IPCPR 2016 White Hat Distribution


White Hat Distribution was quite busy distributing as I was covering their booth, with a steady stream of people that were dropping by to check out the latest H.R. cigars.

White Hat Distribution booth


At the beginning of the year, Spence Drake launched White Hat Distribution to distribute Hirochi Robaina’s H.R. cigars. The company is still selling the original H.R. Habano line and in addition is launching two new blends here at the show.

White Hat Distribution HR Habano 2000 A

H.R. Habano “A”

The original H.R. blend is getting two new sizes – a 9 1/4 x 47 “A” size that comes in a coffin of two and a 5 x 42 corona.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian habano 2000
  • Binder: Jalapa, Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaraguan


  • H.R. Habano 2000 “A” (9 1/4 x 47) – $35 (Coffins of 2, $70)
  • H.R. Habano 2000 Corona (5 x 42) – $11.95 (Boxes of 16, $191.20)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular

White Hat Distribution HR Claro

H.R. Claro

The Claro line is one of the two new blends being released. It is launching in four sizes, including a 109 that uses original molds from Cuba. The blend specifics for this cigar are not being released.

  • Wrapper: n/a
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a


  • H.R. Claro 109 (7 1/2 x 50) – $11.95 (Boxes of 20, $239)
  • H.R. Claro Robusto Gordo (5 x 56) – $9.95 (Boxes of 20, $199)
  • H.R. Claro Rothschild (5 x 48) – $8.95 (Boxes of 20, $179)
  • H.R. Claro Toro (6 x 52) – $10.95 (Boxes of 20, $219)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular

White Hat Distribution HR Blue

H.R. Blue

The second new blend coming out is the Blue line, using a Ecuadorian habano maduro wrapper and will be launching in four sizes as well.

  • H.R. Blue Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) – $6.95 (Boxes of 20, $139)
  • H.R. Blue Gordo (6 x 60) – $9.95 (Boxes of 20, $199)
  • H.R. Blue Petite Edmundo (4 1/2 x 52) – $7.95 (Boxes of 20, $159)
  • H.R. Blue Toro (6 x 50) – $8.95 (Boxes of 20, $179)


  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular

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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. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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