The newest addition to General Cigar Co.’s Partagas brand is paying tribute to the forefathers of the handmade cigar business who brought the well-known brand to prominence.

The Partagas Legend is being released at this years’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in honor of Jaime Partagás, Ramon Cifuentes, Edgar Cullman Sr., Daniel Nunez and Benji Menendez, all of whom had a key hand in establishing and growing the Partagás brand.

The cigar wears a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Honduran Olanco San Agustin binder and aged Dominican Piloto Cubano filler leaves. The blend was developed by Jhonys Diaz, General Cigar’s master blender, whose expertise was honed by learning firsthand from the forefathers of the brand.

“To honor the tobacco men who raised him in the business, Jhonys selected tobaccos from Connecticut, the Dominican Republic and Honduras, all of which have historical significance to the legends of Partagas,” said Andrés Maturén, brand manager of Partagas.

Diaz describes the cigar as a refined medium-bodied cigar, with a press release adding that the cigar has abundant notes of cocoa and earth.

The line is being offered in three sizes, each offered in 20-count boxes:

Alluding to the future of the brand, the box-pressed vitolas are presented in sophisticated, white lacquered boxes that bear the updated look of the brand. The collection consists of three cigars, each presented in boxes containing 20 cigars.

  • Partagas Legend Corona Extra Leyenda (5 1/2 x 44) — $11.49
  • Partagas Legend Fabuloso Leyenda (6 1/2 x 48) — $12.49
  • Partagas Legend Toro Leyenda (6 1/4  x 54) — $14.49

Partagas Legend cigars are handcrafted in Santiago, Dominican Republic at General Cigar Dominicana. A shipping date has not yet been announced.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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