The 1502 Blue Sapphire line has a new size, a 7 x 40 lancero that will begin shipping to retailers on May 14.
Like the original 6 x 52 Toro Gordo vitola that debuted in 2016, the Lancero is a Nicaraguan puro, using tobacco grown in the country’s Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa regions. The cigar is packed in 25-count boxes and comes with an MSRP of $326.56.
Enrique Sánchez, ceo and founder of Global Premium Cigars, told halfwheel that he is adding the lancero vitola as a regular production size for the line. He has not confirmed which factory is making the cigar, but the Toro Gordo has been made at Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The cigar will get a formal launch on May 17 at The Vault in Meridian, Idaho.