Cigar Surgeon sits down with guest co-host Aaron Loomis from Developing Palates to do a Short Pour Edition pairing. They'll be pairing the new Partagas Ramon Y Ramon from the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas.
Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper are pairing some Habanos cigars and IPAs!
Surgeon and Rob sit down to do a Short Pour episode with a Unico UF-13 from Drew Estate and a wild card pairing.
Nick will tell us all about the new Tabernacle, Charter Oak and the Upsetters.
Jerad stops by the Fratello Cigars booth to talk to Omar de Frias. Fratello announces a new Bianco Boxer, and the #4 a 6-1/2" x 54 vitola. The Fratello Oro will hit the market in October as well, sporting an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, and a Cameroon binder.
Jerad stops by the HVC Cigars booth to talk to Reinier Lorenzo. New releases include San Isidiro a single vitola box press as a Nicaraguan puro. La Rosa 520, produced in limited quantities of 500 boxes with 100% of the tobacco originating from the Jalapa region of Nicaragua. These releases follow up the 2015 release of the Vieja Cosecha.
Eddie Guerra, Director of Marketing for Gurkha. New this year is the Bourbon Collection a bourbon infused cigar. The Ghost gets two new figurado vitolas, a 4x60 and 5x58. The Extreme gets a re-release, along with a price drop. The Heritage line gets a Maduro offering and a new 4-1/2x48 size. A limited edition Heritage humidor with 10 Habano and 10 Maduro cigars, 1,000 units only. Founders Select with a Connecticut shade wrapper, sold in 10 count boxes. 21 Year Cellar Reserve, with a Connecticut shade wrapper, limited to 1,000 boxes in each vitola. The Cigar Malt Collection, 5 different blends to a box each blended to be paired with a specific spirit. Blend Masters Cask in boxes of 20 or glass tubes. Tubo collection in sleeves of 3, with 5 different blends. Jubilee in 10 count numbered humidors, using an extremely rare Habano Cuban seed wrapper grown in Nicaragua. The Pan American in a steam punk style trunk box. The Royal Humidor collection.
Rob visits the RoMa Craft booth with Powstanie Cigars and interviews Mike Szczepankewicz. Powstanie has a Habano and a Broadleaf offering. They also have a limited edition SBC16 featuring a Pennsylvania Broadleaf & Ecuadorian Connecticut barber pole.
Claudio talks about Mombachos 10th anniversary and the release of the Liga Maestro 10th Anniversary. Blending started in 2013 exclusively for Italy. Now available in five sizes, it is a Nicaraguan puro. Limited to 5,000 cigars in 10 count boxes.
Rob stops by the Warped Cigars booth to talk to Kyle Gellis. Kyle talks about the new Corto, 4-1/2x46 with slight box press. The Villa Sombra which is the first non-100% Aganorsa cigar by Kyle. Featuring Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, 100% Aganorsa Jalapa filler. They also have the Maestro del Tiempo in a 5712 and a 5205, utilizing three tobacco growing regions in Nicaragua.
Rob stops by the RoMa Craft booth to talk with Sean Kremenetski and Mitul Shah of Fable Cigars. Their Fourth Prime is box pressed with a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano ligero binder, 4 core sizes of Toro, Robusto Extra, Corona, Petite Robusto. For the IPCPR 2016 there are three new box pressed size extensions in a Belicoso, Churchill, Gordo (6x60). They will be produced in a yearly limited quantity of 30,000 cigars on a first come, first served basis.
Rob catches up with Eric Hanson from Hammer + Sickle to talk about the newest Caleanoch release, the 50. They talk about Dome 1 in the Museum Series of 300 limited porcelain cigar jars. The jars are based off Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia. The Tradicion has a Salamon vitola extension, for Berlin Wall a box press.
Rob stops by the Viaje Cigars booth to talk to Andre Farkas. Andre talks about the Farmer Bill Hatchet, bit by the Zombie line for the 2016 Thanksgiving release in boxes of 30 as 6 x 5 packs. Andre talks about an annual Birthday Blend with 35 cigars, the regular production Exclusivo. Viaje has a collaboration with Quesada called the Juntos. Two pods connect together with Torpedos in the top and Toros in the bottom.
Jerad visits the Drew Estate booth to talk to Grant Batson, pipe maker. They talk about the Kiseru traditional pipe maker at the booth, new pipe shapes, a project honoring Sixten Ivarrson, and the new Tradesman pipe.
Rob visits the Tatuaje booth to talk to Pete Johnson. They talk about the best in show mid-sized booth award, the Reserva Broadleaf Collection, The Krueger, Skinny Monsters, Cazadores, Lanceros, Monster Sequels.
Rob sits down with Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. They talk about how the IPCPR show is going, his new release the Mi Querida. Steve talks about the two new line extensions to the Sobremesa with the short Churchill and the Elegante en Cedro.