The revamped Don Lino Africa will begin shipping to stores next week.

Miami Cigar & Co. has announced that the new version, now made by A.J. Fernández, is ready for release. The blend uses an Ecuadorian habano 2000 wrapper over a Cameroon binder and four fillers: Dominican piloto and Nicaraguan tobaccos from Estelí, Jalapa and Ometepe.

  • Don Lino Africa Duma (5 x 50) — $9 (Box of 20, $180)
  • Don Lino Africa Kifaru (6 1/4 x 52) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Don Lino Africa Punda Milia (5 1/2 x 54) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)
  • Don Lino Africa Tembo (6 x 60) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Don Lino Africa Kudu (4 x 44) — $5.98 (Box of 20, $119.60)

“After much anticipation, we’re excited to say that Africa will be shipping next week,” said Jason Wood, vice-president of Miami Cigar & Co., in a press release. “This is our first collaboration with AJ Fernandez, and our sales team is already out in support of the brand at the local level. Pre-sales have been robust, and we cannot wait to enjoy these with our retail family and their customers.”

Miami Cigar & Co. is largely known for three brands: it’s the U.S. distributor of La Aurora, the Nestor Miranda line named after the company’s founder and the Tatiana brand of flavored cigars. It also distributes Toscano in the U.S.

Don Lino debuted in 1989, the same year the Mirandas started the company, originally made at the UST Factory in Honduras. Don Lino Africa launched in 2006 following an African safari Miranda took.

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