Crossfire Cigars got my attention this year in two ways: great packaging and comfy chairs.

Crossfire CIgars booth

Last month, the company released the first two installments in its Library Series, the Count of San Andrés and The Diary of a Connecticut, with the third release, Legends of the Arapiraca, coming out this fall.

Crossfire Cigars library collection

Each is packaged in a box designed to look like a book and with a slide-out section that is certainly unique. Jason Lois, the company’s national sales manager, has more on it:

Each size will be initially released in a 6 1/4 x 56 vitola with an MSRP of $11.99. More vitolas could be added in the future depending on demand.

Crossfire also worked with Dream Seats to create some very comfortable logoed chairs that featured an ashtray in one of the armrest’s cupholders.

Crossfire Cigars chair

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

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.