Esteban Carreras has rarely given out any details about its new products prior to the show, and 2018 was no different, as brand owner Craig Cunningham likes to keep his new cigars under wraps until they are ready to come out.

This year, he expands his popular Mr. Brownstone line with a new line extension, while also adding a new size to the original line.

Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Natural

Whether or not you think the name is controversial, the cigar has been doing quite well for the company, Cunningham said, and as such he wanted to expand it, this time by giving it a natural wrapper option. He has four sizes ready to go now, while a fifth size, a corona gorda, will be ready to ship in approximately two months.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Jalapa, Condega, Estelí)
  • Mr. Brownstone Natural Böölit (4 3/4  x 46) — $5.50 (Boxes of 32, $176)
  • Mr. Brownstone Natural Toro Grande (6  x 52) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)
  • Mr. Brownstone Natural Sesenta (6 x 60) — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)
  • Mr. Brownstone Natural Chuchy (7 x 49) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
  • Mr. Brownstone Natural Corona Gorda (6  x 46) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170)

Production: Regular production

Launch Date: July 2018

Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Maduro Böölit

The original Mr. Brownstone line, which debuted last year, adds a new compact vitola this year. It’s pronounced boo-lit, and like the version in the natural size, is a wallet-friendly, compact cigar designed for when you don’t have a ton of time.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Condega and Jalapa)
  • Mr. Brownstone Maduro Böölit (4 3/4  x 46) — $5.50 (Boxes of 32, $176)

Production: Regular production

Launch Date: July 2018

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