Cigar News: Southern Draw Adds Lancero to Rose of Sharon

2017 was a big year for Cigars. introduced both the and Jacobs Ladder, each earning a spot on our Top 25. Now has added a vitola to the lineup.

This release is a exclusive initially. Last December, the Pennsylvania-based cigar retailer also had limited-time exclusive for the release of ’s QuickDraw Corona Gorda cigars.

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“When Robert proposed having Shop partner again with on the initial release of the , the only answer was, ‘of course!’” said Shop’s Director of Purchasing, Jim Charnley. “We are thankful for our ongoing partnership with Robert and Sharon and look forward to many more special projects in the future.”

Cigar News: Southern Draw Adds Lancero to Rose of Sharon says Lanceros are cool again, and they are going to take advantage. The 6½-inch by 40-ring vitola is soft box-pressed  and is comes in boxes of 20 cigars. Introduced in spring 2017, the selection has received both retail success and critical acclaim, including a slot for the Toro (6″x52) in Cigar Advisor’s “Top 25 Best New Cigars of 2017.”

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“We have been blessed by the consumer reception of the since its release last year,” said Sharon Holt, aka the ‘.’ This year, the will add a splash of elegance to the line, which is distinguished by a savory Nicaraguan-Dominican core blend and an Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper from a rare harvest that saw over 300 days of heavy cloud cover. The result was a flawless, silky-smooth leaf with a richer flavor and a light blonde, shade-grown-like patina. Moreover, due to the ’s slender measurements, the wrapper will play a bigger role in the cigar’s flavor profile.”

“Highlighted by its beautiful wrapper, I find this refined size offers a unique smoking experience that elevates the flavors of the Nicaraguan binder and the Dominican Piloto Cubano ligero filler,” said Sharon. “The cigar also has a hand and mouth feel that I think most consumers will find very comfortable, even if it’s a size they don’t ordinarily smoke.”

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“She don’t know she’s beautiful” is the motto of the cigars, and the new is representative of ’s commitment to growing their portfolio of slimmer cigars.

“Together with our partners at AJ Fernandez Cigar Co., we are dedicated to changing the perception of historical draw and burn issues experienced with many thin cigars,” said . “We’ve also addressed value perception. Despite the fact that lanceros are among the hardest and most expensive cigars to roll, we are offering our lanceros at the same price as our -size cigars.” And considering the caliber of the tobaccos and handcraftsmanship, at under $10 per cigar, the new has been positioned at a very reasonable price. “I believe that when they’re consistent and priced favorably, Lanceros are destined to become the new classic size,” added Robert.

is expecting high demand for this new vitola. The initial release will only be available at Shop, with wider availability at a later date.

  • Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
  • Strength: Medium
  • Size: 6½” x 40
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Viso/Seco, Dominican Ligero/ Piloto Cubano
  • Binder: Nicaraguan
  • Famous Prices: $168.99/box of 20, $42.99/5-pack, $9.35/cigar

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