A bit later than originally expected, the third line from Ozgener Family Cigars is shipping to stores today.

The Aramas is a new four-size, regular production line that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua as well as Connecticut broadleaf. It is made at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in the Dominican Republic.

  • Aramas A52 (5 x 52) — $12.75 (Box of 20, $255)
  • Aramas A54 (6 1/4 x 54 torpedo) — $13.75 (Box of 20, $275)
  • Aramas A55 (5 1/2 x 55) — $15 (Box of 20, $300)
  • Aramas A60 (6 x 60) — $15.75 (Box of 20, $315)

The name combines two of the names of Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano located near the borders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. In Armenian, the name of the volcano is Masis. Aramas is a combination of Ararat and Masis.

“Aramas is an homage to my father, Cano Ozgener, his penchant for hard work, and his value for the relationships he cultivated in his lifetime,” said Tim Ozgener, founder of Ozgener Family Cigars, in a press release when the cigar was announced in March. “We worked with Ernesto (Perez-Carrillo) on Aramas to develop a dense, complex, and rich blend, that also retained impeccable balance.”

Cano Ozgener was the founder of CAO.

In the U.S., Crowned Heads distributes Ozgener Family Cigars.

Image via Jon Huber of Crowned Heads.

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