Black Patch Cigar Co. has announced the release of two new cigars, Kenbano Oro and Kenbano Platino.
The two cigars are produced using Kenbano, a proprietary hybrid grown in Kentucky. Kenbano Oro is said to be the stronger of the blends, using tobacco from primings 3-5, while the Platino uses primings 2-4.
Oro uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Dominican habano HVA binder and Dominican criollo 92 ligero from Bonao, criollo 98 seco from Mao and the aforementioned Kenbano filler, which is categorized as a viso.
It’s offered in three sizes: Robusto (5 x 50, $7.95), Gran Toro (6 x 54, $9.10) and Grande (7 x 52, $8.55).
The blend origins for Platino are identical, though the criollo 92 from Boano is a viso and the Kenbano tobacco is listed as a seco. It’s offered in Robusto (5 x 50, $7.95) and Gran Toro (6 x 54, $9.10).
All sizes are offered in boxes of 20, though those aren’t what began shipping this week. The company started shipping cigars to be sold in bundles to various retailers.
Both cigars are made in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic.