A Friend Retires

This morning I received a phone call that I knew would come eventually, but I dreaded getting it. My good friend and colleague, Carl McAllister, the Master Blender and Quality Control Manager for Sutliff Tobacco Company is retiring as of the end of January. I had heard of Carl, but we had never met until […]

Richmond CORPS Wrap-Up & Las Vegas Dreams

Russ enjoys a smoke

Our crack (that’s crack, not cracked) marketing director, Travis, suggested that I write something about the Richmond (CORPS) show, and with the West Coast (Las Vegas) show only a couple of days away, I thought that I would write the wrap-up and give my impression of the contrasts of the two shows. When I arrived […]