The MBombay booth is 100 percent bigger this year, but the company had only one new product for IPCPR 2017.That product is an addition to the company’s natural Gaaja line in the form of a 5 x 54 Robusto, which joins the original Toro Gordo (6 x 54) and the Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) that were released in February.Gaaja Robusto

The blend is also the same, namely an Ecuador Connecticut desflorado wrapper, an Ecuadorian HVA Seca Mejorada binder and fillers that include a Peruvian hybrid habano seco, a trio of visos that include an Ecuadorian criollo 98, Paraguayan hybrid habano 2000, and Dominican criollo 98, as well as a Dominican HVA Mejorado lager.

The new vitola is packaged in boxes of 14 and is scheduled to be released by the end of the month.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Hybrid (Connecticut Desflorado & Mejorado 2004)
  • Binder: Ecuadorian HVA Seca Mejorada
  • Filler: Dominican HVA Mejorado Ligero, Dominican Criollo 98 Viso, Ecuadorian Criollo 98 Viso, Peruvian Hybrid Habano, Paraguayan Hybrid Habano 2000 Viso
  • Gaaja Robusto (5 x 54) — $12.50 (Boxes of 14, $175)

Launch Date: End of July 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.