Like many cigar companies, Sinistro Cigars had a number of new releases planned for the PCA Convention & Trade Show, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is adjusting and giving one of its new lines a very limited release as a retailer exclusive.

This is the second time that the Mr. White Gold Edition is getting a limited release, as it was first seen in October 2019 as a prerelease version in robusto and Churchill vitolas, which came wearing basic bands and packed in a more plain box design. When it was launched, the intent was to offer it in an updated look at the trade show, as well as in additional sizes. While the boxes, bands, and new sizes are ready, the full release is again getting pushed back, and instead, the cigars that were destined for this year’s trade show are heading to as a retailer exclusive.

It is the same blend as the pre-release version, with the cigar using a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper, double binder featuring Ecuadorian Sumatra and Cameroon leaves, and a filler of Dominican andullo, Nicaraguan and American tobaccos. The blend differs from the existing Mr. White line by way of the addition of more andullo tobacco to the filler and changing the wrapper from a 10-year-aged Dominican habano leaf to a Connecticut broadleaf maduro, which the company says kicks it up to a full bodied, full strength blend. The cigars are made at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.

The line now stands at four sizes, with a toro and belicoso having been added:

  • Mr. White Gold Edition Robusto (5 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Mr. White Gold Edition Toro (6 x 54) — $12.30 (Box of 20, $246)
  • Mr. White Gold Edition Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52) — $12.20 (Box of 20, $243.60)
  • Mr. White Gold Edition Churchill (7 x 47) — $12.10 (Box of 20, $242)

There are only 20 boxes of each size available, with the full launch currently slated to happen at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show, which is scheduled for July 9-13.

Image courtesy of Sinistro Cigars.

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