This was Marrero Cigar Co.’s first IPCPR, and the Costa Rican company decided to debut two new cigars for the show. Both cigars are line extensions for existing brands.Flor de Nino Box-Pressed Robusto

The first new line extension is the Flor de Nino Box-Pressed Robusto, a 5 x 54 robusto that incorporates a habano oscuro wrapper covering a binder from Equador and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru. The brand is named after owner Joel Vazquez Marrero’s grandfather Saturnino “Nino” Marrero and will be shipping to retailers on August 15.

  • Wrapper: Habano Oscuro
  • Binder: Equador
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Peru
  • Flor de Nino Box-Pressed Robusto (5 x 54) — $8.20 (Boxes of 20, $164)

Launch Date: August 15, 2017Tico Torpedo

The second new cigar is the Tico Torpedo, a 6 x 52 torpedo vitola in the company’s  Tico brand, the name of which is slang for typical Costa Rican. As with the other three sizes in the line, the torpedo is covered in an Ecuadorian habano rosado wrapper along with a a binder from Equador and undisclosed filler tobaccos.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
  • Binder: Equador
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Tico Torpedo (6 x 52) — $7.90 (Boxes of 20, $158)

Launch Date: August 15, 2017

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.