Felix Assouline Cigars is expanding its Ego line with the Ego White, a new blend that will be unveiled at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
The new line, which joins the original Ego and 2014’s Ego Connecticut, uses a Nicaraguan criollo 98 wrapper grown in Jalapa on Assouline’s Omega Tobaccos farm, an Indonesian binder, and filler tobaccos also grown in Nicaragua’s Jalapa region, a blend developed by Felix Assouline himself.
It’s being released in four vitolas, all of which are made at the Felix Assouline Cigar Factory and which come in 24-count boxes:
- Felix Assouline Ego White Divine (6 1/2 x 44) — $12 (Boxes of 24, $288)
- Felix Assouline Ego White Magic (5 1/2 x 44) — $14 (Boxes of 24, $336)
- Felix Assouline Ego White Hex (6 1/2 x 54) — $15 (Boxes of 24, $360)
- Felix Assouline Ego White Tabu (6 1/2 x 56 Belicoso) — $16 (Boxes of 24, $384)
The first batch is scheduled to ship to retailers in approximately five weeks, though future releases will be a bit sporadic. There will be releases of several thousand cigars throughout the coming year, though the project is scheduled to be released every other year, meaning that after the current year’s supply is depleted, it won’t be back until 2020.
The company is planning on releasing a total of nine vitolas in the future, which will be a mix of both round and box-pressed vitolas, with the latter slated for the upcoming holiday season.