Garo Booth IPCPR 2016

A few weeks ago, Dr. Garo Bouldoukian started sharing images of the cigar he’d be releasing for his namesake company’s 20th anniversary, but details were being withheld until the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show opened, and now we finally have details about it.

Garo 20th Parejo IPCPR 2016

Garo 20th Anniversary

Bouldoukian calls it “the culmination of more than two decades of passion and experience in the manufacture of some of the world’s finest cigars.” He’s releasing two sizes, but measuring 6 1/2 x 54 but one coming with a belicoso head and the other as a traditional toro parejo. The flavor is billed as being bold and complex, with notes of coffee, leather and soft baking spices, with supplementing notes of earth and nuts leading to a finish reminiscent of a Speyside single malt. While he’s initially producing 5,000 of each size he might end up increasing production to 10,000 of each size, something he said would be a fitting tribute of producing 20,000 cigars of his 20th anniversary blend.

Garo 20th Belicoso IPCPR 2016

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Binder: Dominican Olor
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Ecaudor
  • Garo 20th Anniversary #B54 (6 1/2 x 54) — $16 (Box of 20, $320)
  • Garo 20th Anniversary #G54 (6 1/2 x 54) — $16 (Box of 20, $320)

Launch Date: Immediately, but with full rollout in mid-September.

Production: 500 Boxes of 20 Cigars, 250 of each size

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