Friday, February 24, 2017

Romeo Y Julieta Launches "House of Verona" Collaboration Cigar with Famous Smoke Shop

EASTON, PA – Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced a new cigar release: Romeo y Julieta House of Verona. This new premium cigar is debuting exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, and is the latest they have done in collaboration with Romeo Y Julieta. Previously, RyJ and Famous collaborations have resulted in some highly rated and well-received cigars including House of Montague and House of Capulet.

This exciting new addition takes its name from the ruling family of Verona, who take their name from the Italian town where Shakespeare based his fateful tale of Romeo and Juliet. Prince Escalus of Verona, the patriarch of his family, was the well-respected mediator and personification of law and order. He demanded a peaceful resolution to the ill-fated families of Montague and Capulet. Much like the members of the Verona family, this cigar lives up to the iconic RyJ brand, providing a rich, medium-bodied, and peace-loving smoke. In the end, this Prince uttered the profound final words of the drama, "For never was a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

Offering the distinctively rich flavors of Romeo Y Julieta, the House of Verona is less intense than previous additions; featuring a semi-sweet three-nation blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian filler that adds a complex layer of earthiness and a slight spice that tingles the tongue. The rich Nicaraguan binder goes on to complement the sweet-as-pie flavors of Cubano San Andrés wrapper that top everything off.

“House of Verona is the ‘Goldilocks’ of the Romeo Y Julieta lineup,” says John Pullo, Managing Copywriter of Famous Smoke Shop. Pullo, who was among the first at Famous Smoke Shop to sample the House of Verona, stated, “There’s more to it than just the buttery subtleties of the RyJ Capulet; it’s less intense on the palate than the Maduro-wrapped Montague.  Not too strong, not too mild - it fits in between them ‘just right’.”

 This exclusive cigar is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic, in the highly renowned Tabacalera de Garcia alongside the rest of RyJ’s ultra-premium cigars. House of Verona is a luxury quality cigar, available at Famous at an astonishingly low pre-order price of around $5 per cigar.

The House of Verona comes in boxes of 20, eco-friendly humidor jars, 5-packs, and singles, and are available in an attractive array of vitolas including; Churchill, Corona, Robusto, Toro, and Short Magnum.

Short Magnum (5 ½ x60) $5.04/cigar SRP
Robusto (5 x54) $4.29/cigar SRP
Toro (6 x50) $4.84/cigar SRP
Churchill (7 x52) $4.89/cigar SRP
Corona (5 ½ x44) $4.39/cigar SRP

Experience the theatrical flavors of the House of Verona, only at Famous Smoke Shop.

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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Industry News: 4th Generation + Comoy's of London + Ventura Cigar Company

Introducing a new blend to the tobacco industry
4th Generation and Comoy’s of London to officially join forces with the Ventura Cigar Company
February 2017 – Bringing together the best of both worlds, Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce that renowned pipe and pipe tobacco brands, 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London will now be available under the VCC umbrella. Introducing new efficiencies for sales and distribution, the partnership aims to organically expand the reach of each respective category to new audiences.
The Ventura Cigar Company has long-enjoyed a solid reputation for high-quality products, being the entity behind such favorites as the artfully crafted Case Study, the smooth PSyKo Seven line, and the ultra-premium Archetype collection. VCC brings their expertise, sales network, and fan base to the partnership, inspiring current tobacconists and cigar aficionados to expand their palates for the 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London products now being sold in conjunction with VCC.
“Ventura Cigar Company, 4th Generation, and Comoy’s of London are all brands known for their quality and overall excellence,” says Barry Bennett, National Sales Manager for VCC. “My sales team is excited to be the ambassadors of the new arrangement, offering our retailers a wider range of products for their customers- especially ones steeped in the tradition of multiple generations.”
4th Generation and Comoy’s of London have grown and flourished under the distinguished leadership of Erik Stokkebye, who lends a covetable authenticity to the brands with his family heritage in the pipe tobacco business. Over the years, he, too, has built a strong reputation for high quality pipe tobacco blends and classic pipes that speak both to connoisseurs and those new to the time-honored tradition. The partnership between 4th Generation, Comoy’s of London, and VCC will lend Erik Stokkebye’s expertise to both industries, and offer a full range of tobacco products easily available to all customers.
“My family heritage has taught me to strive for excellence, and always produce the best products on the market,” says Erik Stokkebye. “Officially teaming up with the Ventura Cigar Company is a natural fit for both our industries. We share the same values of producing high-quality products, and now can enjoy a well-rounded distribution channel that will really benefit all of our customers- from the retailers to the end-user.”
With a full range of products geared toward a variety of tobacconists, the partnership between the Ventura Cigar Company, 4th Generation, and Comoy’s of London is truly the perfect blend.
Please visit to find out more about each brand and their product offerings. Retailers should contact their sales representative to stock the products.  

4th Generation, 1882 Founder’s Blend                     4th Generation, 1882 Pipe in the Burnt Sienna Finish

Comoy’s of London, Cask No. 4 Stand Fast Navy Flake
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About Ventura Cigar Company
Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is a boutique cigar brand born in sunny southern California that is on a mission to create memorable, complex cigar blends that move the senses and reward discriminating palates. Their flagship PSyKo SEVEN brand unsettled humidors nationwide with in-your-face packaging and multiple award-winning blends that earned 90+ ratings in Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, and Cigar Snob. VCC’s other brands include the 91-rated Project 805, featuring rare Andullo tobacco, flavor-infused Pacific Twyst, Estilo Cubano and Pura Sangre.

About 4th Generation
Representing four generations of family heritage, 4th Generation is a company that has made a strong impact on the tobacco business. Their high quality, premium blends are produced in Denmark, with blends consisting of mild and aromatic mixtures, navy flake, and mature Virginia. Their pipes are handcrafted in Denmark using the finest aged Italian briar. Each of the 7 models features a shape developed by Erik Stokkebye and the master pipemaker. Each pipe is mounted with an acrylic stem fitted into a bronze ring and the pipe shank, and is available in three finishes.

About Comoy’s of London
Comoy’s of London is a brand steeped in tradition, with a full line of products that caters to the connoisseurs of the pipe world. Their pipe tobaccos offer a range of blends produced in Europe, including delicious English blends, 2-flake blends, and assorted aromatic blends. They produce classic English-shaped pipes in three beautiful finishes (Pebble Grain, Traditional, and Riband), which are made in St. Claude, France, by the Chacom factory- a 6th generation, family-owned company.

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GREEN HORNET “KATO” and KILLER BEE LONSDALE

February 16, 2017— Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GREEN HORNET “KATO” and KILLER BEE LONSDALE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. These cigars are available at select BLK WKS retailer events beginning March, 2017.

“We are very excited to launch these new additions to the Killer Bee and Green Hornet lines. These cigars will be released as event only in very limited quantities. Both of these cigars are unique versions of the original blends and highlight the creativity of our factory. I wanted something special for our retailers who support us with events and these two cigars are exactly that,” said James Brown, creator of BLK WKS and owner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro w/a Candela swirl cap & closed foot
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Petite Corona – 4.5 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $9.50

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro w/a Connecticut linear cap
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Lonsdale – 6.5 x 42 (20 count) MSRP $9.00

BLK WKS cigars are an expression of art showcasing the talent, technique and tobacco behind boutique cigar factory; Fabrica Oveja Negra.   Available for purchase through Boutiques Unified. For more information contact