Selected Tobacco has released the second installment of its Byron Limited Edition Humidor series, which features aged releases of three of the company’s lines. The cigars selected are the same ones that were featured in the debut release in May 2021, though they come from a different production year. All three are regular production vitolas that have been aged for four or five years.

The Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas is a 6 x 56 toro gordo that comes from the 2016 production and aged for five years after rolling. It uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, undisclosed binder, and a mix of Nicaraguan, Peruvian and undisclosed fillers.

The Byron 20th Century Habanero is a 6 x 54 toro gordo that also comes from the 2016 production and aged for five years after rolling. Its blend features an Ecuadorian wrapper, undisclosed binder, and a mix of Dominican, Peruvian and undisclosed fillers.

Rounding out the releases is the Byron 21st Century Elegantes, a 6 1/8 x 55 toro gordo that comes from the 2017 production and aged for four years after rolling. It also uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, while the binder comes from the Dominican Republic and the filler uses tobacco from Peru along with tobacco of undisclosed origin.

Each line comes in 25-count humidors priced at $875, while individual cigars are priced at $35 each, and each release is limited 200 humidors, for a total production of 5,000 cigars.

United Cigars is the U.S. distributor of Selected Tobacco S.A.

Images courtesy of United Cigars.

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