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A company known for fairly strong smokes is finally leaning light. Cigars will be releasing its first cigar brand featuring an Ecuadoran -seed wrapper at the upcoming trade show.

Aptly named , the blend showcases a -seed wrapper grown in Ecuador, a Corojo ’99 binder from Nicaragua and a Nicaraguan filler blend of Habano and Criollo leaf.

With the exception of the wrapper, every leaf of tobacco comes from the Garcia family’s farms.

“It truly is the one cigar that was missing in our lineup,” said Cigars vice president to Cigar Aficionado. “It is absolutely a mild cigar but definitely full-flavored. We have been asked to have a shade in our portfolio for a long time and we believe this is the right time to do it.”

Cigar News: My Father Cigars to Release Connecticut Cigar at IPCPR

Cigar News: Cigars to Release Cigar at

According to , one of the tobaccos in the cigar undergoes a “special fermentation process” for enhanced aroma and flavor. “This leaf is a kind of viso that has an aging/curing process of three years,” said Alcides Montenegro, general manager and advertising director for . “This process is done naturally (nothing extra or artificial involved), using the Garcia’s own techniques.”

is slated for four sizes: a 5 1/4 by 52 Robusto, 6 1/2 by 54 Toro, 6 by 60 Toro Gordo and a Corona Gorda at 6 by 48. They’ll come in boxes of 23, and retail between $7.30 and $9.40.

This is the company’s first use of Ecuadoran -seed leaf as a wrapper, which is grown under Ecuador’s thick atmospheric cloud cover to prevent the cover leaf from becoming too dark, thick or strong. is the second brand extension of the core line, with Le Bijou 1922 being the other. All cigars are rolled at the Garcia’s factory, in Estelí, Nicaragua.