IPCPR 2019: Sinistro Cigars

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Sinistro is back this year, and besides new cigars, they also had a French(?) model serving Armenian style coffee.

She offered me some of the coffee while I waited for James Agopian to finish up some business with a retailer. Considering it was the final hours of the last day of the show, that would seem to be a good sign for the company. Once Agopian was done, he showed me around a bit, explained that he wanted something from his heritage at the booth, thus the Armenian coffee and then showed me the humidor setup they were using. It was a large chest style humidor box with a key-card entry—both things a necessity at the show considering the dry desert heat and the rampant theft that seems to happen every year.

Honor Among Thieves

Speaking of thieves, Honor Among Thieves was teased at last year’s show and pre-released to select retailers late last year, and now it is finally getting the wide release.

  • Wrapper: Brazil (Cubra Maduro)
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, U.S.A. (Pennsylvania Broadleaf)
  • Honor Among Thieves Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 47) — $7.38 (Box of 20, $147.60)
  • Honor Among Thieves Box Press Robusto (5 x 50) — $7.90 (Box of 20, $158)
  • Honor Among Thieves Box Press Toro (6 1/2 x 54) — $8.22 (Box of 20, $164.40)
  • Honor Among Thieves Trumpeta (6 x 58) — $8.10 (Box of 20, $162)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2019

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Mr. Candela

Based off the Mr. Red blend but using a candela wrapper, the Mr. Candela wasn’t there to be shown off. It will be a very limited release, with only 200 boxes produced of each size.

  • Wrapper: Candela
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, USA
  • Mr. Candela Robusto (5 x 50) — $8.08 (Box of 20, $161.60)
  • Mr. Candela Toro (6 x 54) — $8.94 (Box of 20, $178.80)

Production: 400 Boxes 20 Cigars (8,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: August 2019

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Brian Burt
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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. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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