After announcing a number of new vitolas to its higher-end lines yesterday, Duran Cigars has confirmed that it will also be offering a new bundle cigar, the NicaTabaco Factory Blend No. 2.

The line uses a Nicaraguan wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and an Ecuadorian corojo filler, according to Miguel Schoedel, the company’s national sales manager. It is being released in six sizes, all of which come in 20-count bundles: a robusto (4 7/8 x 50, $1.70 per stick, $34 per bundle); toro (5 7/8 x 52, $2/$40); torpedo (6 1/2 x 52, $2.10/$42); Toro de Luxe (5 x 56, $2.15/$43); Yanquee (6 x 60, $2.50/$50) and Churchill (7 x 50, $2.25/$45).

Shipping is scheduled to begin shortly after the trade show, which happens July 17-21 in New Orleans, La.

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