As we prepare for this week’s up-coming IPCPR Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas, NV – we are eager to see how things play out during the show and the weeks and months that soon follow. What we’re looking for are those major trend-setting topics that come out of the show gaining momentum, spreading like wild-fire across the cigar industry as a whole.
Looking back over the last five (5) years, there have been a number of exciting topics and trends – some died a quick death. But others, like the 5 select topics below, truly helped shape the industry – making it a win-win for growers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike. So, over the next couple of days leading up to the show, allow us to rewind the clock and share a few of our select hot topic game changers with you – enjoy!
Over the last few months, we have been smoking and analyzing a very unique cigar that hails from the Dominican Republic but is made specifically for the European market – the Balmoral Royal Selection Anejo 18 Rothschild Masivo. (aka BRS Anejo 18 RM)
Made by the Royal Agio Cigar Company, this cigar’s big highlight is its use of an 18-year aged wrapper consisting of a special, select grade Brazilian Arapiraca tobacco from 1994. But before we get in to the review itself, let’s explore the company behind the cigar. Continue reading →
Drew Estate Chairman, Jonathan Drew (via his Instagram account) shared a short video clip of the all-new My Uzi Weighs A Ton 7×70 – which is expected to be released later this Summer.
This all-new 7×70 marks the 7th vitola to be added to the MUWAT line, following on the heals of January’s #6 vitola – the Digital Son 6 (retail exclusive for Outland Cigars) and the #5 vitola called +11.
Coral Gables, FL - La Flor Dominicana will introduce five (5) exciting new items at this year’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, July 13 – 17. Known for their top-quality cigars loaded with worlds of flavor, Lito Gomez and company are proud to present the following new offerings and line extensions. Continue reading →
Toraño Family’s Blend D-042 from the Vault Now Ready! Fourth-generation cigar and tobacco producers, Toraño Family Cigar Company, has introduced its second Vault premium cigar. The new handmade Blend D-042 joins the top-rated Vault Blend A-008 which was launched in 2011. Continue reading →
Toraño Family Cigar Company is releasing just 3,000 boxes of Exodus Finite, their latest boutique cigar. The cigar is a true puro, not seen from Toraño for many years. Hand-made in Nicaragua, Finite contains only Nicaraguan tobaccos from four different growing regions … their diverse flavor profiles enhance the balance and harmony between them. Continue reading →
Davidoff, a company steeped in rich tradition and the ultimate in luxury premium tobacco products, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Golden Band Award Show. This year’s ceremony will once again take place at the IPCPR Trade Show and Convention. The Davidoff exclusive event will be held July, 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to the Golden Band Awards website:
“The Second Annual Davidoff Golden Band Award Show will honor those Appointed Merchants who truly embody the Davidoff standard of excellence…the Golden Band Awards materialized from the brand’s success, rooted in decades of long-standing partnerships with trusted merchants. Davidoff has a long history of working with its family of retailers to help them expand their businesses, discuss best practices and grow the Davidoff brand, hand in hand. The awards are an opportunity to officially recognize these retailers for their commitment and passion for Davidoff.” Continue reading →
Chinnock Cellars Cigars – We first discovered Chinnock Cellars at the 2010 IPCPR convention in New Orleans. Since that time we have watched them continue to grow and gain momentum across the country. Brian Chinnock is not only the man behind the cigar, he also owns Chinnock Cellars vineyard and winery in Napa California. Continue reading →
Esteli, Nicaragua – Nomad Cigar Company is pleased to announce a new fall Nicaraguan blend called the Nomad S-307. The cigar scheduled to be released in September/October (2013) and will be made available to Nomad authorized retailers. Continue reading →
Springfield, VA – Entrepreneur Omar de Frias is pleased to announce the launch of the Fratello cigar (label/brand). Fratello will compete in the premium cigar market. de Frias is test marketing Fratello at select stores in the Greater Washington DC area with an official launch scheduled for September, 2013. The new (label/brand) will also be featured at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) Annual Convention & International Trade show this July 13-17 in Las Vegas in the New Exhibitor section. Continue reading →