The cigar world is getting busy, preparing new smokes that will be unveiled at this summer's International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show in sultry New Orleans. Cigar Aficionado has already begun reporting on what you can expect to see in your favorite cigar shops later in the year. See them all in this new section, which we will update regularly over the coming weeks and months.
(7/17/15) New CAO Cigars Rolling In To IPCPR: General Cigar Co. will debut two new CAO brands at IPCPR, Pilón and Steel Horse.
(7/16/15) Undercrown Goes Light: Drew Estate Adding Connecticut Version: Drew Estate is extending its Undercrown line to include Undercrown Shade, made with a Connecticut Ecuador wrapper.
(7/14/15) Larger Ring Gauge Sterlings Coming to IPCPR: Nat Sherman will introduce three new sizes to its Sterling line at IPCPR: Short Robusto, Robusto and Churchill.
(7/13/15) Viaje Delivers Ten Ton Tess In Ceramic Jars: Viaje Cigar Co. will release limited-edition Ten Ton Tess in ceramic jars equipped with humidification devices. The jars will be availible at IPCPR on a first-come, first-served basis.
(7/10/15) A.J. Fernandez Debuts Enclave Cigar: Inspired by a theme of brotherhood and camaraderie among cigar smokers, A.J. Fernandez Cigars, the company behind brands like New World and San Lotano, is introducing the Enclave.
(7/09/15) Foundation Cigar Co. Unveils Its First Brand: Nick Melillo's new Foundation Cigar Co. introduces its debut cigar line, the all-Nicaraguan El Güegüense.
(7/08/15) Tabaquero Hamlet Coming From Rocky Patel: The first Rocky Patel cigar blended by former Habanos S.A. ambassador Hamlet Paredes will be unveiled at IPCPR.
(7/07/15) Steve Saka Returns With New Cigar: Sobremesa: Steve Saka returns to the cigar industry to found Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, will debut Sobremesa brand at IPCPR.
(7/07/15) New La Palina Red Label Coming to IPCPR: La Palina will introduce its new medium-bodied Red Label Collection which will begin shipping shortly after the trade show.
(7/06/15) Altadis Collaborates With Tatuaje For Modern-Day Henry Clay: The Henry Clay Tattoo, a modern interpretation of the classic Henry Clay brand, will make its debut at the IPCPR trade show.
(6/29/15) Davidoff Reveals New Brazilian Cigar: Davidoff showed off for the first time the three sizes of the new Escurio cigars, which will be officially launched at this summer's IPCPR trade show.
(6/24/15) Milder Padrón With Connecticut Wrapper Coming To Market: The Padrón Dámaso, a milder version of the Padrón brand featuring a Connecticut-seed wrapper, will debut at IPCPR.
(6/23/15) Caldwell Cigar Co. Gets Bigger Factory, Reveals New Cigars for IPCPR: Caldwell Cigar Co. will debut four new cigars: Sevillana Reserva, Gibraltar Extra, Muricas Especial and Blind Man's Bluff.
(6/19/15) La Flor Dominicana Bringing Back Coronado: La Flor will bring back the highly acclaimed Coronado blend, rebranded as the La Flor Dominicana Coronado.
(6/17/15) Joya de Nicaragua Rolls Barrel-Aged Cigar to Market: The box-pressed, barrel-aged Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial will make its retailer debut at IPCPR.
(6/16/15) Partagas Anniversary Cigar Celebrates 170 Years: The limited-edition Partagas Aniversario will be previewed at IPCPR before its October release.
(6/10/15) Warped Cigars Brings Back Don Reynaldo: Warped Cigars is bringing back its popular Don Reynaldo line as a new, regular-production robusto size called Regalos.
(6/10/15) MBombay Puts Cigars In A Can: MBombay's Kēsara and Mōra cigars are getting an expansion of five new sizes each—and the new sizes are coming packaged in a can.
(6/09/15) Davidoff Brazil Gets A Name: Escurio: Davidoff will debut their upcoming Brazilian cigar as part of their "Black Label" series.
(6/08/15) Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut Launching In July: Altadis U.S.A. will showcase their new Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut at IPCPR, featuring a Connecticut shade wrapper from a 2008 tobacco harvest.
(6/04/15) Melillo Returns With Foundation Cigar Co.: Nicholas Melillo, previously of Drew Estate, returns to the cigar industry with Foundation Cigar Co., which will debut its first cigar at IPCPR.
(6/03/15) Upcoming El Centurion Dons Connecticut Wrapper: The new El Centurion H-2K-CT, a brand named after the proprietary Connecticut leaf that covers its all-Nicaraguan blend, will be unveiled at IPCPR.
(6/02/15) A Box-Pressed AVO Heads To IPCPR: Avo is set unveil their first-ever box-pressed cigar—it's also the first box-pressed cigar to ever come out of Davidoff of Geneva's factory in the Dominican Republic.
(5/29/15) A Nordic Cigar Comes To IPCPR: Las Cumbres Tabaco to introduce their new Freyja line, composed of Dominican Criollo '98 wrapper, Mexican San Andrés binder and filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
(5/21/15) Fratello Cigars To Launch Fratello Bianco: Fratello Cigars will debut their second cigar line, Fratello Bianco, at IPCPR.
(5/20/15) New Brands From Boutique Blends Coming To IPCPR: Boutique Blends has big plans for IPCPR, including two new brands—La Bohème Encantador and Swag Connecticut—and two new sizes in their Aging Room Bin No. 1 line.
(5/12/15) New La Historia Figurado to Debut at IPCPR: E.P. Carrillo to introduce a new box-pressed torpedo in his La Historia line.
(5/06/15) Murcielago Returns: Same Bat Blend, New Bat Branding: Espinosa Premium Cigars will bring back the previously dormant Murcielago cigar brand in three box-pressed sizes.
(4/23/15) Davidoff Launching Brazilian Smoke: For those in the mood to explore, Davidoff of Geneva is preparing to unveil a new cigar made with a generous complement of Brazilian tobaccos.
(4/21/15) Nat Sherman Celebrates 85 Years With Limited Cigar: Produced in honor of Nat Sherman's 85th year as "Tobacconist to the World."
(3/31/15) La Palina Family Series Moving To Miami: Two sizes, The Babe (a robusto measuring 5 1/4 by 50) and The Alison (a 6 by 52 torpedo), will be presented at IPCPR 2015.
(3/26/15) Viaje Teams Up With PDR Cigar For 2015 Collaboration Project: Andre Farkas and Abe Flores team up for the first ever Dominican-made Viaje cigar.
(2/19/15) New Quesada Reserva Privada Features 18-Year-Old Tobacco: The Reserva Privada is said to use tobacco that was grown 18 years ago.