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Last year, somewhat out of nowhere, La FlorDominicana announced that it was ready to ship the latest version of the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch, a cigar named for the company’s founder, Litto Gomez. While there hasn’t really been an exact pattern for release, Small Batch Nos. 4, 5 and 6 all showed up late...
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I don’t really have a clue what was new, but Litto Gomez brought out plenty of cool stuff for the show…
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I had the chance to sit down and talk to Eric Newman, grandson of Julius Newman, and discuss the new releases, history of the company and the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. J.C. Newman had two new releases: the Mighty Mighty (an extension of the Brickhouse line) and the Julius Caeser (yes, that is spelled correctly)...
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Stopping by Mr. Farkas’ booth revealed quite a few new products, which isn’t shocking given that the company’s core line accounts for so little of their overall production. I’m not complaining. Viaje showed off the Satori, a new line billed as a “no corner cut” cigar, even to the extent that the boxes were produced...
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Also a Day One gem… I stopped by the booth after some Twitter persistence from Nirka Reyes. Augusto introduced a couple of new lines, but I spent most time talking to Yaniv Erez, the man behind Erez cigars. The booth took home the award for best new small booth, or something along those lines.
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Tatuaje’s IPCPR releases were announced a bit early, all but one at least. Following the release of the 2008 rendition of the La Vérité, Pete’s IPCPR showing was mainly extensions. The one exception was the Face, his planned Monster release for Halloween. There will be a lot of changes to the manner that he does limited releases,...
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After nearly causing me to go deaf the night before, Dion Giolito took me around the Illusione booth to go over the new releases and extensions. The Singularé is the new line, a limited 2010 release. The white bands made it impossible to photograph in the convention hall, but I tried my best. Extensions to...
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I am not really sure how this slipped through the cracks on Tuesday, but Toraño Family Cigars probably brought the most new stuff to New Orleans for a lot of different reasons. The company itself was entirely new, after Charlie Toraño decided to break off from CAO and not become another fish in the pond...
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