December 4, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA) — Atlantic Cigar Company will be releasing the first small batch of a new brand, La Mia, in the next few weeks. Blended along side the old Cuban masters in the Casa Fernandez Family, the La Mia makes use of tobacco from a special field with its namesake. The La Mia comes in four sizes including: Perla (4 x 44), Corona (5 ½ x 42), Robusto (5 ½ x 50), and Toro (6 ½ x 52).
The number of boxes will vary year to year depending on the availability of the tobacco needed to create this unique cigar.
For the 2012 release, 100 boxes of 15 of each size will be released. The La Mia farm is located in the rich, fertile soil of the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua, and has been tended to lovingly by master grower Chandito and his Cuban “Dream Team”. This Aganorsa farm has a long history going back many years. It was once owned by the Somoza Family, and there has even been rumors of the Cuban government showing interest in this farm, because of its unique, rich, terroir, and the tobacco it produces. Atlantic Cigar is proud to release the first cigar containing tobacco from this field since it was acquired by Eduardo Fernandez.
The blend consists of the La Mia tobacco in conjunction with Criollo ’98 from the Aganorsa farm in Estelí, a double binder, and a Corojo ’99 Rosado wrapper finished with a traditional triple cap and flag head. The cigar is medium to full in body and full of unique flavor, with an excellent balance and clean finish. The La Mia is rolled using the traditional entubado style in Tropical Tobacco’s Miami facilities.
While Atlantic Cigar is currently the only outlet available for sale, there are plans on the table for the brand to become available nationally soon.
Update (December 5, 2012): The original press release sent by Atlantic Cigar Co. indicated the ring gauge of the Corona was “52,” as opposed to the correct 42.