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IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – J.C. Newman

This year we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, some are just things we thought were interesting.

Blind Cigar Review: Crux | Skeeterz

“While this cigar might be delicate to look at, it was a powerhouse in the flavor department. The first third bounced around with some bolder flavors while the second third set this cigar up for a grand finale. The final portion of this cigar made me wish I grabbed it on a cool morning with a cup of coffee and the day in front of me. What a wonderful smoke.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

IPCPR 2014: Custom Laser Cigar Box Engraving from Hammer + Sickle

One of the first, and coolest things we saw at this years IPCPR show was custom laser engraving on cigar boxes from Hammer + Sickle. They made one for each of us, and the whole process takes around two minutes

Blind Cigar Review: Los Regalos | Quetzal Toro

“What a pleasurable milder smoke with lots of subtle changes within it’s original profile. The balance of spice and sweetness was close to perfect, never becoming harsh or bitter. Often the initial pepper blast takes over, but this cigar seemed to keep all flavors balanced and working well together. I would grab a box in a heartbeat.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Quick Cigar Review: Maya Selva | Villa Zamorano El Gordo

I have to say that for a $3.50 cigar this could easily be a daily smoke if you find the flavors in your wheelhouse. Lots of interesting transitions through each of the thirds. Performance was fantastic and really just capped off an excellent smoking experience. I would highly recommend that you pick some up and see if they are a fit for your humidor.

Blind Cigar Review: Ezra Zion | FHK Truth

“This cigar was truly great. I smoke a lot of good cigars for this site, but this one stands out above the rest. This is one of the best I have smoked for the site, and it deserves one of the highest ranking we have given. I hope the other reviewers shared my experience. I will be buying a box of whatever this is, assuming I can. The cigar takes you through a journey around the flavor wheel, never getting dull, never getting bitter, never disappointing you. This was a pleasure to smoke, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Cigar News: New Pictures of Tatuaje Monster Series Jekyll and Hyde

Here are the latest pictures from IPCPR of the upcoming Tatuaje Monster...

Blind Cigar Review: Blanco | Nine Robusto

“There were some really nice flavors here, but I felt the whole time like the construction was holding this cigar back. The problems with the burn and the constant feeling of having to smoke faster than I wanted really hurt its score. I would for sure try it again, maybe in a different vitola. I would recommend picking up a fiver based on the flavors, but be wary of the construction problems.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Cigar News: Chinnock Cellars Cigars is proud to announce “Cremoir”

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Cigar News: Roberto Duran Introduces Two Additional Cigar Brands at IPCPR 2014

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Blind Cigar Review: Crux | Skeeterz

“While this cigar might be delicate to look at, it was a powerhouse in the flavor department. The first third bounced around with some bolder flavors while the second third set this cigar up for a grand finale. The final portion of this cigar made me wish I grabbed it on a cool morning with a cup of coffee and the day in front of me. What a wonderful smoke.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Los Regalos | Quetzal Toro

“What a pleasurable milder smoke with lots of subtle changes within it’s original profile. The balance of spice and sweetness was close to perfect, never becoming harsh or bitter. Often the initial pepper blast takes over, but this cigar seemed to keep all flavors balanced and working well together. I would grab a box in a heartbeat.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Ezra Zion | FHK Truth

“This cigar was truly great. I smoke a lot of good cigars for this site, but this one stands out above the rest. This is one of the best I have smoked for the site, and it deserves one of the highest ranking we have given. I hope the other reviewers shared my experience. I will be buying a box of whatever this is, assuming I can. The cigar takes you through a journey around the flavor wheel, never getting dull, never getting bitter, never disappointing you. This was a pleasure to smoke, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Blind Cigar Review: Blanco | Nine Robusto

“There were some really nice flavors here, but I felt the whole time like the construction was holding this cigar back. The problems with the burn and the constant feeling of having to smoke faster than I wanted really hurt its score. I would for sure try it again, maybe in a different vitola. I would recommend picking up a fiver based on the flavors, but be wary of the construction problems.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Blind Cigar Review: Rodrigo | Boutique Blend G4

“The cigar with its ever changing flavor profile provided a complexity that I have not seen in a while other than in Ta’ts and LP’s. I would recommend this and plan on getting a few for my humidor to age.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Saison Toro

“This cigar was a flavor bomb throughout. It kept me puffing almost to the point where it began burning hotter than normal. It’s not the absolute best I’ve had, but it’s one that’s definitely in my wheelhouse. I’d more than happy to enjoy another one (or three) of these!” -Milton (mjohnsoniii)

Blind Cigar Review: Crux | Ninfamaniac

“This was really a nice smoke for me that came at just the right time…mellow flavors (albeit plenty) that nailed my palate perfectly today. I typically like more fullness in the strength, but this was a nice switch. Perfect for the morning, or for the first of a couple smokes. Personally, I’d like a few more!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: 1502 | Emerald Toro

