The next cigar headed to retail members of the Limited Cigar Association will be the #Chargerash by Aladino, which will begin shipping on Friday, April 30, as well as kick off a longest ash contest that will have someone winning a customized 2017 Dodge Charger.

Unlike most cigars used for long ash contests, which tend to be thicker vitolas, the #Chargerash is a 7 x 38 lancero. It’s a Honduran puro, using a habano wrapper, corojo binder and filler of undisclosed varietals. It is priced at $15 per cigar and will be offered in 10-packs as well as single sticks. A total of 8,000 cigars have been produced for the initial run, though Brian Desind of the Limited Cigar Association noted in a video that more could be produced should demand warrant.

The Aladino in #Chargerash by Aladino refers to the brand made by JRE Tobacco Co., which is headed by Julio and Justo Eiroa. JRE is producing the cigar at Fabrica de Puros Aladino at Las Lomas Jamastran.

Unlike with other LCA releases that have been required to go on sale at the same time and on the first Friday of the month, retailers will be able to offer the #Chargerash by Aladino for sale as soon as they receive it. Customers who purchase the cigar will be able to enter themselves into a longest ash contest being held via Instagram. In early December, ten finalists will be selected to compete in a longest ash contest via an online video call, with the winner receiving the vehicle.

Images courtesy of Limited Cigar Association.

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