While last year was all about honoring his family’s history by releasing two new lines in the Serie 1942 and Serie 1973, Alejandro Turrent was keeping it low key at this year’s IPCPR.

There were no new products to show off, a spokesperson for the company stated it was concentrating on its existing brands as well as working on new products for next year’s show. They were serving samples of Casa Turrent Gran Reserva Tequila Anejo, but sadly, I was in too much of a hurry to try it.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.