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Emilio Cigars La Musa Melete; Cigar Review

La Musa MeleteToday, I am reviewing another cigar from the House of Emilio; the La Musa Melete. It is produced in Esteli, Nicaragua and available in 5 virolas: Robusto, Toro, Torpedo, Corona, and a limited Lancero. Each vitola is packaged in cabinet style boxes of 25.

The Nicaraguan Puro is comprised of a Habano Rosado wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan filler leaves.

I received samples of the Toro for this review from the manufacturer.

The Melete’s wrapper is medium brown in color and oily. There was a single, noticeably prominent vein and the cigar was firm to the touch. I smelled cedar and rich tobacco on the wrapper and a sweet, earthy aroma from the foot. These aromas are typical for me when I examine Nicaraguan cigars.

Also typical was the easy draw and the signature sweet berry flavors during the pre-light draw.

Once cut and lit, the cigar developed a firm, gray ash. There was a very spicy sensation on the exhale and the finish had some slightly bitter notes. The Melete produced a good amount of satisfying smoke.

The second third of the cigar showed a good, even burn with a thin carbon ring. The flavor profile was primarily a solid tobacco flavor with some sweetness and a short finish.

The final third presented an increase in strength and body. There were strong notes of tobacco on my palate along with an espresso undertone. I also picked up on a peppery spice in the exhale and a long lingering finish.

The La Musa Melete is a solid medium bodied, medium strength cigar and a pleasure to smoke. The Toro’s smoke time was a little over an hour for me.

As shown in the photo above, I did  pair the Melete with a Dark & Stormy. I felt the cigar’s flavor profile stood up well to the dark rum and spicy flavors of the Jamaican Ginger beer.

In my opinion the La Musa Melete is another great smoke from the House of Emilio and it makes me look forward to trying the other lines they have to offer.

General Cigar IPCPR 2014 releases; Holiday items and promo packs

New_Release_LRCAO World Sampler

Take a trip around the world with the CAO World Sampler which features the unique flavors of four countries in one special collection. Indulge in spicy Brazilian tobacco, rare Italian leaf, smooth Connecticut Maduro and native Criollo seed with this globe-trotting sampler which contains one each of these CAO favorites: CAO Brazilia Gol!, Italia Ciao, America Potomac and Criollo Pato. This four-cigar collection will be available in August for a per-pack SRP of $22.40.

CAO Gold Sampler

Cigar lovers who are drawn to the mellow flavor of CAO Gold and the slightly spicy nuances of CAO Gold Maduro can now enjoy both blends, thanks to the CAO Gold Sampler. This great combo pack contains four cigars, highlighting two great tastes from one of CAO’s most popular lines. The CAO Gold Sampler will be sold at retail in August, for a suggested retail price of $17.80 per pack.

CAO Dark & Stormy Sampler

CAO presents the chance to savor four distinct tastes from its signature collections: LX2, MX2, Brazilia and OSA Sol. The “Dark and Stormy” four-cigar sampler delivers hints of pepper, leather and spice that will roll in like a storm, beginning in August for an SRP of $19.95.

Punch Value Pack

Fans of Punch cigars are sure to turn out in droves to purchase the Punch Value Pack. Inside the eye-catching branded sampler are six of the top-selling frontmarks from the Punch, Grand Cru, Gran Puro and Deluxe collections.  An unbeatable suggested retail price of $26.95 sweetens the deal on this special offer which debuts at retail in August.

HOLIDAY GIFT PACKS

flavours by CAO Sampler

Complete with six Corona cigars from our most popular flavor-infused offerings, “flavours by CAO” is a delight for the senses. A virtual potpourri of taste nuances awaits the premium cigar smoker who seeks to indulge in the finest mild tobaccos subtly accented by our unique, natural flavorings. For those who wish to indulge in CAO’s collection of flavours, this special sampler offers a guided tour for just $22.80. Available in October.

CAO Champions Sampler II

The CAO Champions Sampler II includes OSA Sol and LX2, in addition to the best blends from the original Champions Sampler collection. Cigar lovers who seek the full spectrum of top-rated offerings from CAO need look no further than this attractive black leather travel humidor. This incredible offer will be available in October for an SRP of $78.20.

CAO Cuban Press Sampler

CAO proudly presents the Cuban Press sampler. Formed by an old-world trunk press that is far more elaborate and time-consuming than today’s methods, the unique, boxy-square shaped smokes are only available as part of this special collection. Representing the Brazilia, Italia, MX2 and LXs blends, the artisanally-formed cigars command attention and are a must-have for the true CAO enthusiast.  This exciting offer contains a dozen cigars for a suggested retail price of $71.40 and will debut at retail in October.

