Elogio managed to keep their two new releases under wraps until just days before the show, while at the show the company returned to a modest single space booth that they have had for the past few years.
As mentioned above, the company released two extremely limited edition cigars. First, the Excentrico No. 2, with just 2,000 cigars being made. Nabil Sabbah of Elogio says it’s “a much fuller and stronger cigar than the original edition.” Offered in a single 7 1 /4 x 58 Salomon vitola with a fantail cap, it uses an Ecuadoran Habano Oscuro wrapper over a Nicaraguan Habano binder and a filler that uses five different leaves all from Nicaragua: Estelí ligero and viso, Jalapa ligero and seco and viso from Ometepe. The Elogio Excentrico No. will come in 10-count boxes with an MSRP of $15 per cigar.
The second new release is the Robusto Especial, a 5 1/8 x 54 vitola that also uses an Ecuadoran Habano Oscuro wrapper, but with a Nicaraguan Habano Viso binder from Jalapa and filler from Jalapa and Estelí. Limited to 3,000 cigars with an MSRP of $9.50, the blend is based on the Elogio Limitada Salomon but with a slightly stronger and fuller profile. It too features a pigtail cap with the addition of a covered foot.