The newest member of the Guardian of the Farm line is getting its widespread release today, as AGANORSA Leaf has begun shipping the three regular production sizes of Cerberus.

The line debuted in November when a 6 x 52 toro was released as a limited edition for members of Cigar.com’s Elite Advantage Loyalty Program. Just 200 boxes of 10 cigars were produced, with individual cigars having an MSRP of $9.99. Now, the full line is being released to all retailers:

  • Guardian of the Farm Cerberus 6 x 44 — $9.50 (Box of 15, $142.50)
  • Guardian of the Farm Cerberus 5 x 54 — $9.99 (Box of 15, $149.85)
  • Guardian of the Farm Cerberus 6 1/4 x 54 — $10.50 (Box of 15, $157.50)

It is a Nicaraguan puro highlighted by the company’s new corojo 2012 tobacco being used for the wrapper. AGANORSA Leaf says that the wrapper contributes a light spice and a rich, smooth body to the blend.

“Corojo 2012 is going to add another level of complexity to AGANORSA Leaf’s signature flavor and aroma,” said Terence Reilly, vice president of sales and marketing for AGANORSA Leaf, when the cigar was first announced. “We wanted to utilize it first on the Cerberus because Guardian of the Farm is the most popular with cigar enthusiasts who appreciate the nuances and characteristics of new tobaccos. We think they will be very pleased with the Cerberus.”

While this is believed to be the first use of the corojo 2012 leaves as a wrapper, several other cigars, including the PIV Robusto and HVC 10th Anniversary have also used the tobacco in the binder and filler, respectively.

Like the rest of the Guardian of the Farm releases, Cerberus draws its name from a dog, though in this case, a mythical one. It’s named for the three-headed hound that guarded the gates of Hades in Greek myth.

The line is made at the company’s Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, also known as TABSA.

Patrick Lagreid

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