As noted by Nimish Desai earlier today, Rocky Patel is looking to introduce a new version of their popular The Edge from the Nicaraguan Tabacalera Villa Cuba (TAVICUSA) factory co-owned by Patel and Amilcar Perez in Estelí, Nicaragua. Previously, The Edge, including in limited edition forms, has been made in Honduras at the El Paraiso factory.
TAVICUSA has been home to the vast majority of Rocky Patel’s new lines over the past two years including Fifty, Thunder by Nimish and Xen by Nish Patel.
There is no date for a release as of this time.
UPDATE (May 22, 2012): Cigar Insider reports that the Nicaraguan Edge will still use Nicaraguan binder and filler, but will be rolled in the Cuban entubado style and will use a triple-seam cap. It will also have a double Nicaraguan binder with the addition of Honduran tobacco in the filler. According to the report, the blend has not been finalized and the wrapper remains an undecided component.
The Nicaraguan Edge will be available in the standard Edge sizes:
- Torpedo – 6 x 52
- Toro – 6 x 52
- Robusto – 5 1/2 x 50
Box configurations have not been finalized, but the cigar will likely come in 100 count trays with an initial release of 100,000 cigars.