After delays with box production and proper aging for his latest release, Steven Ysidron says that the Epicurean Carnavale is now ready to go.
Ysidron told halfwheel that the cigars arrived in the U.S. at the end of August and have been making their way from Miami to the company’s distributor, which is based in New Jersey. After going through the receiving and packing process, Ysidron expects that the cigars will begin shipping to retailers by the end of this week. “We are excited to get these to already waiting customers that are excited to get these in their hands,” he noted. The cigars were on display at Epicurean’s booth at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show and at the time were expected to ship in early August, but those plans had to be pushed back.
The Epicurean Carnavale uses a Nicaraguan colorado habano oscuro wrapper grown in the Jalapa region, with American broadleaf and Honduran binders and three ligero fillers, which include tobaccos from the Jalapa region as well as ASP Estelí ligero, one of the more prized Nicaraguan filler tobaccos at the moment.
Four sizes are being released, each factory-pressed and with estimated prices listed: Lancero (6 1/2 x 38, $8.60), Petite Corona (5 1/2 x 48, $9), Toro (6 x 52, $10) and Trabajdor (5 x 56, $9.60). The cigars are made at Plasencia Cigars S.A.