Omertà Cigars, which operates three stores in Oklahoma, one in Monroe, La., and an online storefront, will be receiving a store exclusive vitola of Jas Sum Kral’s Fuck the FDA in May.

It’s a 5 x 50 robusto and uses the same blend as the original 6 x 52 toro, meaning a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an undisclosed binder and filler. According to a press release from Jas Sum Kral, the cigars were rolled in July 2020, the same time as the original release. The cigars are produced at Tabacalera de Aragon S.A. in Nicaragua and will be offered in bundles of 10 priced at $90 before taxes.

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Additionally, those bundles will feature the store’s branding, a notable change from the packaging of the original vitola, which comes in 10-count bundles wrapped in a copy of the cover page of FDA 499-page deeming regulations of certain tobacco products. The bands on the cigars remain the same, Riste Ristevski told halfwheel.

The cigars will go on sale on May 14 at Omertà’s South Tulsa, Okla. location, and May 15 at their other locations and via its website.

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