Alec Bradley Confirms Exclusive For 2022 PCA

Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 27, 2022)

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today confirmed a report printed by the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) on May 10, 2022 announcing the company’s participation in the trade show attendee exclusive program. To date, Alec Bradley has not substantiated the report, but due to a multitude of tobacconist inquiries, the company is now electing to provide some details ahead of the PCA Trade Show, happening July 8-12, 2022, at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

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Foundation Cigars & Highclere CastleAnnounce Special Blend Commemoratingthe 100-year Discovery of King Tutankhamun

June 2022, Ellington, CT  – Foundation Cigars crafted this rare blend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Highclere Castle and famed archaeologist Howard Carter.

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Michael Giannini joins Quality Importers as Chief of Customer Engagement

Weston, FL- June 20, 2022—Quality Importers Trading Company (QI) is proud to announce that Michael Giannini has joined its senior management team in the newly created position Chief of Customer Engagement. In this role he will be responsible for the Sales, Marketing, and Messaging initiatives of the company. Michael’s career in the premium cigar business began in the early1980s. While working on a Master’s Degree in Psychology, teaching and cooking professionally on the weekends, his true passion was in the premium cigar business. To pursue this passion, he began working at a local Philadelphia cigar shop as a store manager, and then became co-owner of an independent manufacturer’s representation firm. He left those roles to become the National Sales Manager for Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s El Credito Cigar Company – while continuing to work on his culinary and fashion skills when time permitted. After the acquisition of El Credito by Swedish Match, the El Credito portfolio merged into General Cigar, where he became Director of Marketing for the La Gloria Cubana brand.

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Hiram & Solomon Cigars

Hiram and Solomon Cigars is pleased to announce its cigar production has moved to the PDR Cigar Factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

In 2021 Hiram and Solomon owners, Fouad Kashouty & Romy Kashouty, began working with Abe Flores of PDR Cigars, creating new blends and forging a business relationship that allows for streamlined production and distribution channels via the PDR factory. Hiram & Solomon blends remain the same.

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Operation: Cigars for Warriors on the ATF Podcast

Ocala, FL – Operation: Cigars For Warriors is featured on a new episode of the ATF Podcast, available on both Spotify and Apple. The podcast is a companion to ATF Magazine, a bold new publication devoted to telling insightful, educational and inspirational stories about these industries and the people that move them forward. The magazine is released quarterly in print and digital formats to subscribers and is produced (along with the podcast) by the 526 Media Group.

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LAMPERT CIGARS NOW AVAILABLE IN CANADA

LAMPERT CIGARS enters the Canadian market through Canadian Craft Cigars which is owned by cigar enthusiast Barry Hannah and Kent Plosz. LAMPERT CIGARS are now available to the Canadian public. Canadian retailers who are interested in purchasing LAMPERT CIGARS can
reach out to Barry and Kent at info.craftcigars@gmail.com.


Canadian Craft Cigars specializes in distributing boutique cigars. As a first step, Canadian Craft Cigars distributes the LAMPERT 1675 Edición AZUL as well as the Edición ROJO which were both made in Nicaragua.
Currently, LAMPERT CIGARS is available in more than 10 countries worldwide.

Muestra de Saka “The Bewitched” Shipping Nationwide to Purveyors

Dunbarton, NH – Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust® (DTT) will begin shipping its long awaited Muestra de Saka “The Bewitched” to its Select Purveyors on Thursday, June 9th, 2022.


“The Bewitched” is an intoxicating liga of choice Nicaraguan and US Grown fillers with our exclusive Cultivo Tonto San Andreas Negro binder swaddled in a Grade 1 Ecuador Habano Seed capa. Presented in a beautiful 6 5/8 x 48 prensado vitola with a spiral colita, this cigar rewards the smoker with a beguiling smoking experience with notes
of cafe, caramel, cedar, and tempered spice. It is truly an entrancing medium-plus bodied smoke, so hard to describe, yet so perfect in balance and nuance, from the moment I finished the blend I was mesmerized with it,” states DTT’s Founder & Co-Owner, Steve Saka.
Saka adds, “After over two years of waiting for the next release in our MDS series of puros, I am ecstatic to now be able to share this liga with the world. It is the perfect personification of an elegant cigar.”

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