A pair of new Cuban cigars are beginning to arrive in select markets: the cigarillo Partagás Puritos and tubed Quintero Tubulares.
While the Partagás Puritos shares packaging aesthetics with the marca’s Serie P, Serie D and Serie E lines, it is being produced by Internacional Cubana de Tabacos, S.A. and not Habanos S.A., with chopped tobacco used for the filler. The new size measures 4 3/10 inches (109mm) long with a 27 ring gauge and comes packed in five-count cardboard packs priced at €5 per pack in Germany.
The Quintero Tubulares measures 5 1/4 inches (133mm) with a 42 ring gauge that is handmade using short fillers tobacco from Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta regions. It is sold in three packs for €10.50 in Germany.
The new cigars aren’t being picked up in every market, however, as distributor in the United Kingdom and Switzerland told halfwheel that they aren’t bringing these to their regions.
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