Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

posted on December 13th, 2018

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

posted on December 7th, 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

posted on November 28th, 2018

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IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate – Tins, Isla Del Sol, and More

IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate – Tins, Isla Del Sol, and More

Drew Estate added a lot of new products to their catalog this year, and the highest concentration of new things were smaller cigars in tinned presentations. The Undercrown Sun Grown, Sweet Baby Jane, and Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 are coming to tins. Dirty Fabien gives us the run down on the change from actual tins to cardboard packaging. This drops the retail price of many of their short smoke offerings from $18 to $13. The new cardboard packaging also …

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IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate – Kentucky Fire Cured

IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate – Kentucky Fire Cured

You can’t not talk to Pedro Gomez when you visit the Drew Estate booth at IPCPR. This year Pedro was our tour guide through the world of Drew Estate’s Kentucky Fire Cured products. After a quick review of the fire curing process and previous releases, Pedro introduces us to the latest expansion, the Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets. The cigars feature a Mexican San Andres wrapper leaf, a sweetened cap, and a little of the fire cured leaf in the filler. …

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IPCPR 2018: Joya de Nicaragua

IPCPR 2018: Joya de Nicaragua

This year is Joya de Nicaragua 50th Anniversary, and they’re celebrating it with several new products. We talk to Juan Martínez about Cinco Décadas, the latest addition to their Tribute Series of cigars. It’s a very limited cigar produced using some of the oldest tobacco they have in their factory, and with the oldest vitola formats produced by Joya de Nicaragua.

Also new this year is the Joya Silver in the Joya Family Series, a box-pressed cigar with a Ecuadorian …

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IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate Liga Privada & Herrera Esteli

IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate Liga Privada & Herrera Esteli

Our long time friend Willy Herrera gives us the scoop on the latest Liga Privadas and Herrera Esteli cigars in the Drew Estate Booth at IPCPR 2018. In this video we talk about the new corona Viva, petite corona, and short panatela Liga Privada sizes, the Liga Privada Aniversario, the Liga Privada H99, the Herrera Esteli Maduro, and the new Herrera Esteli Miami sizes.…

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IPCPR 2018: United Cigar Group & Selected Tobacco

IPCPR 2018: United Cigar Group & Selected Tobacco

Ben, Justin and I got the show started by catching up with Oliver Nivaud in the United Cigar Group & Selected Tobacco booth. He shows us the limited releases of the Firecrackers. Each year a different manufacturer does one, previous manufacturer’s Firecrackers include the Tatuaje (M80), La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero, and RoMa Craft Tobac CroMagnon Firecracker (which is returning). Drew Estate, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and Fratello are also producing Firecrackers for them this year.

We also take a …

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IPCPR 2017: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2017: Complete Digest

At long last, the marathon of IPCPR 2017 coverage is complete. It took a little longer than expected to get them all posted, but then, we filmed a few more interviews than we did last year. About a dozen more, in fact. That included a big expansion of videos covering products (and topics) related to, but beyond cigars. In all, I’m happy with the work we did this year. A big thank you to Justin Holman for tirelessly holding the …

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IPCPR 2017: Paul Garmirian

IPCPR 2017: Paul Garmirian

I’ve been meaning to stop by the Paul Garmirian booth at IPCPR for years now, but it never seems to happen. This year we bumped into Kevork Garmirian after the trade show floor had closed for the day and talked for a while. I promised to drop by next day to chat on camera. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we didn’t get to talk to Paul Garmirian on camera, but Kevork did a great job of telling us about the …

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IPCPR 2017: Foundation Cigars

IPCPR 2017: Foundation Cigars

The very last interview we did before walking off the IPCPR trade show floor for the last time was with Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars. And it’s a doozy- so buckle in, grab a drink and light up a cigar. A lot of people talk about having a busy show, but the Foundation booth was slammed every time I dropped by to see if Nick was available. The Foundation booth wasn’t just a hit with retailers, the IPCPR awarded it …

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IPCPR 2017: Bombay Tobak

IPCPR 2017: Bombay Tobak

We caught up with Mel Shah, owner of Bombay Tobak on the last day of IPCPR to see what’s new and how the show went. He tells us it was a busy trade show. The highlight of the show for them was the Gaaja Robusto (5 x 54) line extension. It retails for $12.50, plus applicable taxes. And because it was our first time talking to Mel at the trade show, he gave us the full tour of their products.…

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IPCPR 2017: J.C. Newman

IPCPR 2017: J.C. Newman

While I was off doing who-knows-what for a moment, Justin took the tour of the J.C. Newman booth at IPCPR this year. Monica Foster shows us the new Julius Caeser Corona (5 1/2” x 43) line extension (MSRP $9.75), the box-pressed Perla Del Mar Maduro line (MSRP ~$6), the new Brick House Connecticut (MSRP $5.80 to $7.00) as well as a preview of the forthcoming American Series, a blend which will feature all American tobacco and be rolled in Tampa. …