available to La Casa del Habano shops and Havana Cigar Specialists. Measuring 5 7/8" (150mm) x 54 ring gauge this new offering shares its dimensions with the Montecristo Open Eagle, a size known as a Geniales in the factories of Cuba.

This latest release is part of the classic H. Upmann portfolio and, along with the Magnum 54, becomes one of the widest vitolas within the range.

The Connoisseur B serves up all of the classic, well-balanced and time-honoured, light to medium bodied taste that has helped make H. Upmann such a favourite among aficionados and novices alike, ever since it was first launched back in 1844.


Length: 5 7/8"

Ring Gauge: 54

Strength: Light to Medium

Packaging: Cabinet of 25 Cigars


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The New

The New "Trinidad Shorts" - a smoke pleasure for about 10 minutes.


London, England, 16, February 2019.


Trinidad Short like the Cohiba Shorts are the ideal choice for the smoker of mainstream cigarettes who wish to "upgrade" without a major leap in cost, or for the premium cigar smoker who would like to enjoy the unique taste of the classic smooth and creamy Trinidad cigars aromas during their now much briefer alfresco smoking breaks.


The Shorts have the length of a Mini with the width of a Puritos. Like all the Cuban Shorts, Puritos, Clubs and the Minis, they use 100% Cuban tobacco and are machine rolled in Cuba. The leaves used are taken from the same plants which are harvested for world famous premium hand made Havana cigars Vuelta Abajo region, an area located west of the island, which is widely regarded as the finest tobacco growing land in the world.


Each Shorts is cellophanes wrapped for freshness and protection and pre-cut. Each Short is dressed with the stylish eye-catching Trinidad cigar Band.



Flavour: Medium to Full. 100% Cuban tobacco, machine rolled in Cuba


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La Invicta 'Tres Petit Coronas Honduras NOW AVAILABLE IN TUBES

La Invicta 'Tres Petit Coronas Honduras NOW AVAILABLE IN TUBES


London, England, 18, February 2019.


Measuring 4” (102mm) x 42 ring gauge, this existing popular size from the Honduran range of La Invicta are now available in stylish branded tubes. They join their Robusto and Petit Corona counterparts which have already established a wide audience due to the option of the additional tubed format.


The high quality of tobaccos used and their competitive price point make La Invicta TPC’s an extremely popular entry level cigar for newcomers or occasional smokers. However the high quality versus price makes them also attractive to seasoned cigar lovers looking for a lighter blend of hand rolled long filler cigars.


They are available in transits packs of 10.





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'Nicarao Reserva Especial'  2015 Limited Edition in Stock !

'Nicarao Reserva Especial' 2015 Limited Edition in Stock !


London, England, 4, February 2019.



Nicaraguan puro, Nicarao Especial is blended with unique leaves. Three peculiarities give Nicarao Especial its unique personality.


First (1), the leaves are harvested from the best plots on our farms. The leaves come from the best microclimates of our Nicaraguan terroirs. Cigars are similar to wines; only a few meters can make the difference between a grand cru and a simple appellation. Understanding the soil and the environment is essential for a singular cigar production. Second (2), after harvest and first fermentation, the leaves are selected and classified with especially meticulous precision. Classification is therefore finer than the one for standard market leaves. Third (3), the leaves are kept around one year longer in fermentation and aging than market standard leaves. Having leaves from 2 to 5 ½ years makes the Nicarao Especial a cigar rolled with a moderately aged leaves.


Those 3 peculiarities give Nicarao Especial blend an outstanding depth in its taste and a delicacy in its strength. The blend reveals its character with refined elegance.


The Nicarao Especial is a medium to full body cigar (#6½ to #7 fortaleza) that reveals an amazing richness of aromas and tastes. Along with noble and gorgeous Central American spices, Nicarao Especial delivers woody and animal fragrances, moving towards pleasant toasty and sweet evolution. Besides the aromatic progression, the cigar remains remarkably well-balanced all during the tasting.


Description:

- Blend - Nicaraguan puro (wrapper, binder and filler) with rosado to rosado oscuro habano (sp.) wrapper from Jalapa

- Leaves ages - Moderately aged leaves from 2 to 5 ½ years (average of one extra year of fermentation/aging than standard market leaves)

- Aromas & Taste - Aromatic depth and well-rounded richness. Woody, spice, animal, toasty and sweet

- Strength - #6½ to #7 fortaleza – Medium to full body cigar

- Progression - Pleasant and marked evolution

- Combustion - Easy and complete

- Ashes - Solid, compact and white



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E Prez-Carrillo Encore 'Majestic'  Cigar Aficionado

E Pérez-Carrillo Encore 'Majestic' Cigar Aficionado "2018 Cigar of the Year"


London, England, 14, Janaury 2019.



EP Carrillo Encore cigars are the only blend in the popular Family Series made with 100% aged Nicaraguan tobaccos.

The cigars are also noted for using a unique fermentation process where the filler tobaccos are aged in "tercios", where palm tree bark is wrapped around the tobacco to create tight bales. This process allows a natural two-way humidification system that brings out the utmost in flavours and aromas from these deeply fermented leaves. This medium body gem provides copious amounts of sweet smelling smoke and mouthwatering nuances of rich earth and a distinct tobacco sweetness, accented with hints of cocoa powder and spice.

The EP Carrillo Encore is suitably named, because this is a smoke you’ll come back to time and time again!


This year's "Cigar of the Year" as voted for by readers of the Cigar Aficionado magazine is Ernesto Perez-Carrillo's creation the "Encore Majestic". Made in his factory in the Dominican Republic of exclusively Nicaraguan tobacco this box pressed robusto comes beautifully packaged and smokes like a dream. Certainly one to try before stock runs out !


Description:

Made By: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.

Factory Location: Dom. Rep.

Dimensions: 5 3/8" by 52 ring gauge

Filler: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Nicaragua



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Rocky Patel Grand Reserve 'Toro'  Cigar Journal 2018 Cigar of the Year Coming Soon !

Rocky Patel Grand Reserve 'Toro' Cigar Journal 2018 Cigar of the Year Coming Soon !


London, England, 14, Janaury 2019.


Distribution of the Grande Reserve series only steed in October 2018. For the blend, which is kept secret, Rocky Patel dug deep into his treasure chest and used some of his oldest tobaccos.


Made exclusively for international release to satisfy fans of the brand outside the US this new premium cigar has justifiably won Cigar Journal's prestigious "Cigar of the Year" award.


Crafted from two year aged dark Nicaraguan leaf the "Toro" size ( 6 x 52 ) won Cigar Journal's "Cigar of the Year" and offers an exceptional, balanced, elegant medium bodied cigar.


Two other sizes : a 5.½ inch 50 ring gauge Robusto and large 6 inch x 60 ring gauge "Sixty" will also become available in time.


Factory: Tabacalera Tavicusa

Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Undisclosed

Binder: Undisclosed

Filler: Undisclosed










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