Nat Cicco Fifty Five to Debut at 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show


Last year, the Nat Cicco brand turned 55-years-old; this year, its parent company, Zander-Greg, will mark the occasion with a new limited edition cigar.

The Nat Cicco Fifty Five is a 6 1/4 x 60 figurado that uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Indonesian binder from the island of Java, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It’s a blend created by Rolando Villamil and will be made at Tabacalera Von Eicken in the Dominican Republic, which is also home to Epic Cigars, which was acquired by Zander-Greg in 2019.


It will be one of the most expensive cigars to wear a Nat Cicco band, coming with an MSRP of $16 per cigar and $160 for a box of 10 cigars. Production is limited, though the company has not disclosed how many cigars are being produced. While it will be shown off at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show in July, it is not expected to arrive on retailers’ shelves until the fall, with October currently the targeted month for delivery.

Nat Cicco was launched in 1965 under the name National Cigar Company, though eventually shortened its name to Nat Cicco. It was acquired by Zander-Greg in 2007.

Image courtesy of Dean Parsons/Zander-Greg.

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