IPCPR 2016 - Fratello Cigars with Omar de Frias

August 5, 2016

Jerad stops by the Fratello Cigars booth to talk to Omar de Frias. Fratello announces a new Bianco Boxer, and the #4 a 6-1/2" x 54 vitola. The Fratello Oro will hit the market in October as well, sporting an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, and a Cameroon binder. 

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IPCPR 2016 - HVC Cigars with Reinier Lorenzo

August 5, 2016

Jerad stops by the HVC Cigars booth to talk to Reinier Lorenzo. New releases include San Isidiro a single vitola box press as a Nicaraguan puro. La Rosa 520, produced in limited quantities of 500 boxes with 100% of the tobacco originating from the Jalapa region of Nicaragua. These releases follow up the 2015 release of the Vieja Cosecha. 

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IPCPR 2016 Gurkha Cigars with Eddie Guerra

August 4, 2016

Eddie Guerra, Director of Marketing for Gurkha. New this year is the Bourbon Collection a bourbon infused cigar. The Ghost gets two new figurado vitolas, a 4x60 and 5x58. The Extreme gets a re-release, along with a price drop. The Heritage line gets a Maduro offering and a new 4-1/2x48 size. A limited edition Heritage humidor with 10 Habano and 10 Maduro cigars, 1,000 units only. Founders Select with a Connecticut shade wrapper, sold in 10 count boxes. 21 Year Cellar Reserve, with a Connecticut shade wrapper, limited to 1,000 boxes in each vitola. The Cigar Malt Collection, 5 different blends to a box each blended to be paired with a specific spirit. Blend Masters Cask in boxes of 20 or glass tubes. Tubo collection in sleeves of 3, with 5 different blends. Jubilee in 10 count numbered humidors, using an extremely rare Habano Cuban seed wrapper grown in Nicaragua. The Pan American in a steam punk style trunk box. The Royal Humidor collection. 

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IPCPR 2016 Powstanie Cigars with Mike Szczepankewicz

August 4, 2016

Rob visits the RoMa Craft booth with Powstanie Cigars and interviews Mike Szczepankewicz. Powstanie has a Habano and a Broadleaf offering. They also have a limited edition SBC16 featuring a Pennsylvania Broadleaf & Ecuadorian Connecticut barber pole. 

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IPCPR 2016 Alec Bradley with Jonathan Lipson

August 4, 2016
Rob visits the Alec Bradley booth to talk to Jonathan Lipson, Director of Sales and Marketing. They talk about Alec Bradley's presence at the IPCPR and the approach to the future of the industry.
We've secured our future, we want to help secure yours. When it all shakes out, we'll still be here. Present. Future. Confident. Secure. Sustainable. The best is yet to come. You're in our long term plans, we hope to be in yours.
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IPCPR 2016 Mombacho Cigars with Claudio Sgroi

August 3, 2016

Claudio talks about Mombachos 10th anniversary and the release of the Liga Maestro 10th Anniversary. Blending started in 2013 exclusively for Italy. Now available in five sizes, it is a Nicaraguan puro. Limited to 5,000 cigars in 10 count boxes. 

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IPCPR 2016 Warped Cigars with Kyle Gellis

August 3, 2016

Rob stops by the Warped Cigars booth to talk to Kyle Gellis. Kyle talks about the new Corto, 4-1/2x46 with slight box press. The Villa Sombra which is the first non-100% Aganorsa cigar by Kyle. Featuring Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, 100% Aganorsa  Jalapa filler. They also have the Maestro del Tiempo in a 5712 and a 5205, utilizing three tobacco growing regions in Nicaragua. 

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IPCPR 2016 Cigar Oasis

August 3, 2016
Rob visits the Cigar Oasis booth to talk about all the existing products, and some new releases.
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IPCPR 2016 Fable Cigars

August 3, 2016

Rob stops by the RoMa Craft booth to talk with Sean Kremenetski and Mitul Shah of Fable Cigars. Their Fourth Prime is box pressed with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano ligero binder, 4 core sizes of Toro, Robusto Extra, Corona, Petite Robusto. For the IPCPR 2016 there are three new box pressed size extensions in a Belicoso, Churchill, Gordo (6x60). They will be produced in a yearly limited quantity of 30,000 cigars on a first come, first served basis.

