The New World Connecticut line has a new size arriving on store shelves, a 7 x 50 Churchill. The new size is being offered in 10-count boxes and is priced at $7.90 per cigar, before taxes.

It is the sixth regular production vitola for the line, which uses a Connecticut shade wrapper and Mexican San Andrés binder, with Nicaraguan and Brazilian tobacco in the filler.

  • New World Connecticut Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46)
  • New World Connecticut Robusto (5 x 50)
  • New World Connecticut Toro (6 x 52)
  • New World Connecticut Belicoso (6 x 54)
  • New World Connecticut Gordo (6 x 60)
  • New World Connecticut Churchill (7 x 50)

There was also an event-only 5 1/2 x 54 robusto that was made for an event previewing the line in Dec. 2014, though it was never released as a regular production size. The regular production sizes began shipping to retailers at the end of May 2015.

The line is produced at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. in Estelí.

Image courtesy of AJ Fernandez.

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