While its factory might be closed due to concerns regarding the coronavirus epidemic, El Septimo has announced that it is shipping its new Gilgamesh Collection to retailers.
It’s a new two-vitola line named after King Gilgamesh, who was believed to be the king of Sumer—the southern part of Mesopotamia, now known as Iraq—sometime between 2,800-2,500 B.C. While the cigars share the same name and inspiration, the blends are different.
The Gilgamesh Collection Medium Bodied is a 5 9/10 x 50 toro that is made entirely of Costa Rican tobaccos. The packaging suggests that at least some of the tobacco is 10-years-old. It is priced at $20 per cigar and offered in boxes of 10.
There is also the Gilgamesh Collection Full Bodied, also a Costa Rican puro measuring 5 9/10 x 50. Its packaging suggests that at least some of the tobacco is six-years-old.
The company says that this is the first time the brand has produced a cigar of 50 ring gauge.