Evelio, a budget-friendly, sweetened cap cigar from Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) is making its way back to shelves.

The Evelio’s blend starts with a Dominican-grown binder and filler, and then gets topped off by an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and finished with a slightly sweetened cap. It is produced at the MATASA factory in the Dominican Republic.

The line is offered in four sizes:

  • Evelio Corona (6 x 43) — $4.75 (Box of 20, $95)
  • Evelio Robusto (5 x 50) — $5 (Box of 20, $100)
  • Evelio Toro (6 x 50) — $5.25 (Box of 20, $105)
  • Evelio Churchill (7 x 48) — $5.50 (Box of 20, $110)

“Evelio is the ultimate, anytime cigar,” said Kevin Irvine, product coordinator of STG’s online and retail division. “The smooth-smoking blend goes just as well with a morning cup of coffee or afternoon stroll as it does with unwinding at the end of a day. Evelio sits right in the sweet spot, too, no pun intended, of the price range for handmade, sweet-tipped smokes, delivering a lot of value for the money.”

The cigars have begun shipping to retailers and are distributed by Meier & Dutch.

Images courtesy of Scandinavian Tobacco Group.

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.