IPCPR 2016: Pure Aroma Cigars, Inc.

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Best known for the D’Crossier brand, Pure Aroma Cigars, Inc. has taken big strides since gaining distribution by Espinosa Premium Cigars, sharing a booth for the past few trade shows and giving many retailers the chance to see the product first hand. Of course, that product has to be good to begin with, and Isaias Santana Diaz has been producing a number of well-received cigars as of late.

DCrossier Booth - IPCPR 2016

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The company’s Presidential Collection gets a new line, the traditional cabinet packaging format spurs a new line as well, while an existing line gets a bit of a refresh along with a new size. There are some other exciting things that are in the works, though their specific timetable is uncertain.

DCrossier Pennyslvania Avenue IPCPR 2016

D’Crossier Presidential Collection Pennsylvania Avenue

A good number of D’Crossier fans came to know the company through its Diplomacy Series Presidential Collection, which was created in 2009. With FDA regulation of premium cigars on the horizon, the line gets an update with a nod to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the address of the White House. Once rolled, the cigars get 19 months of aging prior to being released.

  • Wrapper: Costa Rican Habano Criollo Especial
  • Binder: Costa Rican Habano
  • Filler: Brazil, Nicaragua
  • D’Crossier Presidential Collection Pennsylvania Avenue Gordito (4 1/8 x 52) — $8 (Box of 12, $96)
  • D’Crossier Presidential Collection Pennsylvania Avenue Robusto (4 7/8 x 50) — $9 (Box of 12, $108)
  • D’Crossier Presidential Collection Pennsylvania Avenue Tainos (5 7/8 x 54) — $12 (Box of 12, $144)
  • D’Crossier Presidential Collection Pennsylvania Avenue Wide Toro (5 1/8 x 58) — $11.90 (Box of 12, $142.80)

Launch Date: July 24, 2016

Production: Regular production

Flor de D'Crossier Cabinet Selection No.1

Flor de D’Crossier Cabinet Selection No.1

This three vitola line is a nod to the classic cabinet selection presentation of cigars though in a bit smaller format, as each box has 20 cigars instead of the 50-count boxes that the packaging is known for.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Costa Rica, Nicaragua
  • Flor de D’Crossier Cabinet Selection No.1 Belicoso (6 x 54) — $12.90 (Box of 20, $258)
  • Flor de D’Crossier Cabinet Selection No.1 Cañonazo (5 7/8 x 52) — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239)
  • Flor de D’Crossier Cabinet Selection No.1 Tainos (6 1/2 x 54) — $12.99 (Box of 20, $259.80)

Flor de DCrossier Enromous IPCPR 2016

Flor de D’Crossier Enormous 360

Isaias Santana Diaz isn’t beating around the bush with the name of his latest series, a pair of cigars known as Enormous 360. It’s two blends, the Flor de D’Crossier Enormous 360 Oscuro and Enormous 360 Claro. None of the blend details about the Enormous 360 are being disclosed other than that the Oscuro version uses a Costa Rican wrapper and that tobaccos from as far back as 2005 are being used for the blend.

  • Wrapper: Costa Rica (Oscuro); n/a (Claro)
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • Flor de D’Crossier Enormous 360 Oscuro (6 1/4 x 68) — $17.20 (Box of 12, $206.40)
  • Flor de D’Crossier Enormous 360 Claro (6 1/8 x 65) — $16.50 (Box of 12, $198)

Launch Date: Immediately after the trade show

Production: Regular production

DCrossier New Cellophane Presidente - IPCPR 2016

D’Crossier Premium Blend Connecticut Robusto

The line is getting some updated packaging while adding a Robusto vitola to the line. As part of the packaging update, the line is going to a cellophane sleeve with small slits in it that will help the cigar breathe a bit better during the transport process,

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Costa Rica
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • D’Crossier Premium Blend Connecticut Robusto (4 7/8 x 50) — $7.98 (Box of 25, $199.50)

Launch Date: Immediately after the trade show

Production: Regular production

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