IPCPR 2015: Dunhill

IPCPR 2015: Dunhill

posted on August 3rd, 2015

IPCPR 2015: Foundry

IPCPR 2015: Foundry

posted on August 3rd, 2015

IPCPR 2015: Twin Engine Coffee

IPCPR 2015: Twin Engine Coffee

posted on August 2nd, 2015

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IPCPR 2015: Dunhill

IPCPR 2015: Dunhill

While in the General Cigar booth at IPCPR 2015, I spent a good amount of time speaking with Steven Kron the representative for Dunhill Tobacco of London, both on and off camera. On camera we covered the full-bodied Heritage by Dunhill, the very limited Seleccion Suprema, the new robusto three packs and the re-release of the Ready Rubbed blend from the Vintage Pipe Selection. …

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IPCPR 2015: Foundry

IPCPR 2015: Foundry

There is no telling what you can expect when you step into the Foundry portion of the General Cigar booth at the trade show. At IPCPR 2015 we learned that Michael Giannini has re-imagined and transformed classic Cuban brands Ramon Allones and Bolivar as Foundry cigars. That means striking new packaging, blends and vitolas for the familiar names. In the video Michael Giannini talks about the composition of the new cigars, as well as how his background as a chef …

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IPCPR 2015: Twin Engine Coffee

IPCPR 2015: Twin Engine Coffee

If the name Colin Ganley sounds familiar, it should, he’s been involved in the cigar business for many years, usually with pen in hand. We caught up with Colin when we saw him on the exhibitor side of a booth at IPCPR 2015. He’s working on a new project in Nicaragua with his wife that doesn’t directly involve tobacco: premium Nicaraguan coffee. But don’t be fooled, this coffee is made with cigars in mind. In this video we talk tells …

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IPCPR 2015: Leccia

IPCPR 2015: Leccia

It’s always nice to see Sam Leccia. The professional wrestler (Flex Armstrong) Sam had with him at trade show told me if I didn’t say that, he’d show me what “Chin Music” & “Frog Splash” mean. Now that it’s safe to talk, let’s go over what Sam brought to IPCPR 2015. In this video we cover the four sizes of the new Luchador El Gringo, including the 4 1/2 x 70 “mat press” Frog Splash he reluctantly created to satisfy …

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IPCPR 2015: CAO

IPCPR 2015: CAO

I made a point to stop by Rick Rodriguez and Ed McKenna’s corner of the General Cigar booth to see what CAO brought to IPCPR 2015. Rick told us about the Flatehead Steel Horse and the budget-friendly CAO Pilon. Ed brings good news to all you Parrotheads out there, CAO has entered into a partnership with Jimmy Buffett and have created two Buffett-themed cigars, the CAO Margaritaville and the CAO Havana Daydreamin’. Ed also hints an a possible expansion of …

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IPCPR 2015: Partagas & Cohiba

IPCPR 2015: Partagas & Cohiba

Next up in the IPCPR 2015 General Cigar booth was Steve Abbot and he wanted to talk about Partagas and Cohiba. We got started with the Partagas Aniversario, celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Partagas brand. Steve turns it the discussion over to Abel Cruz to talk in more detail about the blend, including a proprietary Nicaraguan filler leaf called Gurdian. From there Steve and Abel introduce us to the Cohiba Luxury Selection which features a unique Meerapfel Gold Cameroon …

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IPCPR 2015: Macanudo

IPCPR 2015: Macanudo

One of the first people we spoke to in the General Cigar booth at IPCPR 2015 was Gus Martinez and he wanted to give us the scoop on the latest developments in world of Macanudo. Gus got us started with the Macanudo Estate Reserve Jamaica, which features a special organic Jamaican tobacco from Montego Bay called Silver Tongue. Then he talks about the future of the brand, which leads into the revelation of the Macanudo packaging update.…

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IPCPR 2015: Mombacho

IPCPR 2015: Mombacho

Though I missed it, I heard a number of people talking about the party Mombacho held at IPCPR 2015. I didn’t miss the opportunity to talk with Markus and Claudio in their colorful booth during the show. In this video they talk about their core line of cigars, the new Tierra Volcan Fino, the “Canadian Winter Dog Walker”, the Mombacho Creative Series featuring artist Todd White, the art in the booth and the story of Mombacho. At the end, I …

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IPCPR 2015: Cigar Oasis

IPCPR 2015: Cigar Oasis

One of the things I love about Chaim Kohn of Cigar Oasis is every time I talk to him he’s telling me about an improvement he’s made to one of his products. And I don’t just mean at the trade show. But IPCPR 2015 is the place where we got to see those improvements in person. In this video Chaim briefly takes us through the current line of humidification units and hygrometers before getting in to the relauch of their …

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IPCPR 2015: Vivalo

IPCPR 2015: Vivalo

Patrick Vivalo has been a friend of ours for a number of years. I still remember enjoying one of his first batches of Vivalo cigars a few trade shows ago, when he was still working for Rocky Patel. It was nice to see him setting out on his own at IPCPR 2015. In this video we take a look at his inaugural brand, the Vivalo Serie Exclusivo, which is a brick and mortar-only offering, details about the blend and recommended …

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