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IPCPR 2016 D’Crossier Cigars with Santana Diaz

August 3, 2016
Rob visits ths D'Crossier Cigars booth to talk to Santana Diaz. This year they have an extension to the Presidential Collection with the Pennsylvania Avenue. The band on the cigar represents the US flag. It consists of Costa Rican wrapper, Ecuardorian binder, Brazilian ligero and Dominician filler. They also have the Enormous cigar with a 65 and a 68 ring gauge. Three ligeros, 2 x F3 and 1 x F4. 
Lastly D'Crossier is releasing the Cabinet Selection in three sizes, with Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan ligero and Dominican fillers. 
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IPCPR 2016 Hammer + Sickle with Eric Hanson

August 2, 2016

Rob catches up with Eric Hanson from Hammer + Sickle to talk about the newest Caleanoch release, the 50. They talk about Dome 1 in the Museum Series of 300 limited porcelain cigar jars.  The jars are based off Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia. The Tradicion has a Salamon vitola extension, for Berlin Wall a box press. 

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IPCPR 2016 Viaje Cigars with Andre Farkas

August 2, 2016

Rob stops by the Viaje Cigars booth to talk to Andre Farkas. Andre talks about the Farmer Bill Hatchet, bit by the Zombie line for the 2016 Thanksgiving release in boxes of 30 as 6 x 5 packs. Andre talks about an annual Birthday Blend with 35 cigars, the regular production Exclusivo. Viaje has a collaboration with Quesada called the Juntos. Two pods connect together with Torpedos in the top and Toros in the bottom. 

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IPCPR 2016 Nat Sherman with Michael Herklots

August 2, 2016
Rob visits the Nat Sherman booth to talk to Michael Herklots Vice President of Retail & Brand Development. Michael talks about the 
Metropolitan Habano line extension, a Nicarguan puro, available in 5 sizes and made by the Plascencias. There's a new facelift for the Metropolitan packaging. New Gordo 6x60 size extension to the Connecticut and Maduro. The Timeless Dominican gets a Gordo 6x60 and a Robusto 4-3/4x50 line extensions.
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IPCPR 2016 Storm Boen Cigars for Warriors

August 2, 2016

Rob visits the Drew Estate booth to talk to Storm Boen from Cigars for Warriors. Storm talks about the history of CFW, donations, how cigars are sent out to troops and how you can support the CFW project.

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IPCPR 2016 Grant Batson Drew Estate

August 2, 2016

Jerad visits the Drew Estate booth to talk to Grant Batson, pipe maker. They talk about the Kiseru traditional pipe maker at the booth, new pipe shapes, a project honoring Sixten Ivarrson, and the new Tradesman pipe.

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IPCPR 2016 Cubariqueno Cigar Company

August 1, 2016

Rob stops by the Cubariqueno Cigar Company booth to talk to Juan Cancel and Bill Ives. They talk about the new Probable Cause, and the Lancero line extension of the Protocol.

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IPCPR 2016 Pete Johnson Tatuaje Cigars

August 1, 2016

Rob visits the Tatuaje booth to talk to Pete Johnson. They talk about the best in show mid-sized booth award, the Reserva Broadleaf Collection, The Krueger, Skinny Monsters, Cazadores, Lanceros, Monster Sequels. 

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IPCPR 2016 Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

August 1, 2016

Rob sits down with Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. They talk about how the IPCPR show is going, his new release the Mi Querida. Steve talks about the two new line extensions to the Sobremesa with the short Churchill and the Elegante en Cedro. 

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IPCPR 2016 Xikar

July 31, 2016

Rob talks with Scott Almsberger from Xikar, Scott goes through the new products for this year

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IPCPR 2016 Viva Republica Cigars

July 31, 2016

Rob meets up with Jason Holly of Viva Republica Cigar to go over the lines and new blends for the show

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IPCPR 2016 Flor de Selva

July 30, 2016

Rob spends some time with Gabriel Alvarez from Flor de Selva, Gabriel gives us the run down on the new blends and lines

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IPCPR 2016 Crowned Heads

July 30, 2016

Rob meets with Jon Huber from Crowned Heads, they go over the two new releases

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IPCPR 2016 Foundation Cigar

July 30, 2016

Rob hangs out with Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigar Co.; we get stories, history, the meaning behind #13, and of course the new lines.

