After building his portfolio with three core lines–the Red Label, White Label and Blue Label–Robert Arango is releasing his first limited edition in celebration of the company’s fifth anniversary this year.

Arandoza Cigars Booth IPCPR 2016

Arandoza showed off his new cigar in his corner booth that was near the front of the show floor, a compact space but one that had a decent amount of traffic.

Arandoza 5th Year Anniversary IPCPR 2016

Arandoza 5 Year Anniversary

This Nicaraguan puro is being limited to just 5,000 sticks made by La Zona in Nicaragua, with a Nicaraguan habano wrapper highlighting the blend.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Arandoza 5 Year Anniversary (6 x 52) — $9.50 (Box of 10, $95)

Launch Date: Immediately after the trade show.

Production: 500 Boxes of 10 Cigars

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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 the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.