The parties have wrapped and everyone is (hopefully) resting up before IPCPR officially begins tomorrow morning. Tonight was for catching up with old friends, enjoying some drinks, celebrating the industry, and enjoying some new cigars.
There were seminars all afternoon but I, feeling the Vegas bug, decided to gamble and lay by the pool before all the craziness of the convention ensued. The first festivity of the evening I joined was for the world premiere of Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars. This is an excellent, extremely well-made film about the history of cigar making in Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, as well as a celebration of how far the industry has come and the battles they have had to fight to get here. Check out our interview with the directors here.
Next was the Breaking Boundaries Party from General Cigar. A focus of the party was the new offering from CAO Cigars: the CAO Nicaragua. This cigar features filler leaves from three distinctive regions for three distinctive tastes: Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa. More to come on this cigar and General Cigars other new releases.
I also stopped by Mombacho Cigars party at Jammyland Reggae Kitchen and checked out some of their cigars for the first time and was blown away. We’ll definitely be featuring their cigars and company very soon.
For now, here are some photos from the evening. And stay tuned for coverage of all the hottest new releases coming soon to retailers!