A new size for the Por Larrañaga marca has begun shipping to distributors around the world and is slowly making its way to retail shelves.
It’s called the Galanes, which measures 4 3/4 inches (120mm) long with a 52 ring gauge, a new petit robusto vitola for the Habanos S.A. portfolio. The company has said that the filler and binder leaves come from the Vuelta Abajo and Semi Vuelta zones, located in Pinar del Río. The cigar is offered in 10-count boxes.
Only two distributors have confirmed that it has begun arriving at retail shops, Phoenicia T.A.A. Cyprus Ltd., which covers the Middle East region where it is priced at approximately $7.85 per cigar, and Pacific Cigar Co., which distributes throughout most of the Asia Pacific region, where it is priced at HKD 268 ($34.47) per cigar.
The cigar is slated to arrive in Switzerland in early April, where it will be priced at CHF 105 ($111.31) per box, or approximately $11.13 per cigar.
Shortly after this article was published, the size information was confirmed as there has been conflicting reports as to whether it was a 50 ring gauge or a 52 ring gauge. A representative from Habanos S.A. confirmed to halfwheel that the cigar has a 52 ring gauge.