Holiday Gift Chest

General Cigar’s gift chest is back and better than ever. This eye-catching wooden trunk contains five all-new packs created exclusively for holiday 2014.  A total of thirty five wooden cigar boxes are housed within, including this year’s expanded lineup representing our most popular brands. The treasure chest will make its annual return in time for the holiday shopping season, with these outstanding samplers inside: Macanudo Collection (SRP per pack $29.99); Cohiba Gigante Selection (SRP per pack $59.99); New Release Collection (SRP per pack $38.99); Big and Bold Collection, (SRP per pack $24.99) and the Honduran Premier 54s Collection ($25.99).  Debuting in October.

Partagas 1845 Sampler

Showcasing the iconic Partagas fabrica, this collector-quality wooden pack is sure to become one of the hottest holiday gift items of the season. The five-count box features the original Partagas 1845 blend, in a range of popular frontmarks including a Corona Extra, Robusto, Gigante, Toro Grande and Double Corona. Available beginning in October for an SRP of $35.99, while supplies last.

CAO Flathead Collection

CAO is enticing fans of its Flathead line to go full-throttle with this collector-quality tin. The entire Flathead range is represented inside, including the recently-released Sparkplug frontmark. Complete with the brand’s signature pin-up girl on the outside, the CAO Flathead tin is sure to become a permanent fixture in man caves and garages everywhere.  Five cigars are included in the tin which will sell for $37.99 starting in October. 

General Cigar New Release Collection

Celebrating the best of the best of our recent and new releases, this four-cigar collection was created to provide cigar enthusiasts with an introduction to a world of new and unique tastes from our team of cigar masters.  Inside are these recently-launched, critically acclaimed favorites: Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte, Serie R Esteli and 1907 by Dunhill Toro, nestled among Cohiba Nicaragua, the intriguing new smoke that launched at IPCPR 2014. This exciting offer will sell for an SRP of $38.99, starting in October.

Partagas Collection with Lighter

What’s better than smoking a full-bodied Partagas Black Label cigar?  How about having the bold flavor of Partagas 1845 and the enticing flavor of Partagas Yellow Box on hand for future smoking occasions?  This special window box contains a total of six cigars, with the added bonus of a branded double-torch lighter. The Partagas Collection with Lighter ships in October and will sell at retail for the suggested price of $45.99. Quantities are limited.

Macanudo Collection with Lighter

As America’s top-selling premium cigar brand, Macanudo Café, Cru Royale and Maduro are universally appealing to those devoted to handcrafted cigars. With a windowed view of the impeccably constructed cigars contained inside, this special offer is made even more enticing with a branded double-torch lighter. The Macanudo Collection with Lighter ships to retailers in October for an SRP of $45.99. 

Macanudo Cru Royale Ashtray

Macanudo Cru Royale is a top-seller in the medium-bodied cigar segment, as its bold, balanced flavor continues to please even the most tenured smoker.  To honor the continued success of this important Macanudo expression, we have custom-built a sturdy silver ashtray that reflects Cru Royale’s modern aesthetic.  Available for sale in October for a retail price of $29.99, this item is ideal for holiday gift givers.

 Macanudo Essentials of Smoke Collection

From America’s top-selling premium cigar brand comes the season’s must-have accessory collection. The “essentials of smoke” are contained within this expertly-designed handcrafted wooden ashtray, emblazoned with the Macanudo crest. Beneath the four-cigar ashtray is a drawer that opens to reveal a custom made, Macanudo-branded premium torch lighter and circular-blade scissor cut guillotine. This unbeatable accessory collection will be sold starting in October, for $64.99.

Partagas Seleccion de Luxe

Partagas’ Benji Menendez Master Series was named to Cigar Aficionado’s list of the Top 25 cigars of 2009, the year the cigar was launched.  In honor of this legendary cigar, we proudly present a special release of the “Master Series Toro” frontmark. Banded in regal purple and gold, these remarkable smokes are elegantly presented in a custom-made humidified glass cylinder. This bespoke item has only been produced in extremely limited quantity and will ship to retailers in October. The suggested retail price for this nine-cigar selection is $134.99.

Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale Vintage Selection 

From one of the world’s most respected cigar brands comes a collection of rare Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale cigars, representing the range’s top vintage years. This limited edition release features a trilogy of cigars from the highly-rated 2003, 2006 and 2009 releases, presented in a numbered collectable box containing 9 cigars, three from each of the best years of harvest from Dunhill Aged cigars. The Dunhill Aged Reserve Especiale Vintage Selection will debut in October, with a suggested retail price of $134.99.

Cohiba Comador Collection

Comador’s refined blend spent more than two years in development and the cigar has generated significant buzz since its launch. Exclusively for holiday 2014, we are proud to release a limited edition offer featuring five cigars. Impeccably presented in a matte finish black box featuring the iconic gold Comador crest, the cigars are elegantly displayed alongside a custom branded quad lighter. This item is as ideal for the discriminating cigar lover as it is for the smoker who’s drawn to the allure of heritage, craftsmanship and star power. This exquisite pack will be available at select cigar shops beginning in October, for a suggested price of $149.99.

Cohiba Black Travel Case

Substance and style prevail in this deluxe piano-finished wooden travel case, created to protect five Cohiba Black Gigante cigars.  As striking as it is functional, the ebony case is sure to lend an air of sophistication to any smoking occasion, for it also includes a razor sharp, double blade cutter situated inside a custom nook.  Discriminating, well-heeled cigar enthusiasts who desire the rich, complex flavor of Cohiba Black will surely make this world-class offering their go-to accoutrement. Debuting in October for a suggested retail price of $149.99.

 Cohiba Comador Travel Humidor

The Comador travel humidor has become an icon in the world of handmade cigars. More than a symbol of the brand, the carbon black and gold case is a statement piece that speaks of luxury and indulgence. The metal cylinder features matte black and gold elements with an exquisite cap engraved with the Comador crest. Lined with fragrant Spanish cedar and containing a humidification element, this opulent travel accoutrement safeguards a total of seven Comador cigars.  Select cigar shops will sell the Cohiba Comador Travel Humidor beginning in October, for a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Partagas 150 “Don Ramon”

General Cigar is pleased to release an extremely limited quantity of Partagas 150, one of the finest creations in premium cigar history. Returning for a momentous, albeit limited engagement is “Don Ramon,” the collection’s most coveted frontmark. Adorned with the legendary Cameroon wrapper from the celebrated 1977 crop, meticulously handcrafted and cloistered for decades, Partagas 150 Don Ramon will be released in 10-count boxes, with each cigar protected in its own wooden coffin. This collector’s item will be available at fine cigar shops beginning in October for a suggested retail price of $1,500.

General Cigar IPCPR 2014 releases; Cohiba Luxury Selection

Cohiba_Luxe_Open_Straight_HighResIn the equatorial African forest of the Kadei, the second most dense on the planet, the Meerapfel family has been growing Cameroon tobacco for more than five generations. Since 1876, they have tended to a fertile plot in a primitive forest, painstakingly cultivating a particularly sublime and refined wrapper.

Called Meerapfel African Gold, this extraordinary wrapper leaf is the stuff of legend, for the blood red soil is said to be protected by the spirits of the forest. Mythical beliefs aside, this extremely rare tobacco is a sight to behold as it is to smoke.

Aged for five years and destined exclusively for the Cohiba Luxury Selection cigar, Meerapfel African Gold is the very foundation of Cohiba’s most limited and exclusive offering to date.

Each leaf in the Cohiba Luxury Selection has been rum fermented for more than six months.  Upon emerging from the artisans hands, the freshly-rolled cigars rest in rum barrels sprinkled with cedar shavings to enhance their flavor. The result is a cigar of incomparable taste and aroma – The Cohiba Luxury Selection.

Only 500 boxes of Cohiba Luxury Selection have been made, each containing ten cigars. This luxurious item will be available starting in October (7.25” x 52, SRP per cigar $40.00), with each cigar protected in its own sealed acrylic tube.

Miami Cigar & Company and La Aurora announce exclusive retail cigar

Miami Cigar & Company and La Aurora are pleased to announce their collaboration with Michael’s Tobacco and the release of the LA Aurora Diamond Preferido in a 6×58 double Figurado.

michaelsAfter much anticipation, this release will be limited to 100 boxes exclusively distributed to both the Euless and Keller locations in Texas.  Along with the usual La Aurora band, this vitola will also sport a secondary band reading “Michael’s” across the front.

