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The Studio Tobac Tour finally made its appearance in the Garden State – New Jersey. Bryan ‘The Show’ Scholle – Studio’s Ambassador, Dave Wagner – Oliva’s VP of Sales, Richard Delia – regional Rep, and Special Edition 2011 Touring Corvette were all in attendance. In case you wonder about Studio Tobac project, please find a summary from Studio Tobac website.
Studio Tobac was born within the Oliva Cigar Company in 2007. It is a collection of the company’s most innovative minds. Studio Tobac consists of an Executive Board of Directors, A Studio Ambassador, an advisory board comprised of independent cigar enthusiasts around the world, as well as General Membership. For over three years the Studio has conceived innovative projects like the renowned NUB cigar. A cigar which introduced a complete new format in premium handmade cigars to the industry. The Studio also successfully produced the CAIN cigar. Cain is the only STRAIGHT LIGERO cigar in the world. These and many more projects exist within the portfolio of Studio Tobac. For 2011 the Executive Board decided to open the Studio to the cigar smoking world. The Board further moved to establish an advisory board to be selected by invitation, as well as a General Membership available to cigar enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Studio Tobac Tour was hosted by B&M shop in Montclair, NJ – ‘FUME.’ I have attended one of the NUB events a year ago so I had a certain level of expectation. Fortunately, Studio Tobac crew exceeded that expectation. All around great, down to earth, opinionated yet open minded fellow cigar smokers. Weaseling doesn’t exist in my vocabulary but both Dave and Bryan were persistent and I was fortunate enough to walk away with few Cain F lanceros (Tour exclusive), ST-DS001 prototype, and Cain Daytona. THANK YOU !
What sets Studio Tobac Tour apart from previous tour is the innovation The Ambassador brings forward. Bryan ‘The Show’ Scholle is not only applying the wrapper but he is also blending, bunching, rolling, and innovating right on the spot. This ‘southern boy’ who is moving & grooving to the beat of Johnny Cash and drinking fine american beer, is extremely approachable and very talented. Bryan was a good sport and agreed to step into ‘model shoes’ for quick 15min photoshoot (*see below).
For those of you who are thinking about attending Studio Tobac Tour, I encourage you to do so. Definitely an event not to be missed. On the way out, don’t forget to ping Bryan for another Studio Tobac Tour exclusive – The Donkey Punch. This Nicaraguan puro is made up of W: Habano Fuerte, B: Habano Fuerte, F: 100% Estelí ligero and has one comical band – still in prototype phase. I wish Studio Tobac and Oliva much success with this tour and future endeavours. ’til next time.