Dapper Cigar Co.’s El Borracho line is getting a maduro version, and it will debut at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which runs from July 13 – 17 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The cigar uses the original El Borracho’s blend as a base, but the company says it has increased the cigar’s strength by way of more Nicaraguan ligero being added to the filler and a switch to a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper.

The new line’s blend uses a wrapper grown by the Lancaster Leaf Co., while the Nicaraguan habano roasdo binder comes from Oliva Tobacco Co.’s Cofradia farm in Jalapa, Nicaragua. For the filler, the company is using a trio of Nicaraguan tobaccos grown by the Oliva Tobacco Co., with tobaccos coming from the company’s La Joya farm in Estelí, the Cofradia farm in Jalapa, and the gk Relleno farm in Condega.

The El Borracho Maduro is being offered in three box-pressed sizes:

  • El Borracho Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.74 (Boxes of 16, $155.84)
  • El Borracho Maduro Edmundo (5 1/2 x 52) — $10.80 (Boxes of 16, $172.80)
  • El Borracho Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $12.16 (Boxes of 16, $194.56)

The cigars are produced at Nicaragua American Cigars, S.A. (NACSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua under the supervision of production manager Raul Disla.

The line’s Edmundo vitola is slated to begin shipping in late August or early September by way of a 16-count Talavera style, hand-painted ceramic humidor priced at $198.80. Only twenty humidors will be offered, each hand-made in Fresno, Calif. by ceramic artist Hannah Desch. Each humidor will be uniquely hand painted by artist and cigar aficionado Héctor René Hinojosa of H.R.H. Artistic Marketing in the traditional Talavera style of Mexico.

All three sizes in the line will be offered in dress boxes begin shipping approximately two months later, in late November or early December. Each package will include a 10g Boveda humidification pack at 69 percent relative humidity to ensure proper humidification during transit and storage.

The El Borracho Maduro joins the Cubo Sumatra and Siempre Sun Grown as Dapper’s new releases slated for this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Images courtesy of Dapper Cigar Co.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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