July 20, 2017


The theme of the XIKAR booth this year was high performance as the company unveiled its new High Performance Collection, which includes everything a cigar smoker...
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IPCPR 2017: Joya de Nicaragua

The Joya de Nicaragua brand debuted in 1968—it was orgiainlhy named the Nicaragua Cigar Co.—and was the country’s first cigar manufacturer. A lot has changed since...
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IPCPR 2017: HVC Cigars

In the back left corner of the trade show floor was HVC Cigars. Reinier Lorenzo was showing off extensions to three of his existing brands, all...
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Baracoa Cigar Co. Shuts Down, Cites FDA

Danny Vazquez has announced that he is shutting down Baracoa Cigar Co. In a letter, he cited uncertainty with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA)...
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IPCPR 2017: Felipe Gregorio

Founded in 1990 by owner Philip Wynne, Felipe Gregorio Cigars is based in the Dominican Republic. While the booth for the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade...
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IPCPR 2017: Total Flame

Total Flame was finalizing a new cigar that didn’t make it to the show, but a rerelease and a new product were there to be...
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IPCPR 2017: Oscar Valladares & Co.

There are a handful of companies who are really poised to take a big step forward at this year’s show, one of which is Oscar...
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IPCPR 2017: Hammer + Sickle

Hammer + Sickle was here with some new packaging, new releases and some interesting videos playing on their screens that I don’t remember seeing last...
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Rubio & Manchin Testify Against FDA Cigar Regulation

Today, at a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee, premium cigars received some bipartisan support. Sen. Marco Rubo, R-Fla, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both testified...
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IPCPR 2017: Tabacalera El Artista

For a company that had no new products to show, Tabacalera El Artista drew a large crowd of people on Thursday afternoon. The reason? David...
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IPCPR 2017: Emilio

Emilio was back this year in the Boutiques Unified booth, which makes sense seeing as the both the cigar brand and distribution company are owned...
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