IPCPR 2017: Sindicato


Sindicato Cigars was once again part of a larger group of booths that include Casa Fernández and Warped, and while there was some crossover in the middle section, each one managed to keep its own feel.

For those that don’t know Sindicato is a company launched not by an individual but by a collection of retailers around the country. It’s now the fourth year for Sindicato to be at the trade show, which is of note since how the company would be received was a big question when they debuted in 2013. A few years later? It seems like they’re viewed as pretty much every other brand.

The company had a pair of new products this year: a line extension to Affinity and the full release of two new sizes of Particulares.

Affinity Maduro

The Affinity, one of Sindicato’s original releases is getting a maduro version in five sizes. Limited amounts have been in test markets for the past year or so, but it will now go nationwide. While I didn’t look in every corner of the booth, I didn’t see an open box of these cigars on display, only closed boxes such as pictured above.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Affinity Maduro Churchill (7 x 56) — $9.95 (Box of 21, $208.95)
  • Affinity Maduro Corona (5 1/2 x 46) — $7.95 (Box of 21, $183.75)
  • Affinity Maduro Gran Toro (6 x 60) — $9.95 (Box of 21, $208.95)
  • Affinity Maduro Robusto (5 x 52) — $8.75 (Box of 21, $183.75)
  • Affinity Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $8.95 (Box of 21, $187.95)

Launch Date: Currently Shipping

Particulares Extensions

Two new sizes of the Particulares line are getting national distribution after being limited to southern Florida for the past year. While they were announced last year, you should be seeing them on shelves around the country before long. I didn’t see any open boxes of these, wither.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Particulares Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 48) — $7.80 (Box of 20, $156)
  • Particulares Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.95 (Box of 21, $158.95)

Launch Date: Currently Shipping

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