The Michael’s Tobacco exclusive came to be when Miami Cigar & Company representative, Justin Sandlin held an event displaying La Aurora when approached by Michael’s tobacco owner, Michael Peacock. Michael being a huge fan of La Aurora expressed his passion for the blend. To Michael’s surprise, his conversation reached the Dominican Republic and he was invited to Santiago, D.R.  After getting in the trenches with the crew at La Aurora and learning the ins and outs of premium cigar making, Michael was handed one of La Aurora’s prized Preferidos.

During his stay, the idea was brought up to make a special retailer exclusive for Michael’s Tobacco, and thus the La Aurora Diamond Preferido in a 6×58 double Figurado was born. La Aurora’s Preferidos wearing the beautifully dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper leadCigar Aficionado to exclaim: “This oily, toothy cigar gives off a rich aroma. It loads the palate with sweet wood & cream. The finish resonates with cocoa and spice, balanced & Elegant.”

Owner Michael Peacock, couldn’t be happier to bring in such a sought after blend, not to mention adding a little more exclusivity to the brand. You can find more information about Michael’s Tobacco online at www.cigarskeller.com.

General Cigar IPCPR 2014 releases; Macanudo Estate Reserve

Macanudo_Estate_Reserve_HighResMacanudo’s storied history begins in Jamaica, where, for its first 30 years, the brand was  handcrafted in a dedicated factory in Kingston. While the legendary property was closed in the year 2000, the allure of Jamaican tobacco remains intrinsic to Macanudo’s roots.

In homage to its heritage, the 2014 release of Macanudo Estate Reserve hearkens back to the very beginnings of America’s best-selling premium cigar brand with a blend that prominently features a rare Jamaican leaf.

Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar said, “To experience Macanudo Estate Reserve is to savor a tradition that spans nearly half a century, for this exceptional cigar offers a glimpse into the flavor and aroma that ignited the passion for one of the world’s most beloved cigars.”

For this, the second expression of Macanudo Estate Reserve, the blend is made of a private reserve of Jamaican tobacco, cultivated and aged exclusively for this limited edition release. The wrapper is Connecticut, aged for 10 years under the watchful eyes of Macanudo’s seasoned tobacco experts. A medium-bodied cigar with a Mexican binder that delivers a perfectly even burn, Macanudo Estate Reserve is a creamy smoke, elegantly refined and supremely delicious.

The artistry of Macanudo Estate Reserve extends to its packaging, for the cigars are protected in sleek, handcrafted boxes of solid mahogany, with elegant, sloping corners and embellished with subtle golden accents.

Three super-premium frontmarks will be released, each individually encased in wooden coffins. The rarity of the cigar’s tobaccos has limited production to just 1,800 boxes per size.

Macanudo Estate Reserve will be available beginning in October. Each of the three sizes are protected in ten-count boxes.

  • Belicoso (6” x 57), SRP per cigar is $18.00
  • Churchill (7” x 50), SRP per cigar is $17.00
  • Robusto (5” x 50), SRP per cigar is $16.00

Old School Cigars; Cigar review

Old School Cigars - Copyright 2014 Tom Ufer

Old School Cigars – Copyright 2014 Tom Ufer

Old School Cigars is a New York based company that was acquired by La Sirena Cigars in April of this year. The full details of the acquisition can be found in a post on my Tampa Cigar Examiner site.

As part of the press release, I received two samples each of the three Old School Cigars lines. So today, here is a set of three reviews for the price of one!

First up is the Old School Cigars JAXX LT line.

The cigar has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and a combination of Honduran and Nicaraguan filler. It is currently manufactured in Honduras at the Plascencia Factory.

The JAXX LT is available in three vitolas: Robusto (5.5×50), Toro (6×52), Gran Toro (6×60).

The two samples of the JAXX LT line were consistent in appearance and construction. They were all a bit soft to the touch and had misshapen caps. The wrapper was light brown in color with many fine veins. There was a dry hay aroma from both the wrapper and the foot.

The pre-light draw was easy and had some sweetness and berry flavors.

The first third of this cigar presented a very mild tobacco flavor and a gray / white, slightly flaky ash. The burn line was even and had a thin carbon ring.

Getting into the second third, the ash firmed up and became a bit darker. The mild tobacco flavor increased in richness and the strength remained the same.

There was not much of a change in the final third. The cigar produced a good amount of smoke and burned very well.  The JAXX LT is a consistent, good smoke that is on the mild side in both strength and body.

