IPCPR 2016: Miami Cigar & Co.

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A new year, another new brand for the Miami Cigar & Co. family. This time, it’s Nicholas Melillo and his new flavored brand, The Upsetters. Beyond that, La Aurora has a host of new products and there’s a new Nestor Miranda Collection.

Miami Cigar & Co. Booth IPCPR 2016

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The booth was much the same, but it seems like it was a bit larger, likely a result of the new booth rules imposed by the IPCPR that seem to have made a few booths slightly larger than they previously were.

La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006

La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006

A new limited edition of the popular La Aurora 107 line uses tobaccos only from 2006. It’s limited to 1,000 boxes of 10 for each size.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Robusto Especial (5 x 54) — $9 (Boxes of 10, $90)
  • La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Corona Gorda Especial (6 x 47) — $10 (Boxes of 10, $100)
  • La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Churchill Especial (7 x 50) — $11 (Boxes of 10, $110)

Production: 1,000 Boxes fo 10 Cigars (10,000 Total Cigars)

La Aurora 107 20 Minute Break

La Aurora 107 15 Minute Break

The small size tin is added to the La Aurora 107 line.

  • La Aurora 107 15 Minute Break (3 1/2 x 42) — $4.50 (Tins of 20, $90)

La Aurora Preferido Double Barrel

La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Double Barrel Aged

The newest Preferido not only has tobacco aged in rum barrels, but the finished the cigars themselves are also aged in rum barrels.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Brazil, Cameroon & Dominican Republic
  • La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Double Barrel Aged (5 x 54) — $22.50 (Boxes of 8, $180)

Production: 1,500 Boxes of 8 Cigars (12,000 Total Cigars)

La Aurora Preferido New Packaging

La Aurora Preferidos New Packaging

The non-tubo versions of the Preferidos get a new look.

Nestor Miranda Corojo

Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo

The fourth blend for the Nestor Miranda Collection is a Nicaraguan puro. It has the same four sizes and pricing as the other three releases.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Robusto (4 1/2 x 50) — $7.50 (Boxes of 20, $150)
  • Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Corona Gorda (6 x 46) — $8.25 (Boxes of 20, $165)
  • Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Toro (5 1/2 x 54) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170)
  • Nestor Miranda Collection Corojo Gran Toro (6 x 60) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)

Production: Regular Production

The Upsetters

The Upsetters

It’s an infused/flavored line by Nicholas Melillo. I smoked one and it was very sweet, though I’m not sure how much sweeter than the rest of the competition as I don’t smoke many flavored cigars. It’s offered in three different wrapper varieties across eight sizes. The Upsetters is distributed by Miami Cigar & Co.

  • Wrapper: Candela / Claro / Maduro
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: Jamaica & Nicaragua
  • Candela
    • The Upsetters Para El Sapo (4 1/2 x 38 x 54) — $7 (Boxes of 20, $140)
  • Claro
    • The Upsetters Django (5 x 54) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)
    • The Upsetters Small Ax (4 1/2 x 40) — $7.50 (Boxes of 20, $225)
    • The Upsetters The Skipper (4 1/2 x 38 x 54) — $7 (Boxes of 20, $140)
    • The Upsetters Rock Steady (7 x 48) — $11.50 (Boxes of 20, $230)
    • The Upsetters Ska (4 x 32) — $6 (Boxes of 60, $360)
  • Maduro
    • The Upsetters The Original Rude Boy (6 x 60) — $13 (Boxes of 20, $260)
    • The Upsetters ZOLA (6 x 52) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170)

Launch Date: Shipping Now

Production: Regular Production

Viva Republica Art of War

Viva Republica Art of War

Inspired by Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Art of War is the follow-up to the company’s Guerrilla Warfare and Advanced Warfare releases. It features a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper with Dominican candela on the foot.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf / Dominican Candela
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Colombia & Nicaragua
  • Viva Republica Art of War Robusto (5 x 50) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $180)
  • Viva Republica Art of War Corona Gorda (6 x 47) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
  • Viva Republica Art of War Toro (5 1/2 x 54) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • Viva Republica Art of War Gran Toro (6 x 58) — $11.50 (boxes of 20, $230)

Viva Republica Lancero

Viva Republica Lanceros

The Advanced Warfare and Guerrilla Warfare lines both receive 7 x 35 lanceros. Pricing is $8.50 and they come in the stand-up boxes of 20.

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