Antonio Lam’s Reinado line grew by just one cigar this year, but the reviews on it so far have been pretty favorable.

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The Reinado Grand Empire Ecuador Edition is a 6 x 38 petit lancero that is scheduled to come out right after the show, as Lam told halfwheel he has the cigar ready to go.

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Other than that, the promotional model who was working the booth was really friendly and wanted to pick Brooks Whittington’s brain about how to be a professional photographer after being on the other side of the lens.

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.