While the blends are staying the same, the Asylum 13 brands are getting new looks thanks to updated packaging.

While the bands have been modified, there’s a new matte finish instead of the glossy look that has been used before, the larger changes are to the boxes, which are being completely redone. Each of the different Asylum 13 brands will now be associated with a specific color, which is also used for the bands:

  • Asylum 13 — Black
  • Asylum 13 Connecticut — Orange
  • Asylum 13 Corojo — Maroon
  • Asylum 13 Ogre — Green
  • Asylum 13 Pandemonium — Black & Red/White
  • Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata Natural — Light Brown
  • Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata Maduro — Dark Brown

In addition, the number of cigars in each box will change.

The popular 6 x 80, 7 x 70 and 8 x 80 vitolas will now be sold in 20-count boxes. The other vitolas, most of which were offered in 50-count boxes, will now be sold in 25-count boxes. These changes mean the Asylum 13 99 Problems, a lancero that was originally sold in boxes of 99 cigars, will now be sold in more standard 25-count boxes. Beyond the 99-count boxes, Asylum 13 cigars were also sold in 21- and 30-count boxes.

The Pandemonium, which was previously sold in a tray designed to hold 20 of each of the three sizes will now be sold in 25-count boxes.

Similarly, the Medulla and Oblongata blends will now come in boxes of 25 cigars with each box containing either Medulla or Oblongata regardless of wrapper choice. Previously, retailers could purchase either a 50-count box of Natural or Maduro, 25 cigars would be round (Medulla) and 25 cigars would be box-pressed (Oblongata.) Now, each 25-count box will come with either Medulla or Oblongata cigars.

CLE Cigar Co. is starting to ship the new packaging for the eponymous Asylum 13 brand as well as the Connecticut, Corojo, Medulla and Oblongata lines. The company also changed the Asylum Nyctophillia from a black box to a white box.

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