Recluse, also known as Iconic Leaf Cigar Company, was at the trade show with a new blend.

It was difficult to find some time that owner Scott Weeks wasn’t busy talking to retailers, but I managed to sit down with him during the literal last minutes of the show on Tuesday.

Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos

Originally shown off in at the 2016 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show ahead of the Aug. 8 FDA deadline, quite a few more sizes were said to be coming. This year the Amadeus Los Cabos gets a wide release, but only in five sizes to begin with.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés Oscuro)
  • Binder: Sumatra (Country Not Listed)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic (Seco, Viso, Ligero) & Nicaragua (Criollo 98)


  • Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Kanu #3 (8 x 58) — 11.95 (Boxes of 20, $239)
  • Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.50 (Boxes of 24, $180)
  • Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Sidewinder #3 (7 x 57) — $10.50 (Boxes of 24, $252)
  • Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Tarantula (6 x 60) — $9.50 (Boxes of 24, $228)
  • Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Toro (6 1/4 x 50) — $8.50 (Boxes of 24, $204)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: Sept. 1, 2018

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

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.