July 14, 2017

IPCPR 2017: MLB Cigar Ventures

So Mike Bellody had a booth, but it turns out he spent most of the trade show in the Quesada booth, since they are now…

IPCPR 2017: J. Fuego Cigar Co.

There’s been a number of changes at J. Fuego since last year’s trade show. The company has turned over sales to Cypress Group Miami, a…

IPCPR 2017: Quesada

Three booths. Three booths are traditionally a pain to photograph due to lighting: Ashton, Gurkha and Quesada. I have all three assigned to me and…

IPCPR 2017: Kristoff

Glen Case decided not to bring anything new to the Kristoff booth this year. Instead, he is focusing on his existing portfolio. However, he will…

IPCPR 2017: Scrim by HutcH

Artist Rick Hutchings has garnered quite a following for his unique cigar cutters that use the body of a XIKAR Xi3, but replace the handles with designs…

IPCPR 2017: Leaf by Oscar

A number of cigar brands shared the island-themed booth of Jim Robinson and Oscar Valladares, brought together by their distribution agreement with Valladares. It was…

IPCPR 2017 What’s In My Bag – Brian Burt Edition

It took a few years, but I zeroed in on a group of items that balanced out exactly what I needed with not packing too…

IPCPR 2017: Garo Cigars

After celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary last year, Garo Cigars is digging into its archives to bring some of its older blends back to the…

IPCPR 2017: LH Premium Cigars

LH Premium Cigars is releasing a cigar in partnership with “Island” Jim Robinson of Leaf by Oscar and Leaf & Bean fame, though unfortunately the cigar…

IPCPR 2017: Espinosa Premium Cigars

Erik Espinosa had a solid location, near the front of the floor, and returned with a booth design that he’s used in recent years. While…

IPCPR 2017: Plasencia 1865

Long known for the cigars they have made for other people, Nestor Andrés Plasencia and his father formed a distribution company named Placencia 1865 together in 2016….