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.

La Aurora and Miami Cigar Co Booth

The Booth
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

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 Maduro

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 Doble Maduro Diamond 1

La Aurora Preferidos Diamond
Doble Maduro details here.

Details here.


This is the based on the Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2011. Some details here.

Nestor Miranda Gran Reserva 2012

Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012
Supposedly the strongest cigar ever from Miami Cigar & Co. Details here.

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut
Packaging changes are subtle, but a huge update. Details are here.

Nestor Miranda Danno Special Selection 2012 1

Nestor Miranda Danno Special Selection 2012 2

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.)

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.