It wasn’t on display at the recent IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, but Matilde Cigars has shipped Serena, a new limited edition cigar, to a handful of retailers across the country.
The Serena uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper over a Dominican binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. There are four sizes being released, Corona (5 1/2 x 44, $6.75), Grande (6 x 60, $8.50), Robusto (5 1/4 x 54, $7.50) and Toro Bravo (6 1/2 x 54, $8). Each size is being released in 20-count teal boxes that share a design with the company’s other lines, Renacer, Oscura and Quadrata.
The cigar is being made at Tabacalera Palma in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, which Matilde Cigars moved its production to in December 2015.
South Florida retailer Smoke Inn noted that the Matilde Serena is being limited to just 10 retailers worldwide, a detail confirmed by Enrique Seijas, while saying the flavor profile is “a refined and complex profile, loaded with creamy notes of butter, green tea, honey, table cream, and just the right touch of spice for a perfect balance.”
The cigar is also available at SmallBatchCigar.com. A full list of retailers carrying the Matilde Serena has not been released, but Seijas told halfwheel that the line will be expanded to other retailers at the end of the year.
Shortly after this story was published, Enrique Seijas of Matilde Cigars provided additional details on the blend as well as images of the cigar and packaging as well as additional information about the cigar’s release. The original story did not have confirmation on the binder and filler.