Author: Brian Hewitt

enjoying cigars since 1997
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IPCPR 2016: Cohiba

The next stop on the General Cigar tour was the Cohiba display to check out the new Cohiba Macassar. Steve Abbot tells us that the new cigar was inspired by a rare, expensive wood called Ebony Macassar (or Makassar Ebony) with a grain known for it’s dark brown to black stripes. The idea is a […]

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IPCPR 2016: Smoking Jacket

In this video Ben Lee talks to Hendrik Kelner, Jr, the man behind Smoking Jacket cigars. This year Kelner is introducing the brand’s second limited edition, the Gran Toro. And limited edition is right, there are 300 boxes of 10 cigars produced for the world, 250 of them destined for the U.S. market. Each one […]

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IPCPR 2016: Davidoff

In this video Ben Lee talks to Jeff Stone, Davidoff’s brand ambassador about the latest developments in the world of Davidoff as they walk through the booth. They start off with the new Escurio Gran Perfecto, a Robb Report award winning line extension. There is also a new Corona Gorda in the Escurio line. Stone […]

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IPCPR 2016: Camacho

In the Camacho section of the Davidoff booth Ben talks to Shaun Carroll, Brand Manager for Camacho. They cover the next installment of the Master-Built Series, the Camacho Powerband, which is a followup to last year’s American Barrel-Aged. Camacho has a nation-wide event tour planned for the Powerband where people will have a chance to […]

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IPCPR 2016: Avo

In this interview, Ben talks to Avo Brand Manager Scott Kolesaire about what’s new with Avo this year. Kolesaire shows off the brightly-packaged Avo Syncro Nicaragua Fogata, and runs through the details of the blend and vitolas, highlighting the new short torpedo format. The Fogata builds of last years Avo Syncro Nicaragua, which Ben reminds […]

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IPCPR 2016: Warped

We missed Kyle Gellis at last year’s IPCPR, so we made a point of getting on the Warped schedule this time around as soon as we could. You might wonder why Brian, with the formidable beard is not in front of the camera facing off with Kyle’s equally robust beard for this interview. The answer […]

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IPCPR 2016: Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads really did well this year in terms of booth placement. They were very close to the main entrance, just a little off to one side. It was convenient for us, as we inevitably walked past them at least twice a day. Which means I probably said “we gotta go talk to Jon” half […]

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