The latest Case Study from Ventura Cigar Co. has begun shipping.

CS/13 is a 5 x 50 robusto using a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over an Indonesian binder and an undisclosed filler blend. Production is being handled by a factory well-known for its use of Connecticut broadleaf, Drew Estate.

“Some things are truly worth waiting for,” said Michael Giannini, general manager of Ventura Cigar Co., in a press release. “And Case Study CS/13 is one of those things. The blend is perfect, and the smoking experience is solid. Case Study is a concept born of master blenders and their exceptional craft. For those who love the leaf, I encourage you to seek out this stick before it sells out.”

It’s the latest in Ventura Cigar Co.’s Case Study series, a collection of cigars that debuted in 2016 made by factories owned by Davidoff, Drew Estate, La Aurora, Plasencia and Rocky Patel.

Some of those cigars have been regular production—identified by a white band—others have been limited and identified by a black band. Case Study No. 13 wears a black band, limited to just 200 boxes of 25 cigars, priced at $16.50 per cigar.

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