The Toscano Master Aged Series, a trio of cigars that under go a 360-day maturation process, will soon be coming to U.S. retailers.

Each of the three cigars in the line, which is a regular production addition, use a mixture of Kentucky-seed, fire cured tobaccos that are grown in Italy and the United States. The line is being released in a single 6 1/3 x 40 vitola, with pricing set at $8 per cigar and $240 for a 30-count box.

  • The Toscano Master Series 1 uses Kentucky tobacco grown in Tuscany, Tennessee and Kentucky, which the company says provides a full bodied and rustic taste, though notes that it is softened by the maturation process.
  • The Toscano Master Series 2 features a Kentucky tobacco wrapper grown in Tennessee and which undergoes a fire curing process that lasts 30 days, giving it a toasty taste, according to the company. The filler tobaccos are Kentucky tobaccos grown in Italy and the U.S., and the company says the full blend adds scented wood and dried fruit.
  • The Toscano Master Series 3 uses Kentucky tobaccos that are all grown in the U.S., stalk cut and then fire cured for a longer process, which the company says gives it a high intensity flavor profile marked by toasted and aromatic scents.

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 of specially designed rooms.

The Master Aged Series is currently available in just several countries; beyond the U.S., the line is available in Germany, Austria, Spain, Romania and Serbia, where it has already been released, according to a company representative. Toscano has just begun offering the line to its U.S. retailers and consumers.

Images courtesy of Manufacture Sigaro Toscano.

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