The Battleground Cigar tent is back this year.Inside the tent, the Connecticut-based company showed off several new things, including a revamped look of its OPK Colonel line, a new vitola for the OPK Fire, and a lowered price of the Darby, which also comes in four-packs. Also of note, the Mysterioso has received a slight blend tweak, as Honduran tobacco has been added to the filler in place of Dominican tobacco, which lessens the overt sweetness a bit.Battleground Cigars Darby Four-packs

Last year Battleground introduced Darby, a Leadslingers Whiskey-infused spin on the company’s Honduran Maduro blend. This year they’ve added a four-pack packaging option for the 6 x 60 tubo, which is priced at $60, a change from the original price of $20 per cigar.Battleground Cigars OPK Colonel New Packaging

The OPK Colonel is now available in 20 count boxes for each of its five sizes, while the rest of the details of the cigar remain the same.Battleground Cigars OPK Fire 6 x 60

A new size joins the line that debuted in 2014. The company still doesn’t disclose the specifics of the blend, other than to say it uses a mix of South and Central American tobaccos with Peruvian, Nicaraguan, and Honduran tobaccos in the blend, which is described as being full flavored yet medium strength. The factory that makes it also isn’t disclosed, but it is in Nicaragua. Like the other five sizes in the line, it comes in 20 count boxes.

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  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • Battleground Cigars OPK Fire 6 x 60 — $9.95

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