Battleground Cigars is adding a new cigar to its line of Civil War-themed releases, the Old War Horse.
The cigar is named for James Longstreet, a Confederate general who was regarded as the principal subordinate to Robert E. Lee, who gave him the nickname “Old War Horse.”
It is a 6 x 56 perfecto that uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and binder, with the filler coming from the Dominican Republic as well as an undisclosed country providing ligero leaves to the blend. It is priced at $9.95 per cigar and will be offered in both boxes and bundles of 20 cigars.
General Longstreet received a limited soft launch via Connecticut Valley Tobacco, the retail store owned by Mike Tarnowicz of Battleground Cigars. However, his daughter Victoria told halfwheel that the cigar will be officially released to retailers at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.