Although Nova Cigar released just one new product during the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show, the company has quite a bit more to show off at this year’s trade show, including a new version its anniversary cigar and a line extension to a cigar that was first released in 2019.

In addition, Leonor “Leo” Abzaradel, Nova Cigar ceo , is launching an accessory line named after her Instagram handle that includes both lighters and cutters.

While Nova Cigars’ booth for this year’s show is the same size as it had at last year’s show, almost everything else is new. This includes new flooring, new display cases and new backdrops, not to mention new white leather couches.

Leo 12

This is a follow-up to the Platinum Nova Personal Reserve Leo 11 that was released at the 2021 PCA Show. The newest incarnation commemorates company Abzaradel’s 12 years in the cigar business.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Nova Cigar Leo 12 (6 1/4 x 56) — $24 (Box of 12, $288)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

Platinum Batch Robusto Nicaragua

This is a line extension to the company’s Platinum Nova Batch release that debuted in 2019. However, unlike that blend, the Platinum Batch Robusto Nicaragua is made up entirely of tobacco from Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Platinum Batch Robusto Nicaragua (5 x 54) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

CigarBlondie Lighter & Cutter Collection Set

This is a new product line started by Abzaradel, also known as @cigarblondie on Instagram. There are three different color collections—Black, Chrome and White—each of which include both a flat flame lighter and a cutter.

In addition, each collection includes an RIFD chip which allows purchasers to instantly access information online via their cellphones.

MSRP: $99.99

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

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I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.