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Brian Burt
Brian Burt
About the author
I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

IPCPR 2019: Zander-Greg

Zander-Greg was back this year with the same booth, and much like the last year were in a good spot on an aisle to get...
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IPCPR 2019: Caoba

Caoba is a brand that has been in business in the Dominican Republic since 1992, but has previously not had a focus on sales within...
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IPCPR 2019: La Sonrisa Cigars

In perhaps one of the worst booth placements I’ve ever seen, La Sonrisa was back at the show this year. And in the back. Placed...
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IPCPR 2019: Cigar Companion Concepts

While the company name may be slightly vague on what they produce, once you see The Best Cigar Pal it’s apparent to those that are...
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IPCPR 2019 Brizard & Co.

As mentioned last year, Brizard & Co. has been around for a while, but this is only the second year that we’ve covered its trade...
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IPCPR 2019: Selected Tobacco S.A.

Selected Tobacco S.A. was back again with the same booth, which is great because it’s a near museum-like presentation of their beautiful packaging and products....
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IPCPR 2019: Arango Cigar Co.

If Arango Cigar Co is known for anything at the show, it’s probably for its giant pipe display made out of pipes, which you can...
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IPCPR 2019: Sinistro Cigars

Sinistro is back this year, and besides new cigars, they also had a French(?) model serving Armenian style coffee. She offered me some of the...
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IPCPR 2019: Los Caidos

Los Caidos is a brand that is looking to give back to police and firefighter charities and I dropped by their booth to learn more...
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IPCPR 2019: Graycliff

Graycliff always seems to get a prime corner of converging aisles and this year was no different. The booth design is ideal for placement like...
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IPCPR 2019: Curivari

Curivari might have the smallest furniture-to-booth size ratio of any manufacturer at the show, but I think that’s actually a good thing. For a number...
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