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Micallef Cigars Launches the Phoenix Program for Brick and Mortar Retailers

Micallef Cigars Launches the Phoenix Program for Brick and Mortar Retailers. While brick and mortar retailers are struggling to overcome hardship during these unprecedented times, Micallef Cigars launches the Phoenix program to better serve retailers. Micallef Cigars published an open letter to the cigar industry earlier this year, in which they made a commitment to…

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Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

This week, I quickly gives my thoughts on the PCA cancelling the 2020 trade show and how this presents the PCA with a unique opportunity for change; change for themselves, and change for the industry. I then jumps into my review of the Cigar Scanner Application and the Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer. I…

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Episode 29: Review: Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Cremello

Before I dive into my review of the Cremello, I discuss what reviews look like across the industry. While they’re not standardized, there is room for differing viewpoints and tastes that are diverse and subjective. SimplyStogies.com is still looking for at least two staff writers. If you like reviewing cigars and can do a better…

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J.C. Newman Cigar Company Launches #BrickHouseAtMyHouse

J.C. Newman Cigar Company Launches #BrickHouseAtMyHouse to Help Support Retailers J.C. Newman is the latest cigar manufacturer to support local retailers with an innovative program. J.C. Newman will be partnering with retailers nationwide to offer a special on Brick House cigars. With every purchase of this deal, consumers will receive 5 mix and match Brick…

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Crowned Heads and Ace Prime Launch “The Bulb Box” to Support Local Retailers

CROWNED HEADS AND ACE PRIME LAUNCH “THE BULB BOX” TO SUPPORT LOCAL RETAILERS Local economies have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local cigar lounges and premium cigar brick and mortar shops have struggled to find their footing in an uncertain economy. Crowned Heads and ACE Prime Cigars, who announced a partnership earlier this…

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Micallef Cigars “To Be Named” Maduro

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Gran Toro SIZE:   6-3/4″ x 54 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Micallef Cigars S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Maduro BINDER:   Sumatra FILLER:   Nicaraguan and Dominican STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Micallef Cigars ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Deck at home WHEN: April 7, 2020 @ 1:00pm DRINKS: Ice Mountain bottled water WEATHER: Mid 70’s – warm and mostly sunny WHAT’S ON: Metallica Mix…

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Episode 28: Micallef To Be Named Maduro Review

I discuss the impact to local B&Ms and ask you, the listener, to support local whenever you can. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt everywhere, and I like to order online as much as the next guy; however, if you can, I implore you to check with your local B&Ms and see if they’re…

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Episode 27: Sitting Down with Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars

I welcome Dan Thompson, President of Micallef Cigars, to Simply Stogies Podcast. Dan and I discuss everything from how he started his cigar journey, to Micallef’s open letter to the cigar industry, and where he sees Micallef in the future. Dan talks candidly about his overall vision for Micallef and the industry. Dan goes over…

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Micallef Cigars Releases “Ultimate Inventory” Program for Select Brick and Mortar Partners

MICALLEF CIGARS “ULTIMATE INVENTORY” PROGRAM ANNOUNCED The very first promise Micallef Cigars made in their open letter to the cigar industry, was to make brick and mortar cigar shops their “emphasis;” that includes in the middle of a global pandemic. This week, Micallef announced one way they’re putting that “emphasis” on brick and mortar shops…

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Crowned Heads Announces “Four Kicks Capa Especial”

CROWNED HEADS ANNOUNCES “FOUR KICKS CAPA ESPECIAL” RELEASE This week, as noted by other cigar news outlets, Crowned Heads announced a new release to their Four Kicks brand: Four Kicks Capa Especial. Four Kicks Capa Especial features binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, and is finished with a gorgeous Ecuadorian (Sumatra)…

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