United Cigars flagship lines, Natural and Maduro, were originally launched in 2010. When they first came out, they were box pressed. Now they lines have been re-blended and will be offered in new parejo (round) vitolas. Prior to this relaunch, the blends had gone through some minor alterations, but this is a total re-blend.
The cigars are rolled at the Tabaclera Magia factory in Gurabo, Dominican Republic. The new blends will still be available in the shelf-friendly 20 count boxes retailers have come know, including a piece of an American flag inserted into each box in honor veterans.
I wanted to see how our United line smoked before going into the box presses. The traditional round format experience was great, so I spent the past 18 months fine tuning the blend to enhance the flavor and have a more balanced cigar.Oliver Nivaud, Director of Operations for United Cigars
The blends are made with Dominican Broadleaf and tobaccos from the Quisqueya region of the Dominican Republic. Both blends are described as a medium-bodied profile. The Natural version uses an Ecuadorian Habano while the Maduro uses a Maduro: Mexican San Andres. The rest of the blends are shared, including a Dominican binder, and Dominican Broadleaf, Quisqueya, Dominican Seco, Dominican Olor fillers. Both also share the same sizes and prices: 5 x 54 Robusto $8.00, 6 x 54 Toro $8.50, 7 x 54 Churchill $9.00. The size measurements are unchanged from before the re-blending.