And here we are. The documentation Jonathan Drew has been waiting for, the IPCPR releases. It’s another list, this time just the IPCPR releases. It’s not the 175 I personally thought we would be at, but 170 is still a lot. Even for someone that spends countless hours researching new releases, the overall number is shocking, and this is just what I know of right now. There will be more.

A few final thoughts before the show…

  1. Too Much? — There’s a lot of releases scheduled for the show and it seems like there is a growing number of people on the manufacturing side of things that are beginning to complain. Much of it is a bit of an exercise in irony, as most of the manufacturers complaining about the high number of new releases, are in fact releasing quite a few new cigars themselves. (But) What’s been more interesting is that in conversations with reps from various companies this past week, almost all seem to be a bit concerned with the new releases their respective brands are showing off, and more importantly, how to sell them. The biggest problem with the three-hundred plus releases on the 2011 cigars release list is not the total number, but the lack of discontinuations. Few companies have been willing to shed lines, which seems ridiculous given the disproportionate rate new lines are being introduced at, particularly because the amount of cigar smokers is not going up at any substantial rate. (Retail) Humidors are not getting larger, so expect more stuff on the floor, tables or counter.
  2. The Delays — I mentioned this in the Editor’s Note of the Weekly News this past week, but much of the tremendous amount of new releases is due to delays of products that were scheduled for earlier in the year. Perhaps it’s the first year where this has been extensively publicly documented, but there’s quite a collection of IPCPR releases that were scheduled for April, May and June. Delays are common in the cigar industry, but it seemed like 2011 had a bit more of them in the Spring. In addition, many releases have been done on limited basis and are receiving national releases at IPCPR. (Think Tatuaje Black Label Petit Lancero, La Sirena A, Oliva Serie V No. 4, A. Turrent Triple Corojo, Sencillo Black, Perdomo La Terraza, etc.)
  3. The Integration — This year will see a few brands integrating into other booths as part of mergers. Most prominent is Davidoff whose lengthy booth will house AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Davidoff, Room 101 and Zino in one space. CAO will be right next to the General Cigar Co.’s main booth and Sam Leccia will move into Toraño Family Cigar Co.’s booth, although Graycliff’s booth is located far away from its U.S. distributor. It’s a visual representation of the increased integration that is taking place, and I suspect next year will be no different.
  4. The Legal Battles — A few industry insiders have commented to me that they are interested to see the retailers’ reactions to the two major legal battles (the El Rey de Los Habanos lawsuit & the Sam Leccia/Oliva Non-Compete). Many retailers likely are unaware, and show gossip, is well… show gossip. Whatever the case, expect all those in any way involved (and then some) to be fielding questions.
  5. The Importance — After last year’s IPCPR I penned an article questioning the future of the IPCPR show, it seems the “Vegas cures all” explanation hasn’t held true. Many shops and a few (mostly smaller) manufacturers are choosing to not even be in Vegas, which raises questions about the importance of IPCPR. Two weeks before the show I received show pricing lists and they’ve been flowing to retailers ever since. If you keep scrolling you will see that there is no shortage of new product at the IPCPR show, so the question must be raised again: how importance is the IPCPR show in its current form?

And what you’ve been waiting for… Formatting is a bit different than the regular list, enjoy. — el niño diablo.

