Author: Brian Hewitt

enjoying cigars since 1997
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IPCPR 2017: Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars

One of the most interesting interviews we did at IPCPR was with Jesse Marriut and Steve Gherebean, two of the people behind a documentary about the cigar industry called Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars. Pete Johnson told us about the project, and was kind enough to give us a spot in the Tatuaje booth […]

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IPCPR 2017: Southern Draw

It was a challenge carving out a little time to speak to Robert Holt of Southern Draw at IPCPR 2017. His uniquely cozy patio-like booth was always full of people either doing business or relaxing. Probably a little of both. We start our chat with the Jacob’s Ladder, Southern Draw’s new double maduro, double ligero […]

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IPCPR 2017: Gurkha

Picking up the last leg of our IPCPR 2017 coverage, we stop by the huge Gurkha booth to get the latest from Eddy Guerra. Eddy gets us started by showing us the new tubos for Cellar Reserve 12, Cellar Reserve 15 and Royal Challenge. This development is a response to long time customer demand, and […]

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IPCPR 2017: Island Lifestyle Importers (And Giveaway)

We dropped by the Island Lifestyle Importers booth again this year at IPCPR to talk to Ryan Frailing about cigars and the latest Tommy Bahama-themed accessories. He tells us that last year was really a soft launch of their product lines to brick and mortar retail shops around the country. This year it’s game on. […]

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IPCPR 2017: Cornelius & Anthony

Picking back up with our IPCPR 2017 coverage after a short intermission last week, we talk to Steven Bailey of Cornelius & Anthony. Since this is our first time talking to him, he gets us started with a little company background. His family has been growing tobacco in southern Virginia since Cornelius Bailey planted his […]

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IPCPR 2017: Casa Fernandez

It’s been a while since we talked to the Casa Fernandez people at IPCPR, so we made a point of checking in with Max Fernandez this year. As with years past, Casa Fernandez shared a nicely sized booth with Warped Cigars. And much like Kyle’s side of the booth, their part was looking sharp. Max […]

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