La Gran Llave, which was blended and developed by A.J. last year for his longtime friend, Angel Aguayo, had made its national debut in the 2016 IPCPR.
The oldest existing cigar store in Geneva, Switzerland is currently undergoing a remodel, and will be re-named as “Rhein 1905”
In this role, Lazarus will have overall accountability for field sales, inside sales, key national accounts, in-store events, and wholesale. Lazarus will report directly to the CEO, Glenn Wolfson.
Cigar brands whose name may connote an idea of “social standing, good life or qualities like masculinity or elegance” will be forbidden. The official decree, online since February 3, 2017, mentions every single tobacco product allowed to be sold in France.
The CNT’s new president is Anielka Esmeralda Ortez Flores, who will replace outgoing president Juan Ignacio Martínez. Four new members are joining the organization.
Drew Estate announced that Company Founder, Jonathan Drew will return to an executive operating role, following a two-year period since the sale of the company to Swisher.
When Celia Sánchez, Fidel Castro’s indispensable helper, decided in 1967 to introduce women into the cigar business, hundreds of women lined up for the prestigious task of rolling for Cuba’s leader and his guests. One of them was 18-year-old María Sierra.
The company will now manufacture and distribute all Sosa brands including Sosa Classic, Imperio Cubano, Macabi, & Santa Julia.
A.J. Fernandez announced Bernie Rodriguez to be hired as new Director of Operations. Frank Santos is hired as Marketing Director for the A.J. Fernandez brands.
Glen Case has been smoking cigars since his teens and spent about 18 years in the financial industry. The stress of the corporate world took its toll, and in the early 2000s, Glen decided to try something different.
Cubancigarwebsite.com, the biggest online data base of cuban cigars, is offline after suffering a complete data loss on December 7, 2016. Website manager Alexander Groom disclosed the reason to be corrupted backup files on the servers and said that the lost files are not retrievable.
General Cigar announced that effective November 28, 2016, Vice President of Marketing Alan Willner is leaving the company to pursue other interests.