April 23, 2015

Famous Smoke Shop introduces Inferno 3rd Degree


Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Oliva Cigar Co. The new release is Inferno 3rd Degree cigars, and they are exclusively available at Famous Smoke Shop. The first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Inferno 3rd Degree is the third release under the Inferno umbrella. The first brand in the series, Inferno, was introduced in 2012, with the Flashpoint hitting the market a year later. The Inferno 3rd Degree is a new blend, designed to provide sophisticated and complex flavors to satisfy every cigar smoker’s taste buds. This blend will be made in small batches and production on the brand will be limited.

Inferno 3rd Degree cigars utilize a blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos with a triple-fermented Ligero and Viso longfiller core, and a Habano-seed binder, all encased in another silky Habano seed wrapper. The result is a full strength cigar with dark, rich flavors, with a slight natural sweetness to round out a customer’s smoke. Already hailed as the best of the trio under the Inferno name, it seems as if this cigar will soon take the industry by storm.

“This is a fine cigar with incredible flavor,” said Famous Smoke Shop editor John Pullo. “Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are made by Oliva which already has a sterling reputation for their consistency and quality. This is nothing short of another outstanding cigar in their arsenal. The interesting thing about this that not many people may know, is that it maintains a low price tag for customers to take advantage of because the tobaccos are mainly all grown on Oliva’s farms. That means our customers get premium tobacco without the inflated cost of Oliva buying an outside grower’s tobacco. It’s a genius farm to table concept which resulted in this top shelf cigar.”

The Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Double Toro, a Robusto 5 x 50, and a 6 x 50 Toro. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices which range from $5.80 to $6.50 per cigar. People interested in learning more about the Inferno 3rd Degree or Famous Smoke Shop should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

April 22, 2015

Famous Smoke Shop teams up with ROOM 101 to produce EL MAS CHINGON CIGARS

Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Room 101 cigars. The new release is Room 101 El Mas Chingon cigars, and they are exclusively available at Famous Smoke Shop. The first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities due to the supply of rare tobaccos used to blend the cigar, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Room 101 El Mas Chingon is another addition to Matt Booth’s already wildly popular cigar line, and seeks to be one of their best cigars yet as this young blender moves up the ranks in the cigar industry. This blend will be made in small batches and production on the brand will be limited, with each one measuring at a 60 ring gauge.

Room 101 El Mas Chingon cigars utilize a blend of rich tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Honduras for perfectly balanced spice, sweetness, and tobacco, with a deep earthy follow-through. The cigar wrapper is a well-fermented, naturally semi-spicy, Ecuadorian Habano leaf that complements this well-balanced cigar for a great complexity with flavors that come and go throughout the entire smoke. This is a medium-bodied cigar that will appeal to smokers who enjoy bold flavors without enduring a lot of strength. It’s great for those who enjoy mild cigars wanting to explore heavier cigars, and a comparable offering to those who enjoy stronger cigars.

“This is a cigar for the ages,” said Famous Smoke Shop Executive Editor Gary Korb. “From the moment I lit up this cigar, I knew it was going to be special. I typically enjoy everything Room 101 releases, and the El Mas Chingon has the potential to become the company’s all-star stogie. What’s even more impressive to me is the sheer variety in terms of sizes along with a low price tag. It is sure to attract cigar lovers because of the multiple sizes offered, and keep them coming back through its affordability.”

The El Mas Chingon is available in four sizes – a 4 1/2 x 60 Rothschild, a 5 1/2 x 60 Robusto, a 6 1/2 x 60 Double Toro, and a big 7 ½ x 60. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices that range from $6.50 to $8.00 per cigar. People interested in learning more about the Room 101 El Mas Chingon or Famous Smoke Shop should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

A.J. FERNANDEZ TO RELEASE NEW WORLD CONNECTICUT‏




(Miami, Florida) April 22, 2015— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is set to release the exceedingly anticipated New World Connecticut. The unique blend was created after the overwhelmingly positive response from the public and critics alike, when New World was unveiled at the 2014 IPCPR. The New World went on to attain the honor of Number 1 Cigar in the World 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine.

Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand to pay homage to the discovery of the “mystical smoking leaf” named tobacco by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is now known as the New World. In November 1492, Jerez and Luis de Torres first observed natives smoking as they were searching for the Emperor of China. Unaware that they had landed in modern-day Cuba, they encountered natives that created rolls made of palm and maize leaves, in the shape of a musket constructed of paper with tobacco on the inside. One would light one end and enjoy the smoke out of the other.

