July 1, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Oliva

At various times the Oliva booth has looked somewhat quiet but other times it is the exact opposite. Oliva conceded—like others—that some of its biggest…

IPCPR 2019: Leaf By Oscar

If there is one booth I look forward to visiting every year—even if I am not covering it—it is the booth of “Island” Jim Robinson,…

IPCPR 2019: De Los Reyes

The De Los Reyes booth has become part of a larger compound of companies that now includes Cattle Baron, Debonaire, Patoro and Topper—all of which…

IPCPR 2019: Nat Sherman International

For the first time in a few years, Nat Sherman International has new products. There are two new limited edition cigars, a new line of…

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…

IPCPR 2019: HVC Cigars

HVC is two for two. The company has two new releases at IPCPR 2019, both of which I really want to try. Neither is entirely…

IPCPR 2019: La Flor Dominicana

Although there were no overt signs or banners announcing it, this year marks La Flor Dominicana’s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate it is showing off…

IPCPR 2019: Cigar Oasis

There is nothing new from Cigar Oasis in 2019, though I imagine most customers wouldn’t know. Last December—a bit later than planned—the company began shipping…

IPCPR 2019: Maya Selva Cigars

Located in the back of the hall, Maya Selva Cigars had one of the brighter booths I can remember visiting due to a large light…

IPCPR 2019: Sans Pareil & La Instructora

Tucked up against one of the side walls, arguably the farthest from the front entrance of the show, is Sans Pareil & La Instructora, the…

IPCPR 2019: What’s In My Bag — Patrick Lagreid

If there was one thing that I tried to focus on with my show floor bag this year, it was reducing the bulk of a…