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IPCPR 2015: Altadis

You could have spent an hour checking out all the different lines of cigars in the Altadis USA booth at IPCPR 2015. Fortunately we had Janelle Rosenfeld, VP of Marketing for Altadis to give us a streamlined guide us through all their new releases. The resulting video is a little longer than most of our interviews at just under 12 1/2 minutes, but it’s a fast-moving 12 1/2 minutes. In it we cover the “Year of Montecristo”, which features the …

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IPCPR 2015: Tabacalera El Artista

As I was wondering the long IPCPR 2015 trade show floor (seriously, it was like a mile long) I happened to walk by the Tabacalera El Artista booth. As I was passing by, I happened to see the Puro Ambar on their shelf. I’m not familiar with the cigar, but just the night prior a friend was telling me how much he enjoyed it. Ram Rodriguez was quick to come over and say hello, and I used the opportunity to …

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IPCPR 2015: D’Crossier

We ran into another friend of Stogie Review at the Espinosa booth, Isaias Santana Diaz of D’Crossier Cigars. We spent a few minutes with him to talk about what he brought to the show, including a limited release Selection 512 lancero in a pearl box, as well as other vitolas in cedar-lined cans, all protected by a “punched” cellophane which allows the cigars to breathe.

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IPCPR 2015: Drew Estate Joya De Nicaragua

We mixed it up this year at the Drew Estate booth and talked to both Jonathan Drew and Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca at the same time using their built-in media stage. Jonathan Drew got us started by talking about the importance of the relationship between Drew Estate and Joya De Nicaragua. From there Dr. Cuenca filled us in on the new Quatro Cinco Reserva Especial and the new presentations of the classic Antaño 1970. JD elaborated on the perception and …

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IPCPR 2015: Camacho

It was impossible pass by the Davioff booth without stopping to check out what appeared to be a large open flame by the entrance. Inside, we ran into Dylan Austin of Director of Marketing for Davidoff, who gave us the rundown on all things Camacho. We covered the new Camacho American Barrel Aged, some themed swag made from reclaimed oak staves, the addition of a tubo to the Ecuador line, this year’s Liberty, the Shellback and the meaning behind the …

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IPCPR 2015: Cigar In The Bottle

This year at the IPCPR 2015 trade show we saw a familiar face, one we haven’t seen in years- “Forbidden” Johnny Soyak. He’s back at it with the Cigar In The Bottle, but this time around, it’s a bottle of cognac (brand undisclosed at this time), and the cigar inside is the Vartan Zoravar, which is blended by Henke Kelner. In this video we catch up Forbidden Johnny and talk to Vartan Seferian about the cigar.

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IPCPR 2015: Smoking Jacket

While I was in the Davidoff booth I spotted Hendrik Kelner, Jr. standing next to a Smoking Jacket display. It looked like he had a free moment, so I swooped in for a quick video. (I’m not sure if a guy my size can “swoop”, but let’s pretend.) In this video we talk about Kelner Boutique Factory, the different Smoking Jacket vitolas, Cubra tobacco, and the new limited edition 60 ring gauge Belicoso.

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IPCPR 2015: Moneda de Cuba

It was early in the IPCPR 2015 and I was still getting my bearings. I walked down one of the aisles off the main corridor looking for a booth that was somewhere in the area when I ran into a friendly face. That face belonged to Chris Yarosz of Moneda de Cuba and he wanted to talk cigars. I was unfamiliar with this small boutique brand, and suspected many of our viewers are as well, so I flipped on the …

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IPCPR 2015: Royal Agio

While we were in the Drew Estate booth, we also had a chance to speak with Boris Wintermans of Royal Agio Cigars. Since this is the first time we’ve talked to him, we got the video started with with his background and the history of Agio before discussing Balmoral Royal Selection Añejo 18 and the new Balmoral Añejo XO.

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IPCPR 2015: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli

We caught up with a “petite” Willy Herrera at the Drew Estate booth this year and discussed the new Undercrown Shade, the first non-Herrera Esteli line he has blended for Drew Estate and the challenges of working with Connecticut Shade tobacco. From there we touched on the new Herrera Esteli Tubo and the new limited edition Norteño. (Apologies about the audio, the Drew Esate booth was bumping.)

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IPCPR 2015: Dissident

Who doesn’t love a giant robot? That’s what I thought as I approached the Dissident booth at IPCPR 2015. I didn’t even know whose booth it was, I was going to investigate. After I checked out the robot, Red Ryan and Gweedo C told me about the new Soap Box Shift and the new Home. The robot’s message is to “deny your programming”, which, as a programmer myself, is what I do whenever something breaks.

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IPCPR 2015: Nat Sherman

The Nat Sherman booth has grown since the last time we saw it, and Michael Herklots was kind enough to give us the guided tour of the IPCPR 2015 offerings. On the tour we saw the Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary, the core lines, new Sterling Collection sizes as well as Nat Sherman Executive humidors and ashtrays.

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IPCPR 2015: Freya

We caught up with Emma Viktorsson to talk about Freya Cigars, a brand she created in the Las Cumbres Tabaco portfolio at IPCPR 2015. In this video she talks about creating her own cigar blend, the tobaccos used to create it, the flavor profile and the meaning behind the brand’s names.

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IPCPR 2015: Espinosa

Brian Hewitt of Stogie Review talks to Anthony Jimenez, Creative Director of Espinosa Premium Cigars at the IPCPR 2015 trade show. The new box-pressed Laranja Caixa, the return of the Murcielago, repackaging of the Espinosa Habano, the Espinosa Especial the Protocol cigar line and more are discussed.

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