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Old 10-20-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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It's OFFICIAL Drew Estates sells to Swisher

First Torano to General, Then Leccia to General.....and now the Player to be Named Later........Johnathan Drew sells to Swisher ( subsidiary of General)....guess it's better for the Indy's to cuddle up with the BIG BOYS. Also read the article on .http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfe...w-Estate-17818

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Old 10-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Oh that seems so funny, sad, and appropriate
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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I read that today, and I can't even formulate a coherent thought in my own head about it.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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Eh, not sure what kind of impact this will have on the brand going forward. I guess we'll see soon enough.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:09 AM   #5
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I'm surprised but not surprised. Seems like the way things are going now days.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:57 AM   #6
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There used to be a term called the salty swirly. guess what it was. Now we have the asid swishy. toss up as to which would be the worst experience.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:10 AM   #7
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Met Saka a few times at Cigarfest. I appreciate the direct replies. Anyone have links to the JD denial comments? I hope at the end my Acid Atom Maduro's smoke the same but are cheaper.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:18 AM   #8
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Met Saka a few times at Cigarfest. I appreciate the direct replies. Anyone have links to the JD denial comments? I hope at the end my Acid Atom Maduro's smoke the same but are cheaper.
I can't remember a single merger that was accomplished by canning the crew. There shouldn't be any interference from swisher on a successful company. The quality shouldn't change. Seriously, I don't expect a break in prices because now there is another layer of corporate profits to take care of.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:28 AM   #9
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Just a comment for whatever it is worth...

All summer long at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course both Acid and Swisher were there , they were in tents next to each other (10 ft apart) , I had never seen cigar guys at the track before...

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Old 10-21-2014, 07:28 AM   #10
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The denials... from FB it looks like people asked directly if DE was being sold and got told no. But having been through acquisitions, if you talk the deal goes away and you have to pay money.

You work for 20 years, you want the big payday...

And I used to bash them over Acid and their flavored cigars. But they moved into other lines. And they have some good cigars outside the flavored stuff. And beating them up for making something that sells, well, I'm pretty sure they got into the business to make money.

ANd Drew is a nice guy, happy for him if this makes him happy.
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