The Altadis U.S.A.-Plasencia partnership will develop a new cigar, one from a name you might not be familiar with.

It’s called Harvester & Co. Connecticut, a brand that dates back to 1909. The new release uses a Connecticut-seed wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. It will be offered in four sizes, which will be sold in 20-count bundles presented to retailers in trays.


  • Harvester & Co. Connecticut Robusto (5 x 54) — $5 (Bundle of 20, $100)
  • Harvester & Co. Connecticut Toro (6 x 50) — $5.25 (Bundle of 20, $105)
  • Harvester & Co. Connecticut Churchill (7 x 50) — $5.50 (Bundle of 20, $110)
  • Harvester & Co. Connecticut Magnum (6 x 60) — $5.75 (Bundle of 20, $115)

The name is actually based on a famous British horse.

“We really put a lot of time and effort into creating the best cigar for the money, that any cigar smoker can appreciate,” said Dane Devereux, brand manager of Altadis USA, in a press release. “The well-aged Connecticut-seed wrapper gives the cigar a refined profile, while the Nicaraguan binder and filler give the cigar enough complexity to keep the experience interesting.”

Harvester & Co. Connecticut will be shown off at Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020), which takes place Jan. 29-31 in Las Vegas. It will begin shipping in February.

Altadis U.S.A. says that there will be additional wrapper options in the future.


Charlie Minato

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