Last year, I said, “too much.” This year? It was much of the same. There were a lot of products, although this year was noticeably heavier on the Miami Cigar & Co. side of things. The caveat is—much like Rocky Patel—most of these lines were either extensions to series or limited editions. In the end, you could make the case that Merlion—which had a soft launch before the show—was the only product that didn’t fall into one of the aforementioned categories that was released at IPCPR. Still, there’s a lot of scrolling.
It was much of the same, this time featuring former blogger Barry Stein. If we learned anything in Las Vegas, this booth just feels a lot better in the center of things just because of how it is set up.
Fernando León Family Reserve by La Aurora
It was original shown a few months ago, this is not the León Jimenes Don Fernando blend, rather the blend Fernando León asked for much later in life. It will come in the same five sizes as Guillermo León by La Aurora, which is also receiving the Family Reserve makeover.
La Aurora 100 Años
Details are here. Pictured above is the special 100 Años Maduro, which retailer received for purchasing packages of 100 Años.
La Aurora Preferidos Diamond
Doble Maduro details here.
Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012
Supposedly the strongest cigar ever from Miami Cigar & Co. Details here.
Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut
Packaging changes are subtle, but a huge update. Details are here.
Nestor Miranda Special Selection Danno 2012
Like the outside of the box, don’t like the fluff inside of the box. As hinted at earlier, slightly stronger with a San Andrés wrapper in the massive 7 x 56 size.
(Note: This story first listed Añoranzas as the same blend as the Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2011. Miami Cigar & Co. has since clarified the blend is “based off of” the Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2011.)