IPCPR 2016: Drew Estate

IPCPR 2016: Drew Estate

posted on August 26th, 2016

IPCPR 2016: Foundation

IPCPR 2016: Foundation

posted on August 25th, 2016

IPCPR 2016: White Hat (HR)

IPCPR 2016: White Hat (HR)

posted on August 24th, 2016

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IPCPR 2016: Romeo y Julieta

IPCPR 2016: Romeo y Julieta

Our IPCPR tour continues with Yasemin Ozoncul in the Romeo y Julieta section of the Altadis booth. Before we get into the new product she gives us a little background, telling us about her first project at Altadis, 2011’s ROMEO. That leads us into the Plasencia-made ROMEO 505 Nicaragua, a box-pressed puro that was created as an answer to the “Nicaraguan trend” in the cigar industry. The potent blend features a Jalapa wrapper, and fillers from Jalapa, Condega and Esteli. …

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IPCPR 2016: Montecristo

IPCPR 2016: Montecristo

In this first part of the Altadis IPCPR booth tour, we focus on the new Montecristos for 2016. Our tour guide is Yasemin Ozoncul, Marketing Director for Altadis USA. We get started with the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez and the story of Dominican Pilotico tobacco, which made its debut with last year’s limited edition Montecristo 80th. Briefly, it’s an expensive and exclusive tobacco strain that produces small leaves which aren’t suitable for wrapper and binder, but ideal for filler. The …

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IPCPR 2016: Daniel Marshall

IPCPR 2016: Daniel Marshall

We met up again with Daniel Marshall at IPCPR 2016, and he was only too happy to give us the tour of his cigars and high end humidors. He’s in a good position in the context of the new FDA regulations, as all of his Heritage Brand cigar lines have been in production since well before the February 2007 cutoff date.

He gets us started by showing us the his 20th Anniversary Treasure Chest humidor which are limited to 200 …

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IPCPR 2016: Macanudo

IPCPR 2016: Macanudo

In this video Ben talks to Victoria McKee Jaworski about the latest Macanudo, the Macanudo Mao. General Cigars has been keeping their tobacco scientists busy, because like the new Partagás Ramón y Ramón, the Mao uses Dominican tobacco from “regenerated” vintage 1960’s seeds. In addition to that the blend also includes Nicaraguan and Colombian leaf. It’s a limited edition, only 1800 boxes in each three sizes were produced, with prices ranging from $16 to $18, plus applicable taxes for …

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IPCPR 2016: Hoyo de Monterrey

IPCPR 2016: Hoyo de Monterrey

In this video Elizabeth Maksim, the Brand Manager for Hoyo de Monterrey gives us a quick introduction to the newest Hoyo offering for IPCPR 2016. It’s another collaboration with A.J. Fernandez, appropriately named the Hoyo La Amistad which translates to “the friendship”. The blend is made at Tabacalera Fernandez and features an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper and filler from the three main regions of Nicaragua. The cigar will be available in four sizes, ranging in prices from $6.49 to $7.99. …

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