The New World Redondo is a bit different from the rest of A.J. Fernandez’s New World Cigars.
For starters, you’ll only be able to find it at stores which are members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA). But the more obvious difference: it’s round. All the rest of the cigars to wear the New World band have been box-pressed.
The Redondo is a 6 1/2 x 55 toro extra made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco and comes priced at $8, with production limited to 1,000 boxes of 21 cigars. The Redondo, which translates to round in Spanish, will be limited to retail members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA).
The TAA is a fairly small group of some of the country’s top tobacconists, about 80 retailers as well as 40 or so manufacturers. The association gathers annually to discuss issues facing the industry and retailers, as well as to have its annual trade show, a unique event that works on a group buying format in order to secure exclusive deals for these generally high-volume merchants.
It is set to take place March 17-21 at Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic.