As you might recall from last year’s show, Tim Wong debuted his Pier 28 line of cigars. Shortly after the show as part of the pre-FDA release deadline rush, he announced several extensions to the line that would be available in limited quantities.

This year, he showed off the second line, the Pier 28 Maduro, as it is ready for widespread release.

Pier 28 Maduro

The second line in the Pier 28 collection uses a Mexican maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler, and like the debut, is produced at Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Wong describes it as a medium-to-full strength, with a spicy sweetness and coffee and chocolate on the finish.

  • Wrapper: Mexico
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Pier 28 Maduro Double Corona (7 x 47) — $8.99 (Box of 10, $89.99)
  • Pier 28 Maduro “La Bomba Chocolate” (5 x 42) — $6.99 (Box of 10, $69.99)
  • Pier 28 Maduro Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.99 (Box of 10, $79.99)
  • Pier 28 Maduro Super Toro (6 x 56) — $8.99 (Box of 10, $89.99)

Launch Date: Currently shipping

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

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.