Chris Arolfo was primarily introducing retailers to the Cabal brand at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, though for those stores who have already brought in the line, he did have something special tucked away.

Cabal IPCPR 2014-1

The Cabal Petit Lancero isn’t scheduled to be released until December or January, but Arolfo had a few on hand to share with his existing customers. The 6 x 40 vitola was created in honor of his mother, who was born and died on January 14, which is why he wants to make it an annual winter release. Currently he’s planning on 500 boxes of 12, with a single stick MSRP of $10. The blend is slightly tweaked from the original Cabal blend, and as of just a few weeks ago was still being tweaked.

Cabal IPCPR 2014-3

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.