Wisconsin-based Lovely Cigars will show off its second cigar line at this week’s 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

As with the first release—Ain’t They Lovely—this cigar will pay tribute to Green Bay and its history of cigars. The No. 162 is named after Local 162, the union that represented Green Bay’s cigar rollers. As for the cigar, it will use an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Sumatran binder and fillers from Nicaragua. The company will debut the line in three regular production sizes:

  • No. 162 Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • No. 162 Corona (5 5/8 x 46) — $10 (Box of 20, $200
  • No. 162 Churchill (6 1/2 x 48) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)

In 2019, Mike Gehm, Keith Archiquette, and Dylan Masse—three Green Bay locals—decided to create their own cigar brand and used Green Bay’s past as inspiration. Ain’t They Lovely was a brand that was made in Green Bay’s cigar factories more than a century ago and the trio tried to replicate the original package for their modern recreation.

While the company pays tribute to Green Bay, the Tacasa S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua produces Lovely Cigars.

The No. 162 will debut at the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which takes place July 8-11 in Las Vegas, before shipping to retailers by the first week of August.

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