On a personal note, the aroma coming off the smoke from the JAXX LT reminded me of my Great-Grandfathers home in West New York, NJ. That memory came back from the early 1960’s when I was very young so, I don’t remember what type of cigars he smoked. The memory made me very nostalgic.

The second line reviewed from Old School Cigars is the JAXX.

The blend is comprised of a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper, a  Nicaraguan Banda Criolla binder and three filler leaves; Nicaraguan Seco & Ligero (Jalapa) and a Brazilian Viso (Mata Fina).

The cigars are currently manufactured in Nicaragua at Tavicusa S.A. in three vitolas: Robusto (5×50), Toro (6×52) and Toro Grande (6×60).

The JAXX’s wrapper is medium brown in color, had a few veins and was very firm to the touch. There was a faint cedar aroma on the wrapper and a sweet tobacco scent from the foot. The cigars felt on the lighter side when held in my hand. The cigars sported a well formed triple cap.

Checking the cigar out during the pre-light, I picked up on a savory flavor from the wrapper and some sweetness from the filler leaves. The pre-light draw was firm but there did not seem to be any obstructions.

The first third of the JAXX had a medium spice on the exhale and a woody tobacco flavor of my palate. The burn was even and the gray ash was flaky. The cigar produced a large amount of smoke.

The second third of the JAXX had a richer tobacco base flavor and some sweetness in the medium, lingering finish.

The last third of this cigar presented a strong tobacco base flavor with some coffee notes. The finish was long and lingering.

Last up is the Old School Cigars STIXX line.

The STIXX blend has a Brazilian Broadleaf Maduro wrapper around a Dominican Republic binder that surrounds Dominican Criollo & Habana Vuelta Bajo filler leaves.

This cigar is manufactured in the Dominican Republic at the Quesada Factory and is found in four sizes: Robusto (5×52), Belicoso (6×52), Super Toro (5.5×60) and Super Gran Toro (6×65).

The STIXX wrapper is dark brown and the leaf has many veins. The cigar is very firm to the touch. There is a faint tobacco scent from the wrapper and a rich tobacco aroma from the foot.

The pre-light draw is good with a small amount of resistance.

Once lit, the Old School Cigars STIXX had an even burn and developed a bright white ash. The ash dropped for the first time around the 1 ½ inch mark.

The first third of the STIXX starts off very mild and the cigar does not produce much smoke.

In the second third, the smoke volume picks up and there is some spice sensations in my sinuses during the exhale. The main flavor in this portion of the cigar is a mild tobacco with a slightly bitter finish.

The final third is consistent with the second and does not show much change at all.

La Sirena Cigars stated in the press release that they acquired Old School Cigars to round out their portfolio by offering a milder cigar and these three cigars certainly do that very well.

Of the three lines I think my favorite was the Old School JAXX, although the JAXX LT came in as a close second for me because of the nostalgic memories it evoked.

General Cigar IPCPR 2014 releases; Dunhill News

Dunhill Signed Range

For more than 100 years, Dunhill has been synonymous with tobacco mastery. Throughout the last century, Dunhill’s experts have sourced only the finest tobaccos for their cigars.

Today, the Dunhill Signed Range is made in Nicaragua from the country’s most exemplary leaves and blended with the best of premium tobacco from the Dominican Republic and Cameroon. This aristocratic, medium-to-full-bodiedDunhill_Signed_Range_HighRescigar is now available in a ten-count box, offering cigar lovers the chance to experience the superior taste, silky flavor and rich complexity that are the hallmarks of the Dunhill brand.

Dunhill Signed Range is comprised of these frontmarks:

  • Gigante (6” x 60), SRP per cigar is $18.00
  • Churchill (7” x 50), SRP per cigar is $17.70
  • Robusto (5.5” x 52), SRP per cigar is $16.00
  • Toro (6” x 50), SRP per cigar is $15.70
  • Robusto (Tubed) (4.5” x 52), SRP per cigar is $14.20
  • Corona (5.5” x 42), SRP per cigar is $11.70

Dunhill Pipe
Dunhill proudly welcomes the return of their Vintage Blends, a carefully curated selection of distinguished pipe tobaccos featuring only the finest leaves.  The trio of classic flavors is made with hand-blended tobaccos packaged inunique and distinguishable 50-gram tins. Ideal for smoking occasions that call for a luxurious and enjoyable smoke, the Vintage Blend series includes the zesty ribbon cut Elizabethan Mixture, the rich, broad cut Durbar Mixture and The Aperitif, the well-balanced, medium-bodied indulgence.

