Altadis U.S.A. will once again turn to AJ Fernandez for a new cigar.
This time it will be Onyx Bold Nicaragua, a new cigar scheduled to be released next month according to Cigar Aficionado. A representative for the company did not immediately reply to an email requesting a press release.
The new line uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. It will be offered in three sizes:
- Onyx Bold Nicaragua Robusto (5 x 50) — $8.90 (Box of 20, $178)
- Onyx Bold Nicaragua Toro (6 x 54) — $9.25 (Box of 20, $185)
- Onyx Bold Nicaragua Magnum (6 x 60) — $9.80 (Box of 20, $196)
Onyx is one of a few brands, like Henry Clay and Vega Fina, that Altadis U.S.A. sells that are not non-Cuban versions of existing Cuban brands. The brand has one existing national line, Onyx Reserve, a Dominican cigar that uses a dark Connecticut broadleaf wrapper.
Update (July 10, 2020) — Altadis U.S.A. responded with a press release.