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I wrote about Asylum on Sunday, but as it is housed in the same booth with CLE, I’m going to try to reiterate my thoughts on the booth without completely repeating myself. The booth itself is the same footprint as before—I confirmed that with the company between when I wrote the Asylum post and this one—but it looks so incredibly different than the past few years.

The reps I spoke to from the company had the same feeling about the new layout as I did, enjoying what feels like the extra room by removing the walls. I can also speculate that it is a significant cost saving in drayage fees by not having a large, heavy booth to move onto the trade show floor and then be set up.

Eiroa PCA Exclusive 2021

The Eiroa PCA Exclusive comes in the same sizes as the Asylum PCA Exclusive, of course with a different blend geared towards the Eiroa brand. This will also be regular production, only exclusive to retailers here at the show, and also giving them the option to reorder throughout the year.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Cameroon)
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Eiroa PCA Exclusive 50×5 (5 x 50) — $16 (Box of 20, $320)
  • Eiroa PCA Exclusive 11/18 (6 1/4 x 52/60) — $17 (Box of 20, $340)
  • Eiroa PCA Exclusive 60 x 6 — $18 (Box of 20, $360)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17

The CLE Signature Series originally was released as a TAA exclusive only in the 11/18 size. Here at the trade show, three additional sizes debuted for release next month.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Cameroon)
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17 50×5 (5 x 50) — $15.86 (Box of 25, $396.50)
  • CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17 54×6 (6 x 54) — $16.86 (Box of 25, $421.50)
  • CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17 60×6 (6 x 60) — $17.86 (Box of 25, $446.50)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

NullDrew Estate is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.
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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.