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 […]
This year at the IPCPR 2015 trade show we saw a familiar face, one we haven’t seen in years- “Forbidden” Johnny Soyak. He’s back at it with the Cigar In The Bottle, but this time around, it’s a bottle of cognac (brand undisclosed at this time), and the cigar inside is the Vartan Zoravar, which […]
Brian Hewitt of Stogie Review talks to Anthony Jimenez, Creative Director of Espinosa Premium Cigars at the IPCPR 2015 trade show. The new box-pressed Laranja Caixa, the return of the Murcielago, repackaging of the Espinosa Habano, the Espinosa Especial the Protocol cigar line and more are discussed.
In keeping with tradition, we present you with IPCPR 2015 edition of 25 minutes with Pete Johnson. In this interview we touch on a variety of topics, as Pete is a man of many and varied interests. We start with cigars, touching on new sizes of Verocu, L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER15, La Mission […]
Jon Huber of Crowned Heads graciously stepped aside for a few minutes on the busy first day of the trade show to talk to us about they brought to IPCPR this year. In this video we cover La Imperiosa, Jericho Hill Jack Brown, the next Mason Dixon Project.
To get Stogie Review’s video coverage of the IPCPR 2015 trade show, we begin with Clint Aaron of 262 cigars. And not just because 262 appears at the top of the list when you sort alphabetically. It’s because he’s still out there trying to convert the world to lanceros, and he’s so chipper about it. […]