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IPCPR 2016 E P Carrillo Cigars

July 30, 2016

Rob spends some time with Ernesto Carrillo from E.P. Carrillo Cigars; they review the current blends, new line, and rebranding of the lines.

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IPCPR 2016 JRE Cigars

July 30, 2016

Rob spends some time with Justo Eiroa from JRE Cigars, and talk about their lines

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IPCPR 2016 Patoro Cigars

July 30, 2016

Rob speaks with Pablo Richard with Patoro Cigars; they discuss the blends and lines

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IPCPR 2016 Edgar Hoill Cigars

July 30, 2016

Rob reviews Edgar Hoill's OSOK lines and blends with Edgar Hoill

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IPCPR 2016 CLE Cigars

July 30, 2016

Rob talks to Christian Eiroa from CLE Cigars about the CLE lines

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IPCPR 2016 Cordoba & Morales Cigars

July 29, 2016

Rob speaks with Azarias "Z" and Emille Mustafa of Cordoba & Morales Cigars; they discuss the new blends and Las Vegas dining

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IPCPR 2016 Crux Cigars

July 29, 2016

Rob is hanging out with Jeff Haugen of Crux Cigars; Jeff describes the new blends and the Guild

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IPCPR 2016 Recluse Cigars

July 29, 2016

Rob speaks with Scott Weeks of Recluse Cigars, Scott goes over all his lines and new blends while dropping some heavy tobacco knowledge

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IPCPR 2016 Twin Engine Coffee

July 28, 2016

Rob speaks with Colin Ganley from Twin Engine Coffee; they discuss the old standby's and what's new this year

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IPCPR 2016 La Sirena Cigars

July 28, 2016

Cigar Surgeon speaks with Arielle from La Sirena Cigars, they talk about what's new and some of her other lines

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IPCPR 2016 La Barba Cigars

July 28, 2016

Cigar Surgeon discusses the changes in some of the lines, a change in distribution, and the one and only limited edition with Tony Bellatto of La Barba Cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Epic Cigars

July 28, 2016

Dean Parsons from Epic Cigars discusses his new lines and line extensions with Cigar Surgeon

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IPCPR 2016 Leaf by Oscar

July 28, 2016

Cigar Surgeon discusses the new cigar line Oscar with Oscar Valladares from Leaf by Oscar

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IPCPR 2016 Master Blends Cigar

July 28, 2016

Jerad speaks with Luis Gutierrez from Master Blends Cigar about his two lines of premium cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Serino Cigars

July 28, 2016

Jerad speaks with Carson Serino about all of the Serino Cigars offerings

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IPCPR 2016 Colibri

July 28, 2016

Jerad discusses the new lighters and cutters coming out of Colibri with Jimmy Miudo

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IPCPR 2016 Debonaire Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob talks with Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Joya de Nicaragua Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob talks with Juan Martinez from Joya de Nicaragua about the new Joya Black and, well... Las Vegas dining

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IPCPR 2016 Drew Estate Cigars with Pedro

July 27, 2016

Rob chats with Pedro Rodriguez from Drew Estate about cigars and Cigar Safari

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IPCPR 2016 Drew Estate Cigars with Willy

July 27, 2016

Rob discusses the new Herrera Esteli Miami and Liga Privada Unicos with Willy Herrera of Drew Estate Cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Hoyo de Monterey Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob converses with Elizabeth about the new blend coming out of Hoyo de Monterey Cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Foundry Cigars with Michael Giannini

July 27, 2016

Rob chats with Michael Giannini of General Cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Torano Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob talks with Jack Torano of Torano Cigars about the new Exodus

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IPCPR 2016 Cohiba Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob finds out about the new Cohiba cigar, the Macassar from  Steve Abbott of Cohiba

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IPCPR 2016 Foundry Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob discusses the new Foundry cigar, Time Flys with Justin Andrews of Foundry Cigars

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IPCPR 2016 Macanudo Cigars Part 2

July 27, 2016

Rob and Gus Martinez from Macanudo Cigars discuss the new MAO blend

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IPCPR 2016 Macanudo Cigars

July 27, 2016

Rob hangs out with Gus Martinez from Macanudo Cigars, and they discuss the new blend.

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