Guardian of the Farm Claude Le Chien Returns for 2019

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The Guardian of the Farm Claude Le Chien is back.

Tomorrow, SmallBatchCigar.com will begin selling the 2019 version of the 4 1/2 x 48 short robusto that debuted at the California store last year.

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This year’s version remains a Nicaraguan puro using a corojo rosado wrapper over a corojo 99 binder and corojo 99 and criollo 98 fillers. The one difference is that this year’s version includes one criollo 98 leaf that is five-years-old.

Pricing remains $7.99 per cigar and there will once again be 200 boxes of 25 made.

Consumers will be able to tell the difference between the 2019 and 2019 versions based on the secondary band. The new version features a secondary band that has the design extend all the way down the side of the cigar. The 2018 version (pictured on top) didn’t show the full embossing.

Guardian of the Farm is a brand made by AGANORSA Leaf named after the dogs that guard the company’s farms in Nicaragua. The sizes are named after specific dogs and this version is named after a blue French bulldog owned by Andrew Considine of SmallBatchCigar.com.

Considine told halfwheel that the plan is to release the cigar every year with at least one of the tobaccos used corresponding to how old Claude is.

SmallBatchCigar.com is the retail arm of Maxamar Ultimate Cigars of Orange, Calif.

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Charlie Minato
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