At the 2021 Tobacco Plus Expo in mid-May, Maya Selva will be unveiling the second vitola in its Cumpay Maduro line, a 4 3/4 x 50 robusto, to the U.S. market.
It will join the Volcán, a 5 x 60 gordo, and like its bigger sibling, features an all-Nicaraguan blend, with the wrapper coming from Jalapa, the binder from Estelí, and the filler from throughout the country, though the company does not disclose where, other than that Ometepe was also mentioned as a region from which the tobacco is sourced. The company says that the blend is on the medium to fuller-bodied end of the spectrum.
The Cumpay Maduro Robusto has already gone on sale in France, where it is priced at €10.40 per cigar. In the U.S., the cigar will have an MSRP of $9.90 before taxes, and is offered in 20-count boxes. It is scheduled to begin shipping to U.S. retailers immediately following the TPE trade show, which runs from May 12-14.
It will become a regular production part of the Cumpay portfolio.
According to the company, Cumpay is the Tawakha Indian name for a rolled tobacco leaf.
Image courtesy of Maya Selva.