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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: Blue Mountain Cigars

I got a chance to drop by Blue Mountain Cigars, and in addition to a new cigar, it had a putting green setup as well....
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IPCPR 2019: Asylum

Asylum is part of the CLE Cigar Co. booth again this year, though the photo op wall is for an Eiroa cigar and not a...
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IPCPR 2019: Fable

While I was at the RoMa Craft booth chatting with the various members of the NicaSueño family, I had a chance to chat with co-owner...
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IPCPR 2019: Rabbit Air

Rabbit Air is back at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, though there is nothing new to show off at the trade show. The booth...
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IPCPR 2019: Dissident Cigars

Dissident Cigars, with new owner Benjamin Holt, returns to the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show after being revived as a brand earlier this year. The...
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IPCPR 2019: JRE Tobacco Co.

JRE Tobacco Co’s booth is the same elongated layout it has had in the past, and while it was tucked away over on the side...
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IPCPR 2019: Caldwell Cigar Co.

Caldwell Cigar Co had a couple of surprises this year, along with some new packaging and another collaboration between Robert Caldwell, Matt Booth and Abdel...
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IPCPR 2019: Jas Sum Kral

Jas Sum Kral isn’t allowed to have one of their new products at the show, but it is still proudly advertising it. Riste Risteski was...
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IPCPR 2019: Warped

Warped Cigar is back this year with a couple of highly sought after cigars, some new counterfeit fighting technology and a brand new website. While...
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IPCPR 2019: The Kentucky Double

This is The Kentucky Double’s first year at the trade show, and owner Christopher Dangler was excited to show off his new creation that just...
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IPCPR 2019: Day 2 Recap

Day 1 always feels like I’m remembering how to cover the show, while Day 4 has an urgent and highly rushed feel to it. Days...
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