  •  Aperitif (50 grams), SRP per tin is $12.59
  • Durbar (50 grams), SRP per tin is $12.59

General Cigar IPCPR 2014 releases; La Gloria Cubana Rival Twin Finale

RivalTwin_HighResThe ongoing blending rivalry between La Gloria Cubana’s Dominican and Honduran factories comes to a stunning conclusion in this small batch spectacular.

Both cigars are large format (8” x 52), hearty blends made with tobacco sourced from several different countries, each with its own distinctive flavor and aroma. Only 1,200 boxes of each blend have been created, with specific allocations set forth for distribution across the country. The Rival Twin Finale series will ship in August in 24-count boxes, each containing 12 cigars of both blends, for a suggested retail box price of $228.

Represented by Lady La Gloria, artisans at the Dominican factory produced “Chapter 3,” a brawny Ecuadoran Habano Ligero-wrapped cigar made with tobaccos from three countries, each thoroughly fermented and aged for a minimum of three years.  The blend is bold, comprised of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco, with an Ecuadoran binder for a robust smoke that’s flavorful and layered.

For rival blend “Chapter 4,” the Lady’s shadowy Rival Twin represents the Honduran factory where master blenders created a bold Honduran Rosado Oscuro-wrapped smoke featuring the tobacco of four different countries, aged for at least four years. Top priming leaves from Honduras, Colombia and Mexico make up the blend which is bound with Indonesian tobacco, for an imposing smoke that burns evenly and draws perfectly.

Created exclusively for IPCPR 2014, this special edition release features a dual-compartment hinged box that forever connects the twins by housing both blends.

Great White cigar attacks humidors

You’re Going To Need a Bigger Humidor

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United Cigar Retailers, known for creative packaging and ideas is set to release the brand new Great White which will begin selling the week of August 10th. The Great White features a Brazillian Mata Fina wrapper, over binder and fillers from Nicaragua.

According to United Cigar Retailers, “Each year, Shark Week dominates the cable tv ratings and we began to think, how great would it be to have a cigar that captures the excitement of this annual phenomenon. We opted for a Brazilian wrapper because of all the shark attacks in this region of the world. The blend captures the strength of the Great White, and it is capped off by a band that represents the fin”

The Belicoso cigars measuring 5.25 x 52 come in trays of 10, and have an MSRP of $8.00 per stick. They are made at an undisclosed factory in Nicaragua.

About United Cigar Retailers

United Cigar Retailers is the American distributor for Atabey, Byron, and Bandolero made by Nelson Alfonso who is known for his work with many Cuban brands including Behike. United Cigar Retailers also makes and distributes Firecracker, La Gianna, Garofalo, Fleur de la Reine and United.

General Cigar IPCPR 2014 releases; Cohiba Nicaragua

Cohiba_Nicaragua_Open_HighResThe artisans of Cohiba are proud to unveil the brand’s first cigar to be blended and handcrafted in Nicaragua.

Jhonys Diaz, vice president of operations for General Cigar, lead development of Cohiba Nicaragua.

“It was a laborious process to develop a Nicaraguan cigar to complement the existing Cohiba portfolio. This cigar is layered and sophisticated. It delivers the complexity and strength of Nicaragua, with a bold and balanced flavor not achieved by any Nicaraguan puro on the market.”

Blended with the finest hand-selected leaves from the volcanic soils of Estelí and Jalapa, Cohiba Nicaragua is full flavored and intricately balanced. This exquisite new offering from Cohiba features a proprietary blend that begins with a lustrous Colorado Oscuro sun-grown wrapper and a burly binder leaf from Jalapa.  The rich Jalapa tobaccos are masterfully complemented by powerful and spicy leaves hand-selected to represent the very best of Estelí.

As finesse is of paramount importance, Cohiba Nicaragua is a rich, creamy smoke, peppered with bold notes of spice and touches of sweetness.

This Nicaraguan collection ushers in an entirely new dimension of taste to the Cohiba portfolio, while the brand’s commitment to flawless construction is strictly upheld.

Cohiba Nicaragua will be available beginning in October. N60, N54 and N45 come in 16-count boxes. N50 En Crystale comes in an 8-count box.

  • N60 (6” x 60), SRP per cigar is $14.99
  • N54 (5.5” x 54), SRP per cigar is $13.99
  • N50 En Crystale (5” x 50), SRP per cigar is $12.99
  • N45 (4” x 45), SRP per cigar is $9.99