The 7-20-4 booth hasn’t changed much from what I remember – but it’s a good setup with some tall signage that made it easy to find.

After having to wait a little bit to talk to Kurt Kendall while he talked with some retailers—always a good problem to have—we got down to chatting about the latest project he had to show off.

R.G. Series Connecticut

This is the first time the company has used a Connecticut wrapper – certainly something we’ve seen more companies doing lately, and something that seems to be appreciated by consumers.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • R.G. Series Connecticut 660 (6 x 60) – $11.50 (Boxes of 20, $230)
  • R.G. Series Connecticut Churchill (7 x 50) – $11 (Boxes of 20, $220)
  • R.G. Series Connecticut Robusto (5 x 52) – $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)
  • R.G. Series Connecticut Toro (6 x 52) – $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)
  • R.G. Series Connecticut Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) – $11 (Boxes of 20, $220)

Launch Date: Oct. 1, 2017

Dog Walker Display
The other new thing they had was something for the retailers – and it was a display tray for the company’s three Dog Walker blends, able to fit five packs of five cigars for each.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 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.