One day, you too might be able to try the Aladino Maduro, a cigar that wowed halfwheel’s reviewers enough to earn it 18th on our Top 25 for 2017, but it may not be until summer.

JRE Tobacco Co. is continuing a limited roll-out of the cigar. It was shipped to a small number of retailers in late October last year, a launch party took place at Two Guys Smoke Shop last month and later this month about two dozen stores will get a one time shipment, half of the stores will be in the region represented by Tom Poehler, i.e. Texas and its surrounding states.

In July, stores around the country will be able to order the cigar, which is offered in four production sizes.

  • Aladino Maduro Elegante (7 x 38) — $7.50 (Boxes of 20, $150)
  • Aladino Maduro Cazador (6 x 46) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
  • Aladino Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • Aladino Maduro Toro (6 x 50) — $11.50 (Boxes of 20, $230)

Three sizes—all but the Elegante—are box-pressed.

The blend uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper over a Honduran corojo binder and Honduran fillers.

Notably missing from that size list is the Rothschild, a 4 1/2 x 48 round vitola, which is the one that made our list. While that cigar isn’t part of the full launch, there’s a possibility it could show up at JRE Tobacco Co. events in the future.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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