There are always several companies celebrating anniversaries at the trade show, and while its 25th anniversary was last year, Garo Cigars is celebrating this year.

For those not familiar with Garo Cigars, it is a fairly small, boutique brand based out of Glendale, Calif. As such, it has generally kept its booths on the smaller side over the years, and this year the company opted for a 10′ x 10′ space towards the front of the show floor.

While small, the company was generating good traffic with repeat customers who get a warm embrace from Dr. Garo Bouldoukian himself, as well as retailers interested in carrying the brand and learning about a cigar line with which they might not be familiar.

Garo Cigars 25th Anniversary

Garo Cigars is celebrating its silver anniversary with a blend that it calls the epitome of all the blends it has released to date, mainly because it offers sophistication and elegance.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic (Olor)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Garo Cigars 25th Anniversary Eternity #4 (4 1/2 x 54) — $10.40 (Box of 25, $260)
  • Garo Cigars 25th Anniversary Eternity #5 (5 1/2 x 54) — $12 (Box of 25, $300)
  • Garo Cigars 25th Anniversary Eternity #6 (6 1/2 x 54) — $15.20 (Box of 25, $380)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

The Garo Cigars Sampler

As part of its 25th anniversary, the company is releasing a new sampler of six of its most popular blends and sizes: the Garo Blue Corona Gordo, 20th Anniversary Belicoso, 1887 Box Pressed Churchill, Edicion Limitada 2010 #6, Adamas A55 and Maduro Especial 560.

  • Wrapper: Varies
  • Binder: Varies
  • Filler: Varies
  • The Garo Cigars Sampler ($60)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.