The photo below shows Aaron Saide and his booth featuring Sans Pareil and La Instructora in the back corner of the trade show, a location he said he loved because it was one of the quieter spots on the floor.

La Instructora released its new cigars earlier in the year, but Saide had a somewhat-rumored project ready to show off for Sans Pareil.

Sans Pareil Lancero Collection

Sans Pareil is no stranger to high-end, almost extravagant products, and the company’s newest offering is just that. The Lancero Collection is housed in a 75-count humidor that is as solid as anything else found on the floor, while inside are 25 of the Sans Pareil Blue, Sans Pareil Red, and Sans Pareil Purple lines.

Saide said that he hasn’t finalized the production numbers, as the cigars still need to go through a final sorting before shipping to retailers, so he’s estimating that there will only be 50 to 65 humidors available to be filled. The blends remain basically the same, though with some slight tweaks to accommodate the slender vitola.

  • Sans Pareil Blue Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) — $40 (Samplers of 75, $3,000)
  • Sans Pareil Red Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) — $40 (Samplers of 75, $3,000)
  • Sans Pareil Purple Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) — $40 (Samplers of 75, $3,000)

Production: To be determined, approx. 50-65 boxes

Launch Date: August 2018

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

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.