IPCPR 2018:  Avo Cigars

IPCPR 2018: Avo Cigars

posted on August 17th, 2018

IPCPR 2018: Altadis

IPCPR 2018: Altadis

posted on August 17th, 2018

IPCPR 2018: S.T. Dupont

IPCPR 2018: S.T. Dupont

posted on August 13th, 2018

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IPCPR 2018: Avo Cigars

IPCPR 2018:  Avo Cigars

We catch up once again with Scott Kolesaire to talk about what is new with Avo Cigars. Scott tells about all the new cigars for the 30th anniversary of Avo Cigars. He tells us about the 6 new releases to celebrate 30 years of Avo Cigars.

1. Avo Improvisation 30 Years
2. Avo 22 (Avo Uvezian’s personal blend)
3. Avo Signature (Re-release)
4. Avo Maduro (Re-release)
5. Avo Limited Edition 2005 (Re-release)
6. Avo Special Toro in the Syncro Nicaragua, …

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IPCPR 2018: Camacho and Zino Cigars

IPCPR 2018:  Camacho and Zino Cigars

We meet up with Scott Kolesaire of Davidoff to talk about what is new with Camacho and Zino Cigars, which are lines under Davidoff. Scott shows us the new 3 pack of the Zino Platinum Z-Crown and the Back2Back cigar from the amazing Mike Baca and Fernando Romero of UR New York, also featuring their own artwork. Next, we see what’s new from Camacho as Scott show us a new Camacho Liberty, a throwback to the 2005 Liberty, which is …

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IPCPR 2018: Serino Cigars

IPCPR 2018:  Serino Cigars

We meet up with Carson Serino at Serino Cigars to discuss the Wayfarer. We also get a sneak peak at a new cigar coming out later this year or 2019 called the Taino. Carson gave each of us a pre-release sample of the Taino to smoke which we all thought was very good. Keep an eye out.

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IPCPR 2018: Fratello Cigars

IPCPR 2018: Fratello Cigars

We catch up with the humungous Omar de Frias of Fratello Cigars at his booth at IPCPR and he gives us the lowdown on what’s new with Fratello. One change is the Classico, Bianco and The Boxer packaging has been updated. He also tells us about his new cigar line, Navetta Inverso, which retails from $9.00-$12.00. Navetta is Italian for “shuttle” which is a nod to Omar’s days at NASA.

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IPCPR 2018: Island Lifestyle Cigars

IPCPR 2018:  Island Lifestyle Cigars

We visited with Ryan Frailing of Island Lifestyle Cigars about their new cigars and lighters. Their new cigar is a cost friendly cigar called the Island Club. They also release two new lighters. The first one is called the Rocker that is dual flame lighter with a 7mm punch built into the bottom retailing for $50. The other lighter is called the Longboard and is a triple pinpoint flame that will retail for $60.

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IPCPR 2018: Warped Cigars

IPCPR 2018:   Warped Cigars

We visit with Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars about his upcoming new wine, Blue Monster. Also, we discuss the new cigar releases for 2018: Moon Garden, Serie Gran Reserva 1988, and La Relatos, which was originally one of Warped Cigar first releases called Anubis. We also get a sneak peak at a future cigar currently in the making called Sarto.

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IPCPR 2018: Davidoff Cigars

IPCPR 2018:  Davidoff Cigars

We sit down and talk to Eddie Simon and Dylan Austin of Davidoff Cigars about what is new for Davidoff in 2018. We talk about the new Master Blend Selection cigars, Chef cigar, as well at the new Diademas Finas. The Diademas Finas was released to celebrate Davidoff’s 50th anniversary. We also discuss with them about unique challenges Davidoff faces with the upcoming FDA regulations.

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IPCPR 2018: ROYAL AGIO BALMORAL

IPCPR 2018: ROYAL AGIO BALMORAL

We visit with Boris Wintermans and Jaime Florez-Estrada at the Royal Agio booth to talk about the new offerings from the Balmoral line. We also talk to them about their collaboration with Ernesto Perez Carrillo on the Dueto.

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IPCPR 2018: Royal Agio San Pedro de Macoris

IPCPR 2018:  Royal Agio San Pedro de Macoris

Another new cigar that we were shown at the Agio booth was the San Pedro de Macoris. This is a more budget friend cigar available in two wrappers: Brazilian arapiraca and Ecuadorian Connecticut. The cigars are the daily smoker cigars for the workers in the factory and is named after the area where they are produced. They range from $4.75 to $5.50. They use original, non-hybrid Dominican piloto cubano Cuban seed tobacco which is rare to find nowadays.

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OneOff Corona Gorda

OneOff Corona Gorda

If you smoked cigars in the early to mid-2000s like me, you probably remember a cigar company called OneOff.  There were a true boutique cigar that was hard to find with a peace symbol on a simple band.  OneOff made some amazing cigars back then, but were quite pricey coming in at around $14 on average.  The company was originally started by Andrea Molinari in 2001, who an the La Casa del Habano SA in Milan, Italy and was the …

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