In the same interview where he announced plans for El Mayimbe, Abdel Fernandez told’s Alex Svenson that San Lotano brand would be expanding with a Meier & Dutch exclusive, San Lotano The Bull. It’s expect to be available shortly through the distribution company that is associated with Cigars International.

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San Lotano The Bull features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and is described as medium-to-full. Each cigar comes wrapped in its own cedar sleeve that features bull branding.

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Fernandez told Svenson:

They have been with us since the beginning so when they asked for something special, I couldn’t refuse. We don’t make many box-pressed cigars since San Lotano has become fairly synonymous for our trademark Oval shape. I would have made “The Bull” round, which is what I would have preferred, but that blend just burns better in the box-pressed format. That’s the secret to San Lotano “The Bull.” Half the influence of the smoke comes from the shape, the other half from the blend. It isn’t a powerhouse, but that isn’t what we were going for. We wanted something medium to full-bodied that’s packed with flavor.

San Lotano The Bull will ship in three sizes:

  • Robusto (5 x 54) — $6.60 (Boxes of 10, $66.00)
  • Toro (6 x 54) — $7.70 (Boxes of 10, $77.00)
  • Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) — $8.80 (Boxes of 10, $88.00)

(Images via Cigars International/

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