This year marks the 50th anniversary of Don Tomás and as you might expect, there’s a special cigar to celebrate.
The Don Tomás Cincuenta—cincuenta means “fifty” in Spanish—is a new two-vitola line that uses tobacco entirely from Honduras. This includes a wrapper from Olancho San Agustín, a Honduran binder, and three fillers: three-year-old ligero from the Jamastran Valley; six-year-old seco also from the Jamastran Valley, and viso from La Entrada. The Cincuenta is being made at STG Danlí in Honduras.
It is being offered in two sizes, both sold in boxes of 25.
- Don Tomás Cincuenta Corona (6 1/2 x 44)
- Don Tomás Cincuenta Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)
“With ‘Cincuenta,’ we are celebrating the continued success of Don Tomás and are leveraging this important milestone in the brand’s history to renew our efforts to support the brand globally through new item introductions,” said Chris Tarr, vp of marketing for Scandinavian Tobacco Group, in a press release. “Expect to see a lot of excitement from Don Tomás in the future.”
Pricing has not been announced, though the cigar will debut in Canada this month. It’s not expected to arrive in the U.S. until sometime next year and it will be distributed by General Cigar Co. Because it is launching in Canada, the images of the cigar show it in plain packaging, which is required in the country. It’s unclear what the cigar might look like in other markets.
Update — Shortly after this story was published, STG clarified that General Cigar Co. would be distributing the cigar in the U.S.