Later this month, Sinistro Cigars will be releasing a new toro vitola for its Habana Vieja line, while also releasing a second limited run of its Lancero & Destro samplers.

The new size is a thick toro that measures 6 inches long by 54 ring gauge. Like the rest of the line, it uses a Nicaraguan habano wrapper that has been aged for eight years, a Dominican HVA wrapper that has been aged for 10 years, and a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The new size has an MSRP of $9.80 per cigar and is offered in 20-count boxes.

It is being added as a regular production size for the line, making it the seventh vitola offered:

  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Corona (6 x 42) — $7.80 (Boxes of 20, $156)
  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Lancero (7 x 40) — $8.40 (Box of 20, $168)
  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Fat Robusto (4 x 58) — $9 (Box of 20, $180)
  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Ambassador (5 1/2 x 38/60) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Scala LE (5 1/2 x 38/60) — $16 (Box of 20, $320)
  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Salomon (6 1/2 x 50/60) — $19 (Box of 12, $228)
  • Sinistro Habana Vieja Toro (6 x 54) — $9.80 (Box of 20, $196)

The company said that its retailers had been requesting either a robusto or toro vitola for the line, and while it selected the toro, it is still considering a robusto for release in the future.

Additionally, the company is releasing another 150 boxes of both its Lancero Edicion Limitada and Destro Edicion Limitada samplers, both of which were first released in October 2020.

Each sampler contains a dozen cigars split into four each of the company’s Mr. Black, Mr. Red and Mr. White lines. The lancero sampler offers the blends in a 7 x 40 vitola, while the Destro is a fat perfecto that measures 4 1/2 x 58 and comes with a pigtail cap.

The lancero sampler has an MSRP of $103 while the Destro sampler’s MSRP is $164.

Coleman Fine of Sinistro Cigars said that the company isn’t quite making the samplers regular production, but said they will likely become an ongoing production with either an annual or biannual release. However, he noted that it would be at least a few months before another release would be available.

The cigars are made at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic, and are scheduled to begin shipping to retailers by the end of March.

Images courtesy of Sinistro Cigars.

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