August 26, 2013 (Miami, Fla.) — Grace Sotolongo is proud to announce her first cigar, Hechicera, from her newly formed partnership with Christian Eiroa.

The meaning of Hechicera is a female sorceress, who has the ability to captivate and enchant those around her with her beauty and charm. “I am very excited to be working on this project with Christian and to be starting my own cigar brand,” says Sotolongo. “The cigars are a medium-to-full bodied blend that are sure to mesmerize and captivate the smoker.” The beautiful art featured in Hechicera is the work of Grace’s dear friend Ninoska Perez Castellon. Ninoska is a journalist, radio talk show host, political commentator and a respected leader of the Cuban exile community in Miami. She recently launched a successful career as an artist and through her piece for this project, captured the essence of Grace and her vision.

Hechicera is the first cigar for the newly formed Sotolongo Cigars and will be distributed by Fabricas Unidas. The cigars are medium-to-full bodied, Nicaraguan and available in 44 x 51⁄2 Box Press, 50 x 4 1⁄2, 52 x 6 and 60 x 6. Although the cigar may be preordered beginning August 26, they will not be shipping to retail locations until early October. For more information on purchasing these cigars, please contact Fabricas Unidas at (800) 253-1429.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.