In 2018 Zander-Greg had a new booth but no new products at the show. In 2019, the company had a new brand under their umbrella but no new products or changes to the booth. In 2021 however, there is a newly configured booth and new products all over the place.

If you’re unfamiliar with Zander-Greg, they are a distributor that also owns several cigar brands, notable ones including Epic and Nat Cicco. While Epic didn’t have anything new debuting at the show, it was highlighting the Epic Ten, which was released at the end of last year.

Nat Cicco Fifty Five

The Nat Cicco brand turned 55-years-old in 2020, but like many things that came up last year, the celebratory cigar was delayed until 2021. The Nat Cicco Fifty Five is made at Tabacalera Von Eicken in the Dominican Republic, the factory that is also home to Epic Cigars’ production. It will become one of the most expensive cigars to wear the Nat Cicco brand, which is generally known for more wallet-friendly cigars.

  • Wrapper: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Nat Cicco Fifty Five (6 1/4 x 60) — $16 (Box of 10, $160)

Production: Undisclosed

Release Date: Late 2021

Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Extensions

The Aniversario 1965 line, which celebrates the founding year of Nat Cicco, has received two new sizes. The addition of a Corona and Double Toro brings the total number of sizes in the line to seven.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Corona (5 1/2 x 46) — $6.85 (Box of 20, $137)
  • Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Double Toro (6 1/2 x 60) — $8.95 (Box of 20, $179)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2021

Nat Cicco HHB Classic Extensions

The HHB Classic and Gold lines are both getting two new sizes — a Corona and a Corona Extra.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Nat Cicco HHB Classic Corona (5 1/4 x 50) — $8.62 (Box of 10, $86.20)
  • Nat Cicco HHB Classic Corona Extra (5 1/4 x 60) — $9.23 (Box of 10, $92.30)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2021

Nat Cicco HHB Gold Extensions

Sound familiar?

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Nat Cicco HHB Gold Corona (5 1/4 x 50) — $8.62 (Box of 10, $86.20)
  • Nat Cicco HHB Gold Corona Extra (5 1/4 x 60) — $9.23 (Box of 10, $92.30)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2021

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.