Fans of value-priced Nicaraguan cigars that live outside the U.S. will be getting a new option—Don Tomás Nicaragua.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) is best known in the U.S. for being the parent of General Cigar Co., but it also has some cigars of its own that are not part of the General portfolio and sold outside of the U.S. Don Tomás is a brand sold in the U.S., but Don Tomás Nicaragua likely will not be.

Don Tomas Nicaragua

It will debut in Belgium, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands this spring. The blend was created by STG’s Agustín Garcia and Pedro Gurdian, an independent farmer in Nicaragua. According to a press release, Gurdian grows in Condega, Estelí, Jalapa and Pueblo Nuevo. his Nicaraguan tobacco, along with some Dominican piloto cubano are the base of the Don Tomás Nicaragua.

Don Tomás Nicaragua wrapped in a Brazilian arapiraca binder and then placed inside of a shade-grown Jalapa wrapper.

Don Tomas Nicaragua Box

The line will debut in four sizes: Lindos (4 x 40, €3/$3.27), Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50, €4.20/$4.57), Robusto (5 1/2 x 50, €4.50, $4.90) and Toro (6 x 54, €5.20, $5.66). Suggested pricing is for the German market, which has relatively low tobacco taxes compared to most international markets.

The two smaller sizes are only offered in boxes of 10, while the Don Tomás Nicaragua Toro is offered in a box of 10. The Robusto size is offered in both boxes of 10 and 25.

Don Tomás Nicaragua will ship to more markets later in the year.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.