The Pipe & Pint in Greensboro, N.C. will get a month-long exclusive on the new La Flor Dominicana N.A.S., an all ligero cheroot that began as a store exclusive before gaining enough buzz to warrant nationwide release.

Jon Carney, vp of sales for La Flor Dominicana, confirmed the news to halfwheel on Friday, which was preceded by the store issuing a press release announcing that they would have the cigar for the month of April. Carney said that other retailers will be able to pre-order the cigar in about two weeks. The Pipe & Pint announced they will have the cigar available as of March 31.

The N.A.S. is a 5 1/2 x 42 cheroot made from Dominican pelo de oro ligero, a type of tobacco whose name translates as “hair of gold” and is a challenge to grow due to its susceptibility to disease. The tobacco used for N.A.S. is grown by Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana at the company’s farms in La Canela.

It was first released in November as a single store exclusive for Michael’s Tobacco of Keller, in Keller, Texas, and its sister store, Town & Country in Euless. The La Flor Dominicana N.A.S. was reviewed on halfwheel in December 2013.

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