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    Leading Puffer Fish TimButz2's Avatar


     

    Defiance Cigars

    I was curious about these, have they been released yet? If so where can I purchase them? What is the flavor profile? any help would be appreciated.

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    American Infidel Fresh50's Avatar


     

    Re: Defiance Cigars

    Quote Originally Posted by TimButz2 View Post
    I was curious about these, have they been released yet? If so where can I purchase them? What is the flavor profile? any help would be appreciated.
    I picked one of the rubstos a few[SIZE=-1] weeks ago at my B&M. I have not smoked it yet but I will keep this thread in mind when I do.

    Xikar Defiance Renegade $6.50

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    Re: Defiance Cigars

    I didn't even know Xikar was making cigars, show's you how up to date I am.
    It is not what not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
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    American Infidel Fresh50's Avatar


     

    Re: Defiance Cigars

    Quote Originally Posted by wh0re View Post
    I didn't even know Xikar was making cigars, show's you how up to date I am.
    From the Official Press Release:


    XIKAR Inc. announces the formation of DEFIANCE Cigar Group, the release of the group’s inaugural cigar brand, & cigar industry’s first retailer state-coalition funding program, called DEFIANCE™



    Kansas City, MO, July 23, 2007:
    On the heels of its 10th anniversary, Xikar Inc. announced today the establishment of a new cigar distribution company, DEFIANCE Cigar Group and the release of the group’s inaugural cigar & accessory brand, called DEFIANCE™. In celebration, the DEFIANCE™ cigar brand will debut the first phase of a cigar line & the cigar industry’s first retailer state-coalition funding program at the Retail Tobacco Dealers of America’s 75th annual trade show August 5th in Houston, TX. A press conference will be held at 5 o’clock pm on August 3, 2007 . (location to be determined).


    The DEFIANCE™ cigar brand was created by Xikar in direct response to the ever-growing legislatively & tax based oppression of cigar smokers, retailers and manufacturers in the United States. The DEFIANCE™ brand will seek to unite cigar enthusiasts with a cigar brand whose bold identity & taste promotes the need for an equally bold resistance to the oppressive forces that attempt to destroy timeless traditions.

    In dedication to cigar consumers, retailers and manufacturers, DEFIANCE™ will also donate quarterly 5% of the per-box wholesale value of DEFIANCE™ cigars and accessories sold to state tobacco rights coalition where the purchasing retail store is located (ex: 5% of all wholesale sales to stores in Maryland are donated to Maryland’s state coalition). If an organization has not yet been formed, the funds will be held in escrow until the state may have needs for those funds. The RTDA has agreed to or verify the fund accounting as necessary.

    When asked why Xikar created the DEFIANCE™ brand, National Sales Manager Belinda Doyle responded, “Enjoying a cigar with friends is how many of us choose to spend the most triumphant or relaxing moments of our lives. Excessive taxation and oppressive laws are extinguishing the flame of our simple pleasure and the future of our industry. We need to stand up for our rights. In order to succeed, we must inspire consumers to get involved. Defiance Cigar Group will offer the finest cigars, from the finest manufacturers, so that every smoker may enjoy their passion while doing their part to protect it.”

    Phase one of the DEFIANCE™ cigar brand will consist of 4 premium Nicaraguan, Criollo wrapper cigars & assorted accessories. Cigar prices will range from $5 to $7.

    President Kurt Van Keppel champions the establishment of DEFIANCE’S unique coalition funding program, “This great, yet endangered industry, has rewarded all of us here at Xikar. So we created DEFIANCE™ to do our part to protect the industry and also to ensure that new aficionados have an environment where they are free to relax with a premium cigar in peace.”

    Van Keppel then explains phase two the DEFIANCE Cigar Group’s plan, “We will invite established premium cigar makers to join DEFIANCE™ in co-branding cigar lines. These alliances will further enhance coalition funding efforts as well as consumer awareness. In addition, we will form a consumer group called the DEFIANCE ALLIANCE so passionate cigar smokers can fight to protect their rights.”

    The first co-branding alliances will be announced in January of 2008.
    For more information email info@defiancealliance.org or call 888-266-1193

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    Full grown Puffer Fish wh0re's Avatar


     

    Re: Defiance Cigars

    Thanks Fresh50!
    It is not what not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
    -Francis Bacon

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    Re: Defiance Cigars

    Very interesting... can't wait for a review.
    "Never trust a MassHole offering to send you anything..."

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    Young Puffer Fish XIKAR's Avatar


     

    Re: Defiance Cigars

    Quote Originally Posted by TimButz2 View Post
    I was curious about these, have they been released yet? If so where can I purchase them? What is the flavor profile? any help would be appreciated.
    Tim,

    The cigars are out on the market NOW. They are made by master blender Jesus Fuego (ex pat from Cuba....incredible maker - he's gonna be big!).

    Here is more info on the cigar:

    www.defiancecigars.com

    If your local store does not carry these cigars, click on this link, print off the sheet and they'll be sure to now!

    http://www.defiancecigars.com/dealer-letter.pdf

    More details, deals....and ways to get FREE Defiance Cigars coming soon!

    Thanks,
    Andy O'Dower
    Marketing Mgr.
    XIKAR Inc.
    XIKAR FOR LIFE: All XIKAR products are guaranteed for life.
    Jacob Dysart - Marketing Coordinator, XIKAR Inc.


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