This is the second year at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show for Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group under the ownership of Kevin Schweitzer, who acquired the company in January 2017.
While he isn’t introducing any new products this year, he is bringing back the 7 x 38 lancero vitola in the Nicaraguan-made maduro line. It was last made in late 2014 or early 2015—before Schweitzer took over the company—and he began shipping the new batch this past spring. After a backorder situation, he’s got more in stock and ready to head to retailers, with an MSRP of $11.95 per cigar.
While there wasn’t new product per se, Schweitzer had a cool incentive for retailers placing orders: a new gold-brick ashtray with a removable lid that can hold three cigars, or you can stash more in the base if you want. He says there’s a better than decent chance it will be available for consumers in the not-too-distant future.
One note: it’s not made of wood, metal, plastic, gold or anything you might think would be used to make an ashtray.