Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. will be giving attendees of next week’s Total Product Expo (TPE) an opportunity to get their hands on the company’s newest line, Maverick.

Named for co-founder Gerard Abajian’s son, the blend is described as much bolder and fuller than anything the company has released to date. It features a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, a corojo binder of undisclosed origin, and a filler that includes Pennsylvania broadleaf along with criollo and piloto tobaccos of undisclosed origin. The company calls it a rich and smooth flavor experience.

The cigars are produced at Casamorabo Tabacalera in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and will begin shipping in April.

The company is calling this a pre-release of the line, and is limiting it to a 6 x 54 toro vitola that comes in 10-count bundles priced at $100. Just 200 bundles are being released.

The Maverick line is scheduled to get a full release in late summer and will be offered in three sizes, a robusto, toro and gordo, according to Neil Garcia, president of Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. The full release of the Maverick will also see the cigars presented in traditional cigar boxes as opposed to bundles.

The 2023 Total Product Expo runs from Feb. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Images courtesy of Jake Wyatt Cigar Co.

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