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IPCPR 2016: Alpha Cigar Co.

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While it might not have been front and center, the Alpha Cigar Co’s booth was certainly an affair that looked much more like one with some experience under its belt than a first time IPCPR debut.

Alpha Cigar Company booth IPCPR 2016

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Started in 2015, TJ Cavenagh and Justin Hansen launched Alpha Cigar Co, with their initial focus being on absinthe infused cigars. While they might have been some of the younger cigar company owners at the show, they still had a well spoken knowledge and appreciation for both the tobacco and the spirits side of their product, as they both had previously worked in those respective industries. In addition to the cigars, they were also showing off some neat ashtrays made out of cigar boxes and wooden cigar holders from Ashbox by Derek. I got wrapped up talking shop with them and forgot to get close ups, but they can be seen in the video below.

Alpha Cigar Company Infused IPCPR 2016

Alpha Cigar Co Absinthe Infused Series

The company’s initial offering is the Absinthe Infused cigar. Developed with Abe Flores, their cigars are produced at PDR Cigars in the Dominican Republic. There are three wrapper offerings, all in the same five sizes and offered for sale at the same price.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut, Claro and Maduro offerings
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Alpha Cigar Co Absinthe Infused Box Pressed Belicoso (6 1/2 x 50) – $9.12 (Boxes of 24, $218.88)
  • Alpha Cigar Co Absinthe Infused Corona (5 x 46) – $8.40 (Boxes of 24, $201.60)
  • Alpha Cigar Co Absinthe Infused Gordo (5 1/2 x 60) – $9.40 (Boxes of 24, $225.60)
  • Alpha Cigar Co Absinthe Infused Half Corona (3 1/2 x 46) – $7.24 (Boxes of 24, $173.76)
  • Alpha Cigar Co Absinthe Infused Robusto (5 x 50) – $8.70 (Boxes of 24, $208.80)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

Alpha Cigar Company Defused IPCPR 2016

Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series

In proof that the company’s blends stand on their own and also for smoker who might not want an infused cigar, The Defuser Series is the company’s same three blends, just without the Absinthe infusion. They’re offered in the same sizes at the same price as the infused series.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut, Claro and Maduro offerings
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series Box Pressed Belicoso (6 1/2 x 50) – $9.12 (Boxes of 24, $218.88)
  • Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series Corona (5 x 46) – $8.40 (Boxes of 24, $201.60)
  • Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series Gordo (5 1/2 x 60) – $9.40 (Boxes of 24, $225.60)
  • Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series Half Corona (3 1/2 x 46) – $7.24 (Boxes of 24, $173.76)
  • Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series Robusto (5 x 50) – $8.70 (Boxes of 24, $208.80)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

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Brian Burt
About the author

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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