Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bayou 95.7 FM's Bash & Boil


Saludos,

Greetings, rockers of robustos. On Saturday night April 2, 2011, Bayou 95.7 FM will throw an incredible classic rock concert at South Port Music Hall in New Orleans, LA (click here for map) and have a big crawfish boil!


The event is called The Bayou Bash & Boil and will feature bands like The Kyle Turley Band, the Morning Life, 5 Finger Discount and Pig Pen & the Pork Chops. New Orleans legends and Bayou Morning Show stars Walton & Johnson will make a guest appearance for their fans, too! Doors open at 5 PM and the admission fee is only $9.57. And guess what? Habana Port will be the official cigar sponsor of this fantastic event! We'll be selling cigars and unveiling our newest T-shirt and ad campaign.


So make the trek to the South Shore and join us at our booth as we sell cigars and promote our shop. If you can't make it, though, check out our Twitter feed as we tweet from the event that night! Pictures and details of the event will be posted here after the concert and crawfish boil. And be sure to listen to 95.7 FM for our current radio spots.


Until the next post, siempre fumando,


Habana Port

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

La Gloria Cubana Serie N Day


Saludos,

Greetings, scions of Serie N. General Cigar Co., owner and distributor of La Gloria Cubana, has announced Friday March 25, 2011 as Serie N Day. Visit LaGloriaCigars.com/SerieN on 3/25/11 at 6 PM EST, CST & PST to watch a live streaming video of Team La Gloria introducing Serie N from the El Credito Factory.

And be sure to check out this month's issue of Cigar Aficionado to get a coupon good for a FREE Serie N cigar. You can redeem your coupon here at Habana Port! This offer is only good while supplies last.

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

Monday, March 21, 2011

Habana Port's Xikar Travel Humidors


Saludos,

Greetings, saints of sungrowns. We have just received the first shipment of our shop's branded Xikar Travel Humidors! What better way to show off your support of Habana Port and have a fine item to carry your cigars when you are traveling.

If you are not familiar with Xikar's Travel Humidors, these products are high quality and they protect your cigars when you are on the go. Made of a superstrong ABS molded plastic construction, these cigar storage items are airtight, watertight and crushproof. Its silicone seal keeps the environment consistent and right to store your private stock of tobacco. Each humidor also contains 1 mini humidifier. A molded lock ring adds an extra layer of security. When you open the humidor, high density urethane foam cradles and protects your cigars. And the best thing about this Xikar product (and all Xikar accessories): a manufacturer’s Lifetime Guarantee ensures you that this product will last you a lifetime (as long as you don't lose it). And these humidors are proudly made in the USA.


We offer the 5-count ($24.99), 10-count ($27.99) and 15-count ($29.99) travel humidors. So come in to the shop, email us at info@habanaport.com or call us at 985-809-1818 to place your order today!

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Los Blancos Cigar Event/Tasting



Saludos,

Greetings, suitors of Sumatras. It is with great pleasure that we announce our first formal cigar event and tasting! Please join us Friday, March 25, 2011 for an evening with David Blanco, V.P. of Los Blancos Cigar Company, a small family cigar company who distributes Los Blancos and Primos cigars. We will have the event run from 5 to 8 PM. The special shall include a "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" Los Blancos-made cigar. In addition, every guest shall receive a voucher good for door prizes to be raffled during the event. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided as well. Take advantage of the fine weather and meet & join the rest of the Habana Port smoking community as we celebrate Los Blancos cigars!

For our locker customers, in addition to the above offerings, you will receive a free cigar at this event only! This is just another benefit you can enjoy as a locker customer at Habana Port. Ask us for details if you are interested in becoming a member.

If you are not familiar with this fantastic cigar company, then you are in for a treat. Los Blancos Cigar Company was founded in the U.S. in 1998 and their family's roots can be traced to the famous tobacco-growing region of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Cousins to the Plasencia family, Los Blancos cigars are all made in Esteli, Nicaragua in small batches and come in 5 lines:

1. Sumatra - a spicy & assertive blend with subtle hints of pepper & cocoa bean. 4/10 strength

2. Criollo - an exotic tawny blend that elicits a far-east spicy aroma with hints of oak. 7/10 strength

3. Connecticut - an elegant, earthy blend with delicate woody undertones & a nutty finish. 4/10 strength

4. Maduro - a rich & creamy blend with hints of dark chocolate & a smooth woody finish. 4/10 strength

5. Nine - well-constructed & blended for a sweet profile delivering tons of dark chocolate & leather. 10/10 strength

The Primos line is a long filler, handmade cigar that provides the smoker with a great value! We carry both lines and includes the following:

1. Primos Habana Criollo Rosado - medium-bodied, the wrapper is Nicaraguan with filler hailing from Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru. 8/10 strength

2. Primos Criollo Maduro - full-bodied smokes with a complex and sophisticated flavor. 8/10 strength

We hope to see you here!

Until the next post, siempre fumando,

Habana Port

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pipe Architecture


Saludos,

Greetings, pipe patrons. In this blog post we picture the architecture and anatomy of a pipe. Hopefully, one can appreciate the design of a fine briar or meerschaum pipe after analyzing the components that go into the structure of a time-honored tool.
This picture comes compliments of the Tobacconist University, the standard in fine tobacco education and oversight.

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

Monday, March 14, 2011

Montecristo Classic Toro & Ashtray Set

Montecristo Classic Toro & Ashtray Set

Saludos,



Greetings, patrons of panatelas. In today's post we want to announce a new arrival into our shop: the Montecristo Classic Toro & Ashtray Set. This beautiful package includes 5 Montecristo Classic Toro cigars and a ceramic Montecristo-adorned 4-cigar ashtray. If you are a fan of this old beloved Cuban brand, this set is a must for your collection. Or show your cigar smoking friend, family member or boss that you appreciate him by gifting him with this fantastic gift. This set is also great for Louisianians who hold the fleur-de-lis close to their hearts.



