Thursday, March 28, 2019

Avo Cigars History


Avo Uvezian was known to us as the maker of some of the finest premium cigars, but to many, Avo was much more. Born in 1926 in Beirut, Avo Uvezian was an accomplished and highly respected jazz pianist. Both Avo's parents were musically inclined. His father was a composer and conductor of an orchestra and his mother was an accomplished singer. As a young boy, Avo traveled the country performing all over the Middle East. Eventually, he joined a boys group called, “Liban Boys”. They traveled the country and eventually received a contract to play in a Baghdad hotel. From there, they received an invitation to play for the Shah of Iran, where Avo became the personal pianist for the Shah. Then in 1947, Avo was able to travel to the U.S and become a legalized citizen. This allowed Avo to attend school at the prestigious, Julliard School of Music in New York, where he studied classical piano as well as music composition.

However, The Korean War forced Avo to put his music career on hold, as he was drafted into the infantry. One day while playing the piano, one of Avo's officers over-heard him and was blown away by his talent. It was not long after Avo was taken out of the infantry and placed into band training. When he arrived in Korea, Avo play at the Officers Club where he received accolades from all his superiors for his musical talents. In 1953, Avo was honorably discharged and was free once again to pursue his dream of music. Throughout the 1950's and 60's, Avo played with all the great jazz musicians of the period. Avo was not just limited to his talents at the piano, he wrote songs, one of his finest being, “Broken Guitar” which just so happened to be the early version of "Strangers in the Night," which Frank Sinatra recorded and released in the mid 1960's.


Avo's talents went well beyond music, as he was a businessman at heart. In the early 1980's, he spent some time in Switzerland where his daughter was christened. While celebrating with a friend, he bought several Cuban cigars and was disgusted by the price. During this same time period, Avo traveled to Puerto Rico where he opened his own restaurant and piano bar. It's at this point that Avo truly discovered his love of fine cigars and began to offer his own Avo hand-rolled cigars to his guests. They quickly became so popular that he decided he needed to move beyond just simply offering small quantities of hand rolled cigars at his restaurant. He needed a manufacturing facility that could produce his premium hand rolled cigars; cigars worthy of bearing the Avo name.


His journey took him to the Dominican Republic where for two years he searched before finally meeting Hendrik Kelner. In his words, the partnership with Hendrik was, "Success in perfect harmony". Avo's first cigar line was released in 1988, in New York City.  


Just like in his music career, Avo was a perfectionist. His career launch into cigars was and is no different. He first and foremost chose only the finest tobacco for his cigars. This paid off in a huge way. By the mid 1990's, the Avo cigar brand was selling millions of cigars per year and was receiving high praise from the cigar industry. Today, his recipe for success has never changed. His cigars are still highly sought after and continue to receive the highest industry marks. With lines like his Avo Lounge Edition, Avo 787, and Avo LE 85th Anniversary cigar, it's plain to see that Avo Uvezian has not only committed himself to his craft, but was committed to producing only the finest premium cigars that we have all come to know and love, and they are simply called, Avo.


Avo Uvezian passed away on March 24, 2017, at the age of 91. He will be missed dearly by everybody in the cigar industry.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

[ENTER TO WIN] FSG Prize Pack Giveaway


We are celebrating some really exciting news and decided to do a Giveaway! Watch the video and enter to win the Ultimate FSG Prize Pack - Complete with:1 box of FSG Cigars, a FSG Table Top Lighter, 2 FSG Farm Hats, a FSG Cigar Rest, a FSG Tumbler, and a Barrel Sample of our Buffalo Trace!
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No purchase necessary to enter or win. The last day to enter this contest is April 15th, 2019. Participants must be 21 years or older to win the Ultimate FSG Prize Pack Giveaway. Entry will be selected at random to pick the winner. Winner will be contacted and will be instructed on how they may pick up their prize. Winner will be be notified via email. If a winner does not respond within seven (7) days via email, a new winner will be chosen at random. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Steve Saka's 'Complex Yet Flawless' Creation


If you're a fan of Steve Saka and his creations, which most people are, then the new Sin Compromiso Cigars are a must-try! Translated to "Without Compromise", these cigars are a result of 3 years of experimenting with black tobaccos leaves from Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Mexico. Each cigar is gently soft-pressed with a Spanish Cedar sleeve. Sin Compromiso Cigars come with an Ecuadorian binder, Nicaraguan filler tobacco, all wrapped within a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Order the Sin Compromiso Cigar by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust today and experience this complex yet flawless cigar.
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Monday, March 25, 2019

[FREE] 10 Pack + Shipping


It's Your Lucky Day - We're giving away a FREE 10 PACK of Diesel Whiskey Row with Diesel Box Purchases! If that's not enough, shipping is on us! Don't wait any longer...hop on this deal and get your 10 free cigars. You won't find a deal better than this anywhere else. Offer valid while supplies last.
Free 10 Pack

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Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions
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8 DAYS LEFT! Save $20.00 OFF select boxes of Macanudo! This deal is only available online and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Choose from the list of boxes listed (Café, Cru Royale, Gold Label, Inspirado White, Inspirado Orange, and Inspirado Black). Join in on the madness happening!
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Celebrating a Great Legacy


Today we celebrate the birthday of Avo! Anyone who met Avo remembers his warm personality, love of cigars, and music. As we think of him and celebrate him, we would like for you to join us on his special day. Today only, we are offering a discount on select boxes of Avo, along with a special gift. Stop by any of our stores today only. We are gathering at 5pm at our Sand Lake location to smoke cigars and reminisce about the Legendary Avo.
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Exclusive Release for Corona Cigar Co.


Happy 100th Birthday to Alejandro Robaina! HR Cigars has released a Corona Cigar Co. exclusive cigar to commemorate this special day: the HR Signature Lancero Cigar. These cigars are available in one size only; 7" x 38 and feature a Jalapa binder, Esteli/Jalapa/Pennsylvanian Broadleaf filler, and a 7 Year Old Ecuadorian Habano 200 wrapper. The wrapper has a magnificent oily sheen holding all of the lovely flavors you might expect from this beautiful smoke from Nicaragua. Try out the HR Signature Lancero Cigar today and celebrate Alejandro's 100th Birthday!

Strength: Medium
Binder: Jalapa
Filler: Esteli, Jalapa, and Pennsylvanian Broadleaf
Wrapper: 7 Year Old Ecuadorian Habano 200
Origin: Nicaragua

Thank You!


THANK YOU to everybody who came out to Corona's 1st Birthday Celebration Charity Event! Thanks to you all, we successfully raised $2,138 in 2 hours! All proceeds went directly to Southeastern Guide Dogs. We are still accepting donations if you were unable to make it out or would like to donate again.
We thank you for your generous contribution.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

🌟Limited Edition🌟 Arrival from La Aurora


Meaning "beyond time", the new La Aurora Preferidos Hors D'Age is only available in one size; a 6" x 54 Toro. These cigars come with an Ecuadorian wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. Boasting a full flavor, the Hors D'Age has a perfect balance of flavor and strength that includes perfectly aged tobaccos. These limited edition cigars from La Aurora are limited to 6,000 total boxes of 15. Try one out today and experience a cigar that you've never experienced before.


Strength: Full
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Nicaraguan, Colombian, & Dominican
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Origin: Dominican Republic

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

From Florida with Love


La Palina Goldie cigars are an ultra-premium cigar made in the El Titan de Bronze factory in Florida. This limited-edition cigar has been released in a production run of 2,500 boxes, and is only available at select high-end retailers. Featuring an Ecuadorian binder and Dominican/Nicaraguan fillers, the La Palina Goldie Toro 2017 is bursting with flavorful smoke that La Palina followers are sure to enjoy. The cigar is cloaked with a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The La Palina Goldie cigar produces notes of pepper, honey, and banana along with a great aromatic flavor that completes this superb smoke.

Strength: Medium to Full
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Origin: United States

Monday, March 18, 2019

Have you joined the Macanudo Madness?


For the entire month of March, save $20.00 OFF select boxes of Macanudo! This deal is only available online and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Choose from the list of boxes listed on this page (Café, Cru Royale, Gold Label, Inspirado White, Inspirado Orange, and Inspirado Black). Join in on the madness happening!
Offer excludes M by Macanudo and Macanudo Tins
Deal ends 03/31/2019 at 11:59PM EST

[VIDEO] Have you smoked this?


Julius Caeser Cigars were released in 2009 by the J.C Newman Company. They are in celebration of the company's founder, J.C. Newman. This ultra premium cigar is rolled by hand in small batches by, Tabacalera A. Fuente, for J.C. Newman Company and Diamond Crown Cigars. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian Cuban-seed and the fillers are from Central America. The tobacco used for the Julius Caeser Cigars are aged for five years releasing robust full flavors. Available in limited quantities, these cigars are highly coveted and hard to find.

Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Origin: Dominican Republic

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tickets are selling fast!


Join Drew Estate and Corona Cigar Co. for the 4th annual Florida Barn Smoker on Saturday May 18th on the Florida Sun Grown farm in Clermont, FL. Learn the magic that went into re-vitalizing Florida Tobacco for the first time since the 1970’s and why Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, and Jeff Borysiewicz are mesmerized by Sun Grown tobacco from Florida.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Get your tickets for Big Smoke Florida

Have you tried these?


The Don Reynaldo is an exciting limited edition luxury cigar with a vintage Cuban vibe! It's the latest creation by Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigar, released as a tribute to his father, who is responsible for lighting his passion for fine cigars. These are a rich blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, offering a lavish helping of warm cinnamon, smooth cream, with pleasantly balanced undertones of fruit and wood all in a classically sharp-looking Dominican Corojo wrapper leaf. This is extremely limited edition - only 1,000 made available to you only by selected retailers - look no further to get yours right here - right now, before they're gone.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

[ENTER TO WIN] FSG Prize Pack Giveaway


We are celebrating some really exciting news and decided to do a Giveaway! Watch the video and enter to win the Ultimate FSG Prize Pack - Complete with: 1 box of FSG Cigars, a FSG Table Top Lighter, 2 FSG Farm Hats, a FSG Cigar Rest, a FSG Tumbler, and a Barrel Sample of our Buffalo Trace!
Click To Win!

No purchase necessary to enter or win. The last day to enter this contest is April 15th, 2019. Participants must be 21 years or older to win the Ultimate FSG Prize Pack Giveaway. Entry will be selected at random to pick the winner. Winner will be contacted and will be instructed on how they may pick up their prize. Winner will be be notified via email. If a winner does not respond within seven (7) days via email, a new winner will be chosen at random. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Donate now to Southeastern Guide Dogs 🐶


This page is designated for donations to the Southeastern Guide Dogs program. We thank you for your generous contribution.
**Please note that all donations are monetary and you will not receive an item in return for your purchase.**
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Monday, March 11, 2019

Only a few left...


The CroMagnon Sampler Includes:

1 - Cromagnon Knuckle Drag
1 - Cromagnon Mode 5
1 - Cromagnon Anthropology
1 - Cromagnon Mandible
1 - Cromagnon Blockhead
1 - Cromagnon Breuil
1 - Cromagnon Fire Cracker
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Knuckle Dragger
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine EMH
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Mandible
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Cranium
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Blockhead Box Pressed
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Breuil
1 - Cromagnon Aquitaine Black Irish

RoMa Craft CroMagon Cigars were created by Skip Martin and Michael Rosales who are two of the top blenders in the cigar industry. CroMagnon cigars feature a U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro or Ecuador Habano Ligero wrapper. The unique blending that was made to create this cigar seperates it from all others. If you are a Maduro cigar lover then this is the one must-have cigar for your humidor!

🔴 Macanudo Madness Savings


For the entire month of March, save $20.00 OFF select boxes of Macanudo! This deal is only available online and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Choose from the list of boxes listed on this page (Café, Cru Royale, Gold Label, Inspirado White, Inspirado Orange, and Inspirado Black). Join in on the madness happening!
Offer excludes M by Macanudo and Macanudo Tins
Deal ends 03/31/2019 at 11:59PM EST

