Antillian Cigar Corporation has announced a new line for its flagship Sosa Cigars brand, the Sosa Auric Perfectum Spiced.
The cigar features a barber pole design with a wrapper of Ecuadorian Connecticut and habano leaves over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. Once constructed, the cigars are then cured with four different types of bourbon whiskey: honey tea, cinnamon, cherry and an unflavored bourbon. Production is being handled by Tabacalera Aromas de Jalapa S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The Sosa Auric Perfectum Spiced is offered in four sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) and Churchill (7 x 50). Each is sold in a five-pack, with the Robusto and Toro priced at $35 per pack and the Torpedo and Churchill priced at $37 per pack.
The line is currently en route to retailers.
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