Cigar News: El Artista Announces The Slugger Big Papi by David Ortiz has announced a followup to their 2016 success by David Ortiz: The Slugger by David Ortiz. It will make its debut at the IPCPR trade show later this month.

“David’s brand recognition is growing across many of his projects,” states Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of Cigars, “and over the last 3 years we have seen good growth in the cigar line and we want cigar fans to have something new”.

Cigar News: El Artista Announces The Slugger Big Papi by David OrtizThe Slugger is a new blend that uses a San Andres maduro wrapper, Dominican Negrito binder, and fillers from Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and US. While the original was described as a medium blend, this is said to be noticeably stronger.

“We have hosted dozens of events with since 2016 and gathered a lot of feedback from fans about what the next blend should be like.” Says Director of Sales & Marketing for Cigars, “Our fans asked us to increase the power for the next blend; we not only increased the strength but made a bigger cigar packed with even more flavor”. At a recent press conference David Ortiz quipped: “I wanted a cigar size that better fits in my big hands, something that is big like me”.

The Slugger comes in one vitola, a 7″ x 60 Gordo XL. The cigar uses the same red and white band as the original with the addition of the navy blue foot band. It comes in boxes of 20 and sells for $12.50 per cigar.

World-wide launch of “The Slugger” is set for the 87th Annual IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas and expects to ship orders starting the second week of July, 2019.