H. Upmann turns 175 this year, and to commemorate that milestone Altadis has released, you guessed it, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary. It’s a limited edition Nicaraguan puro with a medio tiempo wrapper. After telling us about the cigars, Candela Diaz shows us the accompanying humidors equipped with the new Boveda Butler smart sensors. After […]
We always make a point to talk to Ryan Frailing at the trade show to check out the latest Tommy Bahama cigar gear produced by Island Lifestyle Importers. This year we Ryan displaying product in the Ventura Cigar booth. That’s no accident, they’ve partnered up. In this video we take a look at the new […]
Early on the second day of the trade show we stopped by Atabey & Byron booth to talk to Oliver Nivaud and Nelson Alfonso about the latest developments with the super premium lines. We hear about the new Byron Mesolongis and Venecianos, as well as the new Atabey Idolos and Sabios. Both will be available […]
Shade grown what? Terence Reilly tells us about an innovative new wrapper from Aganorsa Leaf that is maduro in color, but grown in the shade. You can experience this tobacco paradox with the new Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch, Aganorsa Leaf Signature Maduro, and JFR Lunatic Loco. We also take a look at a special, […]
You can’t drop by the General Cigar booth without stopping by the Macanudo section. This year we talked to Laurel Tilley the new and very limited, brick and mortar-only Macanudo Inspirado Palladium which features more of the tercio-aged tobacco like the kind that goes into the Cohiba Spectre. Next we check out the M Bourbon […]
As a big fan of Curivari (the Buenaventura in particular) I always look forward to stopping by the Curivari booth and talking to Andreas Throuvalas about what’s happening. This year isn’t about new product for Curivari, it’s about maintaining consistency and building up tobacco inventory. But also reintroducing people to the popular Achilles line with […]
CAO has a couple of new cigars for 2019. Rick Rodriguez and Doug Baldwin tell us about the idea behind the new CAO Session and consumers can expect when they light it up. We also take a look at the limited edition V19 extension to Flathead, with a tweaked fermentation process intended to give the […]
We met up with Michael Herklots of Nat Sherman to discuss the new Epoca Limited Edition, Timeless Limited Edition and the stunning Timeless TAA Exclusive. We also discuss the changes between the 1930 and Epoca Reserva.
This year the Partagas Decadas is getting a re-release after- you guessed it- a decade. And Andres Maturen was there to tell us all about it. Though the details of previous release’s blend weren’t made public beyond the 10 year old Cameroon wrapper, I think it’s safe to say the rest of the blend will […]
We met up with Matt Henderson at the Peter James booth to discuss the changes to their Aficionado case which Ben has carried daily for the past 6 years.