The first new Matilde for the U.S. market in quite some time has begun shipping to stores today.

It’s the Matilde Limited Exposure No.1, a 6 x 50 toro that is being made at Tabacalera La Isla in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. It uses a Mexican wrapper over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic. This is the first in what is planned to be a larger Limited Exposure series including more vitolas of this blend.

The Limited Exposure No.1 has an MSRP of $10.50 per cigar and it is limited to 250 boxes of 20 cigars.

This is the first Matilde cigar to be made at Tabacalera La Isla, the less-than-one-year-old factory owned by Hostos Fernández Quesada.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.