While the Leaf by Oscar brand won’t be adding any new products at next week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, it will be making two of its limited edition products available to all retailers.
“Island” Jim Robinson, who owns and distributes the brand, told halfwheel today that he will be releasing the Lancero and Robusto vitolas to all accounts at the trade show. Previously, the Leaf by Oscar Robustos, which measure 5 x 50, were available only at the Leaf & Bean Strip, Robinson’s retail store in Pittsburgh, Pa., while the Lanceros were limited to approximately 50 accounts nationwide.
The Leaf by Oscar Lanceros, measuring 7 x 38, were announced in October 2015 as a release that was intended to be limited to approximately one account per state.
Both the Robusto and Lancero will be available in all four wrapper variations, which include a Honduran Connecticut, Nicaraguan Jalapa Maduro, Honduran Corojo and Ecuadorian Sumatra, while underneath each wrapper is a Honduran binder and filler. Both sizes will retail for $8.80 per cigar regardless of wrapper and will come packaged in 20-count bundles. The entire Leaf by Oscar line is made at Oscar Vallardares’ factory in Danlí, Honduras.
Robinson said that the Lanceros will be available to ship immediately after the show, while the Robustos will likely reach all accounts by September.
The Leaf by Oscar is also offered in a 6 x 50 Toro vitola as well as a 6 x 60.