Gran Habano has shared with halfwheel plans for two new lines that will debut in the summer of 2016 around the time of the annual IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, as well as plans for three new, smaller sizes of its popular Corojo #5 line.
The company has confirmed plans to release Los Tres Reyes Magos, or The Three Kings, a culebra that will feature 7 x 32 versions of the company’s Gran Habano Connecticut #1, Maduro #3 and Corojo #5 cigars woven together into the unique shape at the company’s G.R. Tabacaleras Unidas S.A. factory in Honduras. Each box will contain 10 of the culebras, with pricing and a formal release date still to be announced, though they are scheduled to be featured and available at the show.
Additionally, the company will be releasing La Conquista, a full-bodied cigar that uses a Nicaraguan wrapper and binder along with filler from Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Columbia, which also is being manufactured in Honduras. The profile is described as spicy and peppery with a long, leathery finish, and packaging that the company calls traditional and very different from other Gran Habano products. Sizes, pricing and a formal release date are still being finalized.
Gran Habano has already announced several bits of news pertaining to its Corojo #5 line; in February the company will release The Elegance Collection by Gran Habano, a 25-count sampler featuring five smaller ring gauge vitolas: a Corona (6 x 44), Petite Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Figurado (5 x 48), Lunch Break (4 1/2 x 40) and a Lancero (7 1/2 x 38), the first three of which are new vitolas for the line.
The three new sizes will then be released as a limited production just ahead of the trade show, with 1,000 boxes of the corona, petite corona and figurado being released, each containing 20 cigars.