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Cigar News: Slaughterhouse The Operator Cigar Activated for Duty

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Limited Release from Ventura Cigar Benefits Operation: Cigars For Warriors

MOORPARK, CA –  In collaboration with Operation: Cigars for Warriors, Ventura Cigar Company has announced a May launch for a new limited edition cigar, Slaughterhouse: The Operator. The 6”x50 vitola is blended entirely with extra-long-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos and presented in bundles of ten cigars. Each bundle includes a postcard about the Cigar For Warriors mission, plus a limited-edition decal featuring The Operator artwork. All profits from the sales of The Operator will benefit Cigars for Warriors.

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Rolled to a 6×50 Toro, Slaughterhouse: “The Operator” is a medium-bodied with bold flavors that transition to a smooth, creamy finish.

“Cigars for Warriors is a really special organization,” said Benjamin Winokur, Ventura Cigar Company Brand Manager at Kretek. “The work they do organizing, collecting, and shipping donations to our troops doesn’t go unrecognized. When the opportunity to collaborate presented itself – it was a no-brainer.”

Produced by Plasencia cigars in Nicaragua, The Operator is medium in body and slightly more complex than the original Slaughterhouse leading with bold flavors then transitioning to a smooth, creamy finish.

“We are elated to be working with Kretek and their many subsidiaries,” said Storm Boen, Chairman of the CFW Board of Directors. “I have personally enjoyed being part of designing the logo and packaging. The Kretek team’s professionalism is unparalleled and has made this project a joy for our team. This entry into the synergy program is truly beyond cool!”

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All profits from the sales of Slaughterhouse: The Operator bundles, which also include a postcard about the CFW mission and a limited-edition decal, will benefit Cigars for Warriors.

Slaughterhouse: The Operator will be limited to 1,300 bundles and distributed exclusively through Phillips & King. Note that the bundles are only available to retailers who have been approved by Cigars for Warriors as a designated Donation Center. Retailers can request to sign up as a donation center by filling out the form at

 “On top of it being an excellent new medium-bodied cigar, it is also economically friendly,” added Boen. “Please try a few and support our amazing, deployed troops today!”  CA

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Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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