Headlines Cigar is coming back to retail shelves this year and bringing a new blend and new look with it.

The two new cigars are the creations of a collaboration between Dee Aguasvivas, co-owner of Fusion Cigar, master blender Don Amadiz and Arby Sosa of Antillian Cigar Corporation, who is the exclusive distributor for Headlines Cigar.

The Headlines First Edition uses a Pennsylvania seed wrapper grown in the Dominican Republic and a Dominican olor binder. The filler is made up of Dominican criollo ’98 and Dominican Piloto Cubano ligero, with Dominican criollo ’98 and Dominican olor seco.

Headlines Cigar First Edition

The Headlines Second Edition uses a Dominican habano oscuro wrapper with a Dominican Piloto Cubano binder. The filler blend draws on tobaccos from Nicaragua and Dominican Piloto Cubano for the ligero, with Dominican Andullo and Dominican 20-20 rounding the blend out.

Headlines Cigar Second Edition

Both cigars are described as full-bodied and are being made at Tabacalera Real in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. They are both available in three sizes, the 5 1/2 x 60 Page 1, a 6 x 54 torpedo called Page 2, and a 6 x 50 known as Page 3. Each size comes in 20-count boxes, with MSRP set for between $7.50 and $8.50 per stick. They are currently shipping to retailers.

Headlines Cigars is owned by Dee Aguasvivas and Ulises Delgado of Fusion Cigar. The company entered into a distribution agreement with Antillian Cigar Corporation in August 2014.

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