Meier & Dutch, the Bethlehem, Pa. cigar distribution company, has received an exclusive size of the A.J. Fernández New World, a 7 x 52 Churchill.

Like the other sizes in the line, it comes in a 20-count box and is priced at $126, or $6 per cigar. It features the same all Nicaraguan blend, with an oscuro wrapper, binder from Jalapa, and fillers from Condega, Ometepe and ligero from Finca Soledad in Estelí.

New World debuted at the 2014 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show with four sizes, Gobernador (6 1/2 x 55), Navegante (5 1/2 x 55), Virrey (6 x 58) and Almirante, a 5 1/2 x 55 Belicoso. A fifth size, Brute (6 x 66), was added in April 2015 as a store exclusive for Serious Cigars in Houston, Texas.

The line is a collaboration between Abdel Fernandez, head of A.J. Fernandez, and his father, Ismael, a cigar industry veteran who spent 17 years with the Plasencia family.

In May 2015, the New World Connecticut was released as a line extension.

Meier & Dutch is the distribution arm of Cigars International.

Update: The cigar comes in 20, not 21-count boxes.

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