The Pier 28 Connecticut is finally ready to get its widespread release, as Tim Wong said that he will have the cigar on display and ready to order at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which kicks off on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The cigar uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, with the binder and filler hailing from Nicaragua. Wong calls it a mild to medium blend, using a combination of visos and secos but with no ligero. He told halfwheel that it is “designed to fall between traditional Connecticut and new wave Connecticut, offering smoothness with body and sweetness but little bite.”
He is offering it in four sizes:
- Pier 28 Connecticut Lonsdale (6 x 44) — $7.99 (Box of 10, $79.99)
- Pier 28 Connecticut Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.99 (Box of 10, $79.99)
- Pier 28 Connecticut Short Churchill (6 x 48) — $8.99 (Box of 10, $89.99)
- Pier 28 Connecticut Prominente (5 1/2 x 56) — $8.99 (Box of 10, $89.99)
Production is being handled at the La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, with the first shipments scheduled to head to retailers in late August of early September.
The Pier 28 Connecticut was originally announced in August 2016 to get the cigar into the marketplace before FDA regulations went into effect, with limited quantities making into retail shops. The line debuted earlier that summer and is available in three other blends: Habano, Sumatra and Maduro.