July 12, 2021

PCA 2021: J.C. Newman

A couple of months ago Drew Newman told me that J.C. Newman wouldn’t be bringing any new items to the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade…

PCA 2021: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.

As we were having conversations about companies who have seemingly done really well at previous IPCPR/PCA Conventions & Trade Shows, Oscar Valladares is a name…

PCA 2021: De Los Reyes

I wasn’t in the best of shape—I may or may not still be intoxicated from last night—when arriving at the De Los Reyes compound—which includes…

PCA 2021: Day 3 Lunch with halfwheel

It’s the third day, which means it’s the third lunch. It appears to be a Chipotle mock-up, with a bed of Spanish rice, dark beans,…

PCA 2021: JRE Tobacco Co.

Like many other manufacturers this year, JRE Tobacco Co. has gone with a slightly more subdued booth from their previous setup. JRE has much less…

PCA 2021: Espinosa Premium Cigars

While a good number of manufacturers have opted not to release new products this year, or are limiting their new releases to a single item,…

PCA 2021: Casdagli

It took a handful of attempts, but I finally managed to catch up with Vlada Sojanov, the U.S. distributor for Casdagli Cigars. As it turns…

PCA 2021: Cigar Oasis

After a constant barrage of seeing new, scaled-down booths, it was somewhat nice to see a company that was still using a more complex booth….

PCA 2021: Esteban Carreras

When it comes to the cigar industry’s annual trade show, Esteban Carreras has been one of the most consistent companies that I have covered in…

PCA 2021: What’s In My Bag — Brooks Whittington

Another year at the PCA (formally IPCPR) Convention & Trade Show, another post explaining what we carry around while covering all of the booths. This…

PCA 2021: Cubariqueño

The Cubariqueño team was back at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show with three new cigars, two of which fall under the company’s Lawmen…