There’s a new cigar from Dr. Paul Garmirian arriving at retail, the PG Gourmet Series III 30th Anniversary.

The line celebrates the 30th anniversary of Garmirian’s Gourmet Series line, which debuted in 1990, and its blend has progressively gotten a bit stronger over the releases. The blend features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, while the binder and filler come from the Dominican Republic. Garmirian called it “the smoothest strong cigar I’ve ever made.”


It is being offered in three sizes:

  • PG Gourmet Series III 30th Anniversary Bombones Extra (3 1/2 x 46) — $13 (Box of 25, $325)
  • PG Gourmet Series III 30th Anniversary Short Robusto (4 1/2 x 52) — $15.90 (Box of 25, $397.50)
  • PG Gourmet Series III 30th Anniversary Connoisseur (6 x 52) — $17.90 (Box of 25, $447.50)

The cigars are also a celebration of working with the Occidental Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic, where the cigars were made and rested for one year before being shipped to the U.S.

Shipping has begun to a limited group of retailers, while all Paul Garmirian authorized retailers will have their orders shipped in the coming days.

Image courtesy of Kevork Garmirian.


Patrick Lagreid

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