While a number of cigar companies have released cigars in celebration of the Year of the Tiger on the zodiac calendar, Sinistro Cigars is releasing a pair of limited editions to celebrate the Year of the Cowboy.

One version uses a U.S.-grown Connecticut wrapper, a Cameroon binder, and fillers from Nicaragua, Dominican piloto cubano and andullo, along with Pennsylvania-grown leaves. The other version uses a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper, a Dominican corojo binder, and a filler made up of Dominican piloto cubano and andullo fillers, as well as some Nicaraguan leaves.

Both are being offered in a 6 x 54 toro vitola, both have an MSRP of $15 per cigar, and both are limited to 500 boxes of 10 cigars. They are produced at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic and are expected to begin shipping to stores in the next week or two.

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.