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  • Writer's pictureMark Snider Jr

Deployment Alert: “The Operator” Activated for Duty

Limited edition Slaughterhouse collaboration to benefit Operation: Cigars For Warriors launching soon from Ventura Cigar Company

April 2022 – Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Slaughterhouse: The Operator in collaboration with Operation: Cigars for Warriors.

Slaughterhouse: The Operator is a multi-year aged limited edition bundle of ten cigars, with all profits benefitting Cigars for Warriors. The bundles of ten cigars will include a postcard about CFW’s mission and a limited-edition decal featuring The Operator artwork.

This is a new blend in the Slaughterhouse line. The Operator will be offered in a 6”x50 Toro featuring a natural Nicaraguan wrapper, binder, and filler tobacco. The flavor profile, slightly more complex than the original Slaughterhouse, is well rounded and medium-bodied. This Nicaraguan puro leads with bold flavors and transitions to a smooth, creamy finish.

“Cigars for Warriors is a really special organization. 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.” says Benjamin Winokur, Ventura Cigar Company Brand Manager at Kretek.

Slaughterhouse: The Operator is produced in Nicaragua at the Plasencia factory; well known for crafting top-quality cigars. Ventura Cigar Company is excited to share this premium blend from their portfolio of offerings.

Storm Boen, Chairman of the CFW Board of Directors added “We are elated to be working with Kretek and their many subsidiaries. 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! On top of it being an excellent new medium bodied cigar it is economically friendly also. Please try a few and support our amazing deployed troops today!”

Availability is expected May 2022, and is limited to 1,300 bundles.

Slaughterhouse: The Operator will be distributed exclusively through Phillips & King and is 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

Retailers can sign up for an account with Phillips & King at

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About Ventura Cigar Company

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is a unique cigar brand born in sunny Southern California, on a mission to create memorable and complex cigar blends that invite you to Leave Compromise Behind. Their flagship PSyKo SEVEN brand offer multiple award-winning blends that earned 90+ ratings in Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, Cigar Snob, and many online publications. Ventura Cigar Company is a subsidiary of Phillips & King.

About Operation: Cigars For Warriors

Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a registered 501(c)3 charity operating nationwide since 2012. CFW consists of hundreds of U.S. volunteers supporting thousands of U.S. service members deployed all around the world, with over 1.3 million cigars shipped to combat troops.

Being 100% dependent on donations, CFW partners with over 500 cigar shops and other great establishments nationwide with one goal: Supply Deployed US troops with their #1 requested item – premium cigars.

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