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June 2016 SMOKESHOP 51 CAO Steel Horse Adds Two New Sizes General Cigar Company has launched two new smaller-format cigars in the CAO Steel Horse series: Handbrake (4 1/2 x 50), at a suggested retail prices of $6.99, and Roadkill (5 1/2 x 54), $7.00 retail. A spin-off of CAO's extremely-popular Flathead line, Steel Horse is wrapped in a propri- etary Connecticut Habano Grueso leaf and features a four-country tobacco blend. Made with a signature flat-head top, Steel Horse was released in 2015 and is known for its easy-smoking flavors of leather and spice. General Cigar Company, Glen Allen, Va., Tel: (804) 935-2818, Web: Kafie 1901 Cigars to Add 40 Ring Maduro Over the past three years, Dr. Gaby Kafie—whose family has roots in Honduras dating back to 1901— and his team at Danlí-based Tabacalera Puros Aliados have brought three new premium cigar blends to market: a Nicaraguan Habano maduro blend, an Ecuador Connecticut, and most recently an Ecuador Sumatra blend. All blends are in permanent production and geared exclusively for brick & mor- tar shops nationally. Since the addition of new com- pany member Shiah Goldberg as vice president of sales, the compa- ny has been traveling the country, hosting events and interacting with hundreds of consumers. Countless requests for the release of a small ring gauge version of the com- pany's maduro blend prompted the manufacturer to "give con- sumers what they want," resulting in the release of the company's Don Fernando maduro in a new Petit Perla (5 1/2 x 40) format. The cigars will be packaged in 50-count solid Spanish cedar boxes, and pricing will be "very competitive," says the manufacturer. The first wave of boxes is set to begin shipping to stores in April. The new shape joins Don Fernando Maduro blend's exist five frontmarks: Robusto (5 x 50), V Sixty (5 x 60), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52), Toro Bello (6 x 54), and a VI Sixty (6 x 60). Premium Boutique Cigars, Cutler Bay, Fla., Tel: (305) 255-6368, Toll-free Fax: (877) 389-6546, Email: info@kaf-, Web: Swisher Sweets' new limited edition cigarillo, Swisher Sweets Cherry Dynamite, delivers a mem- orable "blast" of cherry taste, "perfect for the spring season," explains the manufacturer. The product became available for shipment to stores nationwide beginning March 1, and comes in a resealable two-count pouch with the "Sealed Fresh" guarantee. It is available in "2 for 99¢"and "Save on 2" options. Swisher says Swisher Sweets limited-edition cigarillos with popular pric- ing options help retail stores drive incremental volume. Swisher International, Jacksonville, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 874-9720, Web: Long-Awaited La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario Master Case Series Now Shipping A year after its unveiling at the February 2015 Procigar Festival , La Aurora began shipping its Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario Master Case Series to retail shops in mid-March. Limited to only 500 cases, the Master Series features replica packaging of the same boxes that La Aurora used in 1906. The Master Series houses the Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario in three different vitolas: Salomon (6 1/2 x 50/60), Toro (5 3/4 x 54), and Preferido (6 x 58). There are a total of 54 cigars divided into 18 of each vitola in the package The Puro Vintage 2006 blend features Nicaraguan, Brazilian, and Dominican fill- ers; a Brazilian binder; and an Ecuadorian Havana wrapper. La Aurora, Santiago, Dominican Republic, Web:; distributed by Miami Cigar & Company, Miami, Fla., Tel: (305) 599-3395, Web: Swisher Sweets' Cherry Dynamite Delivers "Blast" of Flavor

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