This week we welcome Erik Wentworth from Hammer + Sickle Cigars as we feature two cigars from the Care Package. In the first hour we will light up the Hammer + Sickle Series Unidas which was a collaboration between Hammer + Sickle and United Cigars. It’s a smoke that started its planning stage with the late Eric Hanson and we will you all about it before we move on to the 2nd cigar which is […]
It’s the end of an era. The IPCPR no longer exists and next year it will have a new name. The reasons behind the name change, perhaps valid. It is said that some on Capitol Hill identified the name with its last three letters, CPR. However, the future of the trade show is in question. We walked the trade show and sampled a lot of new cigars trying to figure out what to carry. It […]
There is a say, What’s old is new again and this year Miami Cigar & Company subscribed that notion at the 2019 IPCPR in Las Vegas where they were showcasing the Don Lino Africa. The cigar comes on the heels of the successful re-release of the Nestor Miranda Special Selection which is made at the My Father factory. Don Lino Africa features a Habano 2000 wrapper from Ecuador, African Cameroon binder, with Piloto Dominicano, Ometepe, Jalapa, and […]
Toscano Cigars really caught us by surprise at IPCPR last year. It’s one of those cigars we love to have around to smoke when the mood hits. This year at the 2019 IPCPR we caught up with Belinda Doyle from Toscano who tells us about their newest release Stilnova. On July 13th we will have Michael Cappelini on the the podcast as we will smoke this cigar and pair it with some Italian foods and […]
On the last day of IPCPR hoarse voices seems be the trend. Here were catch up with Terence Reilly who tells us what Shade Grown Maduro is and how it was a process 20 years in the making. The company shows off some of its Shade Grown Corona Maduro lines including Aganorsa Leaf Signature Maduro which features Medio Tiempo tobacco in the filler. He also shows up Lunatic Loco which is a fat perfecto shaped […]
It the last day of IPCPR 2019 which is scheduled to run half a day. It’s been a crazy time in Vegas this year with a lot of great after parties. We catch up with a slightly hoarse Skip Martin from RoMaCraft Tobac who briefly tells us what to expect from Baka, a Cameroon wrapper cigar that should come out Fall/Winter 2019. It’s a cigar that will eventually be released in 7 sizes, but Skip […]
Day 3 of the 2019 IPCPR begins as we catch up with Rafael Nodal of Altadis USA. Here he tells about the brand H. Upmann which celebrates its 175th Anniversary. The brand was founded in 1844 when German banker Herman Upmann decided to launch his own brand along with his younger brother August. The two brothers purchased a cigar factory and combined tobacco artistry with German ingenuity. The limited edition H. Upmann 175th Anniversary will […]
Originally shown in 2016, the Perdomo Estate Seleccion with its updated packaging was front and center at the Perdomo Booth this year. Like many Perdomo lines the cigar is available as a Connecticut, Sungrown and Maduro. We caught up with Nick Perdomo III who told us what makes the Estate Seleccion so special.
It originally started as an exclusive for Canada but now Indian Motorcycle Shade Connecticut is headed to the United States. Like the Habano and Maduro the cigar is made in the Dominican Republic. We paid a quick visit to Phil Zanghi who has a long history with Indian Motorcycle as he shared on The Cigar Authority VODCast.
In 1910, The American was the first cigar brand rolled in J.C. Newman’s El Reloj factory when it opened in Ybor City, Florida. We caught up with Drew Newman who tells us about the 100% American made cigar that we hope will reach retailers soon as it is believe that 50 accounts nationwide will be selected to receive the cigar in the coming months. The tobacco, boxes, stain, bands, cliche’ and everything about the cigar […]