After a soft launch last month, the Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura is now shipping to stores nationwide.

Currently, it’s offered in a single 6 x 52 toro size that uses a two-year-old Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a three-year-old Indonesian Sumatra binder and three-year-old fillers from the Dominican Republic. The cigars were rolled at the Ventura family’s El Maestro factory in the Dominican Republic and then aged of one year prior to being released.

The Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura Toro has an MSRP of $16 and is sold in boxes of 10 cigars. Lampert says it will add Robusto and Short Robusto sizes later this year.

While the cigars began heading out to most stores last week, three stores received the cigars last month: Humidor of Lisle (Lisle, Ill.), Matador Cigars (New York/Pennsylvania) and MAXAMAR Ultimate Cigars (Orange, Calif.)

Most of the Lampert 1593 Edición blends are produced at AgroIndustrial Nicaraguense de Tabacos S.A. in Nicaragua, but this is the second line to be made in the Dominican Republic. The Lampert 1593 Edición Blanca, which is expected to get an expanded release later this year, is made at Julián Sued & Compañía.

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