The second release of Emilio Cigars’ Grimalkin Seasonal Edition is on its way to retailers to be enjoyed in time for Halloween.

The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro, with a maduro wrapper and habano binder being the only two specifics disclosed. It is a modified version of the original Grimalkin, using a maduro wrapper to change the profile and create a darker cigar. It is offered in a single 5 x 50 vitola price at $9.75 per cigar.

“This cigar is packed full of flavor and perfect for the season,” said James Brown, partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, via a press release.

It is produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua, with 200 boxes of 25 cigars created. The Grimalkin Seasonal Edition debuted in 2018 as part of the return of the Grimalkin line.

Shortly after this story was published, production numbers were disclosed and added.

Image courtesy of Emilio Cigars.

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