La Galera to Add Gavillero Perfecto (Update)

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There’s a new size being added to the La Galera brand, the Gavillero Perfecto, a 6 3/4 x 38/48/38 perfecto.

According to a story by Cigar Insider, the cigar will use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican corojo binder, and a Dominican filler of piloto cubano and criollo 98. While the cigar is based off gavillero, which is a type of handmade cheroot, it is made with a mold, which is why it adds the perfecto word to its name.

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The new cigar is made at Tabacalera Palma, the factory owned by José “Jochy” Blanco, who also owns the La Galera brand. It was first shown off at this year’s Procigar Festival as part of one of the evening event samplers.

The cigar is set to be released at this summer’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which is where pricing will be announced.

Update (April 20, 2018) — Elvis Batista, director of sales for Indianhead Cigars, told halfwheel today that the company has still not finished the details as far as presentation, quantites in packaging, MSRP, and “if this is going to be an element of a wider launch.” He went on to describe the cigar given out during the Procigar Festival, which is pictured above, as a prototype. This story was originally published on April 18, 2018.

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