Although it did not have anything new at this year’s show, APS Distributors, LLC made a conscious effort to concentrate its efforts on supporting its core bundle releases that are already on the market.

In addition, the company had a number of different brands located inside its booth, including Serino Cigar Co.—which debuted at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show and is owned by APS—and Bespoke Cigars, which was showing off its Dubara Palace Collection that consists of a trio of humidors.


Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 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.