Even as the cigar begins shipping, the rough ride for the George Rico S.T.K. Miami Barracuda Maduro continues.

In July, the limited edition cigar was announced shortly before the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show with a scheduled shipping date of October. That estimate was pushed a back a few times and this week the company finally began shipping the cigars.

Only 200 boxers are planned, some of which won’t ship until next year due to a lack of wood for the boxes at the moment.

The 5 x 52 robusto uses a Pennsylvania broadleaf maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers. It is priced at $8.50 per cigar and is made in Miami at G.R. Tabacaleras Unidas.

Earlier this year, Patrick Lagreid rated the cigar 92 points.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.