Roberto Duran Premium Cigars will be giving lancero fans something new to smoke at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, as today the company announced plans to release the Texas Tactical Lancero.

The new cigar measures 7 x 40 and will be released as part of the company’s Neya F8 line. It uses an Ecuadorian corojo maduro wrapper grown at Duran’s Fincas Azan farm. Underneath that are Nicaraguan tobaccos, with ligero from Estelí highlighting the filler and giving the cigar the full impact for which the Neya F8 line is known.

Duran Texas Tactical Lancero

The Texas Tactical Lancero is being produced at the Nicatabaco S.A. factory and comes in a cedar cabinet containing 15 cigars, each sporting a pig tail and double black and gold bands. The 15 count box was chosen in reference of a 15 round magazine.

In a press release, Roberto Pelayo Duran, owner of Duran Cigars, said that it was a mix of colleagues, retailers and consumers who wanted to see the F8 blend in a lancero format.

“Roberto and I have been playing around the idea of adding this vitola to our line-up for some time now,” noted Miguel Schoedel, national sales manager of Duran Cigars. “I am a huge fan of the lancero format; I believe we have chosen the right blend and I am very proud to share this labor of love with our friends in Las Vegas.”

Image courtesy of Miguel Schoedel/Duran Cigars.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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