For Dean Parsons, this year’s trade show was about one thin vitola.

Epic Cigars Maduro Reserva Lancero

Epic Maduro Reserva Lancero
Epic Cigars officially debuted its Maduro Reserva Lancero at the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Originally scheduled to be released in June, the 7 1/4 x 40 lancero incorporates a Brazilian Ariparaca wrapper covering a cameroon binder as well as Dominican piloto cubano, seco and ligero and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The lancero is the fourth vitola in the Maduro Reserva line, following the Robusto (5 x 52), Double Corona (6 x 54) and Gordo (6 x 60). All of the Maduro Reserva cigars are rolled at the Charles Fairmorn Factory in the Dominican Republic.

According to the company, only 5,000 of the Maduro Reserva Lancero are being released in 2015, packaged in 100 bundles of 25 as well as 100 boxes of 25. The cigars will carry a suggested retail price of $8.50 and they are shipping to retailers this month.

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.