Your Weekly Cigar News Roundup!

Espinosa Premium Cigars has released the highly anticipated 601 La Bomba Warhead IX, the ninth installment of their popular series. Crafted entirely from Nicaraguan tobacco, this 6 x 56 perfecto showcases a rich Broadleaf wrapper and is produced at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua. Each Warhead IX is priced at $13, with production capped at 5,000 boxes of 10 cigars. Maintaining the brand’s military-themed packaging, the IX’s band features the likeness of a warhead. Erik Espinosa, the founder of Espinosa Premium Cigars, expressed excitement for the release, affirming that customers eagerly anticipate this annual offering. Keep an eye out, these will be dropping all over the country throughout the next week.

Ciro Cascella, the Executive President of Tabacalera A. Fuente, dedicated more than four years to developing the new Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Bull. The cigar is adorned with authentic Meerapfel Cameroon Wrapper cultivated in the African Rainforest. Joshua Meerapfel, the Director of Arturo Fuente International, proudly unveiled this gem to the world at an exclusive gathering at the Cercle Royal Gaulois, a social club Brussels, Belgium that was founded 175 years ago.

“This is a perfect addition to the Don Carlos line”, explains Meerapfel, “A true homage to our late father Richard and his mentor Don Carlos Fuente; they would have been proud of this flavor bomb!” This cigar, created with exceptional intent, measures 3.5 x 55 and is exclusively available to U.S. shops that attend next month’s PCA convention in Las Vegas.

El Septimo, the renowned luxury cigar brand, will be introducing a new addition to its Emperor Collection called Empress of Sheba.” This Maduro Gordo cigar measures 6 x 60 and will be launched globally at the 2023 Premium Cigar Associatoin Annual Trade Show in Las Vegas next month. Known for her beauty, wisdom, and wealth, Queen Sheba lived nearly a thousand years prior to the purported birth of Christ. Priced at $20 per cigar and packaged in boxes of 20, Empress of Sheba features a shiny Maduro wrapper and is said to offer a medium to full-bodied flavor and aroma.

Fratello Cigars has just announced that – after the blend’s successful international debut – their highly acclaimed Sorella project will be made available to the American market. Sorella has amassed a devoted following of cigar enthusiasts, showcasing a meticulously curated blend of premium tobaccos from Ecuador, Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Wrapped in Ecuadorian tobacco, this 6 x 50 Toro features an Indonesian binder and a compelling blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers by Joya de Nicaragua.

Omar de Frias, founder of Fratello Cigars, expressed his excitement about introducing Fratello Sorella to the American market, stating, “It’s fascinating to me how our international markets reacted to Sorella versus Arlequin. In every country outside of the US where I would have a tasting, Sorella took the center stage. For this reason, we decided to make Sorella an exclusive blend to our international partners.” Sorella is launching domestically in 20-count boxes, with individual cigars listed at an MSRP of $11.50 each.

Altadis U.S.A. has released the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Diamante, a new cigar line born from an experimental blend developed during the creation of the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua series. Conceived by Rafael Nodal and A.J. Fernandez, this medium-strength line offers a subtler alternative to the original full-bodied blend. Made exclusively with Nicaraguan tobaccos, including a lower-priming wrapper and Cuban-seed binder, and three different varietals of filler tobacco from Estelí. The Edición Diamante, featuring a soft box-press, is produced in six sizes. Ranging in price from $16.42 to $26.08, the new offerings are presented in 10-count boxes.

Don Doroteo will unveil their brand new Salt of the Earth line at the upcoming PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas. Featuring two distinct blends – Piedra Viva and Piedra Angular – details about are intentionally being kept to a minimum. It has been revealed that the blends incorporate the use of Andullo, a traditional method that infuses strength and flavor into tobacco. The oldest factory in the Dominican Republic – La Aurora – is known for their expertise with Andullo and continue to produce the growing brand’s blends. Don Doroteo’s booth will have the special tobacco on display for attendees to experience and learn more about.

Launching at $300 per cigar, Oliva Cigars has revealed the new Oliva Serie V Roaring Twenties Super Limited Edition, a 6×60 Perfecto. Almost half of each cigar, an expression of the Oliva Serie V blend, has been covered in gold foil in collaboration with Daniel Marshall. The proceeds from this release – named after the iconic era – will support the Oliva Helping Hands Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to making a positive impact on Nicaraguan communities.

Wishing you all another great weekend 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!