A new cigar company is officially launching this year at the IPCPR trade show and convention: A.C.E. Prime. There will be five lines launched at the beginning> The first two lines are M.X.S. by Dominique Wilkins and M.X.S. by Tiago Splitter. M.X.S. stands for Maximum Excellence and Success. The two lines are created for former NBA players Dominique Wilkins, and Tiago Splitter. Both will be in attendance at the show.
Dominique Wilkins is a nine-time NBA all-star and Hall-of-Famer that played for the Atlanta Hawks for eleven seasons. The M.X.S by Dominique Wilkins uses a San Andres wrapper with Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers It comes in one size, a 6 ½ x 54 toro and comes in boxes of 20.
“We have brought together world-class athletes, some of finest tobacco in the world, with our well-established pedigree as Master Blenders and cigar producers,” said Luciano Meirelles, Co-Founder of A.C.E. Prime. “These are the magic ingredients for “Maximum Excellence and Success.” We can’t wait to share these cigars with the world!”
The M.X.S by Tiago Splitter uses a Sumatran wrapper with Nicaraguan fillers. It comes in two vitolas, a 6 ½ x 54 toro and a 5 x 52 robusto and comes in boxes of 20. Tiago Splitter played for seven seasons in the NBA, and won an NBA World Championship with the Spurs in 2014.
“It was not by chance that M.X.S. has come into existence,” said Tiago Splitter – NBA Superstar and Co-Founder of A.C.E. Prime. “Like my basketball career, this first-of-its-kind cigar is the result of years of professional development, personal friendships, and decades of tradition. M.X.S. is for champions.”
“New and innovative cigars and companies are very important to the vibrancy of the premium cigar industry,” said Drew Newman, general counsel of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. “As the oldest, family-owned cigar company in America, we welcome one of the newest, A.C.E. Prime. We have no doubt that their outstanding premium cigars will live up to their name, ‘Maximum Excellence and Success.”
In addition to The M.X.S by Dominique Wilkins and The M.X.S by Tiago Splitter, A.C.E Prime is launching three other lines: Luciano – The Traveler, Pichardo Clasico, and A Cuban Experience. Luciano – The Traveler is a limited edition blended by the Master Blender Luciano Meirelles and contains some pelo de oro. It uses a Sumatra Ecuador wrapper, with Peru and Ecuador fillers. It comes in one vitola a 46 x 7 and comes in boxes of 12. Pichardo has two blends coming out, Clasico and Reserva Familia. Clasico is blended by Eradio Pichardo, founding member of Tabacalera Pichardo. It uses a Sumatra Ecuador wrapper with Nicaragua fillers and comes in one vitola a 6 ½ x 50 toro and comes in boxes of 20. Reserva Familia comes in three different versions, Connecticut, Habano, and San Andres. All are offered in one size a 6 x 52 toro and come in boxes of 15. The Connecticut uses a Connecticut Ecuador wrapper with Nicaragua & Dominican Republic fillers. The Habano uses a Habano Ecuador wrapper with Nicaragua & Dominican Republic fillers. And the San Andres uses a San Andres Mexico wrapper with Nicaraguan fillers.
The cigars are rolled at Tabacalera Pichardo, which is run by Don Eradio Pichardo, originally from Habana, Cuba, and Don Eradio, a third-generation tobacco agriculturist.