The fifth size of the Grand Empire Reserve has finally landed in a retail store environment. Company founder Antonio Lam showed off pictures of the cigar at Ruben’s Smoke Stack of Hackensack, N.J. and told halfwheel it is in fact the first shelf to get the cigar.

Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Gordo


Reinado debuted the Grand Empire line in 2012 in a single 5 x 55 Elegidos vitola and announced that he would be adding four additional sizes to the line. Three of those extensions shipped last year, while the GER Gordo was placed on hold.

Pricing is set at $10.50 for the 6 x 60. Reinado also has plans for a Grand Empire Reserve Connecticut.

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Charlie Minato

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