The Micallef Migdalia S.E.—a cigar created to coincide with International Women’s Day—is back for 2022.
This is the second year in a row that Micallef is releasing the Migdalia S.E., a 5 x 40 version of the Migdalia blend which uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Indonesian Sumatran binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The cigar is named after Migdalia Sanchez, the matriarch of the Gomez-Sanchez family. The Gomez-Sanchez family owned the factory in Nicaragua which makes Micallef’s cigars, which Micallef bought, though the family still runs the facility. Sanchez was born in Cuba and worked in the cigar industry for at least 25 years, earning the Distinción Carlos Baliño, which recognizes 25 years of work in the Cuban tobacco industry.
While the cigar remains the same as last year’s version, its price is actually decreasing for 2022. Micallef says the Migdalia S.E. has an MSRP of $10 per cigar, down from $12.50 per cigar last year. It is sold in boxes of 12 and is limited, though Micallef declined to disclose production numbers.
“The Migdalia S.E.’s release is an important reminder to celebrate the women in all our lives and those in the cigar industry,” said Amanda Micallef, vp of marketing, in a press release. “Migdalia brings her unique brand of magic to the Micallef Cigars factory in Estelí. We all know women like this, the women who make our world turn. Let’s take a moment to spotlight their contributions.”
Micallef says the Migdalia S.E. is heading to stores today, which is International Women’s Day. Micallef says it expects to be sold out of the Migdalia S.E. by the end of the month and the cigar will not be offered again until next year.