A.J. Fernandez said: “The New World cigar was a very special project as it was the first cigar that was created with the help of my father Ismael Fernandez since he joined me at A.J. Fernandez Cigars. I am more than thrilled that the public reception has been so positive, that it has once again allowed us, as father and son to create the New World Connecticut.”

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade U.S.A.

Binder: San Andres Mexico

Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil



The New World Connecticut is a medium bodied cigar. Unlike the original New World, it will not be box pressed. Smokers of the New World Connecticut will experience notes of cream, wood, and almonds in a very well balanced and refined cigar. The MSRP for the New World Connecticut will stay in line with the original New World at six dollars.

New World Connecticut will be available in a beautifully adorned 20 count box and in four sizes:

CORONA GORDA 5 ½ X 46

ROBUSTO 5 x 50

TORO 6 x 52

BELICOSO: 6 x 54

The New World Connecticut will begin shipping to your favorite tobacco shop in May.

ABOUT A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS: A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in EstelĂ­, Nicaragua, which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike. Today he continues the family legacy as he oversees production and manages the day to day operations in his factory in EstelĂ­. For media inquiries please contact Creativas Group Public Relations via: info@creativasgroup.com.

April 18, 2015

South Carolina Sit Down no. 22


Today we held the South Carolina Sit Down no. 22 and it was another great success. There were 129 very enthusiastic and generous cigar lovers who attended. The cigar industry supplied fantastic items for the raffle. 3 reps also attended; Sharon Landry from General Cigars, Anwar Mithavayani from Kings Cigars, and Gary Pruitt from Moscato Cigars. The raffle tables were full and included may full boxes of cigars, humidors, cutters, lighters, and other items. The afternoon was filled with people winning fantastic prizes and thousands of dollars raised for SisterCare, Inc. Our final total was $7790! Here are pics of the afternoon.

Eric and Casey manned the sign in table again.


Mark, Henry, and Jim at the ticket table.


Jack was our photographer again.


Event ticket


Anyone purchasing a minimum of $40 in raffle tickets got a bag of random cigars from the following companies:

Boveda
Villager Cigars
Gurkha
Global Premium Cigars
Miura Cigars
Vegas de Santiago
Arandoza Cigars
Ortega Cigars
Drew Estate
Cigar Bundles of Miami
Roberto P. Duran
Rocky Patel
Shannon Baxter (House of Emilio rep)


Prize tables





Some of the early crowd.


Sharon Landry, General Cigars


Anwar Mithavayani, Kings Cigars



Now, on to the raffle and silent auction winners.

Shortly after we started the proceedings one of our regular attendees spotted an item on the raffle table that he simply could not leave without. He offered to give a cash donation to SisterCare for the item and after notifying the crowd of his intentions there was no objection. So, Mitch Houston purchased the box of Graycliff Blue cigars with a donation of $200! That was very nice of Mitch. (unfortunately no picture of Mitch was taken)


Lil' Brown Smoke Shop winner


David Gerena drawings of Stogie winners


Villager Cigars winners


General Cigar winners


Gurkha 5 pack winners


Party Source winners


E. P. Carrillo winner


Maduro Room winners


Altadis winner


Top Shelf Cigars winners


SAG Imports winner


Cigars Direct Winners


Jose Blanco and Emma Viktorsson winners


Tobacco Merchant winners


Cigars International Winners


Jack Porter humidor winner


Famous Smoke Shop winners


Arandoza Cigars winners


East End Cigar Co. winners


Aging Room winners


Xikar winner


Vegas de Santiago winners


Eric Webster winners


Henry Richardson humidor winners


Henry Richardson humidor winner


La Flor Dominicana winners


Espinosa Cigars winners


Ortega Cigars winners


Cigar Box winners


CLE winners


Drew Estate winners


Roberto P. Duran winners


Kings Cigars winners


Pride Cigars winners


Jeff Godfrey/Perdomo winners


The Guayabera Lady winners


Cuenca Cigars winners


Shannon Baxter winner


La Herencia de Cuba winners


General Cigar silent auction winner


Eric Webster silent auction winner


Tobacco Merchant silent auction winner


Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke NYC winner



Another successful event in the books! Big thanks to Wings & Ale for hosting us. This was our first time holding the event there but I'm hopeful we'll be back again next year!