Room101 Serie San Andres “Papi Chulo”
The Room101 Serie SA (San Andres) comes with a natural San Andres wrapper over Honduran binder and Dominican/Honduran filler mix. Tonight, we’re smoking the “Papi Chulo” vitola, which measures a diminutive 4″ x 42 and goes for about $5 per stick.
In a press release earlier in the week, it was announced that Padilla and La Aurora had reached an amicable agreement over the use of a lion in respective branding. Padilla will cease to use the existing lion on some of their materials, but will be allowed to use an “abstract lion.” La Aurora claims to have used the symbol for over 85 years, and that it identifies their products in the marketplace. Padilla will also be allowed to sell current stock – although the release did state “non-tobacco materials.” Honestly, I’ve personally confused the Padilla bands from a distance…
A shop from my old stomping grounds in Farragut (West Knoxville), TN – Silo Cigars – has been chosen to receive the next shipment of Quesada España Petit Belicosos.
In a story Craig is sure to be excited about [/sarcasm], Casa Fernandez has begun shipping the annual limited release of the Aniversario Series. This year, it’s available in two vitolas, including a 7.5”x40 box pressed lancero and 6×56. The line contains the same blend as last year’s cigar, featuring all AGANORSA tobacco. Total combined production will be about 15,000 cigars, heavily weighted on the 6”x56 vitola.
Oh look! Another barrel-aged cigar! Perdomo has shipped their Habano Bourbon barrel aged sticks this past week. Three wrappers in five vitolas are available, EC CT, Sungrown, & Maduro in 5”x54, 6”x54, 6.5”x54, 7”x54 and 6”x60). The cigars are aged for 6-14 months in bourbon barrels, depending on wrapper. The cigars will retail between $7-8.50.
We spoke of it a few weeks ago, but the Jericho Hill “Twelve Honest Men” lancero has begun to hit retailers’ shelves. It’s 7.5”x38, and retails for $9.95. Total production of 3,500 boxes of 12. Like the rest of the line, it has a Mexican SA wrapper over Nicaraguan internals. Produced by My Father.
Quick FDA Update
What Else We’ve Been Smoking
TL Johnson Legend Reserve maduro – Luis Sanchez’ production
2005 Fuente Destino al Siglo
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