Isabela Cigar Co. has released the second cigar in its PepperHead series, a 6 x 60 gordo.
Officially named the 2021 Isabela PepperHead Gordo, it’s a follow-up to a corona vitola that debuted in 2019, and was blended at the same time as that cigar. Johnny Piette, founder of Isabela Cigar Co. said that he had intended for the gordo to be released shortly after the corona, but due to the large amount of high-priming tobaccos that were used, it necessitated more aging than anticipated. There were a total of 13 different tobaccos used, all of which are from Nicaragua outside of the Ecuadorian desflorada Connecticut stripes used as the accent wrapper; the main wrapper is a Nicaraguan habano “Prieto” varietal. Isabela says the cigars were aged for four years after rolling.
Like its predecessor, the 2021 Isabela PepperHead Gordo is a limited edition, with 250 boxes of 10 cigars being produced. The company says that individual cigars have an MSRP of $10.95, though the company is also selling a collector’s edition box that is priced at $149, though it’s limited to just 10 boxes.
Isabella’s cigars are made its own factory, which doesn’t have a name, outside of Condega.
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