Insidious by Asylum, a sweet-capped cigar geared towards more novice smokers, has begun to arrive at retail just over a month after being announced and shown off at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show.

Insidious Asylum feature

The line uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Honduran fillers, and with the sweet cap, helps fill a gap in the larger CLE/Fabricas Unidas portfolio, as well as the larger cigar business itself, according to Tom Lazuka of Asylum.

Insidious comes in five sizes all with wallet-friendly prices: 6 x 44 ($4), 5 x 50 ($4.20), 6 x 52 ($4.40), 7 x 48 ($4.60) and 7 x 64 ($4.80). All five sizes are packed in 25-count boxes and made at Christian Eiroa’s El Aladino factory in Honduras.

Asylum is distributed by CLE Cigars/Fabricas Unidas.

Insidious by Asylum single cigar


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