Famous Smoke Shop and Altadis Collaborate On New Lineup
Famous Smoke Shop Launches New Vindicator Cigar Series Collaboration with Altadis U.S.A Revamps Vindicator with Exclusive New Lineup
May 2, 2017 (Easton, PA) -- Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the release of the all-new Vindicator cigar lineup. This new premium cigar is debuting exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, and is their latest collaboration with Altadis U.S.A.
It’s a bold new step for the brand, as the original Vindicator - a single offering, rolled with hardy ligero fillers – will be rebranded as ‘Vindicator Classic.’
These new and highly anticipated new line is produced at Altadis’ Flor de Copan factory in Honduras, a landmark in the cigarmaking industry that produces several H. Upmann, Romeo, and Saint Luis Rey cigars. Famous is taking an ethereal turn with the blends, naming them Dark Lord, Chimera, Hydra, and Wraith.
Tim Person, Key Account Manager & Premium Expert at Altadis USA, said, “We’re thrilled to launch this exclusive cigar lineup with Famous Smoke Shop. The Vindicator lineup comes from one of the finest factories in Honduras – and the quality shows.”
Each cigar is features a 3-nation blend of rich Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Mexican long fillers, with a spicy Criollo 98 vintage binder. And while each blend smokes medium in body and strength, there’s no limit on the variety of flavors from the various wrapper tobaccos chosen to star in this cast: Chimera, named after the multi-headed creature from Greek mythology, features a dark and sweet natural Mexican Sumatra wrapper; Hercules’ nemesis, Hydra, is the name that graces the label of the version sporting a creamy Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Dark Lord brings sweet and complex flavors to the lineup with a medium bodied vintage Habano 2000 wrapper, while Wraith rounds out the pack by adding ghostly sweetness and a bold shot of pepper via its San Andreas Morron wrapper.
Designed to be an affordable addition to a cigar smoker’s lineup, each of these premiums are packaged in Famous Smoke’s exclusive vacuum-seal humidor jars – an eco-friendly packaging choice that is easy to maintain, keeps cigars fresh, are reusable, and make traveling with cigars much simpler.
Fred Lunt, writer and reviewer for Cigar Advisor Magazine, recapped the Dark Lord on Cigar Advisor’s Facebook Live program: “I’ve been looking forward to this release since my first sample. They’re smooth, sweet, and peppery with amazing flavor.”
The Vindicator Series will consist of 4 blends:
Chimera (Mexican Sumatra)
Dark Lord (Habana 2000)
Hydra (Ecuadorian Connecticut)
Wraith (San Andreas Morron)
The Vindicator Series will be offered in 20-count humidor jars, singles, and 5-packs, and available in 3 vitolas:,
Robusto (5" x 54) -- $4.15/cigar SRP
Toro (5" x 60) -- $4.35/cigar SRP
Churchill (7" x 52) -- $4.55/cigar SRP
About Famous Smoke Shop Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.
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