It was Dissident Cigars 3.0 at the 2022 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show where Joshua and Cynn Coburn exhibited as the new owners of Dissident. The Coburns acquired the brand from Benjamin Holt back in 2022, after he had resurrected the brand in 2019. Dissident Cigars are still made at Fabrica Oveja Negra and are distributed by Oveja Negra Brands. As a result Dissident still was a part of the Oveja Negra family at the 2022 PCA Trade. On top of that, they had a new product that was being showcased. Most importantly, Bear Duplisea of El Oso Fumar awarded Dissident Cigars his #1 Cigar of the Year for the Dissident Rave.

The Coburns’ first project as owners of Dissident Cigars was the Dissident Molotov. Cynn Coburn worked on the blend for this cigar. Molotov is described as a mild to medium cigar. The blend features an Ecuadorian Rojiso wrapper over an Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic as well as the Estelí and Ometepe regions of Nicaragua. The cigar is available in one size – a 5 x 50 Robusto. The cigar will be presented in 20-count boxes with pricing set at $12.00. The bands feature white boxes – which is something Dissident hasn’t done before. The Dissident Molotov is expected to ship to retailers this summer.

Interview with Joshua Coburn, Dissident Cigars

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