Chinnock Cellars has been a mainstay at IPCPR for several years now, and while occupying a single space booth towards the back of the floor, there appeared to be a steady stream of friends and customers stopping by to see Brian Chinnock and his cigars.
The Napa-based winemaker came to the show with arguably the most limited edition release to be found, with just 100 cigars produced and individual retailers limited to a very small amount.
Terroir Under Glass
The Terroir line has been one of Chinnock Cellars’ staple cigars since debuting in 2012. Recently, Chinnock was contacted by Sandy Cobas of El Titan de Bronze, the Miami-based factory where his cigars are produced, and she informed him that there were some four-year-old samples of the Terroir Toro sitting in the aging room and needing to find a home.
So instead of just releasing them, Chinnock and Cobas came up with an infusion of high-end cognac for the leaves—including an injection of cognac into the head of the cigar—and put it in a glass tube to seal in the aroma. Popping the cork on the end releases an immediate and unmistakable smell of cognac into the air. Chinnock limited his existing retailers to jus 10 cigars, and said the cigars were sold out within about an hour of the show opening on Saturday. They are only available as single tubes, as there weren’t enough to warrant the creation of a box. It’s a project similar in nature to the XOXO, which was renamed the T.L.P. in honor of Chinnock’s wife, Terri, who passed away in 2015.
- Wrapper: Ecuador (Desflorado)
- Binder: Ecuador
- Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
- Chinnock Cellars Terroir Under Glass (6 x 52) — $35 (Tube of 1, $35)
Release Date: July 2019
Production: 100 Cigars