Miami Cigar & Co. has confirmed details of the cigars that will be made in celebration of company founder and director Nestor Miranda’s 70th birthday, which is coming up on February 14, 2013.
In a story on CigarAficionado.com, it was revealed that a pair of Lanceros – one made by La Aurora S.A. in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and one made by My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua – will be packed together in a 12-count humidor in the shape of a 1960s speedster. Each humidor will contain six of each cigar, with the chassis of the body lifting off to reveal the cigars.
My Father Cigars is creating a 7 1/2 x 40 ring gauge Lancero that uses a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper on top of Nicaraguan binder and filler. La Aurora’s version will also be 7 1/2 x 40 but will use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadoran Sumatra binder and a blend of fillers from Brazil, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Production is being limited to 1,000 boxes, with the first 700 being released on Miranda’s birthday. The plans for the remaining 300 boxes have not been disclosed as of this time. The MSRP for this limited edition cigar is around $14 per cigar and $168 per box.
News of the project first surfaced in early October, when Miami Cigar & Co.’s Barry Stein tweeted that he was working on the project with Jason Wood and Hector Paz, the company’s vice president and sales director, respectively.
That was followed up in late November by an Instagram picture taken by Stein of an unbanded Lancero, with the caption “Smoking another Lancero. This cigar is going to kick ass. Can’t wait for February.”
A formal press release with more details about the cigar is expected after Christmas.