Earlier this year, My Father shipped special versions of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial with a Connecticut wrapper to the New England region. There were hints that the Connecticut version was not the only regionally specific release My Father was working on, and earlier today the Louisiana-based Habana Port announced the next regional, the Jaime Garcia Sur Oeste.
According to this post, Sur Oeste, which translates into southwest, will head to the region covered by P.J. Poehler, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and others in the centrally located southern portion of the U.S. Habana Port describes the story behind the cigar and a brief description:
During a recent trip to Nicaragua, Jaime Garcia finally conceded to me and 15 retailers what we already knew: My Father Cigars needs to introduce a blend to attract new and milder smokers to the MFC line of products. While this would greatly expand the MFC customer base, Jaime was only willing to make such a blend in limited quantities.
The Sur Oeste, AND our special, exclusive arrangement with Jaime, is the result.
The Jaime Garcia Sur Oeste (Spanish for Southwest) is a very special blend developed and produced exclusively for the south-central region of the United States (ie: no retailers outside the Poehler territory will have access to it). A Nicaraguan puros made in Esteli, Nicaragua, the Sur Oeste offers a medium-mild strength, a medium body and plenty of spicy Nicaraguan flavor. Though milder, Jaime maintained a continuity between the Sur Oeste and other MFC brands by providing complexity and flavor robust enough to satisfy all but your most die-hard, full-body/strength smokers.
Jaime Garcia Sur Oeste is offered in three sizes:
- Corona (Gorda) — 5 5/8 x 46 — $6.00 (Boxes of 18, $108.00)
- Robusto — 5 x 50 — $6.40 (Boxes of 18, $115.20)
- Toro — 6 x 52 — $6.70 (Boxes of 18, $120.60)
So far, 400 boxes of each size have been commissioned and are scheduled for a July release.