“This stick took me for a ride that I didnt expect. Prior to lighting it I thought I would be smoking something medium to full in strength, with earthy qualities and that the stick would be very much “in your face”. What I got instead was a fairly complex stick that was closer to the mild side of the strength equation with light, but pronounced flavors. Instead of an after an evening meal type smoke, I ended up with a cigar that I think would be extremely nice with a morning cup of coffee. I’ll likely be seeking more of these out once the reveal is done.” -Dave (mdwest)

Blind Cigar Review: Hermosa | Torpedo

“With its mild strength and bold flavors, I would not be surprised if this is a La Aurora cigar. This is one of those cigars that can be enjoyed by anyone as it’s not too strong for the beginner, but complex enough to satisfy the aficionado. The technical performance was outstanding with no burn or draw issues, in fact the ash held on almost two inches. I would describe the flavor profile as classic. This one was a winner.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Blind Cigar Review: Emilio | AF1 Gran Toro

“I’m curious to see the reveal on this stick. While I would have really liked to have seen some more complexity and changes in profile in such a long smoke, the flavors were very nice and it was a pretty low maintenance stick. Assuming the price is right, it might make a nice “daily” smoker.” -Dave (mdwest)

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – J.C. Newman

This year we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, some are just things we thought were interesting.

IPCPR 2014: Custom Laser Cigar Box Engraving from Hammer + Sickle

One of the first, and coolest things we saw at this years IPCPR show was custom laser engraving on cigar boxes from Hammer + Sickle. They made one for each of us, and the whole process takes around two minutes

Cigar News: New Pictures of Tatuaje Monster Series Jekyll and Hyde

Here are the latest pictures from IPCPR of the upcoming Tatuaje Monster...

Cigar News: Chinnock Cellars Cigars is proud to announce “Cremoir”

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Cigar News: Roberto Duran Introduces Two Additional Cigar Brands at IPCPR 2014

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces New Releases in ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí & MUWAT Lines

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Drew Diplomat” App & Consumer Loyalty Program

Drew Estate, Inc. announced today the “Drew Diplomat” Consumer Loyalty Program, which includes a mobile application for all smart devices, as well as a desktop version. This exclusive new program provides members with the ability to earn Points by checking-in Drew Estate Cigars and attending events at retail locations throughout the world, as well as social networking functions and unparalleled access to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.

Cigar News: D’Crossier Announces Limited Edition L’Forte

Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family.

Cigar News: New La Flor Dominicana Cigars for IPCPR 2014

La Flor Dominicana will be showcasing five new products at this years IPCPR trade show. The 1994 Limited Edition Beer Stein, the 1994 Cigar, the Capitulo II CIgar, The Salamones Cigars, and the Digger Ashtrays.

Cigar News: Pete Johnson Shows off Picture of Latest Monster Release – Hyde On Instagram

Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars, has released a picture, via Instagram, of the upcoming Monster Series release “Hyde”.

IPCPR 2014: The Show in Pictures – J.C. Newman

This year we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, some are just things we thought were interesting.

IPCPR 2014: Custom Laser Cigar Box Engraving from Hammer + Sickle

One of the first, and coolest things we saw at this years IPCPR show was custom laser engraving on cigar boxes from Hammer + Sickle. They made one for each of us, and the whole process takes around two minutes

Cigar News: New Pictures of Tatuaje Monster Series Jekyll and Hyde

Here are the latest pictures from IPCPR of the upcoming Tatuaje Monster...

Cigar News: Chinnock Cellars Cigars is proud to announce “Cremoir”

These Cremoir cigars were hand made by experienced rollers in the Compania Hondurena De Tabacos factory in Danli, Honduras. They were blended by Master Blender – Adin Perez and were made in the traditional Cuban method of hand rolling and finishing with a unique triple cap. The result is a medium body cigar with bold creamy flavors and a nutty finish.

Cigar News: Roberto Duran Introduces Two Additional Cigar Brands at IPCPR 2014

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces New Releases in ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí & MUWAT Lines

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing new extensions in their ACID, Kentucky Fire Cured, Herrera Estelí and MUWAT lines at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV next week.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Drew Diplomat” App & Consumer Loyalty Program

Drew Estate, Inc. announced today the “Drew Diplomat” Consumer Loyalty Program, which includes a mobile application for all smart devices, as well as a desktop version. This exclusive new program provides members with the ability to earn Points by checking-in Drew Estate Cigars and attending events at retail locations throughout the world, as well as social networking functions and unparalleled access to La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.

Cigar News: D’Crossier Announces Limited Edition L’Forte

Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family.

Cigar News: George Rico Announces S.T.K. Miami Mas Paz Edition 2014

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, owned and operated by George Rico in Little Havana, announces that a new edition of a very popular S.T.K. cigar will be unveiled this summer, joining the S.T.K. Miami American Puro and Barracuda lines.

Cigar News: New La Flor Dominicana Cigars for IPCPR 2014

La Flor Dominicana will be showcasing five new products at this years IPCPR trade show. The 1994 Limited Edition Beer Stein, the 1994 Cigar, the Capitulo II CIgar, The Salamones Cigars, and the Digger Ashtrays.

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