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.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.