My Father Cigars is adding a 6 x 60 toro gordo to its Flor de las Antillas line, though if you think you’ve read this story before, you have good reason.

In June 2013, the company released a 6 x 60 as a store exclusive to Binny’s Beverage Depot in the midst of several store exclusives that included a 6 1/2 x 48 for Holt’s and a 7 1/2 x 38 lancero for Up In Smoke. The following month, the 5 3/4 x 54 DeSocio was added, a size created for distributor Alliance Cigar.

Like the version released for Binny’s and the rest of the regular productions sizes, the 6 x 60 gets a box press and is a Nicaraguan puro with a sun grown wrapper. It will be the fifth regular production size, joining a 5 x 50 robusto, 6 x 52 toro, 5 1/2 x 52 belicoso and a 6 1/2 x 56 toro gordo, all of which come in 20-count boxes.

The new size will sell for $9.10 per cigar before state and local taxes. Janny Garcia, vice-president of My Father Cigars, told halfwheel that this new size will share the same presentation as the Binny’s release, adding that both companies felt that after a successful launch as a store exclusive, the vitola should be shared with the world.

Shipping is set to begin immediately after the trade show.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Patrick Lagreid

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