Graycliff always seems to get a prime corner of converging aisles and this year was no different.

The booth design is ideal for placement like that, as it’s basically just an open space with a reasonably sized display in one corner. While I usually get to talk to the director of operations Adam Collins about the show and what’s new with Graycliff, this year he was busy dealing with the overnight theft of tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of watches that were stored in the booth. While the final day of the trade show can be bad for different reasons, this is certainly one of the less appealing ones. Having said that, Graycliff did have a new cigar at the show, which was the first time in a couple of years that this was the case.

Graycliff Triple Espresso

The Triple Espresso is an even stronger blend of the Espresso line that had already received the Double Espresso treatment to make the blend stronger. I was told the bands are temporary, as they will eventually have the traditional Graycliff bands with a G on them.

  • Wrapper: Costa Rica
  • Binder: Costa Rica
  • Filler: Ecuador & Nicaragua
  • Graycliff Triple Espresso Toro (5 3/4 x 54) — $29.50 (Box of 24, $708)
  • Graycliff Triple Espresso Toro Uncut (6 3/4 x 54) — $29.50 (Box of 24, $708)
  • Graycliff Triple Espresso Pirate (7 x 52) — $29.50 (Box of 24, $708)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2019

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 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.