A new, limited edition vitola for the Guardian of the Farm line has arrived at CigarClub.com, an online retailer and cigar subscription service.

It’s a 5 1/2 x 48 box pressed grand corona called Ranger, which like the other vitolas in the line, is named for a dog. In this case, it is named in honor of a late dog that belonged to Griff Howie, CigarClub.com’s director of operations. It uses the same blend as the rest of the Guardian of the Farm line, meaning a Nicaraguan corojo 99 wrapper and binder, while that varietal also appears in the filler alongside Nicaraguan corojo 98.

The Guardian of the Farm Ranger is being limited to a production of just 7,000 cigars, with pricing set at $80 for a box of 10 cigars. It debuted at the online retailer last Friday, Jan. 14.

The Guardian of the Farm line was launched in August 2016 as a collaborative line between Warped Cigars and AGANORSA Leaf, with its vitolas named for the farms that guard AGANORSA Leaf’s tobacco farms. It has since added two line extensions, a maduro version called Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch that debuted in August 2019, and a new line called Guardian of the Farm Cerberus that has a full release scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. Since the line’s debut, a number of retailers have received exclusive vitolas.

Images courtesy of CigarClub.com.

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