General Cigar Company has informed retailers that their new tribute cigar to the recently retired Benjamin “Benji” Menendez will be available in early January.
The Partagas Benji Homage 62 uses a Honduran Olancho San Agustin (OSA) wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a filler blend consisting of Dominican, Honduran and Mexican seco and ligero. It will be available in two sizes, a 6 1/2 x 54 toro and 5 1/2 x 52 robusto gordo. The robusto gordo will have a suggested retail price of $9.00 per cigar and $90.00 per box, while the toro will be $9.50 per cigar and $95.00 per box, before taxes.
Production is being limited to 1,500 boxes of each size, meaning 15,000 cigars per size and a total run of 30,000 cigars.