Later this month, Corona Cigar Co. will get its second Sin Compromiso exclusive.

The Sin Compromiso Selección Gran Elefante is a massive 7 x 60 version of the Sin Compromiso blend. Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s founder, told halfwheel that he felt like Corona’s previous exclusive, Selección No. 6—a 6 x 60 gordo—needed to be tweaked given how the cigar aged. He also felt like if the tweaks were made, it made sense to create a new vitola.

Sin Compromiso—Spanish for without compromise—uses an Ecuadorian habano binder over a blend of fillers from Nicaragua. Its wrapper is grown in a unique manner, similar to Japanese artisan fruits. The wrapper is grown in the San Andrés Valley in Mexico—not that uncommon—but the leaves are cut off the lower parts of the plants early so that more nutrients goes to a select number of leaves.

Saka says the Gran Elefante headed to Corona yesterday. A presale page at Corona Cigar Co. lists the price as $253.50 for a box of 13 cigars—$19.50 per cigar—though Corona’s sale price is $215.95.

The Gran Elefante is a limited production item, though Saka said he would produce more if Corona requested for additional boxes.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.