July 21, 2022

NYTA Rocky Patel Empire

Proceeds from the NYTA Rocky Patel Empire are being donated to the New York Tobacconist Association to fund the organization’s efforts to help cigar shops in New York. Specifically, bills that would create a 50-cent tax cap for cigars sold in New York and another that would make it easier for cigar stores to serve alcohol.

PCA 2022: Caldwell Cigar Co.

Crafted & Curated is the name of the game when it comes to Caldwell’s PCA 2022 booth.

PCA 2022: La Palina

La Palina went digging in its archives for its headlining releases at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, with some other surprises in stores as well.

PCA 2022: Manny Iriarte Enterprises

The first person I spoke to after arriving in Las Vegas was David Levy of Manny Iriarte Enterprises. I was still in the airport, but…

PCA 2022: Howard G Cigars

Howard G Cigars has a number of new products to show off during the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, including new vitolas for the Leon Searcy 72 and Ike Taylor’s 10FAHKINE brands as well as two new wrapper options for its Black Moses and Magic Stick lines.

PCA 2022: Lotus Group/Vertigo

The company has an updated booth and a number of new cigar accessories that are ready to head to store shelves.

PCA 2022: 7-20-4

7-20-4 is back this year with a new sales director and a new PCA exclusive.

PCA 2022: Gran Habano

George Rico, owner of Gran Habano, talks to us about the new anniversary cigar debuting at the show. He also teased an upcoming release that has most of the information finalized, with a few important details that weren’t quite ready to be announced.

PCA 2022: Aroma de Nicaragua

This is Aroma de Nicaragua’s second year exhibiting at the PCA Convention & Trade Show, and the company has brought two new lines to show off: one is a recreation of a cigar that the company’s founder’s grandfather smoked in Cuba, while the other is a series incorporating tobacco that has been aged for six years.

PCA 2022: Rabbit Air

Rabbit Air returns this year after having to miss the 2021 PCA Convention and Trade Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.