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Times-Picayune Interviews Us about Cuban Cigars & Obama’s Policy Today

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Greetings, Cuban expats. Emily Lane of the Times-Picayune interviews us for our take on today’s White House announcement regarding US-Cuban relations and the potential outcome of Cuban cigar sales if a full-blown lifting of the embargo occurs. Click here for the story. 
In this March 1, 2013 file photo, a worker selects cigars at the H. Upmann cigar factory, where people can take tours as part of the 15th annual Cigar Festival, in Havana, Cuba. Among those eager for access to a Cuban market cut off by an economic embargo are U.S. farmers, travel companies, energy producers and importers of rum and cigars. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) (Ramon Espinosa)
Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port
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Habana Port Votes 2012!

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Greetings voters of Viajes and vice. Tomorrow is Election Day in America. Whether you’re on the right, on the left, Republican, Democrat or Independent, all of us at Habana Port can agree on one issue…we love our fine tobacco. In some jurisdictions it is illegal to sell booze on Election Day. Thankfully this prohibition does not apply to cigars or pipe tobacco. So in the spirit of Election Day, we are conducting a poll of our own: from now until tomorrow night, come in and vote for your favorite Tabacum cigar (our own cigar brand) whether it is Maduro or Natural. Wednesday morning when the final tally is done, we will tweet who the winner is.


As a further incentive, we will offer an extra 5% off singles and 12.5% off bundles of 20 today and tomorrow only.  So get out there and vote and after you visit the polls, visit our humidor and select your favorite cigar candidate. Here are their platforms:

Tabacum Maduro stands for sweet, toasty notes with layers of molasses and vanilla.
Tabacum Natural stands for earthier, cedary flavors with a drier component.

To read more information on the Tabacum line of cigars, click here and get the full story so you can be a more-informed voter, er, smoker. Either way you vote, both candidates can do you no wrong.

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

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EP Carrillo’s INCH Series Cigar

EP Carrillo Inch Series

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Greetings, evangelists of EP Carrillo. This fledgling (but experienced) cigar company has been making a splash in the cigar industry since they debuted only a few years ago. The have just announced their latest release in time for the upcoming IPCPR Trade Show and Convention. Introducing the INCH. Here is the summary as released to retailers today in a company email:

INCH Series Summary

Our father helped pioneer the big ring gauge trend 15 years ago, and with the INCH Series, we’re aiming to set the new standard for flavor in big ring gauges.

The INCH Series will initially come in 3 sizes – 60, 62, and 64 ring gauge – and two wrapper varieties: Natural (Ecuador Sumatra) and Maduro (Connecticut Broadleaf).

The signature size of the line and inspiration for the name is the 64 ring gauge, which measures 1 inch in diameter.  The thickness of these smokes will be highlighted by the cigar band – modeled after an antique ruler.

The INCH Series will be a regular-production line, but due to the limited availability of the filler leaves in the blend, we will only be producing around 100,000-125,000 cigars in 2012.

Sincerely,
EPC Cigar Family

So, Habana Port and CigarEarth.com fans, stay tuned to our feeds (@habanaport and @cigarearth) as to the arrival of these cigars. And if you live out-of-state, CigarEarth.com is your best bet for access as well as the lowest pricing on this line of cigars!

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

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Habana Port Heads South to Nica!


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Greetings, pupils of Pepin. we would like to inform you lovers of the fine leaf that Habana Port has been invited to tour Don Pepin and Jaime Garcia’s Nicaraguan cigar factory: My Father Cigars which constructs great blends like My Father, Jaime Garcia, Don Pepin (Blue, Black and Series JJ), and La Reloba. This factory also makes some of Tatuaje’s cigar lines in case you did not know. We will leave next Wednesday, February 29 and return Saturday, March 3.

But don’t worry…the shop will remain open. However, if you are interested in gazing behind the scenes as we tour the halls of a world-renowned cigar factory, then be sure to follow us as we post updates through our Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ feeds. Click on the links to follow our smoke rings down in Nicaragua.

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port