El Artista Cigars brings a new line to IPCPR 2019, Buffalo TEN. “We feel this is the beginning of a great flagship product line for us,” says Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars, “not only does it smoke great but the whole package looks amazing. We have developed something that we feel cannot be beat”.
The cigar has an MSRP of $4.50 per cigar, and is priced to be an every day smoke. “Buffalo TEN truly demonstrates the strengths of El Artista,” says Kevin Newman, Director of Sales & Marketing, “the factory team worked with us to source some of the best tobaccos available and integrate a few factory-exclusives for a phenomenal blend at an incredible price”.
Buffalo TEN comes in only one vitola, a 6×50 Toro with a soft box-press. It is offered in two retail packages, a 5-Pack ($22.50 MSRP) in wooden shelf display or as a single ($4.95 MSRP) housed in a 40-count retail bundle tray. “We are experimenting with Buffalo TEN in terms of packaging options and a great low price point that we feel is attractive to both consumers and the brick & mortar retailer,” states Ram.
The blend uses six different tobaccos including a Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper, Dominican Negrito binder and filler from the USA, Colombia, and the company’s own fields in the Dominican Republic. It contains two exclusive tobaccos to El Artista: Dominican T-13 Hybrid in the filler and the Dominican Negrito binder.