While Arango Cigar Co. might not be one of the most well-known names amongst premium cigar consumer, they have one of the larger spaces on the show floor as they offer pipes, tobacco, cigars and other smoking accessories.

This year, in addition to new offerings in other segments, they added a new bundle line to their portfolio.

Nicarango Connecticut

The handmade line is being produced at Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA) in Estelí and is offered in two wrapper options and two sizes. An announcement from Arango calls the cigar robust but mellow-bodied, full flavored and smooth smoking.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras & Nicaragua
  • Nicarango Connecticut Supremo (7 1/4 x 45 ) — $2.18 (Bundles of 20, $43.60)
  • Nicarango Connecticut Toro (6 x 50) — $2.06 (Bundles of 20, $41.20)

Production: Regular production

Launch Date: July 2018

Nicarango Maduro

The handmade line is being produced at Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. (NACSA) in Estelí and is offered in two wrapper options and two sizes. An announcement from Arango calls the cigar robust but mellow-bodied, full flavored and smooth smoking.

  • Wrapper: Indonesia (Besuki Maduro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras & Nicaragua
  • Nicarango Maduro Supremo (7 1/4 x 45 ) — $2.18 (Bundles of 20, $43.60)
  • Nicarango Maduro Toro (6 x 50) — $2.06 (Bundles of 20, $41.20)

Production: Regular production

Launch Date: July 2018

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 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 MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.