Aganorsa Leaf has announced a new addition to their Aniversario Series, the Aniversario Connecticut will debut this summer at the PCA Tradeshow in Las Vegas. The blend uses thes same Aganorsa Leaf tobaccos grown in Jalapa and Esteli as the corojo and maduro versions, but this will be wrapped in an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. The Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Connecticut will comes in two sizes: a 5 x 54 box-pressed Gran Robusto and a 6 1⁄4 x 52 boxed pressed Toro. Both comes in 10-count boxes. The new cigar will be a regular production cigar, although exclusive to PCA attendees and Aganorsa Select Accounts for 2023.
E.P. Carrillo has announced a new limited edition cigar in celebration of the United State's Independence: E.P. Carrillo Pledge of Allegiance 2023. This release includes 1,776 (1776 was the year the U.S. declared independence from Britain) boxes to be allocated to retailers. On top of the patriotic name, the cigar combines the names of two existing E.P. Carrillo lines: Pledge and Allegiance.
Crowned Heads has announced its tenth iteration of their Las Calaveras line, Las Calaveras EL 2023. For the first time since 2016, and only the second time in its history, the 2023 Las Calaveras will use a Grade A Dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper.
Micallef Cigars has announced two new sizes in their Leyenda blend, a Robusto and a Toro. The name "Leyenda," meaning "Legend" in Spanish, resonates with this cigar’s legacy, spanning generations. Born from the skilled hands of Don Pedro F. Gomez in the vibrant heart of Cuba during the 1930s, the Leyenda blend's rich heritage is now entrusted to his grandsons, Joel and Edel Gomez Sanchez. These master blenders at Micallef Cigars continue to honor their forefather's vision, weaving tradition into every cigar.
E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company has announced the shipment of the first round of their Platinum Bash cigar. Late last year, the company sent out a sampler to celebrate Ernesto's 70th birthday. In each sampler there was a QR code that allowed customers to select their favorite blend based off the ribbon color on the cigar. These packs were available either at events or through purchasing a box of E.P. Carrillo cigars.
C.L.E. Cigar Company has announced that their TAA exclusive Eiroa Dark 11/18 is now shipping. The Eiroa Dark line launched in 2019. The difference in the TAA Exclusive is the size, which happens to be the Eiroa family’s signature 11/18 size. Only five hundred boxes were created.
Selected Tobacco has announced the Alfonso Gran Selección for PCA 2023 in Las Vegas. The Alfonso Gran Selección is the followup to the Alfonso Añejo that debuted at last year’s trade show. Alfonso Gran Selección blend uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, with Pervian binder, and Dominican and Nicarguan fillers. The Alfonso Gran Selección will be available in five sizes; Exclusivos (6 x 54 Torpedo), Preciosos (7 1/2 x 40), Estelares (5 1/2 x 54), Enormes (6 1/2 x 60), and Grandiosos (8 x 50).
The Atabey Black Ritos, originally announced and sold as a "virtual cigar" in the form of an NFT in 2021, is making it's way to the real world in the latter half of 2023. After going through Selected Tobacco owner Nelson Alfonso’s five year aging process, the cigars are now ready to be enjoyed in United Cigar Lounges across the US. Atabey Black Ritos claimed to be the first NFT cigar in the world, limited to 25 single cigar and 10 boxes as unique digital images. The Atabey Black Ritos NFT sales proceeds were raised for Cigar Rights of the World. Now, the real life cigar will be featured at PCA 2023 in Las Vegas, NV with a scheduled ship time to retailers in December 2023.
Jas Sum Kral (JSK) has announced a line Extension in their Crna Nok line: Magija. The new 8x48 viotola pays homage to the mystical heritage of Macedonian black magic. The blend draws inspiration from the history of black magic practitioners, known as " volšebnici and vešterki " in the local folklore. The Balkans were revered for their mystical abilities, possessing ancient knowledge passed down through generations.
C.L.E. Cigar Company has announced the Asylum Sensorium. The company is calling this a super-premium blend, and the price reflects that. Sensorium is defined as: “The parts of the brain or the mind concerned with the reception and interpretation of sensory stimuli.”