Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is releasing a limited edition in celebration of JR Cigars’ 50th anniversary, and while it will be a small run, it won’t be the last you’ll see of the blend judging by a post to Facebook by company owner Steve Saka.

Referring to the cigar as the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust JR 50th “EM” Maduro, he said that it is a sneak peek in to a future Mi Querida release that is slated for 2023 and being referred to as Mi Querida Black at the factory. That name comes in part from the fact that the cigars wear black and pewter Mi Querida bands.

As for what Saka is sending to JR Cigar, it’s a 7 1/4 x 54 parejo that uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. He has not yet released other details about the cigar, other than only 500 boxes of 10 cigars have been created and that additional details about the cigar will be released on Dec. 1 via a Facebook Live event scheduled for 4pm ET. However, he did note that when the line comes out in regular production, he expects it will be close to $20 per cigar, adding that the version heading to JR Cigar will be less than that.

Patrick Lagreid

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