It’s no secret in Texas that Jorge Ahued not only likes the lancero vitola, but also is one of a few retailers who is quite proficient at selling the higher-priced thinner cigars. As such, when the co-owner of Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston asks for a lancero, there’s a good chance people will at least listen.

Alec Bradley listened and then acted, creating the Nica Puro H-Town Lancero, an exclusive 7 x 40 rendition of the company’s line. It’s the second in what Ahued told halfwheel will be a 10-part series, following last year’s release of the Room101 Namakubi Ecuador H-Town Lancero. This time, it’s a Nicaraguan puro made by the Plasencia family. Like the Room101 release, the Nica Puro H-Town is limited to 500 boxes of 20 cigars with pricing set at $7.95 per cigar.

This is the second time the word “lancero” and the state of Texas have been linked by Alec Bradley this year. The company recently released the Alec Bradley Texas Lancero, a 7 x 70 cigar made under the premise that everything is bigger in Texas.

If all goes to plan, the 10th and final part of the series should be released by late 2015.

Stogies can be reached at 713.783.5100.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.