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AJ FERNANDEZ TO DISTRIBUTE VIVA LA VIDA CIGARS

Viva la VidaMiami, FL, September 13, 2019– AJ Fernandez will not only manufacture Viva La Vida cigars, but also distribute the brand as well. Former New York City cigar retailers Billy and Gus Fakih released the brand in March and have now agreed to use AJ Fernandez’ sales force across the country. Billy and Gus will actively remain running daily operations which includes store visits, events and overall brand management.

Viva La Vida comes in five sizes, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo, Gran Toro and Diadema Fina. The cigars range in price from $10.50 to $14.50 before taxes.

“I have known Billy and Gus since I launched the San Lotano brand,” says A.J. Fernandez, “and they were one of the first and best supporters while operating the Cigar Inn in New York City. We maintained a great relationship since then, after they sold the store. I’m proud to not only call them business associates but great friends as well.”

Viva La Vida is draped by a silky smooth Habano Oscuro 2000 wrapper, which is accentuated by a Corojo 99 binder and Criollo 98 filler tobaccos, all from AJ’s farms in Nicaragua.

Billy Fakih thus explains “Our friendship with Abdel started from the early years of San Lotano cigars, when he visited our cigar shop ‘New York Cigar Inn’ in Manhattan back in 2010. The friendship grew throughout the years and it was based on a simple thing called trust. What attracted us to Abdel was not only the great cigars he blends and creates, but also how loyal, humble and disciplined he is which reflects in his cigars.

Gus Fakih adds “The relationship we created with AJ on a business and a personal level is special, and I’m so proud and excited to call AJ a real brother and a humble human, down to earth with a big heart, a great addition to our family. Looking forward to growing our business relationship to much higher levels with one of the best in the industry.”

Through a fusion of inherited techniques and learned patience, AJ has developed proprietary tobacco grown from the most prized seeds harvested exclusively on his family farms. Perhaps the most essential quality of an AJ Fernandez cigar is not tangible. It is passion and discipline that motivates AJ to produce world renown premium cigars. The motivation that flows and radiates from AJ are contagious and palatable throughout all the artisans who hone their craft and skills under his hands-on tutelage throughout Nicaragua. All these attributes stem from humble beginnings in San Luis, Pinar del Rio, Cuba where the Fernandez family heritage began.

Moya Ruiz Summer Sausage

Moya Ruiz Summer SausageAtlantic Cigar Company is excited to announce an exclusive summer release in collaboration with MoyaRuiz Cigars called The Summer Sausage. This limited summer release will come in three different blends but, feature the same vitola 6×52 Toro. These sausages will be named Habano (Hot) Maduro (Sweet) and the Breakfast Sausage (Connecticut) with binders and fillers from Nicaragua. Rather than going with the traditional concept of one blend and different sizes on an exclusive release, we decided to create a project that would please all of our customers. We are giving our customers something fun and unique to smoke this summer during the holidays, barbecues, or just with that morning cup of coffee. The guys from MoyaRuiz were just the right fit to bring this project to fruition! All of the cigars were hand rolled in the La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. –Atlantic Cigar Company

“We had a lot of fun turning the La Zona factory temporarily into a Carniceria to bring this release to Atlantic Cigar, and its customers, “says MoyaRuiz cigars.

The Summer Sausage will be available online August 30th, 2019 through AtlanticCigar.com and retail for $59.99 (10ct)

ACID 20th Anniversary Now Shipping to Retailers Nationwide

Miami, FL- Drew Estate announces today the national release of ACID 20 to retailers nationwide. The chromed out, double decade masterpiece was first showcased at the 2019 IPCPR Trade show held in Las Vegas, NV.

Over the past twenty years, ACID has become a vital, must-have brand within all sales channels of the cigar industry. To celebrate this tremendous milestone, we are honored to introduce ACID 20, a box pressed robusto, internally billed as our best ACID release since Kuba Kuba. ACID 20 is wrapped in a lush, toothy Mexican San Andres capa, with ultra-premium Indonesian binder, and filler leaves from Nicaragua. With a subtle and evolving profile, blessed with an blend that is truly worthy of the double decade title.From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate illuminates, “20 Years is a tremendous milestone to reach for any brand, but in this special moment we didn’t want to rest on our past successes. We challenged the entire company to produce an ACID cigar that could rival Kuba Kuba, and I am proud to report they have delivered excellence… From the chromed-out packaging, to the burst of taste and aroma once lit ACID 20 defines the next twenty years of the ACID legacy.”

The ACID 20 is a 5 x 52 box pressed robusto, packaged in chrome boxes of 24 with an MSRP of $230.40 and will be shipping in September.

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