Author: Brian Hewitt

enjoying cigars since 1997
Events IPCPR2018

IPCPR 2018: Mombacho

In the Mombaco booth this year, Claudio tells us about the second release of Cosecha, Cosecha 2013. It’s a proper vintage, a Nicaraguan puro that’s made exclusively with one year’s harvest of tobacco. All the tobacco from these cigars was harvested in 2013, as the name indicates. Because the cigars age so long, he tells […]

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IPCPR 2018: Gurkha

We dropped by the Gurkha booth again this year, and Carlos Llaca Torano took us on a tour of the latest cigars. We started with the Ghost Gold extension to the popular Ghost line. It sports and Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper and has a pigtail and closed foot. Next we look at the Marquesa, which […]

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IPCPR 2018: 22 Minutes with Pete Johnson

No trade show coverage is complete without chat with Pete Johnson at his usual place behind the bar in the Tatuaje booth. This year we lucked out and caught Pete on the first day, which was the day following the premier of his passion project, Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars. So we get started […]

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IPCPR 2018: Room 101

After a quick stop to enjoy some refreshing chicken in the Room 101 booth, we talked to Matt Booth about arcade games for enjoyment purposes, cigar time travel, and products for people to observe, consume, and purchase (in any order). Those products included The T., Farce, the Connecticut extension of Farce, the full-bodied Hit and […]

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IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate – Tins, Isla Del Sol, and More

Drew Estate added a lot of new products to their catalog this year, and the highest concentration of new things were smaller cigars in tinned presentations. The Undercrown Sun Grown, Sweet Baby Jane, and Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 are coming to tins. Dirty Fabien gives us the run down on the change from actual […]

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IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate – Kentucky Fire Cured

You can’t not talk to Pedro Gomez when you visit the Drew Estate booth at IPCPR. This year Pedro was our tour guide through the world of Drew Estate’s Kentucky Fire Cured products. After a quick review of the fire curing process and previous releases, Pedro introduces us to the latest expansion, the Kentucky Fire […]

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IPCPR 2018: Joya de Nicaragua

This year is Joya de Nicaragua 50th Anniversary, and they’re celebrating it with several new products. We talk to Juan Martínez about Cinco Décadas, the latest addition to their Tribute Series of cigars. It’s a very limited cigar produced using some of the oldest tobacco they have in their factory, and with the oldest vitola […]

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IPCPR 2018: Drew Estate Liga Privada & Herrera Esteli

Our long time friend Willy Herrera gives us the scoop on the latest Liga Privadas and Herrera Esteli cigars in the Drew Estate Booth at IPCPR 2018. In this video we talk about the new corona Viva, petite corona, and short panatela Liga Privada sizes, the Liga Privada Aniversario, the Liga Privada H99, the Herrera […]

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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 […]

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