Press Release: A Renaissance For Miami Cigars 1989



Miami, FL, 4 August 2009…Don Lino 1989, the first cigar produced to commemorate Miami Cigar & Company’s 20th Anniversary is being repositioned starting with a new blend and new packaging.

The cigar was very well received, and appeared in two (2) wrapper formats: a Maduro and a Connecticut Shade wrapper. The cigars remain, respectively, medium plus, and mild to medium. Although the new 1989 is being blended by a world renowned blender and manufacturer the final product will maintain the two (2) wrapper formats as well as the range of vitolas.

In addition to the revamping of the blend, there will be new packaging, and the new cigars will be from the Nestor Miranda Collection.

When announcing their 20th Anniversary, Miami Cigar & Company’s Nestor Miranda noted “While this will be a year of celebration of the past twenty years, it will, more importantly, be a year of looking to the future; producing new cigars and continuing the excitement created by the Nestor Miranda Collection Special Selection.”

“The company continues to focus on the highly successful Nestor Miranda Collection, as it shifts its flagship brand from Don Lino to the Collection,” Rene Castaneda, Vice President and Sales Manager said. He noted that other cigars in the company’s portfolio will be reblended and repositioned as they enter the company enters its third decade.

The newly blended 1989 will feature the following vitolas:

The 1989 was the first cigar marketed by Miami Cigar that was box pressed.

Nestor Miranda observed that “The focus will be on aligning all of our cigars under the Nestor Miranda Collection banner.”


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