NameCountry (Factory)Line TypeRelease TypeRelease Date
60 by SosaHondurasNew LineNew LineIPCPR
601 La BombaNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Limited EditionNational LaunchLate June 2011
601 WhiteNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)New LineNational LaunchMay 2011
A. Turrent Triple CorojoHonduras (La Flor de Copan)New LineNew LineIPCPR
AKACigars "x"Honduras (Rancho Jamastran)New LineNew Line2011
AKACigars Hybrid 6 x 60Honduras (Rancho Jamastran)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionJuly 2011
AKACigars Hybrid ChurchillHonduras (Rancho Jamastran)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionJuly 2011
AKACigars Hybrid RothschildHonduras (Rancho Jamastran)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionJuly 2011
Arturo Fuente Casa CubaDominican Republic (Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro (2011)Dominican Republic (Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.)Limited EditionShow ExclusiveIPCPR
Ashton ESG "x"Dominican Republic (Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Ashton VSG "x"Dominican Republic (Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
AVO 787Dominican Republic (Tabadom)Discontinuation/RebrandRelaunchIPCPR
Berger & Entubar CRVNicaragua (Tabacalera Estelí)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Berger & Argenti Entubar V32Nicaragua (Tabacalera Estelí)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Brick House Short TorpedoNicaragua (Fabrica de Tabacos San Rafael S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
C & C LRMDDominican RepublicLimited EditionNew LineIPCPR
C & C Roll BackDominican RepublicNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Cain Daytona LanceroNicaragua (Tabolisa)PrototypeNew Extensionn/a
Cain F LanceroNicaragua (Tabolisa)Event Exclusive/Line Extension (Vitola)Retail LaunchMarch 12, 2011/October 2011 (National Launch)
Camacho Liberty Series 2011Honduras (Rancho Jamastran)Limited Edition (Annual)Annual ReleaseIPCPR
CAO OSA (Olancho San Agustin)Honduras(?)New LineNew LineSeptember 2011 (IPCPR)
Casa de OrtezNicaragua (Nicaragua America Tobacco S.A.)New LineNew LineApril 2011
Casa Fernandez CopacabanaHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)New LineNew Line2011
Casa Fernandez Edición Miami 2011 Rare MaduroUnited States (Little Havana Cigar Factory)Limited EditionNew Line2011
Casa Gomez Havana Sunrise
NicaraguaRelaunchNational LaunchJune 2011
Casa Magna Domus MagnusNicaragua (Segovia)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Casa Magna SanchosNicaragua (Segovia)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Casa Miranda by Nestor MirandaUnited States (El Titan de Bronze)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Cuba Aliados 2012Honduras (Puros Indios)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Cuba Aliados Cabinet SelectionHonduras (Puros Indios)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Cuba Aliados Super MazoHonduras (Puros Indios)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Davidoff LE2011 “White Edition”Dominican Republic (Tabadom)Limited Edition (Annual)New LineIPCPR
Di Fazio BarrocoHonduras (Raices Cubanas)Limited EditionNational LaunchJuly 12, 2011
Drew Estate Natural "Big Jucy"Nicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Drew Estate Natural "English"Nicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
E.P. Carrillo Core Line MonumentosDominican Republic (Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
E.P. Carrillo Core Line No. 4Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
E.P. Carrillo Core Line Real CoronaDominican Republic (Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
E.P. Carrillo Limitada 2011Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.)Limited Edition (Annual)Annual ReleaseOctober/November 2011
E.P. Carrillo MaduroDominican Republic (Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.)Line Extension (Capa)New LineIPCPR
El Primer Mundo EpifaniasUSA (El Titan de Bronze)New LineNew LineIPCPR
El TianteNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)ReblendRelaunchIPCPR
Forcade CañozanoNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New LineIPCPR
Forcade Gold RobustoNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New LineIPCPR
Forcade GiradaNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)ReblendRelaunchIPCPR
Gran Habano STK OPIUMHonduras (GR Tabaqueras Unidas)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Gran Habano STK Zulu ZuluHonduras (GR Tabaqueras Unidas)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Gurkha Cellar ReserveDominican Republic (Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Gurkha GodzillaDominican Republic (Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Gurkha "Lancero"Dominican Republic (Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L)Line ExtensionNew Extension2011
Gurkha Royal ChallengeDominican Republic (Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Gurkha SeductionDominican Republic (Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L)New LineRelaunchIPCPR
Gurkha Wicked IndieDominican Republic (Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Humo JaguarHonduras (Plasencia)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Illusione ~ultra~Honduras (Raíces Cubanas)n/aNew LineIPCPR
Illusione ~88~ MaduroHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Line Extension (Capa)New ExtensionIPCPR
