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IPCPR 2013 Review

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DE KFC

I didn’t get a chance to head to IPCPR 2013 as I am new to the cigar news and reviews industry, I just did not have time to get a trip together. But I did follow my twitter feed and other blogs feverishly looking for the new cigars that I would be reviewing in the coming months. I have highlighted some of the upcoming releases that I am excited about and hope to be reviewing once released.

 

Drew Estate– Oh how great the future looks for Drew Estate. They are coming out with some fantastic additions this year. Along with a redesigned site, they are teaming up with Joya de Nicaragua again and continuing the MUWAT line with KFC (Kentucky Fire Cured). These are going to be amazing as they are fire cured with hickory, oak, and maple. It will come in 3 sizes. There is also the Nica Rustica “El Brujito” which looks to be a great robust smoke as well.

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My Father Cigars– Reaching their 10th year in the cigar industry, My Father Cigars is producing the Don Pepín Garcia 10th Anniversary. This is only available as a 6.5 x 52 Vitola and is a limited release of 2500 boxes. Expected single cigar prices are $22, which is a bit high, but im guessing this will be well worth it. After winning cigar of the year honors, I am sure that this will be a highly sought after stogie.

La Palina– Besides the goldie No.2 and No.5 which I still need to try, the upcoming Mr. Sam should be a hit as well. This is a limited production run of 850 boxes in a Robusto 4.75 x 54 Vitola. Expect this to come into stores and leave very fast as La Palina Cigars  is a really hot cigar company right now.

LP MrSam

La Flor Dominicana– This is a company that I have heard a ton about but haven’t had the chance to try yet. Besides their previous releases I will be on the lookout for the new release Chapter One. Limited to 10,000 boxes of a 6.5 x 58 box press vitola. Should be a great smoke based off of early reports on it.

LFD Chapter 1

Nomad– Owner Fred Rewey took a trip to Nicaragua and came back with the Estelí Lot 1386 and is super excited about it. So I am going to be excited about it to. Per the Nomad website “Very limited run that can not be repeated.” I will for sure be hunting this one down.

J Fuego– The Connoisseur is the new cigar for J Fuego this year. I have already had and reviewed this and it was great. But they are releasing new Origen vitolas which I would like to get my hands on.

Oliva– There is only one new release and its the Serie V Melanio Maduro. Ive had the Melanio and loved it. So I am really excited for the Maduro which comes in a Torpedo Vitola and I know will be super tasty.

Crowned Heads– I recently smoked the Headley Grange and absolutely loved it. So I am beyond stoked about the upcoming release of J.D. Howard Reserve. It will come in 5 sizes and should be a very good smoke. This cigar will also be included in a sampler pack called a 6 shooter. It will contain 2 Four Kicks, 2 Headley Grange, and 2 J.D. Howard Reserve. This looks to be the way to go, at $49 MSRP your getting a hell of a great deal.

GurkhaGurkha came out swinging this year. They normally have a lot of releases throughout the year but they have some great updates this IPCPR. First is the Cellar Reserve Limitada, which a bit of a different blend but expect it to be just as great. Prize Fighter which is going to be a $2 cigar, I repeat A $2 GURKHA, holy hell that’s cheap and I know it will be above good for sure.

 Prize Fighter Band

Gurkha Ghost

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Gurkha Ghost

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca

Binder: Dominican Criollo ’98

Filler: Dominican & Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-Full

Size: Asura 6.0 x 54

Price: $9.50

 

I have spent months “Ghost” hunting and had finally spotted one the other day. I had read about them and had yet to nab one. The focal point on this cigar is the holographic band with its edgy designs. A fun departure from other cigars classic designs. With its rich dark wrapper and bold lines, it’s a great looking stick. Smells a bit sweet and woody with a touch of spice at the foot. Cold draw has that sweetness mixed in with what tastes like chili powder.

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15yrs

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Gurkha Cellar Reserve

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Criollo 1998

Binder: Dominican Olor

Filler: 15 year old Dominican

Strength: Medium-Full

Size: Solara (Double Robusto) 5.0 x 58

Price: $10.50

 

The initial view of this cigar shouts elegance and craftsmanship. The wrapper has a beautiful rich oily leather look to it. In true Gurkha fashion the band has been spared no expense. By far this band has the most writing ever. But it is draped in gold lettering and the contents make it feel exclusive. I have had this in my humidor almost a year and its time to be smoked. The smell has a faint pepper and rich tobacco.

Gurkha 125th Anniversary

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Gurkha 125th Anniversary

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Cubra, Habano

Binder: Ecuadorian, Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan, Brazilian and Dominican

Strength: Medium

Size: Robusto 5.0 x 52

Price: $10.50

 

To commemorate Gurkha’s 125th Anniversary, they released this cigar in the summer of 2012. It took me a while but I found this beauty in a Total Wine & More, which by the way has a very nice cigar selection, although prices are a bit higher. I couldn’t wait to get back to light this cigar. If you ever need a cigar to put on the wall and look at, this cigar may be it. The band on this cigar is bar none the flashiest son of a bitch I have ever seen. No expense spared on this band in true Gurkha fashion. The smell of this cigar is sweet with a classic tobacco profile and has the look of a smooth and soft leather sofa.

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Rogue By East India Trading Company

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The East India Trading Company is proud to announce the upcoming cigar launch of  ‘Rogue’. This much-anticipated brand will hit cigar stores nationwide this summer and be distributed by the Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc.

The mischievous Rogue is the third cigar release under the East India Trading Company and also the name of the top secret, ‘pre-release’ cigar that the company has been featuring at in-store events during the first quarter of 2013, which has received rave reviews from cigar enthusiasts.

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