Fresh off the company’s 20th anniversary last year, Luis Sanchez and La Tradición Cubana returned with a line that hasn’t been seen for several years and a new small format cigar that is geared towards wanting a true cigar taste when time is at a premium.

La Tradicion Cubana booth IPCPR 2016

If you’re not familiar with the company, it produces a number of lines under its own header including the eponymously named La Tradición Cubana, Sabor Cubano, Las Memorias Cubana and JML 1902. It also produces a number of private label brands and maintains a storefront in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood that is certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area.

La Tradicion Cubana Any Time Smokes Habana IPCPR 2016

Any Time Smokes Habana

LTC’s Any Time Smokes gets a new wrapper version, this time using a Dominican habano wrapper over 100 percent Dominican long fillers. The line is completely handmade and comes in compact boxes of 50 cigars.

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler:Dominican Republic
  • Any Time Smokes Habana (3 1/2 x 24) — 80 cents (Box of 50, $39.99)

Launch Date: Immediately following the trade show

Production: Regular production

La Tradicion Cubana Santos de Miami IPCPR 2016

Santos de Miami

Originally made for Jameson Cigar Co., the Santos de Miami returns to regular production as part of La Tradición Cubana’s portfolio. The same three sizes return, Haven (6 x 54, $8), Alma (5 x 46, $7) and Lancero (7 x 38, $7), and a fourth size is set to be released just for retailers in New York state, a vitola created for Ernesto Santos, the company’s sales rep in the area. The Haven XL will be a round version of the Santos de Miami line, released in a 6 x 56 vitola.

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic Corojo
  • Binder: Dominican Republic Criollo ‘98
  • Filler: Dominican Republic Corojo and Criollo
  • Santos de Miami Alma (5 x 46) — $7 (Box of 10, $70)
  • Santos de Miami Haven (6 x 54) — $8 (Box of 10, $80)
  • Santos de Miami Haven XL (6 x 56 round, New York state exclusive) — $10 (Box of 10, $100)
  • Santos de Miami Lancero (7 x 38) — $7 (Box of 10, $70)

Launch Date: Immediately following the trade show.

Production: Regular production

An earlier version of this article incorrectly indicated Mr. Santos’ first name was Nestor; it is Ernesto and has been corrected.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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