I spoke with my buddy Victor Vitale of The Cigar Agency at the show and shot a quick video with him. It was one of my early interviews, so I was kind of awkward and just let him do the talking. Victor is an awesome guy, and is making some tasty smokes. I had an opportunity to sample the ORTSAC San Andrés and it was delicious. I’ll get my hands on some more, because the trade show floor, in my opinion, is a terrible place to sample cigars! I actually only smoked this one cigar on the floor the two days I was there. Hard to believe, I know. Here’s the video:
Also, and I dropped the ball on this one, Victor showed me a cigar that he debuted on Saturday at the show on Friday, so I would have the scoop on everyone else. I blew it, but here’s a few pics of the JD Hightower cigar Victor is making for Jose Dominguez. This is an enormous 6″ x 70 ring gauge box pressed cigar that Victor wouldn’t give me any other information on. It’s a monster, roughly the size of a jumbo Three Musketeers candy bar. However, from the looks of it, the box press may make it manageable. I look forward to trying this cigar when I have plenty of time to devote to it. Here are the pictures, one of which I took next to a 5″ x 44 cigar for scale. I can only imagine how big the hands of the folks rolling these must be!
That’s it for now! Last day of vacation, and I need to recover from the 16 hour drive yesterday! More to come!