CLE Cigar Releases TAA Exclusive Cigar – The CLE Azabache
Earlier today, CLE Cigar Company announced the impending release of the CLE Azabache – this year’s TAA exclusive offering. The line will be launched at the annual TAA convention in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Azabache (jet) is a dark glossy type of coal often used in the Cuban culture to produce jewelry. The cigar is presented as a medium to full bodied maduro that is “delightfully creamy,” and will be available only through TAA member retailers.
“Last year we released the Asylum Nyctophilia at TAA. This year we decided to showcase a cigar under the C.L.E. portfolio. I can’t wait to get there and show or friends and customers what I have been working on this year. ” says Christian Eiroa, founder of C.L.E. Cigar Company.
The CLE Azabache will be have a production run limited to 320, 25-count boxes for each vitola. The sizes will included 5″ x 50, 6″ x 54, and 6″ x 60. The line will come with a Mexican maduro wrapper, Honduran binder and a filler blend comprised of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian tobaccos. The cigars will be box pressed and rolled at the CLE Aladino factory in Danli, Honduras. Each will be wrapped in tissue adorned with both the CLE and TAA logos to showcase their TAA-exclusive availability.
Suggested retail pricing has been set, and ranges from $7.00 – $9.00 per cigar.
The CLE Azabache is the latest of this year’s offerings from CLE and its client companies. Other announced products for 2016 include the Asylum 13 Connecticut, as well as the new Asylum 13 toro. Additionally, CLE is being rebranded and will debut the CLE Prieto and CLE Chele.