At the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, MoyaRuiz Cigars showed off two new blends that were announced earlier this year.

MoyaRuiz Cigars The Rake

The Rake
The first new release is The Rake, a cigar that takes its name from a poker term which describes the fee taken by the card room for operating the game.

The Rake is composed of a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper covering a multitude of Nicaraguan filler tobacco, including two ligeros from Estelí and two from Jalapa. There are four different sizes, each packaged in boxes of 20: The Take (6 x 52, $10.95), Vig (6 x 60, $11.75), Fix (5 5/8 x 46, $9.47) and Cut (5 x 52, $10.25.) They are being produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Cigar Factory and they will ship to retailers following the show.

MoyaRuiz Cigars Chinese Finger trap

The second new blend is The Chinese Finger Trap, a 6 x 50 toro is wrapped in a non-functional Chinese finger trap. As with The Rake, the new cigar is being produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and is limited to 10,000 cigars packaged in boxes of 10. While the blend is not being released, the MSRP for each cigar is $11, and they have already shipped to retailers.

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