El Artista Cigars has a new cigar featuring hybrids the company is growing themselves.

The cigar is called Cimarron and it’s actually three different lines, though only two are being offered to the U.S. In the fillers are a variety of tobaccos, including T13, a hybrid developed by Ram Rodriguez—the company’s founder—which El Artista says is similar to San Vicente. The T13, as well as the binder, Dominican negrito, are grown on the company’s farms.

Cimmaron Maduro uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over the aforementioned binder. In addition to T13 ligero, there’s Colombian, broadleaf and a Dominican corojo viso in the filler.

The Connecticut version uses an Ecuadorian-grown wrapper over the Dominican negrito binder. It uses the same filler varietals, only the T13 tobacco is a viso priming, not a ligero.

Europe will receive a Cimarron Habano, which uses a corojo-seed wrapper. It uses an Indonesian binder over criollo 98 ligero and seco and Nicaraguan ligero.

Cimarron is offered in three sizes.

  • Cimarron Connecticut Robusto (5 x 54) — $7.20 (Boxes of 20, $144)
  • Cimarron Connecticut Toro (6 x 50) — $7.30 (Boxes of 20, $146)
  • Cimarron Connecticut Doble Toro (6 x 60) — $8 (Boxes of 20, $160)
  • Cimarron Maduro Robusto (5 x 54) — $7.50 (Boxes of 20, $150)
  • Cimarron Maduro Toro (6 x 50) — $7.60 (Boxes of 20, $152)
  • Cimarron Maduro Doble Toro (6 x 60) — $8.30 (Boxes of 20, $166)

The name comes from the Cimarron region in the southern U.S., notably running from Oklahoma to Colorado.

Cimarron will debut at this week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show which kicks off July 13 in Las Vegas. It will ship to retailers Aug. 1.

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