The return of José Seijas’ creations to retail shelves has been pushed back until January 2014, according to an email sent by the company on Thursday morning.
“We are a little behind on shipping,” wrote Ruben E. Gonzalez of La Matilde Cigar Co., though no explanation for the delay was provided and an e-mail was not immediately returned. Several companies, including Altadis USA and Sindicato, have recently had to delay shipments of cigars due to box production issues.
The news of Seijas returning to the industry was reported on halfwheel in August after he was spotted at the 2013 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in July. He is best known for his work with Altadis USA, running the Tabacalera de Garcia factory in La Romana, Dominican Republic for over 30 years as Vice President and General Manager.