In celebration of Chinese New Year, Balmoral is releasing a new limited edition sampler featuring the company’s Dominican Selection cigars.

The new sampler, which is currently available in select duty free markets, contains four small panatelas, four panatelas, two coronas and two corona tubos. The cigars all feature an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Dominican Olor binder and a short filler blend of Dominican Olor, Piloto Cubano, and Brazilian Bahia leaves. The cigars are made at Balmoral’s production facilities in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic.

Balmoral Year of the Goat Collection open

According to a press release issued by the company, people born under the sign of the goat are artists and lovers of beauty, harmony and aesthetic pleasures, and it is in tribute to these characteristics that Agio Cigars has chosen a special edition of the Balmoral Collection gift box to celebrate Chinese New Year.

2,000 samplers are being produced and come with a MSRP of US$49. The sampler is currently available in duty free stores in China (Beijing and Shanghai), Malaysia, Korea, Germany and The Netherlands.


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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.