Nat Sherman Epoca 2019 Limited Edition

Nat Sherman Epoca 2019 Limited Edition

posted on October 8th, 2019

Ben’s Week In Smoke – No. 19

Ben’s Week In Smoke – No. 19

posted on September 26th, 2019

Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

posted on September 11th, 2019

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IPCPR 2019: RoMa Craft Tobac

IPCPR 2019: RoMa Craft Tobac

In the RoMa Craft Tobac booth we did a little reminiscing about the good old days with Skip Martin, but then we cinched up our tactical video-enabled fanny packs and got to the business at hand. New cigars. Skip talks to us about the new Baka, the Whiskey Rebellion, the new limited edition Neanderthal LH, a limited rerelease of a Wunder|Lust Gran Corona vitola, and some other new exclusives.…

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IPCPR 2019: S.T. Dupont

IPCPR 2019: S.T. Dupont

Dropping by the S.T. Dupont section of the Davidoff booth is always exciting for us. It’s a visual exploration of cigar accessories can be artistically. In the past we’ve learned that a pen and a lighter can become a wild west revolver, this year we find out you can light a cigar with tap water. Yes, a water lighter- you pour plain water in one side, flip and hold a swith, internal magic happens, and a soft flame appears on …

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IPCPR 2019: Ventura Cigar Company

IPCPR 2019: Ventura Cigar Company

In this video we talk to Michael Giannini and Indiana Ortez about what’s happening with Ventura Cigar Company at IPCPR 2019. First we hear about the cigar collaboration project with Benji Menendez and Manolo Quesada called the Cuban Cigar Factory, which will two blends in three sizes. Then we take out the very colorful, black light-reactive Architype Chapter 3, which also features two blends, Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. And then Indiana Ortez joins us to talk about the …

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IPCPR 2019: Altadis

IPCPR 2019: Altadis

In an earlier interview, we talked about what’s new with H. Upmann this year. Now we return to the Altadis booth and talk to Eddy Guerra about the new very limited humidor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their factory in the Dominican Republic and comes with a special box-pressed Montecristo No. 2. We also take a look at the Trinidad Espiritu a Nicaraguan puro which is made by AJ Fernandez that comes with its own series of events …

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IPCPR 2019: Sindicato

IPCPR 2019: Sindicato

During our second day on the trade show floor, we stopped to talk to Gene Tipton about what’s new with Sindicato these days. He tells us about the forthcoming Cubico, the popular Particulares, and of course the flagship Sindicato lines. …

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IPCPR 2019: H. Upmann

IPCPR 2019: H. Upmann

H. Upmann turns 175 this year, and to commemorate that milestone Altadis has released, you guessed it, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary. It’s a limited edition Nicaraguan puro with a medio tiempo wrapper. After telling us about the cigars, Candela Diaz shows us the accompanying humidors equipped with the new Boveda Butler smart sensors. After that we take a look at the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez which features some pretty unusual “andullo” tobacco. …

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IPCPR 2019: Tommy Bahama / Island Lifestyle Importers

IPCPR 2019: Tommy Bahama / Island Lifestyle Importers

We always make a point to talk to Ryan Frailing at the trade show to check out the latest Tommy Bahama cigar gear produced by Island Lifestyle Importers. This year we Ryan displaying product in the Ventura Cigar booth. That’s no accident, they’ve partnered up. In this video we take a look at the new Hula Paradise Collection (including a humidor other accessories with impressive metal inlay work) and the limited release Sail Away ashtray. Ryan tells us there are …

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IPCPR 2019: Atabey & Byron

IPCPR 2019: Atabey & Byron

Early on the second day of the trade show we stopped by Atabey & Byron booth to talk to Oliver Nivaud and Nelson Alfonso about the latest developments with the super premium lines. We hear about the new Byron Mesolongis and Venecianos, as well as the new Atabey Idolos and Sabios. Both will be available in tubed three packs. Oliver and Nelson also tell us about the interesting part a variety of cedars play in the creating the cigars, and …

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IPCPR 2019: Aganorsa Leaf

IPCPR 2019: Aganorsa Leaf

Shade grown what? Terence Reilly tells us about an innovative new wrapper from Aganorsa Leaf that is maduro in color, but grown in the shade. You can experience this tobacco paradox with the new Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch, Aganorsa Leaf Signature Maduro, and JFR Lunatic Loco. We also take a look at a special, limited edition box-pressed perfecto vitola of the Miami Aniversario available exclusively to retailers attending the show. While we were there we also sampled fumas of …

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IPCPR 2019: Macanudo

IPCPR 2019: Macanudo

You can’t drop by the General Cigar booth without stopping by the Macanudo section. This year we talked to Laurel Tilley the new and very limited, brick and mortar-only Macanudo Inspirado Palladium which features more of the tercio-aged tobacco like the kind that goes into the Cohiba Spectre. Next we check out the M Bourbon and extension to the line that started with the M Coffee last year. And finally another limited edition, the Macanudo Heritage Nuevo. …