Ezra Zion has released the second installment of its Blessed Leaf brand, the 1611, a 6 x 50 toro limited to just 1,000 cigars.

Blessed Leaf 1611

The cigar uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper with a Nicaraguan corojo binder and Nicaraguan ligero filler, with flavor highlights of candied fig, cashew, cocoa, and oak, as well as white pepper, coffee bean and vanilla.

It’s being sold directly by the company in ten-packs ($59.95) and 5-packs ($34.95). Shipping began on Aug. 14, with production handled by Noel Rojas’ Aroma de Estelí factory in Nicaragua.

The Blessed Leaf name was announced in August 2013 as a non-denominational online faith community for cigar smokers that also supports ministry in several tobacco-growing and cigar-producing countries. The line debuted in April 2014 with the Blessed Leaf Kairos. The 1611 gets its name from the year that the King James Bible was first published.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.