Sans Pareil has begun shipping three lancero vitolas in its Blue, Red and Purple line as part of a limited edition release called the Sans Pareil Lancero Collection.

Each of the three blends are getting a 7 1/2 x 38 vitola priced at $40, and each is limited to just 1,525 cigars, as Aaron Saide told halfwheel that after cutting down the gram variance and going through multiple sortings, that’s all he was able to release. That means there are only 61 complete sets being shipped out to retailers, priced at $3,000 per box, as each box contains 25 of each blend.

Saide that said because of the thickness of the wood, he had each box pre-seasoned just like a humidor prior to packing, and then added Boveda packs in the two slots to ensure optimum humidity during shipping.

While the blends remain the same, each has been modified slightly to accommodate the smaller ring gauge of the lancero vitola. The Sans Pareil Blue is a Dominican puro with a criollo wrapper, the Purple uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Dominican binder and filler, while the Red uses an Ecuadorian corojo wrapper over a Dominican binder and filler. Saide noted that because of the fragility of some of the filler leaves, he went so far as to purchase all new knives for the bunchers and rollers to use to minimize damage to the tobacco.

The set was shown off at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. The line is produced at Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic.

Image courtesy of Sans Pareil.

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