Privada Cigar Club has just announced the launch of 6 regular production lines! Available to wholesale accounts, each line will only be offered in one vitola. While all of Privada’s offerings to wholesale accounts via the LCA have been limited-edition blends up until now, there has long been demand for regular production options. Some of these blends have been brought back into the game from the Privada Hall of Fame, while at least one has only been teased up to this point.
The Director of the Limited Cigar Association, Clark Thornton, provides insight into the creation of these core lines – “Our focus has always been on providing the most interesting and highest quality cigars possible. For some time now, we have wanted to offer shops the consistent portfolio that they have been asking for. The challenge has been that we are consistently dealing with experimental tobaccos or tobaccos that are extremely limited in supply, and while this makes for great limited-edition material, it has been difficult to find blends that could be produced over and over again that live up to our standards of quality and uniqueness. After a lot of hunting, these are the blends we have found that can continue to be reproduced but still offer customers a smoking experience as special as the experience they have come to expect from LCA releases.” Let your local brick & mortar know if you’d like to see these on the shelves, shops interested in carrying these lines can contact Clark directly at [email protected].
THE GOOD LIFE 6 x 54
Described as a decadent and dessert-like blend, this cigar is meant to be the ultimate celebratory cigar – intended to be enjoyed in the special moments of living “the good life.” The Good Life was Privada’s first ever collaboration with JC Newman in 2019, and was originally created as a limited-edition run. Privada shares “it is safe to say that The Good Life is a quintessential Privada Cigar Club blend.”
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Jalapa, Esteli and Condega
1491 6 x 50
1491 consists entirely of Dominican corojo-seed tobaccos. This cigar was crafted by Chico Rivas for you to experience native Dominican tobacco in its purest form as the indigenous Taíno of the Caribbean would have known it. Privada shares that “to smoke 1491 is to share an experience with those who were the first ever to cultivate tobacco from the Earth and to whom we are indebted for the pleasure and joy we all share in smoking cigars today.”
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Binder: Dominican Corojo
KINGS COUNTY 6 x 60
Kings County, New York – better known as Brooklyn – is home to some of the most legendary figures in rap. The brand was created by legendary rapper AZ in collaboration with several former Bad Boy Records executives as an homage to the late, great Biggie Smalls. “Of all of the sizes sampled, it was clear that the 6×60 was the most flavorful and complex for this particular blend of tobaccos,” shares Privada.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan & Peruvian
MAD MONKEY 6 x 48
Privada describes the Mad Monkey as being “named after a rather theatric legend in cigar-lore about an out of control, cigar-loving monkey, Mad Monkey became a certified staple in cigar history when Tony Barrios of Stallone Cigars took a trip to Tabacalera Perla in Nicaragua and spent a month blending this spicy and bold cigar with various aged tobaccos.” This cigar has reached a level of cult status within the Privada membership, so the news of its wider release will make more than a few people happy today.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Maduro
Binder: Double Nicaraguan
BLUE CHEESE 6 x 52
The name of these cigar refers to the nickname for the modern American $100 bill and its infamous blue security strip. Privada declares that “Blue Cheese is one of the best Nicaraguan, Habano wrapped cigars ever made (smoke it, then call us to debate).” This is one of the first cigars rolled at Tabacalera Annex, the new AJ Fernandez Privada Cigar Club factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
CIGAR1 6 x 52
Intended for those with active lifestyles and a love for the leaf, each CIGAR1 comes in its own single-cigar, foil-lined, humidity-tight bag, Privada says that “whether slipped into the fisherman’s tackle box, professional’s carry on, or tailgater’s shirt pocket, CIGAR1 makes introducing a premium cigar to any lifestyle easy. With two approachable yet impeccably crafted blends, CIGAR1 can satisfy any palate, new or seasoned.”
(R) Ecuadorian Sungrown Habano Rosado
(C) Brazilian Mata Fina
I’m looking forward to hearing what your first reactions to this news are in the comments below!