ACE Prime has announced some news for its M.X.S. by Dominique Wilkins line. First, it will be getting a second release this summer; second, it will be adding two new, as yet undisclosed sizes towards the end of the year; and third, the line will become a regular production offering in the company’s portfolio.

While the company prepares for the release of those new cigars, it has released a limited batch of the original release.

The original M.X.S. by Dominique Wilkins debuted in 2019 and is offered in a 6 1/2 x 54 toro extra vitola, with a blend that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder from Ometepe, and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. That initial run was limited to approximately 50,000 cigars according to Luciano Meirelles, who said that it was last readily available around February 2020.

ACE Prime has released 5,000 cigars from that original production, which was rolled in 2017 at Tabacalera Pichardo and uses tobaccos that now have eight years of age on them. The first 2,000 were used by Wilkins as part of his involvement in the NBA’s All Star Weekend, while the remaining 3,000 cigars will head to Luxury Cigar Club, an online retailer and cigar subscription service.

Chris Doyle of Luxury Cigar Club said that he expects the cigars to arrive in the next couple of weeks, and will be offered to non-members for $15 per cigar.

M.X.S. is an abbreviation for “maximum excellence and success.” The line includes three cigars created for former pro athletes; as well as Wilkins, former professional basketball player Tiago Splitter and former professional baseball player Adrián González have had their own cigars produced.

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