At this week’s Total Product Expo (TPE) trade show, La Sirena will be releasing a new limited edition that it plans to make a regular feature at the trade show over the coming years.

It’s called the La Sirena LS LE 2022, which is named for the year that the cigars were rolled at TABACALERA LA iSLA in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The blend features a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Mexican San Andrés binder and a filler that contains Dominican, Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania broadleaf tobaccos.

The cigar is being offered in a single 7 1/2 x 39 lancero vitola, which will have an MSRP of $22 per cigar. Production for this release is limited to 100 boxes of 10 cigars, a total run of 1,000 cigars. The boxes will indicate the year of the release on them, while the packaging will sport a black, silver and white color way that borrows from the La Sirena Mexican Mermaid’s box design.

Danny Ditkowich, La Sirena’s owner, said he plans to make the La Sirena LS LE an annual release at TPE through TPE 2026, which means a total of four releases. Interestingly, the cigars for all four releases have already been rolled, with the plan being to release the cigars each year with a different amount of age. The date for the first release references the year those cigars were rolled, though subsequent releases will have dates that do not correspond to the year those cigars were rolled because all cigars were rolled in 2022.

  • TPE 2023 — La Sirena LS LE 2022
  • TPE 2024 — La Sirena LS LE 2023
  • TPE 2025 — La Sirena LS LE 2024
  • TPE 2026 — La Sirena LS LE 2025

Ditkowich told halfwheel that orders placed at TPE 2023 are scheduled to be fulfilled in March.

Image courtesy of La Sirena.

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