More from the IPCPR
Going through last week and the show was certainly interesting. New people with new cigars and some old favorites. I never did get to everyone even though things seemed quieter than normal, probably because of the bigger space we are in. I want to try to cover more stuff, so today we’ll do some quick hits.
Padron is showing its latest creation the 50th anniversary. This specially aged cigar comes in a fantastic gold trimmed humidor. There is not an agreement on the price but most likely it will retail for between $4,700 and $5,000. The humidor is trimmed with real gold and holds 50 of the special 50th cigars. The deal is that if you buy one of the 500 humidors the company is making, you will be able to re-stock the humidor by being able to buy more of the cigars for the next five years.
Pete Johnson released the Tattoo robusto earlier this year. It is a $5 retail cigar. Here at the show, as promised, Pete released three more sizes in the Tattoo line: a 6” x 50 Toro for $5.50, a 6.125” x 52 Torpedo for $6 and a 5.5” x 58 Toro Grande for $6.50.
Over at L’Atelier there is the new Extension de la Racine… extention of the root. This year it is a torpedo at 6.125” x 52. The ER 14 uses a Criollo wrapper with the Sancti Spiritus in the binder along with all Nicaraguan fillers to give the unique L’Atelier taste. It will run $9.50 and is a limited run. K.C Johnson and Dan Welsh also are adding to the Surrogates line with Satin Glove which uses a San Andres wrapper for full flavor . It comes 7” x 47 and box pressed with a retail of $8.75. They are also adding to their Special Selection collection with the LAT Torpedo for $9.50 and the 38 Special a 7.5” x 38 lancero for $9.75. The special selection uses a higher priming wrapper for more strength and flavor.