Founded in 1990 by owner Philip Wynne, Felipe Gregorio Cigars is based in the Dominican Republic. While the booth for the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show was the same as last year, the company was showing off four new vitolas in the 1957 Series as well as new packaging for its Pelo de Oro line.

1957 Series

Originally released to celebrated Wynne’s 50th birthday, the 1957 Series is made with a Cuban-seed Costa Rican wrapper and available in four vitolas, all packaged in boxes of 27.

  • Wrapper: Costa Rica
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Felipe Gregorio 1957 Series FG 56 (6 1/2 x 56) — $12 (Boxes of 27, $324)
  • Felipe Gregorio 1957 Series FG 54 (5 3/5 x 54) — $11 (Boxes of 27, $297)
  • Felipe Gregorio 1957 Series FG 52 (4 3/4 x 52) — $9 (Boxes of 27, $243)
  • Felipe Gregorio 1957 Series FG 46 (5 3/4 x 46) — $8 (Boxes of 27, $216)

Launch Date: August 2017

Pelo de Oro

As the name suggests, these are rolled with Cuban-seed pelo de oro tobacco that is grown in Costa Rica. The three vitolas are not new, but the packaging is, namely 15-count paper lined tins with cedar inside and the cellophane that the cigars are wrapped in has holes in it to enhance the cedar component in the blend.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Felipe Gregorio Pelo de Oro  Churchilito (6 x 48) — $8 (Tins of 15, $120)
  • Felipe Gregorio Pelo de Oro Torpedo (6 1/4 x 54) — $8 (Tins of 15, $120)
  • Felipe Gregorio Pelo de Oro Cañonazo  (5 7/8 x 52) — $9 (Tins of 15, $135)

Launch Date: August 2017

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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.