Like the Alfonso Extra Añejo and Byron 1850, this line was aged for a total of five years in rooms that were lined with either Spanish cedar of French oak. The Gran Selección is described as a darker follow-up to the Extra Añejo, which was halfwheel’s #1 cigar of 2022.
Interestingly, United Cigars says this will be the final release of both the Bandolero Firecracker and The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker.
The new limited edition has been aged for twice as long as the company’s normal Dioses cigar.
Each blend pays tribute to a different century, and the cigars inside each humidor are aged between four and five years after rolling.
The fourth installment in the company’s flagship line gets two years of aging prior to its release.
One of the new creations from Selected Tobacco S.A. bears the name of the company’s founder, Nelson Alfonso Egüed. The six-vitola Alfonso line is made up of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and binder along with Nicaraguan ligero and Peruvian filler tobaccos.