After taking last year off from attending the PCA Convention & Trade Show, Serino Cigar Co. is back with a new blend that marks only the second time that the company has incorporated Peruvian tobacco into one of its creations.

In addition, Serino is showing off a new packaging option for an existing release that was previously only sold in bundles.

The booth is very different from what the company used back in 2019: longer, with no exterior walls and with the addition of a new backdrop that featured the logos from all of the lines that Serino offers.

Serino BYGONE

This collaboration between Carson Serino and good friend Dave Imber is a “traditional Cuban-style blend” that is produced at the La Corona Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. This is only the second time that the company has incorporated Peruvian tobacco into one of its blend, the first being the aforementioned Elenor Rose line that was released in 2021.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano 2000)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua & Peru
  • BYGONE (5 1/2 x 48) — $9.95 (Box of 10, $99.50)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

Elenor Rose 10-Count Boxes

Originally released in 2019, Elenor Rose was given its name as a homage to the Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby.” When the blend debuted it was sold exclusively in 10-count bundles, but Serino said that all three vitolas will be sold in 10-count boxes going forward.

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2022

Brooks Whittington

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.