The Oscar Maduro from Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. is getting a new size this week, as the company has announced plans to unveil a corona vitola for the line at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) trade show.

It’s a 5 1/4 x 44 vitola, and like the rest of the line that debuted in 2017, it uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, Honduran binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. It comes wrapped in a candela leaf to be removed prior to smoking and is packed in 11-count boxes designed to look like the cigar molds used to make cigars. Each box is priced at $104.50, which works out to $9.50 per cigar.

The Oscar Maduro line, which was an extension to 2016’s The Oscar Habano, now stands at four sizes:

It joins the recently announced Super Fly Connecticut as Valladares’ new cigars that will be shown off at TPE, which runs from Jan. 29-31 in Las Vegas.

Additionally, the company has confirmed that it will not be raising prices on its lines in 2020.

CompanyPrice Increase in 2020?
A.J. FernandezPlanned
AGANORSA LeafPlanned
Alec BradleyYes
Altadis U.S.A.No
Arturo FuenteYes
Barrel Aged by Karl MaloneNo
Black Label Trading Co.No
Casa CuevasNo
Crowned HeadsNo
Dapper Cigar Co.No
Davidoff of Geneva USAYes
Dissident CigarsNo
Don RigoNo
Drew EstateNo
E.P. CarrilloNo
Gran HabanoYes
J.C. NewmanYes
JM TobaccoNo
Kafie 1901Yes
La BarbaNo
La PalinaNo
La SirenaNo
Los CaidosNo
Miami Cigar & Co.No
Nat Sherman InternationalNo
Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.No
PDR CigarsNo
Platinum NovaNo
Rocky PatelYes
RoMa Craft TobacNo
Royal Agio CigarsYes
Southern DrawNo
Tabacalera El ArtistaNo
United CigarsNo
Ventura Cigar Co.No

Images courtesy of Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.

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