AKA Cigar has grown-up, at least if you are determining life by where you get to sit at the lunch table. Jay Lundy went from being stashed in a corner to upfront in between two popular booths and the company brought a much brighter and bigger presence to the show.

AKA Cigars IPCPR 2014 Booth


AKA Event Cigar
There will likely be an event cigar from the company in 2015. There’s no word on what it will be, but it’s in the works.

AKA Nth Degree Optimal
The Nth Degree line gets a limited lancero. The cigars are expected to ship later this month with another shipment later this year. You can read more about it here.

AKA New Respect 2013

AKA New Solace

New Packaging
In addition to new booth digs, the company has reworked all of its packaging. A slightly larger and thicker band adorns each cigar while the boxes have gotten some accents to give it a more modern feel. The new packaging will begin to ship in waves depending on when the company runs out of old-banded supplies. You can read more about it here.


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.