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Dylan Austin

Six Cigar Companies Present Joint Statement to Challenge FDA Regulation on Substantial Equivalence

The largest manufacturers in the premium cigar industry today filed a 273 page joint comment with the Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) opposing the agency’s Proposed Substantial Equivalence (“SE”) Rule, which would require manufacturers to submit to an extensive application and testing regime to keep any “non-grandfathered” cigars on the market. In this joint comment, premium cigar manufacturers Davidoff of Geneva USA, Drew Estate, General Cigar Company, Tabacalera USA, Perdomo Cigars, and C.L.E. Cigar Company […]

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Oettinger Davidoff AG names new President for Davidoff Americas

Oettinger Davidoff AG has announced an important development for their business in the Americas. Effective immediately, Dylan Austin, currently VP of Sales and Marketing, will become President – Davidoff Americas, and will take over responsibility for the Americas business that is currently led by Jim Young, SVP, Chief Commercial Officer. 38-year-old Dylan Austin joined the industry in 2005 and became part of the Davidoff family after the acquisition of Camacho Cigars in 2008. Mr. Austin has taken on roles of […]

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Camacho Liberty 2015

As much as Camacho has undergone a serious rebranding, the Camacho Liberty has remained on point with the original. With each cigar packed in an individually numbered coffin, and 20 count humidor style boxes the Liberty is for me the crown jewel of limited edition cigars right up there with another cigar that is due to arrive next week in terms of packaging. This year the Camacho Liberty 2015 is a Nicaraguan puro with a Corojo […]

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Cigar Review | Room 101 Master Collection 3

This month saw the release the of the Master Collection 3 from Room 101, and it is the last installment of the Master Collection series. The release features 105,000 cigars over 5 sizes. The cigars are packed in stylish white box with half the black Sakura logo that when set next to another box creates a larger who image of the cherry blossom. According to Matt Booth at the announcement of the release, “As the […]

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Review | Camacho Diploma

An interesting topic of conversation led to the cigar we picked for review today. That conversation was based on the recent sale of Drew Estate to Swisher International. We discussed how over the history of time, not many brands have faired well after a merger. These brands tend to go down hill as new ownership tries to tinker with the old brand. Very rarely does a brand get better. Camacho is one of these rare […]

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