Nomad Cigar Co. has confirmed that a lancero vitola is being added to its Connecticut Fuerte line, something that has been teased by company owner Fred Rewey over the past weeks. The cigar will make its debut at SMOKE – Manayunk Cigar Lounge in Philadelphia during an event on Sept. 18.

In a Sept. 2 e-mail sent to his mailing list, Rewey shared a picture of the cigar, which he noted was a size he had rolled for his personal use and one that he had brought to a few events but never offered for sale. “Might be time to change that,” he said at the time.


Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Lancero - via Nomad


The new vitola measures 7 x 38 and comes in 20-count boxes with a single stick MSRP of $8.50. Rewey said the cigar is a regular production “as much as I think a lancero can be,” noting that as long as he has the tobacco to make the Connecticut Fuerte line, the lancero will be available.

The Nomad Connecticut Fuerte uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano binder and filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The line was first announced in January 2014, with with shipping beginning in March 2014. It’s the sixth vitola in the line, as it was launched with four: a corona, toro, robusto and robusto gordo, with a belicoso added in July. The line is produced at Tabacalera L & V in the Dominican Republic, which also handles the Nomad core line.

Nomad Cigar Co. is distributed by House of Emilio.

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