LH Cigars has started shipping its newest release that pays homage to company owner Nicholas Syris’ Greek roots.

It is named “Nikos”—the Greek version of Nick—and it is made up of an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper covering an Ecuadorian habano 2000 binder and filler tobaccos grown in Brazil and Nicaragua. In addition, the blend includes two different ligero tobaccos that have been sourced from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

Nikos is debuting in a singular 6 x 54 toro vitola, although more sizes are scheduled to be released at a later date. Each cigar has an MSRP of $11 and they are being sold in 20-count boxes and bundles that are shipping to retailers now.

“Many LH retailers and smokers of our premium products have been asking for a stronger, bolder cigar offering,” reads a press release from LH Cigars. “Blender Nick has wanted to offer something more full bodied to compliment the LH/Nick portfolio but didn’t want any compromise in the smoothness.  This cigar is different than anything else we have released.”

It is being made at Tabacos de Costa Rica.

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.