Enrique Sánchez, owner of Global Premium Cigars, is smiling. It’s probably due to the success of 1502 Nicaragua—which is going quite well if the empty samples box is any indication. Or it could be the fact that he’s always smiling. Regardless, 1502 Cigars, the Global Premium Cigars brand, is doing well and a bottle of Flor de Caña made it a popular stop in the House of Emilio booth.

1502 Cigars Line Up

1502 Coronas
The 1502 Coronas (5 1/2 x 42) are getting closer to release. At one point it was believed we could see these as early as February, but the new date is September. The 1502 Emerald Corona Box Pressed will retail for $6.70, the 1502 Ruby Corona Box Pressed will retail for $6.90 and the 1502 Black Gold Corona Box Pressed will retail for $7.40

1502 Nicaragua
In August, the 1502 Nicaragua will begin arriving on shelves. The Plasencia-made cigar is a tribute to Sanchez’s home country, Nicaragua. Pricing is set at $6.50 per cigar and it will be offered in boxes of 30 in a single 5 x 50 size. You can read more about it, here.

1502 XIKAR Cutter

1502 Sampler Box
Later this year, the company will release a sampler box containing one of each of the four 1502 blends in 6 x 56 plus a custom XIKAR Xi cutter.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.