The Asylum 9, a cigar to mark Asylum’s ninth anniversary, will head to shelves later this year. Many of the details remain the same as the first two releases in the unofficial Asylum anniversary series: the same two vitolas, the same factory and it will once again be a Honduran puro.
That means it will be offered in two sizes close to the company’s co-founders: the 7 x 70 size that Tom Lazuka identified as being a key way for the Asylum brand to grow; and the 11/18 size that Christian Eiroa’s family made popular when his family owned Camacho.
- Asylum 9 11/18 (6 x 48/54/48) — $20.30 (Box of 20, $406)
- Asylum 9 7 x 70 — $25.30 (Box of 20, $506)
Pricing has increased 30 cents per cigar compared to the Asylum 8.
The previous two releases have come packaged in coffins, sold in boxes of 20 cigars. There will be a total of 1,000 boxes between the two sizes.
The company expects to begin shipping the Asylum 9 in the third quarter of 2021.
Brooks Whittington contributed to this story.