Dapper Cigar Co. has announced that it will not only update the names of its El Borracho lines but is also adding a new vitola to the lines that will debut at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

The company is renaming the El Borracho Natural to El Borracho San Andres while the El Borracho Maduro will now be known as the El Borracho Broadleaf.

In an email, Ian Reith, owner of Dapper Cigar Co., told halfwheel that since the company still has existing stock with the old name in the lines’ current sizes, but Dapper is adding a new 6 1/4 x 52 box-pressed belicoso vitola to both lines, which will be the first size to use the new packaging.

The El Borracho San Andres, originally just called El Borracho, uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The El Borracho Broadleaf uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Nicaraguan habnao binder and fillers from Condega, Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua.

  • El Borracho San Andres Box-Pressed Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52) — $12.08 (Box of 20, $241.60)
  • El Borracho Broadleaf Box-Pressed Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52) — $12.52 (Box of 20, $250.40)

These are also the first El Borracho cigars to come in boxes of 20 instead of 16 cigars.

The cigars are being produced at Nicaragua American Cigars, S.A. (NACSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua.

According to Reith, both of the new releases are in stock and scheduled to ship immediately following the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which takes place from July 9-12 in Las Vegas.

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I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.