Although the booth was largely the same as last year, the cigar that Cabal Cigars was officially showing off for this year’s show was quite different.

Cabal Booth

The new release from Chris Arolfo is the Linda Petit Lancero, a 6 x 40 petit lancero that was created to honor of his mother, who was born and died on Jan. 14. The annual release will feature a box of 14 cigars, with a band that bears his mother’s signature. There will be 500 boxes of 14, with each cigar retailing for $14.

Cabal Cigars Linda


According to Arolfo, some of the proceeds from the sales of the cigars will be donated to frontotemporal dementia research, and boxes will start shipping within two weeks.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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.