Global Premium Cigars—the company behind the 1502 brand— will be releasing a new cigar commemorating its 10th anniversary during this year’s PCA Convention & Trade Show.

That cigar will be the appropriately named 1502 Aniversario 10 and it will debut in a singular 6 x 50 toro vitola with an MSRP of $14 each that will be packaged in 10-count boxes. Blend-wise, the cigar will be composed of an Ecuadorian habano wrapper covering a Mexican San Andres binder and filler tobaccos grown in Nicaragua.

Enrique Sánchez founded Global Premium Cigars in 2012 as a tribute to his home country of Nicaragua; in fact, the 1502 brand is a nod to the year Christopher Columbus discovered the country.

According to Sánchez, the regular production creation is being rolled at the Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. factory and will be packaged in 10-count boxes that are scheduled to begin shipping to retailers in July.

The 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show takes place July 9-12 in Las Vegas.

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I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.