Month: July 2018


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 115

We’re coming up on my favorite time of the year for cigars- trade show season. It’s also a really busy time. A lot of back and forth emails discussing appointment times on the floor of the trade show. That and increased activity with other projects haven’t left a lot of time to set up a […]

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