As is usual in the consumer world, buyers can save more when they bundle and this set is a prime example. Normally the cost of the 5 cigars by themselves is $54.95 while the value of the ashtray is $20 for a total of $74.95. You save 33% when you pull the trigger on this deal and your cost is $49.99 (plus sales tax)! Wow. And if we ship out of state, we will throw an extra 8% discount ($45.99) as you won't get charged Louisiana state excise tax.



So stop in today, call us at 985-809-1818 or email us at info@habanaport.com to get your set today! And if you purchase this set and mention this blog post when ordering, we'll throw in free shipping!



Now if you don't mind, we need to get away before we end up giving away the whole store.



Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Puros Indios Introductory Offer


Saludos,
Greetings, aficionado de la hoja! We want to announce the arrival of Rolando Reyes, Sr.'s Puros Indios / Cuba Aliados cigars into our humidor. These famed cigars from Honduras are known the world over and to mark their introduction to Habana Port's humidor, we are offering a limited special:
Buy any 3 Puros Indios/Cuba Aliados cigars and get a P.I. or C.A. Piramide #2 (6 1/2 x 56) cigar FREE! (value of $6.59)
or
Buy any 20-count box P.I. or C.A. box and get a 10-count P.I. or C.A. Piramide #2 box FREE! (value of $60)
Hurry in to our shop (or call 985-809-1818 or email info@habanaport.com) to purchase this deal because an offer this fantastic does not last long and we are only offering this buy while supplies last!
Now enjoy an excerpt from the company website informing us of the patriarch's history.

"Don Rolando was born in Las Villas, Cuba near the town of Remedios in 1924. Rolando, alone among his siblings, insisted to his father that he wanted to be a "tabacalero." He was all of 9 years old at the time. Finally, his father agreed to have him trained by the renowned Silvio Santana of the Tabacalera PequeƱa in Zulueta. Silvio taught Rolando the techniques and all aspects of cigar making. Don Rolando later practiced his art of tobacco making at the Aguiar Cigar Factory near the city of Remedios where he lived.

In 1938, Rolando went to work in Pinar del Rio at the Jose L. Piedra Cigar Factory in Guanajay. This was followed by work in Havana at the H. Upmann Cigar Factory and later the Jose Gener & Batet Cigar Co. At these factories he mastered the art of making "figurados" and "parejos" – producing hand made cigars without a mold, as well as other techniques. He then returned to Placetas in Las Villas to establish his own cigar factory "Los Aliados". After several years he moved Los Aliados to Havana; he was barely 21.

Rolando continued to operate with great success until the communist government confiscated his Los Aliados Cigar trademark and factory and personal properties in 1968. The government tried to take advantage of his knowledge by putting him to work in the El Rey del Mundo Cigar Factory. He refused, so the government retaliated by making him work in the rice fields.

Rolando immigrated to America in 1971, finally settling in Union City, New Jersey. There, Rolando worked in the textile industry by day and rolled cigars for sale in the evenings. In 1973 he constructed a building to house his family and cigar factory, changing its name to "Cuba Aliados".

In 1988 he established his factory in Danli, Honduras because its conditions reminded him of Cuba, and he finished the move in 1989.

In late 1995, the ‘Puros Indios’ cigar line was launched and its unique blend has remained unchanged since its introduction; the filler blend in all ‘Puros Indios’ cigars are identical using a four country blend of tobaccos. All wrappers are Ecuadorian-grown from Sumatran seed and the binder is Ecuadorian. Puros Indios Cigars have been a success from the start, selling millions of cigars annually in the USA and internationally.

The new factory is built in the old Cuban tradition and is the best in Honduras and, his friends believe, among the best in the world. Rolando employs over 200 rollers and has over 300 employees producing over 75,000 cigars daily of his various brands. He claims to be the only factory owner who also retains the atmosphere of Cuban cigar factories of old, by having a full-time lector to read the day’s news and other literature to the rollers as they work. He continues to inspect all cigars manufactured in his factory.

Rolando Reyes Sr. has been called "The world’s most talented cigar maker." He continues to use the magic of his gifted hands to create the world’s most highly sought-after cigars. Rolando Reyes Sr. considers himself to be a genuine "Cuban Tobacconist" in the old tradition. He continues to create premium cigars – refusing to lower quality, refusing to use chemicals to fumigate, and refusing to use chemicals as aroma or taste additives. Don Rolando embodies the term "old school" and is known as a cigar legend by his peers and loyal customers around the world."

Our humidor's offerings of P.I./C.A. include the following:

Cuba Aliados Robusto Maduro - $4.39 per cigar ($79.02/box)

Cuba Aliados Toro Maduro - $4.95 per cigar ($89.10/box)

Puros Indios Toro Especial (Maduro & Natural) - $4.39 per cigar ($79.02/box)

Puros Indios Piramide #3 Natural - $4.39 per cigar ($79.02/box)

Puros Indios Rothschild Natural - $3.95 per cigar ($71.10/box)

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011 Schedule


Saludos,

Greetings, revelers of robustos! Just an announcement for our shop hours for Carnival Season 2011. For those who don't live in southeastern Louisiana, Mardi Gras is a big celebration so you can count on people and businesses not doing too much work during these party-packed days.

Basically we will have normal business hours with the exception of Fat Tuesday, March 8, 2011, when we will be closed for the day. We will open the following day at 10 AM.

So stock up now, smokers, and celebrate Carnival, Big Easy style!

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port