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

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posted on September 11th, 2019

IPCPR 2019 Archive

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IPCPR 2019: Peter James

IPCPR 2019:  Peter James

We met up with Matt Henderson at the Peter James booth to discuss the changes to their Aficionado case which Ben has carried daily for the past 6 years.

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IPCPR 2019: JRE Tobacco Company

IPCPR 2019: JRE Tobacco Company

We visit JRE Tobacco Company and discuss the new Aladino Connecticut and the new Aladino Corojo Reserva Toro with Justo and Vivi Eiroa.

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IPCPR 2019: Diesel

IPCPR 2019: Diesel

In the Diesel section of the General Cigar booth, Justin Andrews tells us about the new Diesel Whiskey Row PX Sherry Cask, and how it differs from the original Diesel Whiskey Row. Since Ben has already reviewed the sherry cask, he also talks about his impression of the cigar, and what consumers can expect. A third barrel-aged installment could be on the way, but as of yet nothing is confirmed. (The smart money is on there being a third …

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IPCPR 2019: Plasencia Cigars

IPCPR 2019:  Plasencia Cigars

We talk to Nestor Andrés Plasencia about the new Alma del Fuego cigar, continuing their excellent cigar lines.…

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IPCPR 2019: Crux Cigars

IPCPR 2019:  Crux Cigars

We talk to Casey Haugen of Crux Cigars to discuss the new Epicure Maduro and new packaging for the rest of the Crux line.

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IPCPR 2019: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

IPCPR 2019: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

We met up with a more trim and athletic Steve Saka this year in the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust booth at IPCPR / CPA 2019. Before we get down to business, we get find out what Steve’s favorite fishing lures are for smallmouth bass. But since since it is a cigar trade show, and we are cigar press, we get into the new cigars. On the milder end of things, there’s the new Sobremesa Brûlée, or “your grandfather’s Connecticut”. A …

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IPCPR 2019: Balmoral Cigars

IPCPR 2019:  Balmoral Cigars

We met up with Boris Wintermans, President of Royal Agio, and Francisco Batista, master blender, to discuss what is new at Balmoral Cigars.…

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IPCPR 2019: Room 101

IPCPR 2019:  Room 101

We get the low down of what is new from Room 101 from the one and only, Matt Booth. Bonus footage of a 10 year old circle game still ongoing and being played by grown men.

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IPCPR 2019: Hoyo de Monterrey

IPCPR 2019: Hoyo de Monterrey

More developments with Hoyo de Monterrey at IPCPR / PCA this year, and Ed Lahmann joins us again this year to tell us all about it. In this video we discuss the importance of the brand, particularly the Hoyo Dark Sumatra in cigar culture, and the release of the new La Amistad Dark Sumatra another collaboration with AJ Fernandez. Ed also gives us some drink pairing ideas, which are always welcome.

After that we check out Ed’s passion project, the …

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IPCPR 2019: Cohiba

IPCPR 2019: Cohiba

It’s always great to catch up with Sean Williams. We kicked off our annual tour of the General Cigar booth in the Cohiba section, where Sean gave us the scoop in the 2019 release of the Cohiba Spectre, a follow-up to last year’s inaugural release of the very limited, super-premium cigar. It may share the same name, but the blend is very different from the original release, with a more fuller-bodied Nicaraguan influence. We also talk about aging tobacco in …