This summer, the 80 or so retailers that are members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) will have a third exclusive cigar from Padrón to offer their customers. At the group’s 47th annual meeting held this week in the Dominican Republic, the cigar maker announced the 1926 Serie No. 47 at the group’s recent meeting.

Expected to arrive in June, the cigar measures 5 1/2 x 50, a size that is only found in the company’s 1964 Anniversary Series line, where it is known as the Exclusivo. It will be available in both natural and maduro wrappers, both in 24 count boxes and with a retail price of $18 before taxes. The company has not disclosed production numbers on this new release.

It’s the third exclusive size that Padrón has created for TAA members, as the company has offered a 5 x 54 toro in the 1964 Anniversary Series for several years, and last year added a 5 x 52 belicoso to the line, both of which are available in natural and maduro wrapper options.

It’s also one of a number of exclusive releases from this year’s TAA meeting, joining the Por Larrañaga TAA En Cedro, a new The Angel’s Anvil from Crowned Heads, a modified La Antiguedad from My Father, the Casa Magna D. Magnus II Hadrian, the La Flor Dominicana TAA 47, the Nat Sherman Panamericana and Asylum Nyctophilia lines and the return of Tatuaje’s TAA 2011 release.

Padrón’s 1926 Serie offers five regular production sizes: No. 1 (6 3/4 x 54), No. 2 (5 1/2 x 52 belicoso), No. 6 (4 3/4 x 50), No. 9 (5 1/4 x 56) and No. 35 (4 x 48).

In 2013, the company created a limited edition 6 1/4 x 60 vitola called the TP40 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of retailer Tobacco Plaza in Long Island, N.Y. In November 2008, Padrón created a 6 x 48 toro called the Holt’s 110 Legacy in celebration of the retailer’s 110th anniversary.

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