Online Retailer Famous Smoke Shop Unveils New Truce Connecticut Reserve and Huntsman Cigars

EASTON, Pa., November 6, 2017 – Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the addition of Huntsman and Truce Connecticut Reserve cigars to their portfolio. Made in collaboration with Ernesto “Nestor” Plasencia, these new premium cigars are made at Plasencia’s Nicaragua factory and are available exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, in-store and online. These exciting new additions were created by Famous employees, down to the name and blend. Huntsman Cigars are the product of Jim Charnley, director of purchasing and merchandising. This new cigar features a mild-medium…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Carrie from Las Vegas

Meet Carrie, a sizzlin’ 44-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Las Vegas. Born and raised in Canada, this devilish dame smokes cigars a couple of times a week; however, that number escalates when she is on vacation. “I smoke daily when on the road and a couple of times a week when at home,” Carrie revealed. “We mostly smoke in our backyard or at our local B&M, En Fuego.” Carrie started smoking cigars about three years ago because she has clients who smoke and was regularly invited to events to join them.…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Cecile from Houston, TX

Meet Cecile Maiko, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Houston, Texas. Cecile, most commonly known on social media as @Cigaress, works in the oil/gas/petrochemical industry full-time, but has spent the past 10 years working part-time as a hostess/tobacconista at Smoke Ring cigar lounge in Sugar Land, Texas. “I’ve had a passion for the leaf for 10 years, since I started working at the Smoke Ring in March of 2007,” said Cecile. Cecile usually smokes on the weekends but has known to spoil herself on occasion during the week after work. Her…

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Meet Consuelo Gomez of Amos de Santiago Cigars

Consuelo Gomez is quite possibly the only woman ever to own and operate a vertically integrated cigar company from the ground up. She began growing her own tobacco and opened her own factory shortly after she founded Amos de Santiago. “My father, Juan Gomez, had grown tobacco since I was a little girl. He had a dream to open a factory, but never accomplished it,” Gomez reveals. “In 2009, I founded Tabacalera Lizash in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, to fulfill that dream for him.” Born in the small town of Moca,…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Kay Elle from New York

Meet Kay Elle, a sizzlin’ 34-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Long Island, NY. Kay is a dazzling dame with beautiful, illuminating eyes and an unyielding love affair with cigars. She has fallen head-over-heals in love with cigars ever since her foray into the enchanted world just two years ago. “I tried my first cigar two years ago, a Papas Fritas by Drew estate. I enjoyed it much more than I thought it would,” expressed Kay. “Not just the flavor and smoking in itself, but the relaxation that comes along with it.” Kay…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Yanira form New Jersey

Meet Yanira, a sizzlin’ 42-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from New Jersey. Yanira was born in Santo Domingo on the Dominican Republic and has been smoking cigars socially since the 1990s. “I smoke twice monthly or every other weekend,” said Yanira. With more than twenty years of experience smoking cigars, this Dominican heartthrob’s palate has become well refined. She enjoys some of the industry’s finest sticks. “My favorite cigars are Arturo Fuente and Cohiba because I enjoy the taste,” revealed Yanira. “I also enjoy Romeo and Juliet cigars as well.” There is no…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Karina from New Jersey

Meet Karina Rua, a sizzlin’ 40-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from New Jersey. Born in the Dominican Republic, this smokin’ beauty is a perinatal sonographer who smokes cigars about once or twice a week. “I took an interest in cigars about 3 years ago through my sister and her husband,” Karina revealed, “I had tried for fun in my younger years but never really took to it. But I tried a full body Cuban and realized what I had been missing.” This gorgeous Dominican dame has grown so fond of cigars that…

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Cigar Advisor Magazine Releases Cigar Flavor Wheel as a Free Online Tool

Easton, PA, Newswire.com) – ​​​Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. The magazine has released a Cigar Flavor Wheel as a free resource to all cigar enthusiasts. A flavor wheel serves primarily to help cigar smokers comprehend the flavors and aromas of their cigars. It also provides a common language for fellow smokers, regardless of their experience level, to use and be able to discuss the sensations and tastes they detect in their cigars. Flavor wheels are commonly used…

