Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Deadwood Tobacco Company and C.L.E. will be unveiling another special seasonal version of DTC’s own Chasing The Dragon cigars. While the name, Double Sweet, and the description, “crisp, green apple with candy sweetness,” may sound to many as though these are flavored, there is no mention of that in either brand’s social posts or on the product listing for last year’s release. With this year’s celebrations less than a week away, expect more information to be revealed soon!
Warped is releasing a regular production expression of the popular Selección Domain series: Selección Domain 4546. Each time a new blend is introduced, it represents a different factory and the growing regions that have defined their success. “I wanted to craft a blend from each factory that highlighted the factories backgrounds and strengths and its evident in each blend as they are vastly different from one another,” describes founder Kyle Gellis.
The 4546 is a 4.5 x 48 Rothschild that showcases a Dominican Corojo wrapper and features a Dominican Cotui binder. The tobaccos used for the filler are nearly all Dominican, the one exception being Nicaraguan Viso. It will be available in 25 count boxes for a suggested retail price of $9. The 546, with a green band for El Titan De Bronze is a Drop Cigar Club exclusive. The third, and as of yet unreleased, blend comes from Aganorsa and will launch with a black band.
Expected to arrive in September, the 6 x 48 Krakatoa has been announced as the 7th release in the revered Muestra De Saka line from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. Ecuador Habano Grade A1 was chosen as the wrapper, accompanied by a Nicaraguan Sungrown binder. Inside this parejo, a combination of Nicaraguan Broadleaf, Criollo, and – in a first for any DTT Liga – Aganorsa Corojo. Known for their attention to detail, DTT even made the cigar’s caps resemble the volcano after which they’ve been named.
According to Saka, “I truly agonized over this puro’s liga and it took me well over three years to perfect. Delectably sweet and spicy on the palate, it is a refined, yet an explosion of flavor that is sure to satisfy the most experienced connoisseurs. It delivers sweet cedar, bright citrus, café, spice and earth to the palate while simultaneously being robust, yet also quite refined. I am honored to be able to share this unique blend with our loyal patrons.”
Limited to just 3,000 boxes, retailer pre-orders are now being accepted by DTT for this initial run. If previous releases are any indication, there will be multiple shops trying to order these in September when they start appearing on shelves and socials all of a sudden. The 5 stages of missing out on a Saka drop are well known at this point: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. So real is this phenomena that Saka recently had to remind a few enthusiastic retailers not to berate his team members. If you want these, let your favorite retailer know ASAP, the pre-order window closes on March 24th.
The Selección No. 1 Natural, announced just last month, is already en route to select retailers nationwide. Owner Reinier Lorenzo shares that “for us, the blend is medium full body cigar with rich flavors and a clean finish to the palate. It is with much pride that I launch this cigar packaged in a beautiful old school yellow box bringing back my Cuban roots.” Each bright yellow box contains 20 cigars crafted at Fabrica de Tabacos HVC S.A. in Esteli, Nicaragua. The suggested retail price ranges from $8.40 to $10.40 depending on the vitola: Esenciales, Short Robusto, and Poderosos.
Macanudo has announced the imminent launch of the limited edition Inspirado Tercio-Aged. Expected to ship next month, this cigar features a San Andres Wrapper and Indonesian Bezuki binder. The filler consists of Piloto Cubano Seco, Piloto Cubano Ligero, and Colombian Seco tobaccos. Prior to being rolled, the tobacco is aged in special bales made of palm bark called tercios, which are shown being built on the cigar’s new info page. The footage is the same used for the Macanudo Inspirado Palladium over the past few years but remains interesting and relevant. The Robusto/Toro sizes will retail for a suggested $10.49/$10.99, with an allotment of just 1,700 boxes of each for the entire U.S. market.
Aganorsa Leaf is planning to expand their popular Rare Leaf Reserve line with a new Maduro expression. While Aganorsa and their Vice President of Sales – Terence Reilly – are being intentionally light on details leading up to July’s Premium Cigar Association trade show, the following images have made their way onto socials for cigar heads to study in the interim. While they appear to show a Robusto, Toro, and Torpedo, actual sizes are purely speculative until more information is disclosed.
Wishing you all another great week full of your favorite cigars and your favorite people. Keep on sending in your favorite cigar related news stories, posts and video. If anything from this roundup catches your attention, let everyone know in the comments below!