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46 SMOKESHOP June 2016 >>>TOBACCO PRODUCTS & MANUFACTURER PROMOTIONS NEWS Brand Gran Habano Releases La Colección de Elegancia Sampler, Private Humidor Selection by George Rico 2007-2008 Gran Habano has introduced its La Colección de Elegancia "for the discerning smoker seeking a unique Corojo #5 experience." The Corojo #5 Elegance sizes have the strongest blend in the Gran Habano profile with rich, full- bodied flavors further enhanced by the smaller ring gauge. Rolled at G.R. Tabacaleras Unidas, S.A., Danlí, Honduras, they feature a Nicaraguan and Costa Rican filler blend with Nicaraguan Corojo binder and wrapper. La Colección de Elegancia Samplers contain 50 cigars—10 each of the two existing ring gauge sizes (4 1/2 x 40 Lunch Break, 7 1/2 x 38 Lancero—as well as three new sizes that Gran Habano is releasing as part of the Corojo #5 Elegance Collection series: the 5 1/2 x 42 Petite Corona, the 6 x 44 Corona, and the 5 x 48 Figurado #200. Suggested retail price for the sampler is $280. In addition, Gran Habano announced the second official release from the Private Humidor Selection by George Rico, a series of well-aged cigars straight out of George's private reserve. The Private Humidor Selection will come from the 30,000 cigars produced and personally designated for George's personal use since 2003, and will be eventually released in different blends and sizes. The MLG 6 x 46 is a limited release run of 2007 and 2008 vintage corona gordas, known to be Rico's signature go-to blend and a Nicaragua puro. They are individually wrapped in gold foil and packaged in a box resembling a bar of gold. Only 300 boxes are being sold at selected retailers in California, Hawaii, and Texas. Suggested retail price is $10 per stick. Gran Habano, Doral, Fla., Tel: (305) 436-5960, Email: info@ghcigars, Web: Sublimes Cigars Adds New Torpedo Format After two years of experimenting with various torpedo sizes, Sublimes Cigars has perfected the new format for its blend with the introduction of a 6 ½ x 55 torpedo. This latest addition is the sixth size in the brand's product line, and officially debuts at the IPCPR Trade Show in July. Sublimes Cigars are hand crafted and aged under supervision of master blender AJ Fernandez, at Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua SA from a blend of Nicaraguan-grown filler, Honduran-grown binder, and an Ecuadorian Habano-Rosado wrapper, delivering a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. Suggested retail price for the Sublimes Torpedo is $9.50 "Over the past few years, we have taken great care to perfect Sublimes collection," says Thomas Jaromirski, president of Sublimes Cigars. "We also worked diligently to refine and re-define the brand. Everything had to make sense and for now, we are satisfied." Sublimes Cigars Inc., Coconut Creek, Fla., Toll-free: (877) 778-0045, Email:, Web: Nat Sherman Adds Three Frontmarks to Panamericana TAA Exclusive Line Nat Sherman has added three new sizes to the Nat Sherman Panamericana line of cigars, bringing the total number of facings of the blend to seven. The three new sizes—Robustico (4" x 54), Belicoso Fino (5 1/2" x 52), and Gordo (6" x 60)—are packed in the same 10-count boxes as their predecessors and priced in the $10-$12 range, in keeping with the rest of the line. Initially launched in 2014 as an exclusive product available only at the Nat Sherman Townhouse, the company's flagship store in New York City, the Nat Sherman Panamericana became exclusively available at Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) member retailers throughout the United States as of last year. "The Panamericana is a very exciting blend that we felt strongly about debuting in very traditional sizes," said Michael Herklots, vice president of retail and brand development at Nat Sherman. "However, after working closely with our retail partners over the past year, and listening to their feedback, it was clear we needed to offer these more current and popular formats as well." The Nat Sherman Panamericana is a full-bodied blend of aged tobaccos from Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with a Nicaraguan binder and an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. The Plasencia family manufactures the cigar line, a TAA Exclusive Series Product (ESP), in Estelí, Nicaragua. Nat Sherman, Fort Lee, N.J., Tel: 201- 735-9000, Web:

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