When we’re talking open concept booths, the design Dapper Cigar Co. uses is one of the easiest to navigate. Made up of a central display and storage area, surrounded by tables to sit down with retailers, it is also very easy to photograph.

One of the things I particularly liked about its booth is the neon sign logo you see in the featured image. Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate well on camera, with the colors of the sign getting washed out to get the rest of the booth exposed well.

La Madrina Shade

The La Madrina is getting a Connecticut shade blend counterpart. It will have the same three sizes as the original La Madrina with the addition of a Belicoso.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut Shade)
  • Binder: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & U.S.A.
  • La Madrina Shade Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52) — $12.39 (Box of 20, $247.80)
  • La Madrina Shade Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46) — $10.36 (Box of 20, $207.20)
  • La Madrina Shade Robusto (5 x 50) — $11.06 (Box of 20, $221.20)
  • La Madrina Shade Toro (6 1/8 x 52) — $11.69 (Box of 20, $233.80)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Union Break

The other new thing from Dapper Cigar Co. is three blends in a single size with a slightly sweetened tip. The three wrappers are an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, Connecticut Broadleaf and then a barber pole using both of the previous two wrappers. They will come in a 150-count display box with additional 25-count bundles available to refill the display.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut Shade)/U.S.A (Connecticut Broadleaf)/Ecuador, U.S.A.
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Union Break Barberpole (4 x 38) — $4.75 (Display Case of 150, $712.50; Bundle of 25, $113.74)
  • Union Break Connecticut Broadleaf (4 x 38) — $4.75 (Display Case of 150, $712.50; Bundle of 25, $113.74)
  • Union Break Connecituct Shade (4 x 38) — $4.75 (Display Case of 150, $712.50; Bundle of 25, $113.74)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

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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.