Cigar Club News
Founded : 2003
Activities : Industry Online Journal for Cigar Industry
Parent Company : IMASCO Ltd.
Stockists : Online
Origin : Grand Metropolitan’s Beverly Hills Cigar Club launched Cigar Club News to communicate within the industry and to the consumer news and events.
Cigar Club News is the social media vehicle for Grand Metropolitan’s tobacco and liquor operations. The website reports on industry news and ongoings of interest for members and guests of the companies social club operations.
IMASCO Ltd. was formed to hold Grand Metropolitan’s liquor and tobacco assets. The group is the largest of it’s kind in the world. St. Aubin du Cormier Vin & Spirit is the Groups liquor collection available only at select private clubs and events.
United Cigar Stores was the largest chain of cigar stores in the United States. United Cigar Stores is the e-commerce subsidiary of IMASCO Ltd. which services over 1,500 tobacconists both wholesale and retail and direct to American clients.
The company also operates the largest network of social clubs, most notably The Beverly Hills Cigar Club, rated Top 5 Private Memberships by Playboy Magazine and home to LOUIXS, the Bugatti Veyron of the cigar industry. In early 2006, Grand Metropolitan added iHumidor, part of a $30 million portfolio, to its operations. Assets also include Cigar Club News, Cigar Registry, and Cigar Finder as consumers are relying more on technology to improve their experience.
Portfolio brands in both retail and social clubs participate in most of the top 100 markets in the world including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, London, and Dubai.