The Party Source in Bellevue, Ky. has received the New World Oscuro Redondo Short Churchill, a limited edition vitola in A.J. Fernandez’s New World Oscuro line.

It’s a 6 x 48 vitola, and as the word redondo in the name indicates, means it is a round cigar. This is the second round offering in the line; the first round variation in the line debuted in 2019, measured 6 1/2 x 55, and was released as an exclusive to the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA). In November 2020, the size would become a regular production offering that was made available to all retailers.

Like the other sizes in the New World Oscuro line, which debuted in 2014, the blend is a Nicaraguan puro, with a dark oscuro wrapper, Jalapa-grown binder and fillers from Ometepe, Condega and Estelí. The blend was developed by Abdel Fernandez in collaboration with his father, Ismael, who had joined his son’s company after spending 17 years with the Plasencia family, and outside of the two round vitolas, have come in box-pressed shapes.

Production is limited to 4,000 cigars, which are offered in 20-count bundles. Pricing is set at $144 per bundle and $7.20 per cigar.

Image courtesy of The Party Source.

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.