Yesterday’s wrap-up of Day 1 didn’t include everything from the day, so let’s keep going!
Emilio has two new cigars coming out. The first is the Cavatina, which was made as a collaboration with James Brown of Black Label Trading Co / Black Works Studio fame. The word Cavatina means “a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air”.
They’re also releasing the Emilio Fifteen Limited Edition, which they said has been in the works for two years.
You can expect to see reviews of both of these cigars on CigarNoise in the future.
Double Shot Cigars
Double Shot Cigars is saying they’re “like Red Bull in a cigar format.” When I asked how that worked, I was told that they use a spray on the leaves that includes some of the same components as energy drinks, like caffeine and taurine. According to the folks in the booth, it doesn’t change the flavor of the cigar. We discussed doing a review of these cigars, and it seems very likely we will. I wasn’t able to find a website for them, but they are active on Instagram as @doubleshotcigars
An editorial comment: many people at IPCPR look a little beat by the end of the long days on the show floor. The folks at Double Shot did always seem to have a lot of energy.
Garo Cigars is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new cigar, aptly named the 20th Anniversary.
Dr. Garo, the man behind the brand, takes a good picture.
In this picture, you can see the Edicion Limitada 2010 with the red bands and the Maduro Especial in the black box.
Elogio Cigars is a B&M-only brand with cigars in the medium & medium-full range. They told me that their focus is on high quality rather than high production, so they are not sold at a large number of retailers right now.
One of their lines is called LSV, and they told me a story about how that wasn’t intentional. It was originally supposed to be called SLB, for Slide Lid Box. Somewhere along the line, that was misconstrued to be LSV. They realized the mistake after everything had been made, so they decided to go with LSV and call it Limitada Seleccion Vigoroso. They said it turned out well for them and they wouldn’t change a thing now.
The booths and displays at IPCPR are beautiful. Who doesn’t love a beautiful booth? Let’s take a look at some of the displays.