Plasencia’s second Chinese zodiac calendar-themed release is nearing its U.S. release.

The Plasencia Year of the Tiger is a 6 1/4 x 54 toro extra that is made entirely of Nicaraguan tobaccos. Hank Bischoff of Plasencia 1865 told halfwheel the cigar is “medium body.”

It will have an MSRP of $40 per cigar and is limited to 6,250 boxes of eight; 2,500 boxes will head to the U.S. While the cigars should arrive at U.S. stores soon—they are on their way to the company’s Miami warehouse—some international retailers have already begun selling the Year of the Tiger.

Last year, Plasencia created a cigar for the Year of the Ox but did not offer the cigar to U.S. retailers.

Davidoff and Maya Selva have also announced releases for the Year of the Tiger, the animal for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which will last From Feb. 1, 2022-Jan. 21, 2023.

Update (Feb. 1, 2022) — Plasencia 1865 clarified that there are 6,250 boxes of the Year of the Tiger total, 2,500 of which are for the U.S. market.

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