In late summer, Arturo Fuente quietly shipped a new value-priced cigar, Cazadores. At the time, the 6 x 50 Toro, was banded with the word “Especiales,” but it was not clear the cigar would be part of a line.

This past week, Fuente shipped the second part of the Especiales line, a 7 x 52 Churchill called “Emperador.” The Sun Grown cigars are part of a value-priced line and both been packed in boxes of 30. Fuente says that a third size, called Conquistadore, should be arriving “soon.”

Retailers are already reporting the Emperador is in stock.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.