IPCPR 2012 – E Cigars by Brothers of the Leaf, LLC

We are slowly unpacking and moving things but I think I know where all my cigars and accouterments are.  I know there’s a humidor in the living room and one in the bedroom, and a couple coolerdors in the basement.  My son has his humidor in his room. I do need to find a traveldor for this weekend’s Delaware Cigar Festival, although I may not take a lot of cigars with me. The festival is organized by Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars fame, and the various vendors have cigars for sale for around $3 each with the proceeds going to charity.  This is a great way to pick up some great smokes for bargain prices and feel good about where the money is going.  It’s not like I need more cigars…I’ll have to exercise some restraint as I don’t want to come home and have to play cigar Tetris in the humidors! Still, if I can get a few Ortega Series D maduros for $3, I will have to do it.


The move has reduced my leisure time a little bit, but last night I sat down with a E from Esencia.  The Esencia line is excellent, but it’s limited in distribution.  The E series will come in at a lower price point and will be available to any retailer who wants to carry them.  Marc and Mike of BOTL, LLC gave me a couple of Corona Gordas when I saw them at the IPCPR show, and I fired one up.  It’s a beautiful cigar, certainly no shortcuts were taken with this cigar. It has a rich, ruddy wrapper and the burn and draw were as close to perfect as I’ve had recently.  Flavor-wise it was solidly medium and pretty darned yummy. It is a sweet and creamy smoke.  This is a cigar that one can smoke in just about any circumstance. As an aside, It’s been getting dark annoyingly early and I realized how much being able to see my cigar as it’s burning adds to the experience.  I turned on the light because I felt like something was missing.  I guess I’m a little bit of a cigar voyeur, but being able to watch a great cigar burn is almost as important to me as the flavor!


I spoke with Marc at the show and he was excited about this new cigar, as well as their new Palio lighter and a stainless steel (and hopefully titanium) Palio cutter that’s really pretty. These guys are passionate about their products and it shows in the quality, and they are super-nice guys as well.  I appreciate them taking the time to talk to me at the show.



That’s about it for now.  Stay tuned for a recap of the Delaware Cigar Festival in Sunday’s regular post and enjoy your week!





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5 Responses to IPCPR 2012 – E Cigars by Brothers of the Leaf, LLC

  1. foozer69

    did you have to rent a seperate truck for your cigars!!! the e series sounds pretty good and that ortega seems hard to find! thanks for the writes i look forward to them!!

  2. I feel like I’ve seen these around. Was a little hesitant to pick them up b/c I didn’t know anything about them. Might have to try them next time I see one! Keep it up.

  3. 3 bucks for Ortegas? Ill take 50 without blinking.

  4. Freakboy791

    The wrapper on that Ortega is a beaut.

  5. Looks like I’m in for a new lighter very soon.