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July 23, 2023

PCA 2023: Serafin de Cuba Cigars

This is Serafin de Cuba Cigars’ first time exhibiting at PCA, and they brought with them some interesting cigars including two resurrected historic brands and two cigars honoring the patriarchs of the Serafin family.

PCA 2023: Zander-Greg

Zander-Greg collaborated with actor Chazz Palminteri for a new cigar.

PCA 2023: OM Cigar Co.

Osvaldo Morales had his OM Cigar Co. booth space setup in the BCA Pavilion along with the other boutique brands under the umbrella. I got a few minutes to chat with him and get some more info on the brand.

PCA 2023: Luis Arias Cigar

With a new company name and a brand new booth, Luis Arias Cigar was talking up the strengths that set it apart from other cigar brands, including the fact that all of the company’s tobacco is grown at its own farm and that all Luis Arias cigars are rolled at the company’s Tabacalera Viva Habano factory in the Dominican Republic.

PCA 2023: CigarzUp

The company was showing off its new Cigar Butler, a free-standing lighter and cutter combination product that offers a hands-free cutting and lighting experience by way of a pair of foot pedals.

PCA 2023: Visol Products

Included in the company’s new product debuts this year was a leather travel case made in collaboration with Peter James Leather Co. 

PCA 2023: Martinez Cigars

Martinez Cigars is a small factory and retail location in Manhattan. This is its second time at the show and this year debuting two new sizes in the Riki Taki series along with the national release of a shop exclusive.

PCA 2023: Rson

The cigar and cigar accessory company has been around for about three years, and is now looking at expanding into retail stores.

PCA 2023: DBL Cigars

DBL Cigars had three new cigars on display at PCA 2023. Well, they were on display most of the day, but showing up near closing time meant the shelves were empty.

PCA 2023: Ciccar

Ciccar is an accessory that at first glance, might not catch your interest or perhaps you might think of as just a gimmick. However, if you give co-owner Mark Ciccarello just a few minutes for a sales pitch, there’s a good chance you’ll be sold.

PCA 2023: Definition Cigars

The company’s new release for the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show is Genesis, a 5 1/2 x 54 “Super Robusto” that was created in partnership with Luciano Cigars.