Summer 2018

We will be in Las Vegas in July for The 86th. IPCPR trade show. This is the industries largest show to date . There we get a sneak preview of all the new Cigars, Pipes and related products from manufacturers from around the world. This is the show where manufactures showcase their latest wares. Thousands of retailers will be on hand to see and sample new products. Many attend seminars designed to help build business and keep shop owners informed about the new FDA requirements. While there is plenty of work for attendee’s during the 4 day trade show , many of us look forward to just seeing old friends and business associates. There will be lots of parties and dinners sponsored by manufactures to attend if time allows. Plus Las Vegas has plenty of diversions to keep everyone entertained . We look forward to bringing back the best the industry has to offer for all our customers.

Some new inventory has already hit the shelves at the shop.

Davidoff has re released the Camacho Coyolar . At the request of some of our customers we are stocking this rich and spicy cigar in the 6 by 60 Titan.

The Abel Esposito in Toro and Gordo  made in Nicaragua by Fidal Olivas is selling well

General Cigar has  extended the Deisel line with the new Diesel Whiskey Row. Built in collaboration with AJ Fernandez the cigar is aged in Bourbon Barrels

Our first shipment sold out in 2 days and we have doubled our re order.

Also from General is the valued priced Odysseys. These medium fill cigars come in 2 blends a Connecticut and a Habano wrapper. Prices range from $1.90 for a corona to $2.85 for the Gordo. Guys looking for a nice smoke at a great price will be all over this cigar

.AJ Fernandez the hottest builder in the industry has released the Ramone Allones. A beautiful Nicaraguan cigar with a dark oily wrapper available in Robusto ,Toro, Belicoso and Churchill, Everything AJ Fernandez builds seems to be a great success. His latest collaborations with Altadis and General cigar along with his own blends are lighting up the industry! This cigar is full bodied!

I’m sure there will be plenty of other new cigars in the humidor once we return from the Trade show! Have a great summer…………….


Fuente Opus XXX

Sorry to report that our allocation of Opus X cigars sold out in 3 days! While we received quite a few boxes and tins, customers were taking no chances with losing out on this very limited product. Never before have we experienced demand for full box’s like this year. Also some specialty cigars came with this order. 1… Continue Reading

New in the Humidor

There’s some exceptional new cigars in stock this month! Guys are loving the Quarto Cinco from Joya D Nicaragua. This full bodied Robusto has all the strength and flavor one would expect from a Nicaraguan cigar, priced around $11.00. Two new offering from Archetype the Axis Mundi in Toro and Robusto are doing very well. This was the… Continue Reading

Tax victory

Brick and Mortar Cigar shops across the state are all breathing a collective sigh of relief at the defeat of the purposed excise Tax increase on Cigars. Governor Como sought to increase the Tax amount  on cigars from the 28.5% to 75% for the next fiscal year. With little or no knowledge of the industry this seemed like a great way… Continue Reading

Cigars for Charity

We are sad to announce there will be no Cigars for Charity event this year at the casino. The Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino has decided to make the banquet room used by Cigars for Charity non smoking. After 10 years at the Casino we were surprised at this change. We are currently looking into doing… Continue Reading

CAO event with Master Blender Rick Rodriguez

Virgil avenue tobacconist will kick off the new year with a special event. On January 31st. join us for a CAO event featuring Rick Rodriguez Master blender  and brain child behind the CAO line of premium cigars. Guests will be able to talk face to face with one of the premier cigar blenders for General… Continue Reading

Happy New Year

With the craziness of the holiday season just about over I have some time to reflect on all the good and bad things that made up 2017. We had a great year at the shop! Many new products for our customers to enjoy despite all the FDA nonsense. The ongoing legal battle to preserve our livelihood had many… Continue Reading

Fuente opus XXX

Just in at Virgil Ave. is a limited supply of Fuente Opus X. There are 6 sizes Chatues, Robusts, Belicoso’s  Chatue #4 , DBL Coronas, and #3. They will not last long and we don’t know if this will be our only Holiday allocation. Currently the are no Fuente Anejo  Hoping for a large allocation like last year.… Continue Reading

Fair pricing?

Halloween brings the close to October. November is the time around the shop when we give serious attention to getting ready for the coming holiday season. We have placed several large orders for new humidors ,cigar cutters, many new lighters and ashtrays. All perfect for gifting. Soon we will also have several cigar gift packs… Continue Reading

Fall in the Buff!

Labor day traditionally marks the end of summer. At the shop activity turns towards what’s happening in the Rocky Patel Lounge. Pre season football has attracted guys to the lounge to get their info for fantasy football draft day. Saturdays we feature collage games in the lounge. Sundays Mondays, and Thursdays it’s the pros. Major league baseball and… Continue Reading