Cigar Lifestyle News 

IPCPR Day 2 Recap

After a night of partying with the La Zona crew at En Fuego Las Vegas, where we smoked the new Protocol Probable Cause and sipped on Papa’s Pilar Rum, we got some rest and headed back to the Sands Expo Center for Day 2 of the 84th Annual IPCPR Show! We started the day with Casey Haugen of Crux cigars who showed us their newest offerings, including a new line to their portfolio: the Crux Epicure. The Epicure is a Nicaraguan Puro featuring a Nicaraguan Connecticut Shade Wrapper with Nicaraguan…

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Cigar Lifestyle News 

What’s New with Drew

As the 84th annual IPCPR convention kicks off this week, manufacturer’s all around the world have been announcing new product, extensions, changes, and more, leading up to this year’s show in Las Vegas, NV. As we usually expect to see one or two new things from most companies, there has been one company in particular that has been making some big changes this year: Drew Estate. Instead of bombarding you with an article for each one, we’ve decided to compile them into one single article. Without further ado, we present…

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Cigar Review 

Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial Review

In 2013, Joya de Nicaragua commemorated their 45th year in business with the Cuatro Cinco Edicion Limitada: a 6×54 box pressed Nicaraguan Puro. The limited release of only 4,500 boxes of 10 cigars was much anticipated and they sold out rather quickly. Earlier this year, Joya de Nicaragua released a new line of the Cuatro Cinco: the Reserva Especial. This release currently offers 4 vitolas; none of which are identical to the original release of the 2013 Edicion Limitada. Although the Reserva Especial is the same base blend, Joya de…

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Cigar Lifestyle 

Kentucky Barn Smoker 2015 Recap

“To plan an event is artless; to create an experience is timeless.” As Drew Estate’s Kentucky Barn Smoker came to a close, I spent some time chatting with Danilo Faulin of Drew Estate. During the course of our conversation I asked him, “so, you’re the event coordinator then?” to which he replied, “close, I’m the Experiential Event Planner.” Initially, I passed it off as some sort of title that the marketing team came up with, but after looking back on the event, I realized that there was a difference that…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Undercrown Manifesto

Undercrown Manifesto (AKA “Liga Krump”) The Undercrown Manifesto is a very unique cigar with an equally unique origin. In January of 2013, John Krump, a fellow Brother of the Leaf, just like you and I, purchased an antique German cigar mold off of Craigslist. Upon acquiring the mold, he posted a photo of it on a cigar oriented Facebook group to share his excitement about his new find. Among dozens of comments on the photo, Jonathan Drew, of Drew Estate mentioned that he was very interested in the mold and…

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News 

Cigar News: Nicholas Melillo Announces Foundation Cigar Co.

It seems like only yesterday that Nicholas Melillo had announced his departure from Drew Estate as their vice president and director of tobacco and began tobacco consulting on his own. Fast forward a little over a year and his mentions of wanting to create a cigar of his own, is becoming a reality. Operating out of Connecticut under the Foundation Cigar Co. name Nicholas as President and CEO plans to release his cigars at next month’s IPCPR trade show in New Orleans. These cigars are being produced by the Tabacos…

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