A new limited edition from Emilio Cigars is on its way to retailers, as the company announced that La Musa has begun shipping today.

The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro highlighted by a habano leaf used for both the wrapper and the binder. No specifics about the filler have been announced, other than that it is Nicaraguan.

Both the blend and the artwork were created by James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Co. and Fabrica Oveja Negra. “I am very excited to give La Musa a makeover in both appearance and flavor,” Brown said in a press release. “The artwork is dope and inspired the blend of the cigar. It’s a Nicaraguan puro with a very refined, medium bodied profile and layers of complex flavors.”

The Emilio La Musa is available in two sizes:

  • Emilio La Musa Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 25, $262.50)
  • Emilio La Musa Toro (6 x 50) — $11 (Boxes of 25, $275)

The company has produced 250 boxes of each size, making for 6,250 cigars in each vitola.

This is the first release of La Musa since Black Label Trading Co. and Emilio Cigars merged in January 2019, with the former taking over the production, marketing and branding for the latter’s portfolio. The company had the cigar on display at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show but hadn’t specified a release date at that time, other than to say it was targeting a release by the end of 2019.

Image courtesy of Emilio Cigars.

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