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12/30/18

Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report: Davidoff Year of the Dragon, Kafie 1901 Anniversary Sampler, Altadis USA Price Hike, & Richard Overton Dead at 112

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DAVIDOFF YEAR OF ThE DRAGON

Back in the days-gone-by tail-end of 2011, Davidoff released its Year of the Dragon blend under the Cuvee Selection 2012 umbrella.  Now (12/27) the blend will reincarnate under the Vault Series. Twixt '11 & now, select retailers have carried this in a scarce fashion.

The Davidoff Cuvee Selection 2012 Year of the Dragon features an Ecuadorian Habano top-leaf over-top a ditto binder and DR (San Vicente Seco, San Vicente Volado, Olor Seco) innards. This in the singular format of a 652 Toro. Pricey -- very pricey -- bundles of 10 will be small-batch produced at the Cigars Davidoff Dominican facility.


KAFIE 1901 ANNIVERSARY SAMPLER

As of this year, it's been five a' them since Kafie 1901 Cigars was birthed. Now, or days/weeks (1/10, precisely) from now, the co. celebrates its own self via a sampler of blends rolled at its own factory -- the still new car-smelling Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia in fab-u-lous Honduras.

This sampler is set to feature (alphabetically):
  • Don Fernando Maduro Kafie 
  • 1901 Connecticut Kafie 
  • 1901 Sumatra Kafie 
  • 1901 San Andres San Jeronimo 
  • Connecticut San Jeronimo 
  • Habano Natural San Jeronimo 
  • Habano Maduro 
Each offering will be offered in a 652 Toro iteration.


ALTADIS USA PRICE HIKE

Happy New Year! Altadis USA will be upping its prices across at least the majority of its portfolio! The slight smattering of brands sans hike are (alphabetically):
  • Aging Room  
  • Casa de Garcia  
  • Don Mateo bundles
  • Honduran bundles 
  • Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut 
  • Montecristo Epic Craft Cured 
  • Onyx

IN MEMORIAM
Richard Overton
1906-2018
WWII Vet, cigar smoker, whiskey drinker, ice cream lover.
May his memory be for a blessing.


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