CLE Cigar Co. will be releasing a new line called the Eiroa Jamastran at the upcoming Tobacconists’ Association of America meeting, which happens March 17-21 at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.
The new line is a Honduran puro that uses tobacco grown on the Eiroa family’s farm in the Jamastran region of the country. The Eiroa family has been growing tobacco in the area for more than 50 years.
It will be offered in two sizes, a 5 x 50 robusto that will retail for $15.50 and will be available at all retailers, while the 11/18 vitola, a 6 1/4 x 52/60 figurado will sell for $16.50 and will only be sold by members of the TAA. Christian Eiroa told Cigar Aficionado that he produced between 25,000 and 30,000 of each size, both of which will be sold in 18-count boxes.
Update (March 9, 2019) — A representative from CLE Cigar Co. confirmed the accuracy of the original report.
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