Boutiques Unified was trying a different approach this year, breaking into different booths instead of putting all of its brands into one.

Emilio was, however, paired up with Black Label Trading Co., not only in a brand new booth, but a booth that was pretty busy when I stopped by.

Emilio Grimalkin Halloween Edition

Scott Zucca, owner of Boutiques Unified and Emilio, wanted to do something special with the Grimalkin for Halloween, so a limited number of orange boxes were made up for the release. Blend and price point remain the same as the regular production, and the cigar is only being released in the robusto size.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua


  • Emilio Grimalkin Halloween Edition Robusto (2018) (5 x 50) — $9.80 (Boxes of 20, $196)

Production: 300 Boxes of 20 Cigars (6,000 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: Late September

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.