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64 SMOKESHOP February 2016 Swisher Sweets Encore Edition Cigarillos Encore Edition cigarillos from Swisher Sweets bring back the highly successful taste of last year's limited edition Wild Rush flavor permanent- ly to the Swisher Sweets line-up. In addition, Encore Edition also includes a new White Grape flavor with sweet green (candela) wrapper. Wild Rush was originally a limited edition cigarillo introduced in August 2015, a flavorful blend of fruits and watermelon. White Grape is a new taste that has been re-blended for a bolder fruity taste. The cigarillos feature new pack- age designs with the Swisher Sweets shield centered on front and "Encore Edition" displayed above it. They are available in three price points: 2-for- 99¢, 2-for-$1.49, and Save-on-2. Swisher International Group, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 874- 9720, Email:, Web: Drew Estate has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Debonaire House and Indian Motorcycle Cigars. Both brands are produced in the Dominican Republic under the direction of long-time tobacco industry veteran Philip S. Zanghi III. The brands join a growing list of Drew Estate partner brands that includes Joya de Nicaragua, Royal Agio, and Tsuge Pipe Co. Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars will now be available to a limited number of retail tobacco- nist accounts, including Drew Diplomat Retailer Program accounts, while Indian Motorcycle cigars will be available to all Drew Estate accounts. Availability will begin early in the second quarter of 2016. "Our cigars are the culmination of 20 years of personal research, and the final products are what I consider to be some of the finest premium cigars on the market today," said Zanghi. "This includes the ultra premium Debonaire brand, where I spared no expense to deliver a one-of-a-kind expe- rience. We incorporate the finest, darkest, air cured tobacco from the most superior tobacco crops of Central America and the Dominican Republic." Drew Estate founder Jonathan Drew added, "Phil… has been a dear personal friend of mine for two decades… [He] is old school and has been a presence in the Central American and Caribbean tobacco worlds forever. I…feel blessed to finally be working together." The Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars line includes five regular production sizes, each available in Nicaraguan Habano or Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrappers. The Indian Motorcycle Cigars line includes four sizes available in a Habano or Maduro wrappers. Drew Estate, Miami, Fla., Tel: (786) 581-6488, Web: drewes-, Drew Estate Named Debonaire House, Indian Motorcycle Cigars Distributor La Galera from IndianHead Cigars Tabacalera Palma, which produces cigars for Aging Room, Señorial, and Black Abyss among others, has created La Galera, the first premium cigar it is releas- ing through its recently-acquired IndianHead Cigars subsidiary, a Miami-based distributor that it purchased in November 2015 from former owner Bill Bock. "La Galera is the heart of every cigar factory," explains José "Jochy" Blanco, owner and c.e.o. of Tabacalera Palma. "It's where the magic takes place; where cigars are produced. I've had this brand in mind for many years but I really feel that now is the right time to bring it to life. I can't wait until all…aficionados to get a chance to enjoy some of the finest tobaccos I have ever harvested." Two blends are offered, each available in their own selection of four sizes. La Galera Habano features Piloto Cubano, Criollo 98, and Pelo de Oro filler; a Dominican Corojo binder; and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It is available in Robusto Chaveta (5 x 50 robusto), $6.20; El Lector (6 x 54 toro), $7.00; Cortador (6 1/4 x 52 torpedo), $7.00; and Pilones (6 1/4 x 60 gordo), $8.20. La Galera Connecticut uses a blend of Dominican T-112, Piloto Cubano, and Criollo 98 filler with a Piloto Cubano binder and Ecuadorean Connecticut wrapper. It's available in Chaveta (5 1/8 x 50 robusto), $4.95; El Lector (6 x 54 toro), $5.75; Tabaquero Presidente (7 1/4 x 50 Churchill), $6.00; Cortador (6 1/8 x 52 torpedo), $5.75; and Pilone (5 1/4 x 60 short gordo), $6.10. Three additional sizes in each blend will be available in European markets. IndianHead Cigars, Miami, Fla., Tel: (305) 517- 1414, Web: Brand NEWS

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