Epic Cigars has announced that it will be releasing a new limited edition called EPIC TEN later this year in celebration of the company’s tenth anniversary.

The cigar is a 6 x 54 box-pressed toro that uses a Cameroon wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. EPIC TEN is being limited to 1,000 boxes of 10 cigars, with production being handled by Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

Dean Parsons, the founder of Epic Cigars and brand ambassador, told halfwheel that he started working on the blend in October 2019, with production beginning in early 2020. “We are very excited to launch this amazing collaboration,” he added, nothing that he collaborated with Abdel Fernandez for the blend’s development.

Each box will be individually numbered and come with a certificate inside commemorating the release.

A specific shipping date is still to be announced.

Epic Cigars is part of Zander-Greg, which also has the Nat Cicco line in its portfolio. It was acquired in early 2019, with Parsons staying on as the brand’s ambassador. Epic Cigars has also recently expanded its distribution to the United Kingdom by way of an agreement with Mike Choi of Boutique Smokes Ltd.

Update (July 22, 2020): Dean Parsons of Epic Cigars issued a correction to the size of the cigar, noting that it has a 54 ring gauge, as opposed to a 52 ring gauge, which was mentioned in the company’s original announcement. The article has been updated accordingly.

Image courtesy of Dean Parsons/Epic Cigars.

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