Sinistro Cigars will be releasing a collection of previously undiscovered cigars via a new series it is launching called La Fabrica.

The company calls La Fabrica a vehicle to bring “some of the world’s best aged, and limited-run cigars to the consumer.” The company finds small batches of forgotten cigars in factories, evaluates them, gives them a name, and releases them to consumers at a reasonable price. “It’s our way of sharing the privilege of being able to visit numerous factories and sampling numerous cigars with the consumers we love,” the company wrote in a press release.

So far, the company has identified that projects will be cigars from the La Aurora Cigar Factory and Tabacalera El Artista, both in the Dominican Republic, as well as a new factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

La Fabrica will debut with three cigars shipping this month.

Barba Roja is a 4 x 44 corona made at El Artista that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, while the negrito binder and criollo ’98 filler come from undisclosed origins. It will be priced at $9 per cigar and offered in 10-count bundles. A total of 400 bundles are being released.

The Quaker is a 6 x 60 gordo, also from El Artista, with an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a Dominican olor binder, and a criollo ’98 filler of undisclosed origin. It is priced at $8 per cigar and also offered in 10-count bundles, again with 400 bundles produced.

Both of those cigars will be shipping on July 14.

The third cigar in the series, The Butcher, will arrive at the end of July. It’s a 6 x 50 toro with an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a Dominican binder from the San Vicente region, and a trio of fillers made up of Connecticut broadleaf, Pennsylvania broadleaf, and Dominican Habana Vuelta Abajo. It is being produced at Tabacalera Mi Terruno in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, and will be priced at $9 per cigar, again with 400 bundles of 10 cigars produced.

Images courtesy of Sinistro Cigars.

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