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Humidor and Daniel Marshall Cigars Featured in the Inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

Los Angeles, Calif. (October 11, 2017) – A one-of-a kind HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Humidor by Daniel Marshall featuring special edition Daniel Marshall cigars was among the auction items supporting the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Gala for the Global Ocean, September 28, 2017 in Monte Carlo. The auction presented by auctioneer extraordinaire, Simon de Pury, raised over $14 million to support the Foundation’s initiatives in favor of a sustainable global ocean. The live auction, conducted by de Pury, was filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, collectibles and memorabilia, and a selection of…

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Popular App reveals what women are attracted to in men

We’re always being asked what our type is. Do we prefer dark hair? Someone who is tall or who loves dogs? And though romantic partners come in all different shapes and sizes, a new survey has revealed that there is one thing that two thirds of women favour: tattoos. The research, conducted by dating app Type, found that 64% of women say they want a date who has tattoos. The trend also seemed to be true for same-sex couples, with both men and women saying they see ‘some’ tattoos as…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Drida from North Carolina

Meet Drida, a 40-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf from Charlotte, North Carolina. Originally from Southern California, Drida is a human resources professional who spends her free time traveling, modeling, shooting at the range and smoking cigars. “I don’t smoke daily but I average about five cigars a week,” she said. This smokin’ beauty began smoking cigars when a friend, who owns a cigar lounge in Maryland, gave her her first cigar, an Acid Blondie. “I was not a smoker of any kind prior to this introduction so I was somewhat hesitant,” Drida…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Deana from Maryland

Meet Deana, a sizzlin’ 44-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Baltimore, Maryland. Deana is an avid lover of the arts who fell in love with the leaf more than 10 years ago. “I first tried a cigar 10 years ago in Miami while on vacation,” she revealed. “I fell in love with them and now smoke two to three times a week.” This smokin’ beauty’s adoration for cigars has grown so fondly that she has built a cigar lounge and wine cellar in her home. “I love cigars and wine so much…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Sophia from England, UK

Meet Sophia Coningsby, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Devon in the Southwest of England, UK.   Sophia is a very interesting woman with many talents. She is a very beautiful country gal who enjoys her town’s rural pursuits while enjoying a fine cigar. “I’ve smoked cigars since 2000.  It’s funny because I used to smoke cigarettes and then gave up,” she explained.  “And, even though I’d never smoked a cigar before, I bought some and that was that, love at first puff!” Sophia doesn’t consider herself a “cigar snob”, but…

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Whisky and Cigar Lovers Dream Experience Hosted by Glenfiddich and Daniel Marshall Featured In Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Saint-Tropez Gala 2017 Auction

An extremely rare experience which includes a unique whisky and cigar pairing, multi-night stay on the William Grant and Sons Distilleries, and private tasting with legendary Malt Masters is among the exquisitely unique items up for auction to benefit the planet. Los Angeles, Calif. (Aug 7, 2017) – An amazing Whisky and Cigar Lovers Dream Experience at Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries featuring rare whisky and a Daniel Marshall 50-year-old Balvenie Whisky Stave Humidor and cigars is among the auction items supporting the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Annual Gala in Saint-Tropez, France. The online…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Courtnie of Georgia

Meet Courtnie Boykin, a 41-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from the River City of Memphis, Tennessee. Since transplanting the Atlanta, Georgia, this Southern Belle has fallen head –over-heals in love with cigars. “I began smoking nearly six years ago on a sunny beach in Panama City, Florida,” revealed Courtnie. “My very first stick was a Tabak Café con Leche, and that remains a favorite to this day.” Courtnie has developed a deep admiration for the leaf ever since that fateful day in sunny Florida. She has become a daily cigar smoker…

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My Interview for Cigar Journal Magazine with Micallef Cigars

As many of you may know, I am one of the staff writers for Cigar Journal Magazine. While attending IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas earlier this month I had the privilege of interviewing Al Micallef of Micallef Cigars. Here is the interview in its entirety. Look for the written version in the upcoming Fall issue of Cigar Journal.