2019 Florida Barn Smoker Date Announced


Join Drew Estate for the 4th annual Florida Barn Smoker on Saturday May 18th on the Florida Sun Grown farm in Clermont, FL. Learn the magic that went into re-vitalizing Florida Tobacco for the first time since the 1970’s and why Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, and Jeff Borysiewicz are mesmerized by Sun Grown tobacco from Florida.
So, what is it about this Florida Sun Grown tobacco that makes it Unique? The Climate, the Soil and farming techniques all play a major role in the final product, but the mystery had to be unlocked once it made its way to Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan Factory for extensive fermentation. In Esteli, once out of the pilons the true flavor and aroma could be discerned, Pungent, Stony and naturally sweet, unlike anything anyone had experienced.
This year, Drew Estate introduces for the first time a VIP package. Only a limited number of VIP packages will be available, so attendees will need to move quickly to purchase them. VIP attendees will be a guest at an intimate dinner the evening before or after the Barn Smoker, hosted by Jonathan Drew and the entire Drew Estate team, as well as receive 3 rare Drew Estate cigars. At the Barn Smoker event, VIP attendees will also be given a premium swag package, including a Barn Smoker torch lighter and cutter, a Barn Smoker rocks glass set, and more.
The expansion of the program in 2019 creates an immersive dive deep into a variety of unique sensory activations focusing on additional brands, including Herrera Esteli, ACID, and more.
The Barn Smoker ticket purchase includes access to an all-day extravaganza and festival of American Tobacco Agriculture. Including BBQ catering and liquor sampling.
You will also receive a voucher to purchase 12 cigars for $10.00 from our onsite retailer which include cigars listed below:
• Liga Privada A
• Liga Privada Feral Flying Pig
• Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets Just a Friend
• Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Limitada
• Undercrown
• FSG Box Press Ltd.
• FSG Toro
• FSG Robusto
• FSG Belicoso
• FSG Sixty
• Undercrown Maduro Coronet Tin
With coupons to receive additional cigars at our new brand activations!
We recommend attendees bring additional cash to purchase raffle tickets supporting Cigars for Warriors, raffle tickets will be
1 Ticket for $5.00
10 Tickets for $20.00
75 Tickets for $100.00
Envisioned and inspired by Jonathan Drew to bring people, brands, and local business to American Tobacco Farms, these events also serve to raise awareness for Cigars for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) charity whose sole focus is to support the American military.
We will be raffling off HUGE prizes from Subculture Studios including Mega Standing Ashtrays and more!
All proceeds will be donated to Cigars for Warriors to continue their mission provided premium handmade cigars to our dedicated men and women around the world.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Donate to a good cause


This page is designated for donations to the Southeastern Guide Dogs program. We thank you for your generous contribution.
**Please note that all donations are monetary and you will not receive an item in return for your purchase.**
Make a Donation

>Corona's 1st Birthday Celebration Charity Event - March 11th at Davidoff Tampa<

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Did you get these yet?


The Villiger Connecticut Kreme Cigar is comprised of a Dominican Piloto Ligero binder with Dominican Cuban-seed Criollo '98 fillers from Jochi Blanco's fields and all wrapped in an elegant Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The Connecticut Kreme by Villiger is the smooth smoke you’ve been waiting for! This cigar has the perfect balance of flavor with a smoke and wood taste that is not to be missed. It's like no Villiger before!

Strength: Mild to Medium
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Origin: Dominican Republic
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

[FREE] sampler offer

FREE CAO 10 PACK
SAMPLER DEAL!
The new CAO Nicaragua Cigar feature aged Nicaraguan long-fillers from the Jalapa Valley, Esteli and Condega. According to Rick Rodriguez, CAO's Master Blender, "Nicaragua's rich volcanic soils and ideal humidity, temperature and sunlight create the perfect growing conditions for tobacco." Advance reviews of the CAO Nicaragua Cigars have been favorable with smokers reporting peppery and nutty flavors.
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Free 10 Pack sampler valid with box purchases of CAO Nicaragua only
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Have you joined the club?

Cigars of the Month Club
March 2019
Join our Cigars of the Month Club and Save 10% on all of your future purchases when you join! Plus, for first time members, we'll include a cigar torch lighter for FREE!
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Monday, March 4, 2019

[Video] A pure, eye-opening experience


The word "Prieto" is slang for dark. And dark is a rather good description of the CLE Prieto Cigars. Both the medium to full-bodied flavor of this stick and the beautiful exterior evoke the word gloriously. The first glimpse of darkness you get upon opening a box of CLE Prieto cigars is the dark hued Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This classic upscale wrapper is such a deep brown that it almost appears to be black at first glance, especially set against the white CLE Prieto label.
The other way that CLE Prieto Cigars live up to their name is with the bold flavor created by a mix of Nicaraguan tobacco. These flavors include coffee, chocolate, earthiness, and pepper, all of which are dark ingredients. In many ways, smoking this cigar has the same feeling as taking your coffee black. And don't doubt for a second that this isn't completely intended. Christian Eiroa, the designer of this cigar, intends for it to feel like a pure, eye-opening experience. The complex flavor of this beast lasts almost throughout the entire burn, which is surprisingly smooth. Only near the very end does it let up at all, rewarding your effort with a sweet nuttiness in the last few moments.
If you are looking for purity and quality, look no further than the CLE Prieto.

Strength: Medium to Full
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin: Nicaragua