At the upcoming PCA Convention & Trade Show, Patina Cigars will be releasing a new Sumatra line, the fourth core line offering for the company.

Its blend features an Ecuadorian Sumatra oscuro wrapper, a Connecticut broadleaf binder, and fillers from the U.S. and Nicaragua. The cigars are being produced by the Nicaragua America Cigars S.A. (NACSA) factory, and will be offered in four sizes:

  • Patina Sumatra Precipitation (4 x 50) — $8.95 (Box of 16, $143.20)
  • Patina Sumatra Rustic (5 x 52) — $10.95 (Box of 16, $175.20)
  • Patina Sumatra Copper (6 x 46) — $10.95 (Box of 16, $175.20)
  • Patina Sumatra Bronze (6 x 52) — $12.95 (Box of 16, $207.20)

“The Sumatra is a continuation of our strategy to create unique core line offerings that are available on a continual basis to our retailers and consumers,” said Mo Maali of Palina Cigars. “It’s a very dynamic cigar and I can’t wait for people to enjoy it”.

The new line is scheduled to begin shipping approximately two to three weeks after the show concludes, which should have the cigars on shelves by early August.

The company also announced that it will be unveiling a new sampler that includes a 5 x 52 Rustic vitola from each of the company’s four core lines, which include the Patina Connecticut, Patina Habano, Patina Maduro and Patina Sumatra. It will be priced at $32 and is scheduled to begin shipping around the same time as the Patina Sumatra line ships, meaning they will start arriving on store shelves in early August.

Finally, the company announced the it will be implementing a 2 percent price increase on its Connecticut and Habano lines as of August 1. “It’s no secret that inflationary pressures are permeating throughout the entire economy right now and unfortunately Patina is not immune,” Maali wrote in a press release, who noted that it was the first increase on the lines in Patina’s five-year history.

The following chart is a live look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increases for 2022.

CompanyPrice Increase
Alec BradleyYes
All Saints CigarsNo
Altadis U.S.A.Yes
Arturo FuenteYes
ATL Cigar Co.No
Battleground CigarsNo
Black Star Line CigarsYes
Blanco Cigar Co.Yes
Bocock BrothersNo
Casa CuevasYes.
Cavalier GenèveYes
Crowned HeadsYes
Crux Cigars Yes
Dapper Cigar Co.Yes
Davidoff of Geneva USAYes
Dunbarton Tobacco & TrustYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
Emperors CutYes
Epic CigarsYes
Espinosa Premium CigarsNo
General Cigar Co.Yes
German Engineered CigarsYes
Gran HabanoYes
Habanos S.A.Yes
Hiram & SolomonYes
HVC CigarsYes
J.C. NewmanYes
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co.No
JRE Tobacco Co.Yes
La SirenaYes
Los CaidosNo
Matilde Cigar Co.Yes
Miami Cigar & Co.Yes
Nat CiccoYes
Plasencia 1865Yes
Platinum NovaNo
Rocky PatelYes
RoMa Craft TobacYes
Southern DrawYes
Ventura Cigar Co.Yes
Villiger Cigars North AmericaNo

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