Jas Sum Kral has announced plans to release the Tyrannical Buc Barber Pole this spring, with the cigar debuting at The Golden Leaf in Hobart, Ind. in March before becoming a widespread release in April.

The cigar is a 6 x 50 toro that combines the wrappers of the Tyrannical Buc, meaning it has a Ecuadorian Connecticut broadleaf and Ecuadorian Connecticut shade leaves. The binder comes from Nicaragua while the filler is made of tobacco from Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. The cigars are made at Tabacalera de Aragon in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The Tyrannical Buc line debuted in 2019 and is offered in a Connecticut and maduro version.

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