And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2019 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming. Have a fine weekend and a fine cigar!
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 […]
The next stop in the General Cigar booth was the Partagas section. Andres gave us the scoop on the packaging design updates (the blends remain the same) and the new Partagas Legend, which features a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, a Honduran binder, and Piloto Cubano filler.
At long last, the marathon of IPCPR 2017 coverage is complete. It took a little longer than expected to get them all posted, but then, we filmed a few more interviews than we did last year. About a dozen more, in fact. That included a big expansion of videos covering products (and topics) related to, […]
Andres Maturen tells us this year at IPCPR 2017 that Partagas is relaunching the 1845 line, which was originally released back in 2012. (The original 1845 was a big hit with Jerry and Charlie back in the day.) He shows the new Clasico, Extra Fuerte and Extra Osucro. The relaunch is more than just a […]
There are a number of reasons to review the Partagas Ramon y Ramon. To begin with, we haven’t yet. That is generally reason enough. Then there’s the whole regenerated vintage tobacco thing. That’s also interesting. But the real reason I’m lighting up the Ramon y Ramon this week is that I won a box on […]
Thanks to some poor lifestyle decisions made by a younger Brian and the present day dental consequences, I haven’t been able to enjoy that many cigars over the past week. So how can you post a new Week in Smoke? Asks the reasonable reader. Easy, is my response, these are all smoking visualization exercises, what […]
It’s good to be back. If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen a lot of pictures of exotic locales interspersed with pictures of cigars that rarely show up in one of my Weeks in Smoke. I was on vacation in Southeast Asia (Malaysia and Bali) and I made a point to browse […]
In this video we talk to Andres Maturen Maal, Brand Manager for Partagás about the new Ramón y Ramón. The cigar is an homage to Ramón Cifuentes, the owner of the Partagás in Cuba until his departure in 1961. The project has been in the work for four years, using tobacco seeds from the 1960’s. […]
Next up in the IPCPR 2015 General Cigar booth was Steve Abbot and he wanted to talk about Partagas and Cohiba. We got started with the Partagas Aniversario, celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Partagas brand. Steve turns it the discussion over to Abel Cruz to talk in more detail about the blend, including a […]