Day one of what is now the last IPCPR, as next year it becomes PCA/CigarCon is just about over. With absolutely no scientific backing, the show felt a bit lighter attendance wise. Could be just day one, but usually the first two days are the busiest. Retailers tend to get in, get their orders done and get back to their shops.
Brian, Ben and myself had the chance to interview quite a few manufacturers today. We spoke with Southern Draw, A.C.E. Prime, Mombacho, Miami Cigar, General Cigar, Davidoff Cigar, Nat Sherman, Curivari and Arganosa Leaf. Look for those videos soon.
A few new lines and existing extensions were announced and expect some reviews in the coming weeks.
Overall not a bad first day. The after events have only begun and we want to say thank you to Nat Sherman, Balmoral and Davidoff for the hospitality.