It was early in the IPCPR 2015 and I was still getting my bearings. I walked down one of the aisles off the main corridor looking for a booth that was somewhere in the area when I ran into a friendly face. That face belonged to Chris Yarosz of Moneda de Cuba and he wanted […]
The Nat Sherman booth has grown since the last time we saw it, and Michael Herklots was kind enough to give us the guided tour of the IPCPR 2015 offerings. On the tour we saw the Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary, the core lines, new Sterling Collection sizes as well as Nat Sherman Executive humidors and […]
As I was wondering the long IPCPR 2015 trade show floor (seriously, it was like a mile long) I happened to walk by the Tabacalera El Artista booth. As I was passing by, I happened to see the Puro Ambar on their shelf. I’m not familiar with the cigar, but just the night prior a […]
While we were in the Drew Estate booth, we also had a chance to speak with Boris Wintermans of Royal Agio Cigars. Since this is the first time we’ve talked to him, we got the video started with with his background and the history of Agio before discussing Balmoral Royal Selection Añejo 18 and the […]
After we spoke with Emma Viktorsson about Freyja we spent a few minutes talking with José Blanco about what else is new from Las Cumbres Tabaco for IPCPR 2015. In this video we discuss the lancero line extension and the new Señorial Maduro Natural. From there José talks about what the name “Maduro Natural” means, […]
We caught up with Emma Viktorsson to talk about Freyja Cigars, a brand she created in the Las Cumbres Tabaco portfolio at IPCPR 2015. In this video she talks about creating her own cigar blend, the tobaccos used to create it, the flavor profile and the meaning behind the brand’s names.
We ran into another friend of Stogie Review at the Espinosa booth, Isaias Santana Diaz of D’Crossier Cigars. We spent a few minutes with him to talk about what he brought to the show, including a limited release Selection 512 lancero in a pearl box, as well as other vitolas in cedar-lined cans, all protected […]
We dropped by the Cubanacan booth at IPCPR 2015 to talk to Nate McIntyre about the relaunch of the Mederos cigar line and the new blends, the new toro vitola, as well as the proverbial elephant in the room.
We caught up with a “petite” Willy Herrera at the Drew Estate booth this year and discussed the new Undercrown Shade, the first non-Herrera Esteli line he has blended for Drew Estate and the challenges of working with Connecticut Shade tobacco. From there we touched on the new Herrera Esteli Tubo and the new limited […]
We mixed it up this year at the Drew Estate booth and talked to both Jonathan Drew and Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca at the same time using their built-in media stage. Jonathan Drew got us started by talking about the importance of the relationship between Drew Estate and Joya De Nicaragua. From there Dr. Cuenca […]