IPCPR 2019:  Plasencia Cigars

IPCPR 2019: Plasencia Cigars

posted on July 16th, 2019

IPCPR 2019:  Crux Cigars

IPCPR 2019: Crux Cigars

posted on July 16th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

IPCPR 2019: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

posted on July 16th, 2019

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IPCPR 2015: La Aurora

IPCPR 2015: La Aurora

We paid a visit to the Miami/La Aurora booth at IPCPR 2015, and the La Aurora folks decided to shake it up a bit. Instead of talking to Guillermo Leon, they had us speak to Manuel Inoa, La Aurora’s master blender. Speaking of shaking things up, Manuel kicked off the video by showing us the Untamed Extreme, the amped-up follow up to last year’s Untamed. From there he talked about the Puro Vintage 2006 and it’s unconventional packaging based on …

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IPCPR 2015: BG Meyer

IPCPR 2015: BG Meyer

After talking to Dylan Austin a while about Camacho, he introduced me to Rob Weiss, owner of BG Meyer and brand ambassador Rob Browning. I spent a few minutes talking to both about the latest BG Meyer news, including the new BG Meyer Gigantes.…

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IPCPR 2015: Foundation Cigars

IPCPR 2015: Foundation Cigars

I think we all knew that Nicholas Melillo would be back in the cigar business in more than just a consulting capacity, it was just a matter of time. A little over a year, as it turns out. I believe I saw the press release announcing the creation of Foundation Cigar Company as I was booking my flight to New Orleans for IPCPR 2015. It was a busy show for Nick, but Ben and I were able to grab a …

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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.…