Cavalier Genève has announced that its American exclusive, previously known as USA Exclusive, has been rebranded and reblended.

The new version is the Cavalier Genève US Regional Exclusive. Pretty much every detail about the line has changed. That includes the blend; it will continue to use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, but what’s underneath is changing. The binder is now a Connecticut-seed leaf from Honduras while the fillers come from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and the United States.

It is produced at Cavalier’s Fábrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. in Honduras and the packaging has been completely reworked. One of the few details remaining the same—the cigars will continue to only be sold in the U.S.—are three of the vitolas. Three of them were used for the previous USA Exclusive, though there’s also now a 4 x 50 Petit Robusto.

  • Cavalier Genève US Regional Exclusive Petit Robusto (4 x 50) — $9.90 (Box of 20, $198)
  • Cavalier Genève US Regional Exclusive Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.70 (Box of 20, $214)
  • Cavalier Genève US Regional Exclusive Toro (6 x 54) — $11.20 (Box of 20, $224)
  • Cavalier Genève US Regional Exclusive Double Corona (7 1/2 x 52) — $11.40 (Box of 20, $228)

“We have been working to separate this line from the affiliation it had with other products in the portfolio,” said Sebastien Decoppet, founder of Cavalier Genève, in a press release. “We all went through the process of reimagining what that cigar was meant to be, now part of a Regional Exclusive section of the Cavalier line up that will showcase several regional products for countries across the world.”

The Cavalier Genève US Regional Exclusive is shipping to stores today.

Like most Cavalier Genève cigars, each US Regional Exclusive features a diamond-shaped piece of edible gold on the front part of the wrapper. It is designed to be smoked through and will ultimately form with the ash.

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