A trio of new releases from Sinistro Cigars will be hitting store shelves in the coming days, though one is much more limited than the others.

The company’s Last Cowboy line, which was shown off at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, is offered in two varieties, one using a Connecticut shade-grown wrapper and the other using a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper.  The Connecticut shade-grown wrapped version, pictured above, also uses a double binder of Cameroon and Ecuadorian Sumatra tobacco, while the filler comes from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru. It is available in four sizes:

  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Churchill (7 x 47) — $7.09 (Boxes of 20, $141.80)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Corona (5 1/2 x 42) — $6.37 (Boxes of 20, $127.40)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Petite Belicoso (5 x 52) — $6.49 (Boxes of 20, $129.80)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Toro (6 x 54) — $7.69 (Boxes of X, $153.80)

The maduro version, meanwhile, is offered in six vitolas, and uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro binder and Dominican piloto cubano filler.

  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Maduro Churchill (7 x 47) — $9.66 (Boxes of 20, $193.20)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Maduro Corona (5 1/2 x 42) — $8.17 (Boxes of 20, $163.40)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Maduro Petite Belicoso (5 x 52) — $8.33 (Boxes of 20, $price)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Maduro Salomon (6 1/2 x 50/60) — $19 (Boxes of 12, $228)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Maduro Scala (4 1/2 x 38/60) — $16 (Boxes of 20, $320)
  • Sinistro Cigars The Last Cowboy Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $10.29 (Boxes of 20, $205.80)

Also heading to retailers is a new cigar line called Honor Among Thieves that won’t get a full release until the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, although half a dozen retailers are getting pre-release versions of the cigar, which uses a Brazilian Cubra maduro wrapper, a binder of undisclosed origin, and a filler of Nicaraguan ligero, piloto ligero and corojo ligero, Dominican ligero and Pennsylvania broadleaf. It is being released in four sizes:

  • Sinistro Cigars Honor Among Thieves Box Press Toro (6 1/2 x 54) — $8.25 (Bundles of 20, $165)
  • Sinistro Cigars Honor Among Thieves Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 47) — $7.95 (Bundles of 20, $159)
  • Sinistro Cigars Honor Among Thieves Trumpeta (6 x 58) — $8.25 (Bundles of 20, $165)

The cigar is being released exclusively to six retailers until it is ready for its widespread release in the second half of 2019:

  • Cigar Mokey – Merced, Calif.
  • Thunderbird – Tacoma, Wash.
  • Cigarbox – Las Vegas, N.V.
  • Boiling Springs Cigar and Wine – Boiling Springs, N.C.
  • MardoCigars.com
  • PuroCigarHouse.com

Sinistro’s cigars are produced at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.

Update (June 18, 2019) — The company has added a box-pressed robusto to the Honor Among Thieves line, measuring 5 x 52 and priced at $7.90 per cigar and $158 for a box of 20.

Select images courtesy of Sinistro Cigars.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.