While its booth was the same as last year’s, Cornelius & Anthony was showing off two brand new lines as well as a line extension to one of its most popular blends. Both of the new blends are being produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.Cornelius & Anthony Aerial

The first new blend is named Aerial, a blend that features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper covering an American binder and fillers from Nicaragua. The binder is not only proprietary, but also the same one used in the Señor Esugars.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: U.S.A.
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) — $8.75 (Boxes of 20, $175)
  • Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.25 (Boxes of 20, $185)
  • Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Toro (6 x 50) — $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)
  • Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Gordo (6 x 60) — $10.75 (Boxes of 20, $215)

Ship Date: August 2017

Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius Lonsdale

Cornelius & Anthony is adding a Lonsdale vitola to its Cornelius line, which already includes a Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46), Robusto (5 x 50) and Toro (6 x 50.) Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, the blend remains the same; an Ecuadorian wrapper covering a binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
  • Cornelius & Anthony Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 42) — $13.50 (Boxes of 20, $270)

Ship Date: End of July 2017Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars

Named after the company’s owner and founder Stephen Bailey’s dog, Señor Esugars incorporates a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an American binder and filler tobacco from Nicaragua. There will be four violas at launch, all of which will be shipping to retailers next month.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: U.S.A.
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Señor Esugars Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) — $9.15 (Boxes of 20, $183)
  • Señor Esugars Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)
  • Señor Esugars Toro (6 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • Señor Esugars Gordo (6 x 60) — $11.55 (Boxes of 20, $231)

Ship Date: August 2017

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.