JM Tobacco’s first Chinese Zodiac-inspired cigar is now shipping to retailers.

The Española Year of the Dragon is a 6 x 50 toro made up of an Ecuadorian corojo habano wrapper covering a Connecticut broadleaf binder and a filler blend of tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic and Mexico’s San Andrés Valley.

The MSRP is set at $13 for each cigar or $312 for a box of 24 cigars. Only 500 boxes of the new limited edition are being released to retailers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to bring the 2024 Year of the Dragon cigar to our discerning customers in a limited edition of 500 boxes worldwide,” said Anto Mahroukian, president of JM Tobacco, in a press release when the cigar was announced. “This release signifies our dedication to providing aficionados with a unique and extraordinary smoking experience, marking the Year of the Dragon in true JM Tobacco fashion.”

The new cigars are rolled at the Tabacalera Turey S.A. factory located in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Various other manufacturers have also announced or released Year of the Dragon-themed cigars, including Asylum, Davidoff, El Septimo, General Cigar Co., Habanos S.A.La Galera, Oliva, Maya Selva, Plasencia, Rocky Patel, United Cigars and Vega Fina.

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I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.