TPE 2020 trade show is a gathering of some of the top premium tobacco, vapor and alternative brands. Here is a look at just some of this year’s exhibitors and their products. For a full listing, download the TPE 2020 app or visit tobaccoplusexpo.com.
Premium Products/Brands: Aganorsa Leaf, JFR, Lunatic, Guardian of the Farm, New Cuba
New Product Release: Lunatic Torch, Aganorsa Leaf–Supreme Leaf
Aganorsa Leaf is a vertically integrated company that is famous for the unique aroma and flavor of the tobacco it grows in Nicaragua using Cuban farmers and Cuban seeds.
For all the latest news from Aganorsa Leaf, visit aganorsaleaf.com.
Alec Bradley Cigar Co.
Premium Products/Brands: Alec Bradley, Medalist, American Classic, American Sun Grown, Black Market, Black Market Esteli, Alec Bradley Connecticut, Coyol, It’s a Boy/It’s a Girl, Spirit of Cuba, The Lineage, Magic Toast, Maxx, Mundial, Nica Puro, Occidental Reserve, Post Embargo, Project 40, Alec Bradley Fresh Packs, Texas Lancero, Prensado, Prensado Lost Art, Tempus Natural, Tempus Nicaragua, Alec Bradley Tubos and ABCO
Alec & Bradley: Blind Faith, Gatekeeper
Lars Tetens: S&S, Cubagua, Serie D, Sutton Place, Phat, Steam Punk, Grass
New Product Release: Lars Tetens Presented by Alec Bradley
Lars Tetens is recognized as being the original cigarmaker to reintroduce the world to a unique conditioning process technique that uses essential oils and botanicals. Since 1979, Lars Tetens has been renowned in the cigar world for his innovative and exotic premium cigars.
Other Products: Burner table top lighter, Megaburner table top
Founded by Alan Rubin in 1996, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading producers of fine, handmade premium cigars. Alec Bradley has received the cigar industry’s highest critical acclaim for its Prensado, Tempus, Maxx and Black Market premium cigars. Under the Alec Bradley umbrella are now the boutique Alec & Bradley line and conditioned Lars Tetens line of cigars. Alec Bradley’s commitment to satisfying cigar enthusiasts worldwide is demonstrated by its passion
for excellence, creativity and the highest quality standards.
Premium Products/Brands: Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Vega Fina, Aging Room, Saint Luis Rey, Trinidad, Henry Clay, Don Diego, Casa De Garcia, Las Cabrillas, Gispert, Onyx, Omar Ortez and Primo Del Rey
New Product Release: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua
Other Products: Montecristo White Mini Tins
Altadis U.S.A. has been crafting fine premium cigars since 1918 and is responsible for many of the world’s most renowned brands, including Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta,
H. Upmann, Henry Clay and Trinidad. If you have ever enjoyed a premium cigar, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed a cigar crafted by Altadis U.S.A. Visit altadisusa.com for more information.
Casa Cuevas Cigars
Booth: Premium Cigar Pavilion II
Premium Products/Brands: Casa Cuevas cigars, Cuevas Reserva, Nak’d Bundles
Casa Cuevas Cigars is a family-owned and -operated cigar factory in the Dominican Republic that is dedicated to making premium cigars for individuals who wish to establish their own brand. Casa Cuevas Cigars has proudly manufactured cigars for companies and individuals such as Gurkha Cigars, Carlos Torano, Sam Leccia, Swinger Cigars, Vicarias Cigars, Bow Tie Cigars, Good Karma Cigars, Cigars International and Thompson Cigar Group. As of 2016, the company has presented its own brands that bear the family name, Casa Cuevas cigars and Cuevas Reserva.
Product: Online business-to-business wholesaler service
Simplifying the way the cigar industry does business, Cigar Marketplace is a one-stop shopping experience that allows retailers to connect directly to the makers of most premium cigars and accessories, and suppliers can easily get their products to the customers who enjoy them. Cigar Marketplace features more than 25 premium brands, exclusive deals and free shipping.
Down and Back/Caldwell Cigar Co.
Premium Products/Brands: Eastern Standard, The King is Dead, Long Live the King, Anastasia, The Last Tsar, Savages, Blind Man’s Bluff, Midnight Express, The T., Hit and Run, Eastern Standard Sungrown, Long Live the King Mad Mofo
Caldwell Cigar Co. was created in 2014 with a very simple agenda: to create special cigars using well-aged, rare tobaccos and to enjoy the process. Caldwell Cigar Co. is a business built on friendship and fun. Its goals will always be creation, innovation and ambition.
Caldwell’s products are built using very well-aged and rare tobaccos. It uses such aged tobacco to provide year-over-year consistency in flavor and experience. Tobacco is a crop just like everything else; it has its seasons. The best way to control consistency is to age the tobacco for a very long time. Caldwell Cigar Co. has always leaned toward tobaccos that are harder to procure, or more limited in nature, so that it can deliver a flavor that isn’t quite what smokers are used to.
