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Global Launch Party Tonight for the New Davidoff Release

Davidoff Cigars is preparing for the global unveiling of the new Davidoff Escurio at a closed event in Miami Beach, FL from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM tonight, June 25. Escurio will be Davidoff's new Brazilian cigar which will be part of their "Black Label" series. The name is derived from "oscuro" (the darkest shade of cigar wrapper leaves) and "Rio" as in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from where the creation of the cigar was inspired. Manufactured in the Dominican Republic, Escurio has a dark Ecuador Habano wrapper, a Brazilian binder, and a mixture of Brazilian and Dominican filler tobaccos, and will debut to retailers next month at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show in New Orleans, LA. Escurio will be launched in three vitolas: Short Robusto (3¼" x 50); Robusto Tubo (4½ x 54); and Gran Toro (5½ x 58).

Espinosa Cigars Reminds Us That #thebatisback

We got the word about a month ago, but Erik Espinosa is sending us gentle reminders via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram of the relaunch of Murcielago, which will debut at the upcoming International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) annual trade show in New Orleans, July 17-21. Can't wait to re-visit this smoke, myself - it's been a loooong while...

Rocky Patel Set to Debut a New Line of Pipes at #IPCPR2015

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars announced today via social media that they will be introducing several lines of limited edition luxury pipes at the upcoming IPCPR trade show. According to a Facebook post, "Rocky Patel has exact standards for the briar he uses, only selecting blocks from high up on the hillsides of Corsica and Greece." On the cigar side, Rocky Patel will slo be introducing their new Sun Grown Maduro and Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes lines, as well as another cigar which remains a mystery (according to social media posts about a week ago, we'll have to stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter , and Instagram for further details).

Padrón is Departing From the Norm

Padrón Cigars announced yesterday that they will unveil something brand new at the upcoming IPCPR annual trade show - a cigar that will cater to the palates of a milder flavor profile. The Padrón Dámaso will consist of a Nicaraguan binder and filler, but adorned with a Connecticut wrapper. In addition, the cigar will be a traditional-rounded stick, not pressed square. Cigar Aficionado online has all of the details of this new release here.

I just can't imagine this - "mild" and "Padrón" is an oxymoron to me. I already have pre-conceived notions that it will be too mild for my liking, but hell, IT'S PADRON and I'll smoke it anyway! Can't wait for this one as well; apparently should hit retailers by late August or September...

Maya Selva to Release Their Commemorative Cigar

Huge congratulations to Maya Selva Cigars on the 20th anniversary of their Flor de Selva line, which was celebrated at a gala in Paris France on June 24. On the eve of this occasion via Facebook, the company announced the release of their limited edition "No. 20," a cigar to commemorate 20 years of Flor de Selva. No. 20 will be a 7" x 38 lancero, which (although limited) will be a nice addition to the numerous vitolas already available. Details on availability will follow, according to Maya Selva, so stay tuned...

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