The anchor of the four Tabacalera NOA booths is Guayacan. Tabacalera NOA is the factory of Noel Rojas and Brandon Hayes and Guayacan is of course the brand of Rojas. This year, there are two new lines for Guayacan, both extensions of previous lines from Guayacan.

As for the booth, it’s a small table with lots of product on it. By my count there are now nine lines for Guayacan, might be time to find a new table.

Gallo Pinto Maduro

Gallo Pinto Maduro

There’s a new Gallo Pinto release, a maduro. Interestingly enough, Gallo Pinto Maduro would be an old, or ripe, version of the classic Nicaraguan dish, Gallo Pinto, rice and bean.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Gallo Pinto Maduro Toro (6 x 52) — $3.70 (Bundles of 20, $74)
  • Gallo Pinto Maduro Gordo (6 x 60) — $3.70 (Bundles of 20, $74)
  • Gallo Pinto Maduro Super Gordo (7 x 70) — $5 (Bundles of 20, $100)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

Rojas Reserve Connecticut

Rojas Reserve Connecticut

It’s a Connecticut version of the Rojas Reserve, offered in two sizes.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Rojas Reserve Connecticut Robusto (5 x 50) — $5.95 (Boxes of 20, $119)
  • Rojas Reserve Connecticut Toro (6 x 52) — $6.50 (Boxes of 20, $130)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular Production

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