It appears that at the 47th annual meeting of the Tobacconists’ Association of America being held this week in La Romana, Dominican Republic, My Father Cigars will be offering a tweaked version of its La Antiguedad cigar as an exclusive to this small group of retailers.
Anthony’s Cigar Emporium, a TAA member which has locations in Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz., as well as an online store, posted news of the cigar to its blog on Saturday and has begun accepting pre-orders.
The cigar will be a 6 x 50 box-pressed toro that uses a rosado wrapper in place of the Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper that covers the regular production line. The rest of the blend remains unchanged, with filler tobaccos coming from three farms owned by the García family in the San Rafael, Las Quebradas and San Jose regions of Nicaragua, while the double binder of one Nicaraguan criollo leaf and one Nicaraguan corojo remains the same as well.
The size will also be a new one for the La Antiguedad line, though it will come in 20-count boxes with a price of $170, or $8.50 per cigar.
The cigars are expected to be on store shelves sometime in May.
It will be the third exclusive release for the TAA from My Father, as in 2011 they released a 6 1/8 x 52 box-pressed torpedo in the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial line, and last year the company created a 6 x 50 box-pressed toro version of its signature My Father line.
The La Antiguedad line was launched in May 2014 in four sizes, all of which are box-pressed: a 5 1/4 x 52 robusto, 5 5/8 x 55 toro, 6 3/8 x 47 corona grande, 7 x 56 super toro and 6 x 60 toro gordo.
An email sent to My Father Cigars seeking additional information about the TAA release has not yet been returned.