Last year Royal Agio Cigars USA collaborated with EP Carrillo for the first in their Balmoral Serie Signaturas, DUETO. Now, the second in that series is a collaboration with Litto Gomez and La Flor Dominicana, the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Paso Doble. This new cigar will be sown in the Royal Agio booth at IPCPR later in the month.
The Paso Doble blend uses specially-grown tobaccos from Litto Gomez’s personal farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. It uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and will come in three sizes: Robusto 5 3/4 x 50 (MSRP $11.25), Gran Toro 6 ¼ x 54 (MSRP $12.00) and Brindis (Figurado) 7 x 55 (MSRP $16.50). All come in boxes of 10 and will ship August.
Boris Wintermans, 4th generation CEO for Royal Agio Cigars, stated, “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Litto’s work and the fact that, like me, he is obsessively passionate about pushing the boundaries of what can be discovered in premium cigar blending. For this special collaboration project, we placed all of our respective, coveted tobaccos on the table and went to work exploring a wide range of unique and exciting blending possibilities, never really knowing the final outcome. I am proud to say that, in the end, we turned a blank cigar canvas into a one-of-a-kind, inspiring discovery in cigar blending for cigar lovers everywhere to enjoy.”
Litto Gomez commented “Last year we partnered with Boris and his team at Agio to distribute our products in Germany and The Netherlands, and we were so impressed with their professionalism and dedication, that when Boris asked me to collaborate on a blend with him, I did not think twice. This is not something we normally do, in fact we never do it, but for Boris I made an exception because we share the same simple philosophy, to be the best and do things the right way. The process behind Paso Doble has been an absolute pleasure, from concept, to design, to blending, Boris and his team have been phenomenal throughout and the result is a very special cigar that smokes just as beautifully as it looks!”