IPCPR 2011: Prometheus

Prometheus’ mixture of limited editions, regular lines and accessories make it one of the busiest booths of the show, this year was no different. I…

IPCPR 2011: Room 101

After some high ratings from everyone’s favorite print publication earlier, the amount of people taking note of Room101 has no doubt skyrocketed. I was fortunate…

IPCPR 2011: Ashton

A new size from Carlito and a new blend from Pepín. That’s the tough life that Robert Levin, head of Ashton, has to live with….

IPCPR 2011: General Cigar Co.

One of the larger questions going into the 2011 IPCPR, CAO? (That was, “CAO”, “insert question mark.”) At one point there seemed to be a…

IPCPR 2011: J. Fuego

While the approach of Jesus Fuego’s booth at the 2011 IPCPR show seemed a bit quieter than the prior, the booth felt busier in terms…

IPCPR 2011: My Father Cigars

A few months ago, Jose Ortega and Janny García stopped by Dallas. We spoke about a lot of the new releases that were planned, including…

IPCPR 2011: Padrón

This could really be a lot easier. The Family Reserve 47th shall be known as the Padrón 85th. Jorge Padrón explained they changed the name…

IPCPR 2011: Illusione

And it was a big year for Dion. Back in February, Dion Giolito dropped quite a bombshell indicating that he would be launching a maduro…

Review: Padilla/Studio Tobac Figurado (Prerelease)

For those of you that don’t know… In March of 2011, the (Oliva) StudioTobac Executive Board approved a request from Padilla Cigars to produce a…

IPCPR 2011: Viaje

Andre Farkas was joking around Sunday night before the show wondering why he was in Vegas. Viaje, unlike any manufacturer, was sold out before the…

IPCPR 2011: Gurkha

Things seem to be changing at Gurkha, and the IPCPR show was a sign of that. The glitz that one comes to expect, just wasn’t…