Puros Indios Cigars announced it has reorganized the company hierarchy and will be manufacturing and distributing Kafie 1901, a new cigar that will be shipping to stores soon. Best known for its Puros Indios and Cuba Aliados cigar brands, Puros Indios Cigars was owned by Rolando Reyes Sr., who died in 2012. Reyes, who was born in Cuba, first produced cigars out of a small factory in New Jersey before moving several times-first to Miami, then the Dominican Republic and, finally, Honduras, in a Danlí factory called Tabacalera Puros Aliados. The family also grows tobacco in Honduras.

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The EPC Cigar Co. first broke into the European cigar market two years ago, and now company owner Ernesto Perez-Carrillo wants to show his appreciation to retailers there in the best way possible: with new cigars. New Wave Reserva and E.P. Carrillo Cabinet debuted at last weekend’s InterTabac tobacco trade show, held in Dortmund, Germany, and they are slated for release in Europe in October. Perez-Carrillo confirmed that the new lines will appear in U.S. cigar shops later in the year.

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Henry “Kiki” Berger, co-owner of both the Cuban Crafters cigar shop in Miami as well as the cigar brand of the same name, died on Monday. He was 56. Like many, Berger entered the cigar business in 1996 at the height of the cigar boom. Berger, though, wasn’t just another speculator looking for a quick buck, but showed his devotion to the industry by establishing a cigar operation alongside the Pan American Highway in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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Posh Packaging

September 23, 2014

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Cigarmakers have just seconds to grab your attention. Here’s how they’re trying to win that battle on face value

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