Cigar Review - Warped Villa Sombra

August 30, 2016

Cigar Surgeon sits down to review the IPCPR 2016 release from Warped Cigars, the Villa Sombra Mecedora. This cigar features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. 

Sharing Our Pairings, Short Pour Episode 81 - Partagas Ramon Y Ramon and Wild Card

August 25, 2016

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.

Surgeon pairs with Cavatica Stout - Fort George Brewery.
Aaron pairs with GT Gose - Anderson Valley Brewing Company.

Cigar Review - Nomad Cigar Company Martial Law

August 23, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the Martial Law, one of the new Nomad Cigar Company releases at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. 

Cigar Review - Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5712

August 22, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5712. A new release from Warped at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas.

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter XIII (Pairing with IPAs)

August 20, 2016

Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper are pairing some Habanos cigars and IPAs!

CigarChat Episode 223 - Ezra Zion Cigars

August 19, 2016

Logan sits down with Chris and Kyle from Ezra Zion to talk about all things EZ! Download the Ezra Zion app!

Sharing Our Pairings Episode 80, Short Pour - Unicos and Wild Card Pairing

August 18, 2016

Surgeon and Rob sit down to do a Short Pour episode with a Unico UF-13 from Drew Estate and a wild card pairing.

Surgeon is pairing a Liga Privada Unico UF-13 with: San Sebastian Reposada Tequila
Rob is pairing a Liga Privada Unico UF-13 with: The Barista - Clown Shoes Brewing

Cigar Review - Herrera Esteli Miami

August 16, 2016

Cigar Surgeon sits down to review one of the new Drew Estate releases at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas; the Herrera Esteli Miami.

CigarChat Episode 222 - Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars

August 12, 2016

Nick will tell us all about the new Tabernacle, Charter Oak and the Upsetters. 

Sharing Our Pairings Episode 79 - Recluse And Red Ales

August 11, 2016
Surgeon and Rob are back from the IPCPR and they'll be pairing some Recluse lanceros and red ales. They're both pairing a Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero.
Surgeon pairs with:
Evil Twin Bold Red IPA by Heretic Brewing
Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale by Tree Brewing Co.
Toro Red by Breakside Brewery

Rob pairs with:
Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic
Better Off Red - Crux Fermentation Project
Station No. 1 Red Ale -  El Segundo Brewing Co.

Cigar Review - Joya Black Toro

August 9, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the latest release from Joya de Nicaragua at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. The Joya Black Toro.

Cigar Review - All Out Kings

August 8, 2016

Earlier this year Cigar Federation announced the All Out Kings project live from the Drew Estate Cigar Safari in Nicaragua. Surgeon had a chance to sit down and review a pre-release of the All Out Kings The 4th Pose.

IPCPR 2016 - Fratello Cigars with Omar de Frias

August 5, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 - HVC Cigars with Reinier Lorenzo

August 5, 2016

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. 

CigarChat Episode 221 - IPCPR Recap Show

August 5, 2016
This week we'll take a look back at the craziness that was IPCPR 2016!
Cigar media members Cigar-Coop, Cigar Vixen, Cigar Craig, Stogie Review, Cigar Dojo and Developing Palates will join us to talk about all the highs and the lows of the show.

Cigar Review - Crowned Heads Le Careme

August 5, 2016

Surgeon sits down to review the Le Careme by Crowned Heads.

IPCPR 2016 Gurkha Cigars with Eddie Guerra

August 4, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Powstanie Cigars with Mike Szczepankewicz

August 4, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Alec Bradley with Jonathan Lipson

August 4, 2016
Rob visits the Alec Bradley booth to talk to Jonathan Lipson, Director of Sales and Marketing. They talk about Alec Bradley's presence at the IPCPR and the approach to the future of the industry.
We've secured our future, we want to help secure yours. When it all shakes out, we'll still be here. Present. Future. Confident. Secure. Sustainable. The best is yet to come. You're in our long term plans, we hope to be in yours.

IPCPR 2016 Mombacho Cigars with Claudio Sgroi

August 3, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Warped Cigars with Kyle Gellis

August 3, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Cigar Oasis

August 3, 2016
Rob visits the Cigar Oasis booth to talk about all the existing products, and some new releases.

IPCPR 2016 Fable Cigars

August 3, 2016

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.

IPCPR 2016 D’Crossier Cigars with Santana Diaz

August 3, 2016
Rob visits ths D'Crossier Cigars booth to talk to Santana Diaz. This year they have an extension to the Presidential Collection with the Pennsylvania Avenue. The band on the cigar represents the US flag. It consists of Costa Rican wrapper, Ecuardorian binder, Brazilian ligero and Dominician filler. They also have the Enormous cigar with a 65 and a 68 ring gauge. Three ligeros, 2 x F3 and 1 x F4. 
Lastly D'Crossier is releasing the Cabinet Selection in three sizes, with Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan ligero and Dominican fillers. 

IPCPR 2016 Hammer + Sickle with Eric Hanson

August 2, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Viaje Cigars with Andre Farkas

August 2, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Nat Sherman with Michael Herklots

August 2, 2016
Rob visits the Nat Sherman booth to talk to Michael Herklots Vice President of Retail & Brand Development. Michael talks about the 
Metropolitan Habano line extension, a Nicarguan puro, available in 5 sizes and made by the Plascencias. There's a new facelift for the Metropolitan packaging. New Gordo 6x60 size extension to the Connecticut and Maduro. The Timeless Dominican gets a Gordo 6x60 and a Robusto 4-3/4x50 line extensions.

IPCPR 2016 Villiger Cigars

August 2, 2016
Rob visits the Villiger Cigars booth to talk to Rene Castaneda. Rene talks about Villiger's commitment to the US market and the upcoming 1888 release, which utilizes the blend from the Villiger 100th Anniversary Germany release.

IPCPR 2016 Storm Boen Cigars for Warriors

August 2, 2016

Rob visits the Drew Estate booth to talk to Storm Boen from Cigars for Warriors. Storm talks about the history of CFW, donations, how cigars are sent out to troops and how you can support the CFW project.

IPCPR 2016 Grant Batson Drew Estate

August 2, 2016

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.

IPCPR 2016 Cubariqueno Cigar Company

August 1, 2016

Rob stops by the Cubariqueno Cigar Company booth to talk to Juan Cancel and Bill Ives. They talk about the new Probable Cause, and the Lancero line extension of the Protocol.

IPCPR 2016 Pete Johnson Tatuaje Cigars

August 1, 2016

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. 

IPCPR 2016 Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

August 1, 2016

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.