Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 116

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 116

posted on October 9th, 2018

Help Us Welcome Darkfire Cigar Spills

Help Us Welcome Darkfire Cigar Spills

posted on October 5th, 2018

Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Gran Toro

Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Gran Toro

posted on September 27th, 2018

IPCPR2018 Archive

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IPCPR 2018: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2018: Complete Digest

And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2018 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming. …

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IPCPR 2018: Protocol Cigars

IPCPR 2018: Protocol Cigars

We meet up with the amazing Bill Ives and Juan Cancel at the Protocol Cigars booth. Bill and Juan discuss their new releases for the year including a new corona gorda in the Probable Cause line, Themis lancero, and Official Misconduct.

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IPCPR 2018: Sinistro

IPCPR 2018: Sinistro

On the final day of IPCPR we dropped by Sinistro Cigars’ booth to get a quick update on what’s new for them this year. Coleman Fine tells us about the new Habana Viejo, a cigar rolled by La Aurora, which was officially released a few month prior to the trade show, and The Last Cowboy which should start hitting stores any time now. …

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IPCPR 2018: Black Label Trading Company

IPCPR 2018:  Black Label Trading Company

We catch up with James Brown with Black Label Trading Company to discuss what is new for their 5th anniversary. New this year is a Killer Bee with a Connecticut wrapper and a new size in the Deliverance called the Porcelain which features a Connecticut wrapper, as well.

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IPCPR 2018: Crowned Heads

IPCPR 2018: Crowned Heads

In the Crowned Heads booth we talk to the robustly-mustachioed Jon Huber about how the trade show had been for them and the new, limited production Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII, a blend featuring a Mexican San Andres wrapper, produced in Tabacalera La Alianza by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. We also talk about the 6 x 60 Luminosa Gigantes, aka the “When Hell Freezes Over Cigar” and Four Kicks Maduro Lancero. …

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IPCPR 2018: Cornelius & Anthony

IPCPR 2018: Cornelius & Anthony

In this quick interview, Steven Bailey shows us the latest additions to the Cornelius & Anthony portfolio, a bolder, US grown tobacco-heavy cigar named The Mistress and a milder, more subtle blend named The Gent. Both cigars are made at the La Zona factory, and if they’re not already on shelf at your local shop, they should be there soon. …

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IPCPR 2018: PDR

IPCPR 2018: PDR

PDR was really shaking things up at IPCPR, and Richie Otero was our guide this year through the updated and the new. The first thing we discuss is rebranding of products, like the 1878 and Gran Reserva, a new logo, and price decrease for some lines. With the updated packaging, it will be easier to differentiate the brick and mortar cigars from those found in catalogs. This year they are adding the 1878 Roast Cafe to the line, which is …

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IPCPR 2018: Viaje

IPCPR 2018: Viaje

We caught up with Andre Farkas in the Viaje booth late in the trade show, and he was very much in party mode. But even with drink in hand, Andre was happy to talk about the Viaje Exclusivo Collector’s Edition Humidors (which are shipping) and Private Keep. Private Keep is a vehicle for Viaje to send out new blends without going through the process of creating a whole new line of cigars. And Andre tells us he has a lot …

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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: Altadis

IPCPR 2018: Altadis

This year Travis Pappenheim took us on a whirlwind tour of the new product in the Altadis booth at IPCPR 2018. And we cover a lot of ground. We get started with the new Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua, which is a step up in body from the original 1875 and features Nicaraguan Habano leaf. Next we look at the Aging Room Pura Cepa, a Nicaraguan puro with blend designed to give off the same aroma as the cigars Rafael …

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