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Cigar News: Dissident to Launch Core Line at IPCPR 2019

Dissident to Launch Core Line at IPCPR 2019




June 20, 2019 – Dissident to Launch Core Line at IPCPR 2019.

The new Dissident cigar brand under the ownership of Benjamin Holt will launch at IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dissident will showcase two core line blends at this year’s trade show; Soapbox and Bloc.

All lines are completely new blends produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. Both blends will be available in three sizes.

Benjamin stated, “I am very excited about this.

A lot of thought, time and work as been put into making this happen and I’m ready to show it to the world.

I think these blends are very unique and offer a special smoking experience for those who love cigars.

They really highlight the quality of tobacco that’s used at Oveja Negra.”

Dissident will be distributed by LJ Zucca Distributors and will be present in Booth 2463 at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.




  • Petite Corona – 4 3/4 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $8.00
  • Robusto – 5 1/2 x 52 (20 count) MSRP $10.00
  • Toro Gordo – 6 3/4 x 54 (20 count) MSRP $11.00
  • Wrapper: Brazil
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua




Dissident Bloc




Bloc Specs:

  • Box Press Robusto – 5 5/8 x 46 (20 count) MSRP $10.25
  • Box Press Toro – 6 1/4 x 52 (20count) MSRP $10.50
  • Box Press Lonsdale – 7 x 42 (20 count) MSRP $10.00
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Maduro
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua





For the past 5 years Benjamin Holt has worked in different areas of the cigar industry to include starting off in retail at TJ’s Cigar Lounge in McGregor, Texas.

In 2015, he joined Black Label Trading Co. as a sales representative assisting in expanding the brand and in the launching of their Black Works Studio line.

In 2016, Black Label Trading Co. joined Boutiques Unified and Holt joined the team soon after, continuing in his role as a sales representative.

“I have always thought that Dissident had huge potential and in time I would like to bring this brand back into the market.

There are numerous objectives that need to be met first before that can happen and I am working with some incredible people to see that come to pass.” – Benjamin Holt



For more information contact


Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder
Toar Campbell

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