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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

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Richmond, VA - At the IPCPR Show (Cigar Industry Trade Show) General Cigar unveiled four new collections and the re-launch of a leading brand.

The annual release of the Cohiba® Gift Pack generates a lot of buzz, and this year will be no exception. The 2008 offering contains one cigar from each of the three current Cohiba collections (Cohiba, Cohiba Black and Cohiba XV), all packaged in a limited edition, Cohiba-branded Andre Garcia leather cigar case. Featuring three 5" x 54 size cigars, the handsome gift pack will debut at retailers in early November with a suggested retail price of $59.99 per pack.
Cohiba Cigars Gift Pack

The exquisite Partagas® Decadas 1998 Gift Pack is sure to have premium cigar enthusiasts wondering whether it's better to give or receive this holiday season. Three Partagas Decadas 1998 No. II (5 ½” x 50) cigars will be elegantly presented alongside a cylinder of branded wooden matches in a collectible tin. Further protected in a gift box, the Partagas Decadas gift pack will become available at fine tobacco retailers in November and will be offered at a special price of $49.95 per pack.
Partagas Decadas 1998 Gift Pack

The perennially popular sampler pack from Macanudo®, America's best-selling premium cigar brand, will ship in late July. The Four Tastes of Macanudo samplers each contain the top selling, tubed Hampton Court (5 ½” x 42), in Café, Robust, Maduro and Gold Label varieties. The Four Tastes of Macanudo sampler will retail for $17.90 per pack - the price of just three Macanudo Hampton Courts.
Four Tastes of Macanudo Cigars

Also during the show, The Three Powerful Tastes of Punch®, were announced to ship in September. For just $9.50, the price of two Punch cigars, tobacconists will sell the sampler pack which contains one cigar from three of Punch's most popular lines: Punch, Punch Rare Corojo and Punch Gran Puro. The pack contains the Magnum (5 ¼” x 54) in Punch and Punch Rare Corojo varieties, and the Rancho (5 ½” x 54) from Punch Gran Puro.
The Three Powerful Tastes of Punch - Punch, Punch Rare Corojo and Punch Gran Puro in a sampler pack

The Sancho Panza® brand will welcome four new products, from each of the brand's three collections. New to the original Sancho Panza line are Aragon (6 ¼” x 54, SRP per cigar: $4.40) and Toledo (6” x 60, SPR per cigar: $5.25). Alicante (6”x 60, SRP per cigar: $5.25) will debut as a new Double Maduro, as Seville (6” x 60, SRP per cigar: $5.25) rounds out the Extra Fuerte line.
Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte Cigars

Don Tomas® will introduce a Coronita size to its Maduro and Sungrown collections. The new size measures 4 1/8” x 32 and will be available as part of a new ten-cigar tin, with a suggested retail price of $11.35 apiece.

In addition to the new Sancho Panza and Don Tomas sizes, General Cigar is pleased to announce that the Cohiba Gigante (6” x 60) and Punch Gran Puro Sesenta (6 ¼” x 60, SRP $5.25) will be available for stand-alone purchase, starting in August and September, respectively.

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