There’s a new vitola in the San Lotano Oval Connecticut line and it’s exclusive to Elite Cigar Cafe in Addison, Texas.
The new size is a 4 1/2 x 54 Petit Robusto that will retail for $8 and will be sold in boxes of 20. It joins six other vitolas in the line: Robusto (5 1/2 x 54), Toro (6 1/2 x 54), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54), Double Corona (7 1/2 x 54), Gordo (6 x 60) and Corona (5 x 44). While there was already a 4 1/2 x 54 Petit Robusto in the San Lotano Oval Habano line, that cigar has been discontinued, and the San Lotano Oval Maduro line does not include the size as of yet.
“We wanted to do an exclusive cigar with A.J. Fernandez, available to our customers,” said Kent Pennington, owner of Elite Cigar Cafe. “This is the first in a series of exclusives that we are doing with the company.”
The San Lotano Oval Connecticut blend is composed of an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper covering a binder from Nicaragua as well as filler tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua and “AJ’s Secret Filler.”
The initial shipment was for just 400 cigars and arrived in late February. Todd Vance, national director of sales for A.J. Fernandez Cigars, told halfwheel that Elite Cigar Cafe had the option for more cigars in the future.