July 20, 2015

IPCPR 2015: Vivalo Cigars

Vivalo Cigars was one of the dreaded “new booths” of the trade show. The dreaded part is of course a joke and the reality is…

IPCPR 2015: Legacy Brands

It was a quiet show for Victor Vitale and Legacy Brands, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have projects to talk about. This past spring,…

IPCPR 2015: MBombay Cigars

MBombay Cigars was showing off two new products at its IPCPR booth this year. The first is the new MBombay Habano blend, which incorporates an Ecuadorian…

IPCPR 2015: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

My sit-down with Steve Saka started with him complimenting himself for “how much of a cheap-ass” he was in regards to the extremely inexpensive cost…

IPCPR 2015: Fratello Cigars

Fratello Cigars happened across a very well placed booth this year, somewhat in the middle of the trade show floor and right next to a…

IPCPR 2015: Davidoff of Geneva USA

After a downsizing at General Cigar Co., Davidoff of Geneva USA is now, without question, the largest exhibitor at this year’s show. It shouldn’t come…

IPCPR 2015: E.P. Carrillo

Leave it to Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Jr. to have a surprise waiting for us in his booth at this year’s trade show. We knew about the…

IPCPR 2015: Day 3 Contest — Davidoff Escurio Gran Toro

Sorry for the delay. I’m sure you guessed what was coming now, it’s a box of Davidoff Escurio Gran Toro. Today’s prize has a retail…

IPCPR 2015: What’s In My Bag — Brooks Whittington Edition

As you probably know by now, we are each writing a little about what we are carrying around in our bags as we cover the…

IPCPR 2015: Crowned Heads

It’s been a bit of a hot-button topic among fans of the brand, but Crowned Heads’ feature release at this year’s show is La Imperiosa,…

IPCPR 2015: Esteban Carreras

Craig Cunningham has a new series of cigars on display at the Esteban Carreras booth. The first of which, Black Cross, has already come out,…