Cigar News: New El Centurion to have Connecticut Wrapper

The Garcia family, owners of Cigars, has acquired a hybrid wrapper grown in and, with it, created a new brand: H-2K-CT. Scheduled for release at the IPCPR trade show next month, this will be a spinoff of the core line.

The new cigar is named after the H-2K-CT wrapper type, which the company said is proprietary to . But it isn’t a wrapper in the usual sense. This isn’t shade grown or broadleaf, but a Cuban-seed strain of tobacco grown in open sunlight and cultivated in the River Valley.

“This new creation was a team effort between and me,” said Jaime Garcia of Cigars, which produces the and brands. “It is a lot different than . And different from the regular . This new version is a medium-bodied cigar with full flavor, but it’s also box-pressed. We were looking for a blend that is accessible to every palate but different from all our other brands.”

Though the wrapper is grown in , the binders and filler tobacco is Nicaraguan. H-2K-CT is made in Nicaragua at the factory and will come in two box-pressed sizes: Corona, at 5 1/2 inches by 48 ring, and Toro at 6 by 52. They will retail for $7.10 and $8.10, respectively.

The first brand debuted as a limited-edition in 2007, but customer demand prompted the Garcias to turn it into a regular-production brand in 2013. The new H-2K-CT line is the first offshoot and is also slated to be a regular-production brand as well.

For a rating and tasting notes on the new H-2K-CT cigar, see an upcoming issue of Cigar Insider.

Source: Cigar Aficionado

Cigar News: New to have Wrapper