IPCPR 2012

IPCPR 2012: General Cigar Co.

For General Cigar Co., IPCPR 2012 was about FOUNDRY and FOUNDRY. Or so was the case outside of the large booth of the company that…

IPCPR 2012: Toraño Family Cigar Co.

It’s been three years since Toraño announced it would be handling its own distribution as a result of CAO’s move to the General Cigar Co….

IPCPR 2012: Altadis U.S.A.

For Altadis U.S.A., the 2012 IPCPR seemed to be an honest effort to improve the quality of its new products. Gone was the intense marketing focus…

IPCPR 2012: Tatuaje & L’Atelier Imports

Pete Johnson sat down with halfwheel and talked a lot, and about all sorts of things—including the upcoming 10 year anniversary of Tatuaje. He also…

IPCPR 2012: Davidoff Group

Between AVO, Camacho, Davidoff, Griffin’s, Room101, Winston Churchill, Zino and the lesser talked about Oettinger Davidoff Group brands—every year will be a busy year for…

IPCPR 2012: La Aurora And Miami Cigar & Co.

Last year, I said, “too much.” This year? It was much of the same. There were a lot of products, although this year was noticeably…

IPCPR 2012: Graycliff

While last year Graycliff and Toraño were still in separate booths, their U.S. distribution was controlled solely by the latter. This year, both companies booths…

IPCPR 2012: Rocky Patel

The booth seemed bigger, and so did the crowd. Rocky Patel brought a host of new product to the show, and the retailers followed. While…

IPCPR 2012: Casa Fernandez

The flagship brand of AGANORSA has had a busy time in the past year, including an entire shifting of production to Miami. IPCPR saw three…

IPCPR 2012: My Father

There were no surprises at IPCPR this year for My Father, largely because the Jaime Garcia Limited Edition 2012 shipped the week before. The focus…

IPCPR 2012: Padrón

It finally arrived for the masses. After two soft releases, a name change and a delay, the Padrón 1964 No. 4 made its debut at…