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Cigar Sense: A Game Changer for Cigar Smokers

Cigar Sense is a ground-breaking advisory service designed to match up cigar smokers with cigars that complement their palate based on recommendations from the company’s online database. Cigar Sense is the only available source to offer personalized, expert advice to help identify new cigars for smokers based on individual preferences. Franca Comparetto and David Wells are the masterminds behind the 2015 launch of Cigar Sense. Comparetto is a certified Tobacconist by Tobacconist University in the United States and a certified Catadora by the CCA (Cigar Club Association) in her homeland…

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Drew Estate Announces Connecticut Barn Smoker!

Tickets on Sale Now! Today, Drew Estate announces the next scheduled event of the 2017 Barn Smoker Program, the Connecticut Barn Smoker on August 12th, 2017! The Connecticut Barn Smoker will take place from 10am – 5pm and is located at : 90 Foster Street South Windsor, CT 06074 United States Ticket price includes access to the Barn Smoker Event and a tour of the farm. The Barn Smoker ticket purchase will also include a voucher for a 10 cigars for $10.00. The voucher will be for the following 10 cigars: 1- Nica Rustica El Brujito 1-…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Maria from Canada

Meet Maria, a sizzlin’ 42-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Toronto, Canada. Maria, better known as @ladicigar on social media, is a hardworking mother who owns a gym and works for Havana Castle Cigars. She absolutely loves cigars and smokes almost every day. This smokin’ beauty’s fairy tale entrance into the enchanted world of cigars is a memorable account of a loving father-daughter bond. “As a little girl I remember gathering at the home of family to spend time together. The men playing poker, the moms chatting it up and all the…

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OLIVA LAUNCHES THREE NEW INFERNO CIGARS WITH FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP

Marking Five Years of Collaboration; Oliva Cranks Up the Heat with Inferno Expansion EASTON, PA – Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the extension of their Inferno line with three new cigars. Made in collaboration with Nicaragua’s Tabacalera Oliva, these new premium cigars will be made in Oliva’s factory and are available exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, in store and online. The new additions include Melt, Scorch, and Singe, representing the fourth, fifth, and sixth additions to the Inferno cast. Oliva and…

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Protocol Branded Coffee Now Available

Cubariqueño Cigar Company is excited to announce the release of three Protocol branded coffees in partnership with Layne Coffee Co. The Protocol Azul, Protocol Rojo, and Protocol Oro have all been methodically crafted to be paired with each prospective cigar. Cubariqueño Cigar Company teamed up with Layne Coffee Co., which is a ”small batch” specialty coffee roaster, because of their focus on quality and consistency. Working hand in hand with Layne Coffee Co., Cubariqueño cupped countless coffees in order to bring an experience which would enhance and complement each Protocol…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Renee from Miami

Meet Renee Barkley, a sizzlin’ 46-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Miami, Florida. Renee is a beautiful gal who has spent time in New York and Atlanta before finally settling in Miami. She is a Commercial Casualty Insurance Underwriter who smokes cigars twice a week. Renee’s entrance into the cigar world is a unique tale of two lovers locked in a quarrel. “About two years ago, my hubby and I had a bet, I can’t remember the details, but I lost,” revealed Renee. “As a result, I promised him that I would…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Octavia from Atlanta

Meet Octavia Toliver, a sizzlin’ 34-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Atlanta, GA. Octavia is a gorgeous gal who is best known as HERficionado in the cigar world. Octavia curates cigar events in and around Atlanta. “My most popular event is “She Smokes, Too,” which has grown tremendously since a year ago when it started. I invite women (and men) to come out and have a stick or two while mingling, networking, flirting, or whatever,” Octavia expressed. Octavia entered the cigar industry nine years ago when she went on a date with…

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FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP LAUNCHES NEW VINDICATOR CIGAR SERIES Collaboration with Altadis U.S.A Revamps Vindicator with Exclusive New Lineup

Easton, PA — Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the release of the all-new Vindicator cigar lineup. This new premium cigar is debuting exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, and is their latest collaboration with Altadis U.S.A. It’s a bold new step for the brand, as the original Vindicator – a single offering, rolled with hardy ligero fillers – will be rebranded as ‘Vindicator Classic.’ These new and highly anticipated new line is produced at Altadis’ Flor de Copan factory in Honduras, a…

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