José Blanco of Las Cumbras Tabaco announced today that the Señorial 65th Anniversary has begun shipping, and said via Instagram that the cigar should be arriving at all shops this week.

At least one retailer has already confirmed receiving the cigar, as Blue Havana II Cigar in Alpharetta, Ga. posted its arrival to Twitter on Monday:

Blanco announced the cigar at the end of October, and at the time was hoping to have it to retail by mid-November. The cigar celebrates his 65th birthday and is the most expensive in the Señorial line with an MSRP of $14 per stick and $140 per box of ten. “This is a cigar very special to me, and I wish to share more than the usual by also mentioning these beautiful Dominican farms, as well as primings depending on the seeds,” Blanco said when the cigar was announced.

While the Señorial 65th Anniversary bears the same primary band as the rest of the line, the blend has been tweaked a bit. The 5 3/4 x 55 Perfecto Elégance is wrapped in a six-year-old Dominican Piloto Cubano from the La Canela farm, while the binder is a Dominican corojo, also from La Canela. For the filler, he is using five-year-old Dominican Piloto Cubano ligero, from La Canela, as well as Dominican corojo viso from the Jacagua farm and Dominican Corojo seco from the Gurabo farm. As with the rest of the line, Tabacalera Palma, headed by Blanco’s cousin Jose “Jochy” Blanco, is handling the production.

Blanco noted that depending on the farm and seed, he carefully chose each priming and is only using tobaccos with five to six years of age for this edition. “It all wraps up in a medium to full bodied cigar, full flavored with great complexity and a quality smoothness,” he said, adding that it is “very balanced and in harmony.”

The Señorial 65th Annivesary is being limited to 2,000 boxes of ten cigars and is only being made available to brick-and-mortar retailers.

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