If you’ve ever wanted to try a cigar with Russian tobacco, you’ll have your chance thanks to a new cigar being released by Total Flame at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

The Russian company will add M-72, a 7 1/4 x 57 salomon that contains Russian tobacco in the filler. Yes, Russian tobacco.

It uses burley tobacco from the 101-year-old Pogarskaya Cigarette and Cigar Factory that was sent to Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua. From there it was blended with Nicaraguan tobacco for the wrapper, binder and filler.Total Flame M-72

Production is limited to 15,000 cigars, though only 5,000 will be offered in the U.S. It will be sold in numbered boxes of five cigars with pricing set at $99 per box.

The name comes from the Ural M-72, a Soviet motorcycle.

In addition, the company has announced that Off The Rails, a cigar it showed off two years ago, is ready to begin shipping.

The 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show begins July 25 in Las Vegas.


Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

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