Friday, June 16, 2017

Oliva launches 3 new Inferno cigars with Famous Smoke Shop

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 Famous Smoke Shop have been collaborating on the Inferno brand since 2012 with the debut of the original blend; subsequent releases have included Inferno Flashpoint and 3rd Degree premium cigars.

These new lines run the gamut in vitolas, strength, and the types of tobaccos used: Melt is a true Nicaraguan puro, box-pressed in a sun grown Broadleaf wrapper, Habano binder, and ligero filler. This premium is geared toward the connoisseur’s palate; full-bodied, full flavored, and complex with notes of cocoa, leather, earth and spice.

Scorch brings a mellow and complex profile to the table with a medium-bodied blend of Nicaraguan Habano filler, a Cuban-seed Habano binder, and a decadent African Cameroon wrapper. “The Cameroon wrapper has a unique flavor that really complements the Nicaraguan filler in a way that’s almost too good to be true,” says Jim Charnley, Director of Purchasing and Merchandising at Famous Smoke Shop.

Singe, also a Nicaraguan puro, brings more full-bodied flavor to the smoker’s palate with a Sun Grown wrapper and a hearty, yet sweet profile. “One of my new favorites. Singe is a solid, full-flavored Nicaraguan puro, loaded with sweet, spicy and nutty flavors. Oliva’s outdone themselves once again with another great smoke at a great price,” says CigarAdvisor.com Executive Editor, Gary Korb.

Just in time for summer, Inferno has turned up the heat while Famous Smoke Shop has kept the prices low on these new premiums. Each cigar is available in Famous’ exclusive 20 count humidor jars, a cigar storage system introduced in 2016 – and known now for their ease of use, stylish look, and eco-friendliness. All of the new Inferno selections are also available as 5-packs and singles.





Churchill 7 x 50 ____________________________________ $8.75 SRP per cigar or $99.99 per jar
Robusto 5 x 50 _____________________________________ $7.95 SRP per cigar or $90.99 per jar
Torpedo 6 ½ x 52 ___________________________________ $8.25 SRP per cigar or $94.99 per jar
Churchill 7 x 50 ____________________________________ $8.75 SRP per cigar or $99.99 per jar
Robusto 5 x 50_____________________________________ $7.95 SRP per cigar or $90.99 per jar
Toro 6 x 50 _______________________________________ $8.25 SRP per cigar or $94.99 per jar
Churchill 7 x 50 ___________________________________ $8.75 SRP per cigar or $99.99 per jar
Robusto 5 x 50 ____________________________________ $7.95 SRP per cigar or $90.99 per jar
Toro 6 x 50 _______________________________________ $8.25 SRP per cigar or $94.99 per jar


About Famous Smoke Shop 
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Famous Smoke Shop
90 Mort Drive
Easton, PA 18040
800-564-2486

Ventura Cigar Company acquires Cuban Cigar Factory

The Tradition of high-quality craftsmanship continues
Ventura Cigar Company Acquires Cuban Cigar Factory and plans for increased distribution in 2018
June 2017 Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cuban Cigar Factory, a boutique, craft cigar business based out of San Diego, CA. The family-run Cuban Cigar Factory has been creating exceptional products for over 20 years, hand-making their cigars with unique blends that have made them local favorites. Ventura Cigar Company plans to increase distribution of these blends through their well-established sales channels, introducing the products to new audiences.
“We’re excited about bringing Cuban Cigar Factory into the fold of Ventura Cigar Company,” says Benjamin Winokur, Marketing Manager at Ventura Cigar Company. “Their reputation in the industry is admirable; we’re pleased to breathe new life into their blends and release them on a national scale.
Already known for crafting top-quality cigars, Ventura Cigar Company welcomes the premium blends from the Cuban Cigar factory into their portfolio of offerings. The first of these predicate blends is expected to be introduced in early 2018.
Mark Cassar, CEO of Kretek added, “We’re always looking for those hidden gems, there are amazing cigar-makers out there, but without distribution, they go largely undiscovered. We’re pleased to play an integral part in bringing new experiences and expertise to our customers, along with the traditions of exploring and savoring unique blends.”
Once launched, the blends will be distributed through Phillips & King, along with Ventura Cigar Company’s other brands and products. Additional information about the products and launch dates will be announced in the coming months.
We invite you to visit VenturaCigar.com for more information about the company’s present and future offerings.

About Ventura Cigar Company
Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is a unique cigar brand born in sunny Southern California that is on a mission to create memorable, complex cigar blends that excite the senses and reward discriminating palates. Their flagship Archetype, Case Study, Project805, and PSyKo SEVEN brands offer multiple award-winning blends that earned 90+ ratings in Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, and Cigar Snob. Ventura Cigar Company also distributes the 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London line of pipe tobacco products, extending its reach and tradition of offering top-quality tobacconist products. Pipes and blends under these brands are cultivated through generations of craftsmanship, making them longtime favorites of pipe tobacco enthusiasts.
About Cuban Cigar Factory
Established in 1995, in San Diego California, Cuban Cigar Company is a boutique brand that specializes in manufacturing premium cigars. Hand-rolled by master cigar makers from Cuba and the Dominican Republic, Cuban Cigar Factory cigars have a long-standing reputation for quality, using the finest Cuban-shredded tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They are a local favorite, sought after for their craftsmanship and enjoyable smoking experiences.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Press Release - BLTC Morphine 2017

June 6, 2017 Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.



Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited Release. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli.

Since this is our 4th Vintage of Morphine, I decided to pick my favorite vitolas from the last three years. From the original 2014 release, I chose the Corona. From 2015, the short Robusto and from 2016, the Lancero.
I think the quality of tobacco in this years production speaks for itself. The 2017 vintage is extremely rich and complex. It’s bold, full bodied and incredibly balanced. The depth and complexity of flavors that come through make it a very special blend.” Said James Brown.

MORPHINE cigars will be available in limited quantities at select BLTC retailers June 16, 2017.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua

Corona – 5.5 x 42 (18 count) MSRP $10.50
Lancero – 7.25 x 42 (12 count) MSRP $11.00
Short Robusto – 4.5 x 50 (20 count) MSRP $10.50


Black Label Trading Company is redefining the standards for cigar making. With a less is more philosophy Black Label Trading Co. creates hand crafted premium cigars of the utmost quality in small batch, limited quantities.

BLTC Cigars are available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. More information can be found at