Maya Selva has is celebrating the Year of the Dog with the release of an exclusive limited edition cigar to the Hong Kong and Macau duty-paid markets that will be available through mid-February.

The cigar comes in a Cañonazo vitola, which measures 5 9/10 inches (150mm) and has a 52 ring gauge. The cigar uses a Honduran wrapper from the Jamastrán region, a binder from Nicaragua’s Jalapa region, and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua.

The cigars will only be available in 10-count boxes, with MRSP approximately HK$2,888, or USD $370. Tying in the western year of 2018, a total of 2,018 boxes of cigars have been produced, a total of 20,180 cigars.

The dog paw design on the box calls to mind Mayan hieroglyphics, while the fauna of the ancient Mayan have proven to play a significant part in their iconography. For the Mayans, every person had an animal companion who shared their soul and one could eventually transform into their animal companion, according to a press release issued by the company.

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