E-Alternative Solutions (EAS)
Mass-Market Products/Brands: Forth CBD, Leap Vapor
New Product Release: Forth CBD
Regulatory change, sharpening consumer demand and rapid growth are quickly shaping emerging alternative industries. Are you positioned to succeed? E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), an independently owned sister company of Swisher International and an innovator of adult consumer-centric brands, can help you with its award-winning portfolio of research-tested products, resources and trade programs to effectively maximize profitability and unmatched compliance expertise.
EAS prefers to be “right” to market rather than “first” to market. The company’s product portfolio focuses on consumers’ needs for high-quality, trustworthy alternative solutions. EAS is committed to innovation, excellence, compliance and ultimately leading new industries into the promise of “a world beyond.”
El Artista Cigars & Factory
Premium Products/Brands: Buffalo Ten, Big Papi by David Ortiz, The Slugger by David Ortiz, Cimarron, Fugly Cheroots
Other Products: Custom and white label cigar house brands for your shop
This year marks El Artista’s 64th year in the tobacco trade. The company has outlived and outproduced most other Dominican factories to become the largest tobacco leaf grower in the Dominican Republic.
Today, El Artista rolls 8 million cigars annually and has distribution across Europe and North America. Under the direction of Ram Rodriguez, one of the youngest tobacco executives in the industry, the company has developed a line of innovative retailer-focused brands. El Artista Cigars offer unique
brands with quick turnarounds and full keystone pricing.
Premium Products/Brands: Espinosa + 601 Brands. Laranja Reserva, Laranja Reserva Oscuro, Las 6 Provincias
New Product Release: La Zona fresh packs, samplers
Espinosa Premium Cigars is a popular boutique premium cigar manufacturer. A family-run business, Espinosa is consistently looking to find new avenues to promote ➤ the company and its products through online sales, brick-and-mortar retail shops and social media customer engagement. Espinosa Cigars is looking to add local corner and neighborhood retail consumers to its family.
Premium Brands: Fratello Classico, Fratello Bianco, Fratello Oro, Fratello Navetta, Navetta Inverso
New Product Release: Fratello Verde Bundle, Fratello Nero Bundle, Fratello
The brainchild of former NASA employee Omar de Frias, Fratello Cigars has exploded into the premium cigar industry as one of the fastest-growing manufacturers in the market since its launch in 2013.
Mass-Market Products/Brands: La Galera cigars
Premium Products/Brands: La Galera cigars
Other Products: Rough Rider, Sweets, Cuban Aristocrat
Inter-Continental Trading USA
Mass-Market Products/Brands: Shargio cigarette tubes, OHM cigarette tubes, Roxwell cigarette tubes
Premium Products/Brands: OHM pipe tobacco and filtered cigars, Kashmir rolling papers and pre-rolled tubes, 752 pipe tobacco and filtered cigars, Roxwell pipe tobacco, Westport filtered cigars, Au Naturall’e pipe tobacco
New Product Release: Kashmir, pre-rolled tubes 200-count cartons,
Other Products: Shargio accessories, Kashmir accessories
Since its inception in 2004, Inter-Continental Trading USA has taken great pride in delivering only the best-quality tobacco products and roll-your-own accessories. Inter-
Continental Trading attributes its growth over the past years to listening to and acting upon customers’ suggestions and by providing unmatched service. The company continually builds strong business relationships by supporting its customers’ needs unconditionally, which includes partnering with the best wholesale distributors in the country.
Jas Sum Kral
Premium Products/Brands: Jas Sum Kral cigars (various)
New Product Release: Nuggs 20 mg, Nuggs 100 mg
Other Products: Red Knight, Tyrannical Buc, Nuggs, Toothpicks 2.0, Kralot
Jas Sum Kral was started five years ago as a hobby, but its products are now in more than 400 stores in the U.S. and exported to Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia. Jas Sum Kral’s Nuggs is the world’s first premium cigar that delivers cannabidiol (CBD). Nuggs maintains such a tobacco-forward profile that if the band were removed the smoker wouldn’t know there’s CBD in the cigar.
JRE Tobacco Co.
Mass-Market Products/Brands: Tatascan
Premium Products/Brands: Aladino
New Product Release: Rancho Luna “Grandes Series”
JRE Tobacco Co. is a family company that was founded by Julio R. Eiroa and his son, Justo M. Eiroa. Together, they manage all aspects of tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing. This is a crop-to-shop operation with a commitment to quality and consistency on every Aladino, Rancho Luna and Tatascan. This is a self-imposed standard and is never compromised or circumvented. As the premier Corojo grower in the industry, Julio Eiroa guarantees that all JRE’s brands will provide smokers the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Corojo taste, the same as cigars from the 1960s.
Established in 2004 by Glen Case, Kristoff Cigars is one of the fastest-growing boutique manufacturers in the cigar industry. It has assembled the finest master blenders with generations of Cuban cigarmaking experience to develop the exquisite taste of its cigars.
Kristoff uses only the highest-quality double- and triple-fermented premium tobaccos from around the world, which are then artfully blended to satisfy the palates of the most discriminating cigar aficionados.
Maya Selva Cigars
Mass-Market Products/Brands: Cumpay, Villa Zamorano
Premium Products/Brands: Flor de Selva, Flor de Selva 20 Aniversario,
Flor de Selva Maduro Collection, Villa Zamorano Reserva
New Product Release: VZ Reserva 5 Cigars sampler.