DALLAS, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acme Cigar Company announces the launch of the company and its three new lines – Acme Premier Ecuador, Acme Premier San Andres and Acme Route 66. The company and its new lines will be at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers show in New Orleans July 17- 21. (Booths 12325, 12326)
The name Acme Cigar Company comes from an old U.S. brand that was begun in the late 19th century. The idea was to reinvent an old tradition for modern tastes.
The cigars are being made at Nicaragua's second oldest factory and one of the nation's largest operations, Nicaraguan American Cigars SA, or NACSA, founded by legendary cigar maker Frank Llaneza, and the tobaccos come from Oliva Tobacco Company which has been in tobacco since 1934 and growing its own tobacco for cigars since 1959. The company owns one farm in Nicaragua and four farms in Ecuador and contracts many other growers who work exclusively for Oliva.
According to Acme Cigar Company partner Romereo Hartfield, "We are pleased to be working with NACSA which has a great tradition of making excellent cigars and with Oliva which is known throughout the industry as having the finest tobaccos. It gives us the ability to make great tasting premium cigars at affordable prices."
Acme Premier Ecuador uses an Ecuador-grown Cuban seed Habano wrapper over a double binder of San Andres broadleaf and Criollo from Esteli and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It comes in three sizes, 5" x 50 retailing for $7.40, 7" x 48 at $7.90 and a 6" x 54 for $8.40. The Acme Premier San Andres uses the deep maduro San Andres Broadleaf wrapper over San Andres Broadleaf and Esteli Habano binders with 4 Nicaraguan fillers. It comes in the same three sizes as the Acme Premier Ecuador with the same suggested retail prices. All the Acme Premier cigars come in 12 count boxes.
Acme Route 66 is a premium cigar priced as an every day smoke. It uses an Ecuador-grown Cuban seed Habano wrapper over a Jalapa Criollo binder and Nicaraguan, San Andres and Dominican fillers. Acme Route 66 comes in boxes of 20 in three sizes with retail pricing of $5.90 for the 5" x 50 Hot Rod Robusto, $6.40 for the 7" x 48 Chopper and $6.90 for the 6" x 54 Big Rig. The last size is unique. Also sold in boxes of 20, it is the 8.5" x 52 Tandem that has a cap on each end. There is a line of tobacco in the center of the cigar so it can be cut in half yielding two cigars out of one with a suggested retail price of $7.40.
Acme Cigar Company is a partnership based in Dallas, Texas. It brings together a group of people with extensive tobacco experience on both manufacturing and retail levels along with experience in marketing in the sports and music industries. It is a sister company of AKA Cigars.
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