Fans of the Gurkha Royal Challenge should lookout for the company’s newest offering—the Gurkha Royal Challenge Maduro. While it’s scheduled to ship in September, the company will debut the new line at the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show later this month.

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It features a broadleaf maduro wrapper over a Honduran habano binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. It will come in five sizes: Robusto (5 x 50, $8.38), Toro (6 x 50, $8.66), Churchill (7 x 52, $10), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 53, $9.46) and XO (6 x 60, $11.06). All are offered in boxes of 20 and produced at American Caribbean Tobacco S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The company introduced Royal Challenge at the 2014 IPCPR convention and trade show, the company offers the line exclusively to brick and mortar retailers.

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