Ferio Tego’s two eponymous limited editions will return for 2022 with slightly updated blends.
Both the Elegancia—which is made by the Quesada family—and the Generoso—which is made by the Plasencia family—will be very similar to their original versions released last year. This includes the same size, factories and tobaccos, though the blends will differ slightly compared to last year’s releases. That could be a different crop of tobacco or even an intentional tweak, though the basics remain the same.
That means Elegancia will use an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The Generoso uses a Honduran wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua.
“The Ferio Tego annual releases are inspired by my love for wine and wine culture,” said Michael Herklots, co-founder of Ferio Tego, in a press release. “Each year, these two blend experiences are crafted in a way that is consistent in their respective style, but also offers an opportunity for creativity, allowing for some uniqueness from one year to the next. But rest assured, if you enjoyed the 2021 premiere releases, you will surely love the 2022’s.”
Herklots told halfwheel that the intent is to create each cigar within the same house style, but not simply to recreate the previous releases by adjusting the tobaccos to mimic the 2021 blends, a process that the company uses for its regular production cigars. This means that these cigars should taste similar to the original versions from last year, but there will be obvious differences that could be noticed if you smoked the side-by-side.
Both cigars have MSRP of $22 per cigar—up from $21 last year—and are offered in boxes of 10 cigars that are designed to be used as humidors and come with included humidifiers. The company expect the 2022 releases of Elegancia and Generoso to arrive on stores by the end of the month.
In the U.S., Ferio Tego is distributed by Davidoff of Geneva USA.