Cesar Cigars has confirmed the first of its two new releases slated for next week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, a limited edition called Profeta.
The cigar comes in two wrapper options, an Ecuadorian habano and a Mexican San Andrés, both with an Ecuadorian corojo binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
It is being offered in three sizes, the AK-52 (6 x 52), AK-60s (5 1/2 x 60) and the AK-60 ( 7 x 60). All are presented in 10-count boxes and are coming from the company’s Fabrica de Cesar factory in the Dominican Republic. Pricing will be fall between $14-18 per cigar, with shipping expected to begin about a month after the trade show.
Andy Scharfman, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, told halfwheel that the cigar is “extremely full bodied,” offering a toasty pepper lead note and is very generous with the amount of ligero used. He added that it is being limited to just 500 boxes of each size, for a total run of 15,000 cigars. A second release is tentatively scheduled for 2016, but details about that are still being finalized.