Retail members of the Limited Cigar Association will soon be getting CIGAR1, a new line created by J.C. Newman Cigar Co. and Privada Cigar Club that is targeted at cigar smokers with active lifestyles.

Privada Cigar Club said in a press release that the line has been created for cigar smokers, new and seasoned, who live active, fast-paced lives, and want to be able to include quality cigars in that lifestyle without having to worry about managing humidity levels or travel humidors. As such, each foil-lined pouch comes with a 1 gram, 72 percent Boveda humidification pouch to help ensure the cigar’s freshness.

CIGAR1 is offered in two blends: Rose, which uses an Ecuadorian sungrown habano rosado wrapper, and Cream, which uses a Brazilian mata fina wrapper. Both blends use a Nicaraguan binder and filler, are made at the J.C. Newman PENSA factory, and are offered in a 6 x 52 toro vitola priced at $10.95.

“By bringing together the oldest cigar company in America and the leader of the next generation of cigar smokers, we are creating a brand that is truly for every cigar smoker, new and seasoned alike,” said Brian Desind of Privada Cigar Club and the Limited Cigar Association.

The line is also notable for being the first regular production line offered from Privada Cigar Club, which has focused on limited edition cigars for its cigar subscription service and its Limited Cigar Association retailers.

CIGAR1 is scheduled to begin shipping to LCA retailers next week, and will be offered via a specially built display tray.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.