After adding just one new cigar at the trade show last year, Epic Cigars was showing off two new lines this year, as well as making two former limited editions regular production releases.

Epic Cigars Booth

Although it shipped early in July, La Rubia was also a big player in the booth, which was reworked to better show off the multitude of releases compared to last year.

Epic Cigars E San Andres

Epic San Andres

There are a number of San Andres-wrapped cigars at this year’s show, and the Epic San Andres is one of the most limited. With just 2,500 total cigars produced, the 6 1/2 x 54 cigar incorporates a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, an Indonesian Sumatra binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
  • Epic San Andres (6 1/2 x 54) — $10 (Boxes of 10, $100)

Launch Date: End of September

Production: 250 Boxes 0f 10 Cigars (2,500 Total Cigars)

Epic Cigars Maduro Fuerte

Epic Maduro Fuerte

The other new release debuting at the show was the Epic Maduro Fuerte, a stronger version of the company’s Maduro Reserva line that ls blended with a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, a Cameroon binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan ligero fillers. The new cigar is a 6 1/2 x 54 toro extra featuring a pigtail and shaggy foot, and only 2,500 total cigars will be released this year packaged in boxes of 10. However, the blend will be released in different vitolas each year going forward, and the number of cigars released will remain at 2,500 each year.

  • Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca
  • Binder: Cameroon
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
  • Epic Maduro Fuerte (6 1/2 x 54) — $10 (Boxes of 10, $100)

Launch Date: End of September

Production: 250 Boxes 0f 10 Cigars (2,500 Total Cigars)

Epic Corojo Reserva Lancero

Epic Corojo Reserva Lancero

In addition to the two new cigars, Epic is making two if its former limited edition releases regular production. The first of these is the Epic Corojo Reserva Lancero, a 7 x 40 lancero that was first released in 2014 and made with an Ecuadorian corojo wrapper, a Dominican olor binder and Dominican piloto cubano tobacco in the filler. It will be sold in boxes of 20 with an MSPR of $8.80 each and is expected to ship in August.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Epic Corojo Reserva Lancero (7 x 40) — $8.80 (Boxes of 20, $176)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Epic Cigars Habano Lancero

Epic Habano Reserva Lancero

The second of two lanceros Epic is into regular production is the Habano Reserva Lancero, a 7 x 40 lancero that is composed of an Ecuadorian habano wrapper,  a Dominican binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. As with the Corojo Reserva Lancero, it will be sold in boxes of 20 with an MSPR of $8.80 each and is expected to ship in August.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
  • Epic Habano Reserva Lancero (7 x 40) — $8.80 (Boxes of 20, $176)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 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.