Fuerte y Libre, a Virginia-based cigar company, has announced that it will expand its Sun Country line with a new 5 1/2 x 44 corona size.

Like many other Fuerte y Libre cigars before it, the cigar will debut at Tobaccology, a retailer in Virginia, during an event at the Gainesville location scheduled for April 29. The Sun Country uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper over a Dominican binder and fillers that include Dominican piloto cubano ligero as well as Mexican San Anddés tobacco. The company says the core of the cigar is full-bodied, while the wrapper adds creaminess; this is all part of the theme of the cigar, Sun Country is the name of what the company describes as “a bad ass bull.”

The new Sun Country Corona will have an MSRP of $9.95 and will be sold in boxes of 21 cigars.

“We have been working on an expansion of the Sun Country line since its release” said Greg Free, president of Fuerte y Libre Cigars, in a press release. “As we worked through different vitolas, it was the ‘Corona’ where the blend spoke the loudest.”

Fuerte y Libre cigars are produced at Tabacalera El Hoyito in Tamboril.

In addition, Free also added that the company plans on adding two new lines to the companies portfolio later this year.

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