El Artista Cigars has announced Buffalo TEN, a new price-friendly line that it will debut at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.


The cigar comes in a single 6 x 50 toro vitola and uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper over a Dominican negrito binder and fillers from the USA and Colombia, as well as Dominican tobacco grown in El Artista’s fields, namely a T-13 hybrid leaf. The binder is also grown by El Artista.

“We feel this is the beginning of a great flagship product line for us,” said Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, president of El Artista Cigars, via a press release. “Not only does it smoke great but the whole package looks amazing. We have developed something that we feel cannot be beat.”

The cigar comes with a single-stick MSRP of $4.50, while five-count paper wrapped packs are priced at $22.50. The company is also offering two display options to retailers, a wooden retail shelf that hold five of the packs, or a 40-count retail bundle tray. “We are experimenting with Buffalo TEN in terms of packaging options and a great low price point that we feel is attractive to both consumers and the brick & mortar retailer,” said Rodriguez.

“Buffalo TEN truly demonstrates the strengths of El Artista,” added Kevin Newman, director of sales & marketing, via a press release. “The factory team worked with us to source some of the best tobaccos available and integrate a few factory-exclusives for a phenomenal blend at an incredible price”.

Buffalo TEN is scheduled to begin shipping during the second week of July.

Images courtesy of El Artista Cigars.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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