The El Rey del Mundo Grand Marshall, a new Edición Regional, has arrived in the Balkans region of Europe, which is made up of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania.

It is a robusto extra vitola that measures 5 1/2 inches (140mm) long with a 52 ring gauge, a size known as the Genios and which is shared with the Cohiba Genios, part of the brand’s Maduro line. In Bulgaria, pricing is set at BGN 45 ($22.53) per cigar, with Kaliman Caribe, the distributor in the area, noting that pricing is different in each country but approximately €24 ($23.50) on average.

The release is limited to 6,000 individually numbered boxes of 10 cigars, a total production of 60,000 cigars.

The cigar is distributed by Kaliman Caribe, which distributed Habanos S.A. products in 12 countries: Bulgaria, Albania, Armenia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania and Georgia. This is the fifth Edición Regional release for the distributor, and the second to come out this year, joining the La Gloria Cubana Via Balcanica, an Edición Regional release for Bulgaria.

Images courtesy of Kaliman Caribe.

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