General Cigar announced the debut of Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua, a full bodied four-vitola blend made at General Cigar’s HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras.
General Cigar announced that effective November 28, 2016, Vice President of Marketing Alan Willner is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
STG owned wholesale distributor Meier & Dutch announced the release of a limited edition cigar line called Lucious Lyon. The design draws inspiration from the award-winning TV series Empire.
The all-new line now features a Seco priming wrapper from Honduran San Agustin, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Honduras.
The blend uses a Cameroon wrapper from the Belita region, a Dominican binder as well as Nicaraguan Jalapa tobacco, Dominican Piloto and Dominican tobacco grown from regenerated vintage seeds.
General Cigar’s brand Hoyo releases a new limited line in September: Like Foundry Time Flies, La Amistad is a blend developed and rolled by A.J. Fernandez in Nicaragua.
The company states that all tobacco used in the blend was aged for more than four years including a year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels. Cohiba Macassar will be available from August 2016 in the U.S.A.
The Knickerbocker Hotel and Club Macanudo have announced a joint partnership launching the city’s premier alfresco cigar lounge called “Club Macanudo at The Knick” set at the legendary New York hotel’s rooftop bar, St. Cloud, opening July 7.
General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers. The new collection called Hoyo will be available in four sizes and begins shipping to all retailers in the U.S.A. on April 1.
General Cigar announced that Punch Rare Corojo has begun making its annual return to retail. The 2016 release of Punch Rare Corojo marks the addition of Regalias Perfecto, a 7.25” x 54 Perfecto.
Jesus Fuego is torn between a passion for both land and sea. And while he is working hard on new products and selling his existing lines during shore leave, he always makes time for his first love, the sea.
Elbersen will lead the International Hand-Made Cigars team and will be responsible for the complete hand-made cigar portfolio outside the US, which includes General Cigar and Cigars International brands.