Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

posted on December 9th, 2019

Drew Estate Liga Privada 10 Year Aniversario

Drew Estate Liga Privada 10 Year Aniversario

posted on December 6th, 2019

RoMa Craft Baka Bantu

RoMa Craft Baka Bantu

posted on December 2nd, 2019

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IPCPR 2018: Xikar

IPCPR 2018: Xikar

Up next we drop by Xikar to talk to Kurt and Suzanne about new cigar accessories. They show us their new single, flat-flame lighter in a variety of finishes, which retails for $80. Antique bronze is a good look, and it’s a fast mover for Xikar. We also check out a lighter with red prism fuel windows that creates a “blade of flame” with three torches that angle to a point. And then there’s Kurt’s favorite, the $69 scratch-resistant Turismo …

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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 2018 – Day One Thoughts

IPCPR 2018 – Day One Thoughts

The first day is in the books and we covered quite a few companies including:

  • United Cigar
  • AVO/Camacho
  • Room 101
  • Tatuaje

After the show we enjoyed the hospitality of General Cigar at Carson’s Kitchen downtown for drinks, cigars and appetizers. After that Tommy Bahama invited us to the 55th floor of their suite at the Palms for an amazing view accompanied by cigars and libations. Finally we headed back downtown for the Drew Estate Media party where, you guessed it, …

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Balmoral Dueto – Quick Look

Balmoral Dueto – Quick Look

 

On our third stop of the day, we were treated to the new Dueto, a collaboration between Boris Wintermans and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. The Gran Toro was showcased and we were able to sit down and light one up. The MSRP is 8 to 12 and will be available in a limited release later this year.

Initial thoughts

Justin

”Very smooth, nice creamy flavor, amazing burn, a bit of spice on the finish”

Ben

”creamy, a little bit of spice, …

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IPCPR 2018 Day 1

IPCPR 2018 Day 1

 

It is 9:30 in Las Vegas and I just made the “long” drive from home to the convention center. Time to get my badge and meet up Brian, The Great Beard and Ben for our first days of sights and smells. I will do my best to post some quick blurbs as we seen things today. As usual we will be posting many videos of the new cigars and products in the coming weeks. Let us know if there …