Last year, Manifatture Sigaro Toscano S.p.A.—better known simply as Toscano—brought its aged Master Series of Italian cigars to the U.S. market. Now, the company is expanding the series with the Master Aged Series 4, which is shipping to stores today.

This is an Italian cigar that measures 6 1/3 x 46. Master Aged Series 4 is made entirely of Kentucky-seed fire-cured tobaccos grown in Val Tiberina, Italy, located in Tuscany. After the fire-curing, the wrapper goes through a unique process where it is placed inside a high-humidity and high-temperature room for around 10 days. The company says this begins a “micro-fermentation” process, which continues for around a year.

Once rolled, all of the cigars undergo a 360-day maturation process that involves daily checks by an affinatore, or highly experienced cigar blender, for humidity and temperature standards inside specially designed rooms.

The MSRP in the U.S. is set at $8 per cigar and the Master Aged 4 is packaged in boxes of 30.

Like other Toscanos, the cigar tapers at each and comes with both ends of the cigar cut. Furthermore, the consumer can choose to either smoke the whole cigar or cut the cigar in the middle—where the band goes—and end up with two smaller cigars.

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I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.