Freud Cigar Co. has announced plans for AlterEgo, its second regular production cigar, and the second cigar that it is producing with Eladio Díaz.

According to an unconfirmed report by Cigar Aficionado, the blend will use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, an Indonesian Sumatra binder, and a Dominican filler that includes pelo de oro, corojo, Havana 92 and piloto cubano leaves. The company claims that the cigars have been aging at Tabacalera Díaz Cabrera since February 2022.

The report indicates that it will be offered in three sizes:

  • Freud AlterEgo Toro (6 x 52) — $28 (Box of 10, $280)
  • Freud AlterEgo Robusto (5 x 50) — $26 (Box of 10, $260)
  • Freud AlterEgo Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 43) — $25 (Box of 10, $250)

Freud Cigar Co. previously worked with Díaz on Agape, a limited edition cigar. This is the second regular production line for Freud Cigar Co., joining SuperEgo, which is made by Tabacalera William Ventura.

The report says that the cigars will debut at the 2023 Total Product Expo (TPE) in late February, while they are expected to ship in March.

Luis Torres of Freud Cigar Co. confirmed the accuracy of the report, though said he was not able to discuss the release due to an exclusivity agreement with Cigar Aficionado.

Image courtesy of Freud Cigar Co.

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