Illusione ~888~ MaduroHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Line Extension (Capa)New ExtensionIPCPR
Illusione ~CG:4~ MaduroHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Line Extension (Capa)New ExtensionIPCPR
Illusione ~mj12~ MaduroHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Line Extension (Capa)New ExtensionIPCPR
Illusione ~mk~ ULTRA (2011)Honduras (Raíces Cubanas)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Illusione Singularé 2011 Honduras (Raíces Cubanas)Limited Edition (Annual)Annual ReleaseNovember 2011
IONn/aNew BrandNew LineIPCPR
J. Fuego 777 Zero 6 x 60Honduras (Tabacos de Oriente)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
J. Fuego Sangre de Toro 6 x 60Honduras (Tabacos de Oriente)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
J. Fuego Sangre de Toro OriginalsHonduras (Tabacos de Oriente)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Jaime García Reserva Especial Limited EditionNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Java Mint by Rocky PatelNicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)New LineNew LineIPCPR
JFR770LEHonduras (Raices Cubanas)Limited EditionNew Extension2011
Kurt A. Kendall 7-20-4 1874Honduras (Fabrica de Tabacas Oriente)New LineNew LineIPCPR
La Aurora (La Aurora)Dominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)ReblendNew LineIPCPR
La Aurora 107 MaduroDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)Line Extension (Capa)New LineOctober 2011
La Aurora 1495 BME Sumo Short RobustoDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)Line Extension (Vitola)U.S. Launch2011
La Aurora CorojoDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)PostponedRelaunchIPCPR
La Aurora Doble MaduroDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)n/an/an/a
La Aurora Preferidos Gran ReservaDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
La Aurora Puro Vintage 2004Dominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)New LineNew LineIPCPR
La Caridad del Cobre JavelinDominican Republic (Tabacalera LTC)Line Extension (Vitola)New LineIPCPR
La DueñaNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)New LineNew LineAugust 2011
La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Maduro (Casa de Tabaco)Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Flor S.A.)Line Extension (Capa)New LineIPCPR
La Flor Dominicana Diadema DuoDominican Republic (Tabacalera La Flor S.A.)New LineNew LineIPCPR
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero "The Digger"Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Flor S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)National LaunchApril 8, 2011/July 2011 (IPCPR) (National Launch)
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero "The Digger" (Natural)Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Flor S.A.)Line Extension (Capa)New ExtensionIPCPR
La Palina El DiarioHonduras (Raices Cubanas)New LineNew LineIPCPR
La Sirena Series ANicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)National LaunchJune 2011
León Jimenes PrestigeDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Liga Privada "A"Nicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)Line Extension (Vitola)Event ExclusiveIPCPR
Liga Privada Serie Ünico L40 LanceroNicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Liga Privada Serie Ünico Feral PigNicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)Limited EditionNew ExtensionNovember 2011 (IPCPR)
Lou Rodriguez Connecticut LanceroN/ANew LineNew ExtensionIPCPR
Lou Rodriguez MFN/ALimited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Lou Rodriguez RosadoN/ANew LineNew LineIPCPR
Murcielago Toro GrandeNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
My Father Figurado (Humidor Release)Nicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Limited EditionNew Extension2011
My Father Le Bijou 1922 6 x 60Nicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extensions (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
My Father Le Bijou 1922 Box-Pressed BelicosoNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
My Uzi Weighs a TonNicaragua (Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A.)New LineNational LaunchJune 20, 2011/July 2011 (IPCPR)
Nestor Miranda Grand ReserveNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Oliva Serie V No. 4Nicaragua (Tabolisa)Line Extension (Vitola)National LaunchMarch 2011 (TAA Only)/July 2011 (IPCPR)
Oliveros Aging Room M356Dominican Republic (Tabacalera Palma)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Oliveros Sun Grown ReserveDominican Republic (Tabacalera Palma)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Padilla 8 & 11 RobustoUSA (El Titan de Bronze)Limited EditionNew LineOctober 2011
Padilla Artemis


Honduras (Raíces Cubanas)New LineNew LineMay 2011
Padilla La Terraza HabanoHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)New LineNational LaunchIPCPR
Padilla La Terraza MaduroHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)New LineNational LaunchIPCPR
Padilla/Studio Tobac FiguradoNicaragua (Tabolisa)Limited EditionNew LineAugust 2011
Para Ti Petit RobustoDominican Republic (La Fabrica Para Ti)Line Extension (Vitola)New Extension2011
Paul Garmirian Artisan’s PassionDominican Republic (Occidental Cigar Factory )New LineNational LaunchJune 7, 2011
