If I tried to think of a booth with a better location than 7-20-4 year after year, I would be hard-pressed to think of one. Without going back and checking all the previous year’s floor maps, I seem to remember it always being on the first big aisle at the end. Combined with the nice, open booth design that owner Kurt Kendall has used again this year, it’s easy to see the signage from almost any angle as you approach.

Booth placement is quite important, as several exhibitors expressed disappointment over their placement this year and the lack of traffic they received.

Kendall noted there were no new cigars at the show, as they are focusing on the upcoming 150th anniversary of the company. What they did have, however, was some new pipe tobacco specifically blended for Kendall’s cigar store, Twins Smoke Shop in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

7-20-4 Briary Blends

Produced at Cornell & Diehl and blended by its head blender, Jeremy Reeves, these five different pipe tobacco blends are currently available only at the Twins Smoke Shop.

  • Briary Blends 603 Roast — $16
  • Briary Blends Boston Tea Party — $16
  • Briary Blends Dexter’s Secret — $17
  • Briary Blends Little Gold Dust — $16
  • Briary Blends Queen City — $16

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July/August 2023

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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.