IPCPR 2018: Dapper Cigar Co.

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Dapper Cigar Co. had a trio of new releases this year, including a line extension for its Cubo brand, as well as Siempre Sungrown and El Boraccho Maduro.

Company founder Ian Reith also had a pair of cigars he is bringing back from the archives of Cigars Ltd. in Fresno, Calif., which happens to be where he and the company are based.

Cubata Cru Rum + Sweetened Tip Maduro

This was the one line that wasn’t announced prior to the show, and it’s one that digs into the history books a bit. Reith partnered with the folks behind Cigars Ltd. to resurrect the Cubana Cru brand, which will be getting a makeover in the coming months. The cigars were originally created at La Aurora, which is where some of Dapper’s Cubo cigars are made, so there’s that connection as well. There will be two versions, one using a shade grown wrapper and the other using a maduro, but Reith isn’t disclosing the blend, and pricing still has to be finalized, but he’s expecting the line to come in at the $7-$8 range when they begin shipping in about three months, which is reflected below.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Maduro)
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Cubata Cru Maduro Rum + Sweetened Tip Robusto (5 x 50) — $7.98 (Boxes of 24, $191.52)
  • Cubata Cru Maduro Rum + Sweetened Tip Lancero (6 1/2 x 44) — $8.58 (Boxes of 24, $205.02)
  • Cubata Cru Maduro Rum + Sweetened Tip Toro (6 x 54) — $8.98 (Boxes of 24, $215.52)
  • Cubata Cru Maduro Rum + Sweetened Tip Gordo (6 x 60) — $10 (Boxes of 24, $239.92)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: October 2018

 

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Shade)
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Cubata Cru Shade Rum + Sweetened Tip Robusto (5 x 50) — $7.98 (Boxes of 24, $191.52)
  • Cubata Cru Shade Rum + Sweetened Tip Lancero (6 1/2 x 44) — $8.58 (Boxes of 24, $205.02)
  • Cubata Cru Shade Rum + Sweetened Tip Toro (6 x 54) — $8.98 (Boxes of 24, $215.52)
  • Cubata Cru Shade Rum + Sweetened Tip Gordo (6 x 60) — $10 (Boxes of 24, $239.92)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: October 2018

Dapper Cigar Co. Cubo Sumatra (not pictured)

Dapper’s Cubo brand gets its third line extension, the Cubo Sumatra, which joins the Cubo Claro and Cubo Maduro. Ian Reith, founder of Dapper Cigar Co., says this is a revisit to the original release of the Cubo brand, which came out approximately five years ago. He’s kept the same core filler blend while adding an additional Nicaraguan varietal as well as Connecticut broadleaf to the filler to give the cigars a new level of complexity and aroma. Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. in Estelí is making the line.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí, Jalapa, undisclosed) & U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Dapper Cigar Co. Cubo Sumatra Corona (5 5/8 x 45) — $8.80 (Boxes of 15, $132)
  • Dapper Cigar Co. Cubo Sumatra Robusto (4 1/2 x 50) — $9 (Boxes of 25, $225)
  • Dapper Cigar Co. Cubo Sumatra Robusto Toro (6 1/8  x 50) — $9.96 (Boxes of 25, $249)
  • Dapper Cigar Co. Cubo Sumatra Robusto Gordo (6 x 54) — $10.96 (Boxes of 25, $274)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: Late September/Early October 2018

El Borracho Maduro

The original original El Borracho blend gets a new maduro spin, kicked up with more Nicaraguan ligero being added to the filler and a switch to a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The wrapper comes from the Lancaster Leaf Co., while the Nicaraguan habano roasdo binder comes from Oliva Tobacco Co.’s Cofradia farm in Jalapa, Nicaragua. For the filler, the company is using a trio of Nicaraguan tobaccos grown by the Oliva Tobacco Co., with tobaccos coming from the company’s La Joya farm in Estelí, the Cofradia farm in Jalapa, and the gk Relleno farm in Condega. All three of the sizes are box-pressed, and the Edmundo vitola is getting a limited edition humidor release, with just 20 pieces being produced, each hand-made in Fresno, Calif. by ceramic artist Hannah Desch and uniquely hand painted by artist Héctor René Hinojosa in the traditional Talavera style of Mexico.

  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Habano Rosado)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí, Jalapa, Condega)
  • El Borracho Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.74 (Boxes of 16, $155.84)
  • El Borracho Maduro Edmundo (5 1/2 x 52) — $10.80 (Boxes of 16, $172.80; Humidors of 16, $198.80)
  • El Borracho Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $12.16 (Boxes of 16, $194.56)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: Late August/Early September 2018

Siempre Sun Grown

Drawing on the Spanish word for always, the Siempre Sun Grown is said to be a prime example of Dapper Cigar Co.’s commitment to continually craft world-class cigars. The line uses an Ecaudorian sungrown Sumatra wrapper from the Oliva Tobacco Co., a Connecticut broadleaf binder from Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Co. and a quartet of filler tobaccos: Nicaraguan leaves from Estelí, Ometepe and Jalapa, along with a Honduran leaf from the Jamastran valley. The fillers from Ometepe and Jalapa come from Oliva Tobacco Co. as well, while the Estelí and Jamastran Valley leaves’ growers are not being disclosed. In a press release, the company described it as medium plus in strength and full in flavor.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Sungrown Sumatra)
  • Binder: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Filler: Honduras (Jamastran Valley) & Nicaragua (Estelī, Ometepe & Jalapa)
  • Siempre Sun Grown Corona (5 5/8 x 45)  — $11.22 (Boxes of 10, $112.20)
  • Siempre Sun Grown Robusto (4 1/2 x 50) — $11.82 (Boxes of 10, $118.20)
  • Siempre Sun Grown Toro (6 1/8 x 50) — $12.42 (Boxes of 10, $124,20)
  • Siempre Sun Grown Gordo (6 x 60) — $12.98 (Boxes of 10, $129.80)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: Late August/Early September 2018

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