After years of being tucked inside the CLE booth, Patoro is now part of a complex of booths that share one thing in common: De Los Reyes. The Dominican factory produces cigars for a variety of customers, most of whom happen to be in one area of the trade show. Conveniently, there are street signs letting you know where to go.

I don’t know when the last time I went to a Patoro booth at the trade show, as Brian has been covering CLE for years, but the new Patoro booth is almost certainly more spacious than the cramped CLE booth. The company said that it did well on the first day with most of its bigger accounts stopping by and placing their orders.

Patoro VA XO Salomones

The XO Salomones is not new, but it is new to the U.S. It’s also now sold out at the wholesale level. Despite the $990 per box price tag, Patoro sold all 60 boxes yesterday, though there is supposed to be more for next year’s trade show.

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Patoro VA XO Salomones (7 x 58) — $33 (Box of 30, $990)

Production: 60 Boxes of 30 Cigars (1,800 Total Cigars)

Release Date: July 2019

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.