For General Cigar Co., IPCPR 2012 was about FOUNDRY and FOUNDRY. Or so was the case outside of the large booth of the company that parents CAO, Cohiba, Hoyo de Monterrcey, La Gloria Cubana, Macanudo, Partagas, Punch and others where all anyone wanted to talk about was the center of the General booth. Inside there were a lot of new products across a few brands, a lot of limited editions.
FOUNDRY was what was everyone was talking about. But within the complex that was General Cigar Co., CAO, below, put up a pretty good fight.
Details are here. The notable trait here is that all four sizes are 5 1/2 inches long. The humidor will be used at events—and its built-in speaker goes to 11.
Cohiba Edición Diamente 2012
Introduced at last year’s IPCPR 2011, the Diamente is back, this time in two different sizes. Cameroon from 1980 adorns both a 5 x 50 Robusto, sold in glass tubes, and a 6 x 54 Toro, offered in a coffin. The Robusto retails for $22.00, while the Toro is priced at $25.00 per piece. Both are offered in 10-count boxes. Only 2,012 boxes of each size will be offered for sale.
Don Sixto by Plasencia
The star of the show. Described as the brainchild of Michael Giannini, FOUNDRY was noted for its gear bands and the above pictured booth. Word is the gears will be used for something bigger, so hold onto them.
Macanudo Vintage 2006
Detailed here. Back again is the metal bands of Vintage 1997.
Another release for the holiday season.
The new Punch Tailgate packs were one of the first things you noticed when walking into the booth. $24.99 gets you six cigars, a bottle opener and cutter.