Pedro Martin CorojoNicaraguaNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Pedro Martin GoldNicaraguaNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Pedro Martin LanceroNicaraguaLine Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Pedro Martin PequeñoNicaraguaLine Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Pedro Martin RubyNicaraguaNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Champagne NoirNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineApril 2011
Perdomo ConmemorativoNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew Line2011
Perdomo Estate Seleccíon Vintage 2002 MaduroNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Estate Seleccíon Vintage 2002 NaturalNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Estate Seleccíon Vintage 2002 Sun GrownNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo ESV 2002Nicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Exhibición Exhibit ConnecticutNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Exhibición Exhibit MaduroNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Exhibición Exhibit Sun GrownNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Perdomo Reserve Limited Cameroon Edition Petit CoronaNicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Pinar Del Río 1878 Capa HabanaDominican Republic (Tabacalera Don Leoncio)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Pinar Del Río 1878 Reserva DominicanaDominican Republic (Tabacalera Don Leoncio)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Pinar Del Río Liga EspecialDominican Republic (Tabacalera Don Leoncio)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Pride BandoleroDominican Republic (Pride Factory)New LineNew LineAugust 15, 2011
Prometheus God of Fire Series BDominican Republic (Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Quesada OktoberfestDominican Republic (MATASA)Limited EditionNew LineAugust 2011
Reinado El EmperadorNicaragua (Cubanero)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Reinado HabanitoNicaragua (Cubanero)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Reinado Limited EditionNicaragua (Cubanero)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Rocky Patel RP50n/aNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Rocky Patel Vintage Cameroon 03Honduras (Honduras American Tabaco S. A.)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Room 101 ConnecticutHonduras (Rancho Jamastran)Line Extension (Capa)New LineIPCPR
Room 101 LTD NamakubiHonduras (Rancho Jamastran)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
SAG 6 x 60n/aNew LineNew Extension2011
Sam Leccia Debut
n/aNew LineNew LineJune 2011
San Cristobal Eleganciosn/aNew LineNew LineIPCPR
San Lotano OvalNicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)Limited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Savinelli 20th AnniversaryNicaragua (Tabolisa)Limited Edition (Anniversary)New LineJune 2011
Savinelli Dos CampeonesNicaragua (Tabolisa)New LineNew LineJune 2011
Savinelli Nicaragua ReserveNicaragua (Tabacos Puros)Limited Edition (Annual)New Line2011
Savinelli Special Selection 2006Nicaragua (Tabolisa)Limited Edition (Annual)New Line2011
Sencillo BlackNicaragua (Plasencia)New LineNational LaunchJune 20, 2011/July 2011 (IPCPR) (Full Release)
Sosa Family SelectionHondurasNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Sosa UndergroundUnited StatesNew LineNew LineIPCPR
SWAG Limitado 99Dominican Republic (Tabacalera Palma)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Tarazona Revolution 305 (R305)Nicaragua (Cubanacan Cigars S.A.)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Tatuaje AvionNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Tatuaje Black Label Petite LanceroNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Line Extension (Vitola)National LaunchJuly 5, 2011
Tatuaje FaustoNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)New LineNew LineJune 2011
Tatuaje La Casita CriollaNicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Tatuaje Monster Series "The Wolfman"Nicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)Limited Edition (Annual)Annual ReleaseOctober 2011
Tatuaje "The Old Man & the C"Nicaragua (My Father Cigars S.A.)New LineNew Line2011
Tatiana Trio Fusion FrenzyDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Tatiana Trio Sweet EuphoriaDominican Republic (E. León Jimenes Tabacalera)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Thunder by Nimish Pateln/aNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Toraño Exodus 1959 50 Years BFCNicaragua (STG Estelí)Line Extension (Vitola)New ExtensionIPCPR
Toraño Loyaln/aNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Toraño Vaultn/aNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Toraño Vault Corona Gordan/aLimited EditionNew LineIPCPR
Undercrown by Drew EstateNicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)New LineNew LineIPCPR
Urbano CorojoDominican RepublicNew LineNew LineIPCPR
Viaje Fifty | Fifty BlackHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Limited Production (Annual Release)Annual ReleaseSeptember 2011
Viaje Fifty | Fifty RedHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Limited Production (Annual Release)Annual ReleaseSeptember 2011
Viaje Oro TrifectaHonduras (Raíces Cubanas)Limited EditionNew LineLate 2011
Winston ChurchillDominican Republic (Tabadom)RelaunchRelaunch2011
Zen by Nish PatelNicaragua (TAVICUSA)New LineNew LineIPCPR

Note: Cigars with unconfirmed status are marked with a “2011” Release Date. Cigars with a confirmed release date are marked with the specified date. All other confirmed releases are marked “IPCPR”.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.