The spray painted background was gone, but Dissident Cigars added a huge robot to its booth, along with two new cigars.

Dissident Cigars Booth

The first is an extension to the company’s Soapbox line, the SHIFT, a 6 x 44/60 double perfecto.

Dissident Cigars Soapbox Shift

Like the rest of the Soapbox line, the SHIFT is a Nicaraguan puro incorporating a Jalapa wrapper as well as a binder from Estelí and filler tobaccos from Condega, Estelí and Jalapa. SHIFT will retail for $12 and is being sold in boxes of 20, and will ship to retailers immediately following the show.

Dissident Cigars Home

The second new release is a brand new brand named Home, a 6 x 54 toro that is composed of Honduran corojo for both the wrapper and binder, along with some Honduran pelo de oro and Honduran corojo in the filler. The new release is being limited to 2,000 total cigars packaged in boxes of 10 and will ship “in the fall.”

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.