Sinistro Habana Vieja Maduro Debuting at Omertà Cigar Co.

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A new line from Sinistro Cigars, the Habana Vieja Maduro, will debut later this week at Omertà Cigar Co. in Oklahoma City.

The blend uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, a 10-year-old Dominion HVA binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Of note, the binder in this blend is the same leaf as the wrapper on the company’s Mr. White line. The cigars are made at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.

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It is being released in a 5 x 52 robusto vitola, with just 200 boxes of 10 cigars produced for the debut. Each box is priced at $90, making individual cigars $9, before taxes.

The line will launch on Saturday, Oct. 24 via an in-store event as well as an online virtual herf, with the retailer also making it available for sale via its website. Sinistro is planning on giving the line a wider launch in the second half of 2021, but acknowledged that could change due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More sizes are scheduled to be added in the future, though final decisions as to what those are have yet to be made.

It is a follow up to the company’s Habana Vieja line that launched in April 2018. That blend features a Nicaraguan habano wrapper over the Dominican HVA binder and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, and has been released in six sizes.

(Update) Dimensions for the robusto were added shortly after this story was published, as well as confirmation on plans for additional sizes.

Image courtesy of Sinistro Cigars.

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