German Engineered Cigars GmbH has a new line that is previewing to consumers, though it isn’t ready to talk about what it’s called yet. Furthermore, it’s asking for consumer participation to pick the second vitola for the line.

In September, the company will ship the AUTONOM Lineup packs that contain three different sizes of the blend:

  • Corona Grande (6 x 42)
  • Churchill (7 x 47)
  • Perfecto (5 1/2 x 54)

These packs have an MSRP of $30 and are limited to just 1,500 packs. A QR code is included on the packaging, which will allow consumers to vote on which size they think should be put into production. The voting will end in October, at which point the company will announce the name of the new blend.

Furthermore, German Engineered Cigars will begun shipping a 5 x 50 robusto size of the blend in November, while the winning size is scheduled to begin shipping in February 2023.

While German Engineered Cigars isn’t announcing the name of the cigar, it is fairly forthcoming with the blend. It will use a Nicaraguan oscuro wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from Estelí and Jalapa. It is being produced at Tabacalera Tambor in Estelí and was blended by Claudio Sgroi.

The AUTONOM Lineup packs will be on display at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which takes place July 9-12 in Las Vegas.

Patrick Lagreid contributed to this article.

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