The follow up to the Asylum Seven will be the Asylum 8.
In October, Asylum plans on releasing the two-size line that is rather similar to last year’s Asylum Seven. Like that cigar, the number refers to the number of years that Asylum has been in business. It will be a two-cigar release, each sold in individual coffins packaged in boxes of 20. Like last year, the two sizes will be a 7 x 70 parejo ($20) and the 11/18 perfecto ($25), which measures 6 x 48/54/48.
The one major difference is that the Asylum Seven used both Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler, the Asylum 8 will be a Honduran puro.
And yes, for those concerned with stylizing, last year’s release had the seven spelled out whereas this year’s version uses the numeral.
Christian Eiroa told halfwheel that both pricing and production numbers are still being finalized, though it will be a limited edition with production between 10,000-20,000 cigars.
Eiroa also said that Asylum plans on releasing a new version each year, typically in the spring or early summer, though the 2020 release has been delayed by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.