Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stogie Review's Post about Devil's Weed

Greetings Friends,

Click the link to see what Jerry and the fine folks at Stogie Review are saying about us!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Las VegASH TV Interview

Greetings Friends,

I simply wanted to post this video that our friends at taped. This was the interview J.C. and Justin did at our booth during the IPCPR Show a few weeks ago. Enjoy and check out their website for other interviews and reviews!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Post 2008 IPCPR Update

Greetings Friends,

Las Vegas was great for Molina Cigar Company and Devil's Weed cigars! We met some new and old friends at the show and people enjoyed our cigars. Some new sales reps have joined our team and they are selling our cigar throughout the country so distribution will increase now. We have been featured in some magazines and other online media types ( and Dogwatch Social Club both did interviews with us from our booth). For sure, the loyal following of Devil's Weed smokers are ever increasing. Take a look at some of the pictures below!

I met up with Pete at Tatuaje and Jonathan Drew at Drew Estate (he even called me Mr. Devil's Weed! That joker, haha!) and they both had positive comments about us. That is one aspect I love about this is small and close-knit and our fellow peers are cordial and adhere to the old-school values, philosophy and respect; those that are passionate about this business love to see what other cigar companies are doing. Pete gave me his latest, La Riqueza to try out and I must say it was a tasty treat (I believe it is the first broadleaf wrapper he has implemented in his lines; great job, Pete!).

Needless to say Vegas was great to us and we can't wait to be back home in New Orleans for IPCPR 2009 in August. We will be planning some parties every night so we hope to see you there for those in New Orleans!

In other Devil's Weed news, we are working on a stronger blend for the more discriminating smoker and hope to have them in stores by November. We will have a contest through this blog so the lucky few of you loyal readers can get a sneak preview of the cigar and smoke some pre-release samples.

We will talk to you soon but forgive me if I don't post more often. The cigar world does not rest and Molina Cigar and Devil's Weed are on the move!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

IPCPR 2008 - Las Vegas

Greetings Friends,

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner with more updates, but in the last seven days I may have received a grand total of 15 hours of sleep! Well, maybe not that little but the days have been long! Anyway, after the long trek out west to Las Vegas and after months of hard preparation, Molina Cigar Company's first attendance at the annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Convention located in the Sands Expo and Convention Center has been in full swing and the response has been overwhelming!

Many of the attendees (who are cigar shop owners and other retailers of cigars) are familiar with Devil's Weed and we have you, our loyal follower, to thank. The word-of-mouth about our cigar brand has taken off and we are noticing the buzz. The cigar media (including The Cigar Report, Cigar Press and Smokeshop) have written about Devil's Weed and they enjoy the history and story of this cigar brand!

Our booth, which is also hosting our cigar-maker and factory, Tabacos Don Leoncio (and showcasing its brands like Don Leoncio Gran Reserva, Pinar del Rio, and Flor de Cesar) has seen much traffic and the shopowners have given us great feedback on all the factory's brands.

Be on the lookout at your local smokeshop for Devil's Weed soon and if your shop owner did not attend, be sure to request the cigar!

We should post another update tomorrow as well!


Monday, July 7, 2008

Devil's Weed Ashtray Sneak Preview

Greetings Friends,

I just wanted to post some pictures and notify you of Devil's Weed's premiere ashtray which is set to be shipped to stores across the country right before Christmas 2008. This would be a great addition to your cigar ashtray collection (as this will be a future collector's item for sure).

Our creative Cigartisansand I researched some old ashtrays and this ashtray's exterior design is based on an old ashtray that was made for the Masons in the late 1890s/early 1900s. We incorporated our company seals on the rim in the same fashion as the Masonic ashtray. Let us know what your thoughts are regarding the look of the ashtray. We intend to release different ashtrays, using the Devil's Weed look, every few years. We already have some prototypes that I'm sure will create some interest and knock the ashes off of your cigar (I apologize for the lame pun, but I had to do it).

Counting down the days until we hit the road for Vegas,

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