Patoro, a European based company, is housed under the CLE distribution umbrella, and thus was located in the CLE booth with a number of other brands.

Patoro booth IPCPR 2016

Started in 2014, it almost immediately offered some of its lines to the U.S. market. Some of those offerings were tweaked versions or blends of the European lines, but with the newest addition to the American market, that was not the case.

Patoro Brasil IPCPR 2016

Patoro Brasil

The Brasil is the company’s Brazilian wrapped offering, and the blend was kept the same from the original European release.

  • Wrapper: Brazil (Bahia)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Patoro Brasil Belicoso (6 x 50) – $14 (Boxes of 20, $280)
  • Patoro Brasil Gordito (4 x 58) – $12 (Boxes of 20, $240)
  • Patoro Brasil Gordo (5 1/2 x 58) – $16 (Boxes of 20, $320)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular


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

Brian Burt

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.