Benjamin Holt has purchased Dissident Cigars. Holt has worked in the cigar industry for five years, having started off in retail at TJ’s Cigar Lounge in McGregor, Texas. In 2015, he worked with Black Label Trading Co. as a sales representative.
“Over the past few years I have seen many cigar brands come and go. Some stopped operations due to fear of FDA regulations. Others because of failure to adapt to the changes in the market. My intent with Dissident is to learn from those lessons and utilize my experience from both the retail side and as a cigar representative to create a cigar brand for a new generation of cigar smokers,” he said in a recent press release.
“I have always thought that Dissident had huge potential and in time I would like to bring this brand back into the market. There are numerous objectives that need to be met first before that can happen and I am working with some incredible people to see that come to pass.”