TPE 2021: What’s New

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Although there were nowhere near the number of new releases than a much bigger show like the PCA Convention & Trade Show, TPE 2021 did feature some notable additions to many companies’ lineups.

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AGANORSA Lunatic Habano Hombre Libre

Rolled at the Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua, the regular production Hombre Libre comes in at 6 x 54 and is the first toro-sized vitola in the Lunatic Habano line.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • AGANORSA Lunatic Habano Hombre Libre (6 x 54) — $8.25 (Box of 28, $231)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

All Saints Dedicación Mitre

A brand new vitola in All Saints’ debut line, the Mitre is a round torpedo vitola rolled at Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc.’s TAVICUSA factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • All Saints Dedicación Mitre (5 x 54) — $$9.95 (Box of 20, $199)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2021

All Saints St. Francis

A brand new regular production line from All Saints, named after the Italian Catholic friar who founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare and the Third Order of St. Francis. Three of the four sizes in the line are box-pressed, the one exception is the 6 x 60 Huge vitola.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Oscuro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • All Saints St. Francis Robusto (5 1/2 x 50) — $9.70 (Box of 20, $194)
  • All Saints St. Francis Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $10.35 (Box of 20, $207)
  • All Saints St. Francis Huge (6 x 60) — $10.90 (Box of 20, $218)
  • All Saints St. Francis Churchill (7 x 48) — $11.40 (Box of 20, $228)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2021

Blackbird Cigar Co. Unknown Limited Edition

Although the cigar is being referred to as the “Unknown Limited Edition” and is being sold sans any disclosure of a final name or blend, it will have a name and finalized packaging when it starts shipping to retailers in August.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Blackbird Cigar Co. Unknown Limited Edition (5 x 58) — $16 (Box of 14, $224)

Production: 500 Boxes of 14 Cigars (7,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: August 2021

Casa Cuevas Patrimonio

The newest three-size line from the company pays tribute to the Cuevas’ family’s forefathers by including a photograph of three generations of Cuevas family members —Luis Cuevas Sr., Luis Cuevas Jr. and Alex Cuevas—on the inside box lid. The name given to the cigars translates to patrimony from Spanish.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Corojo)
  • Binder: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Peru
  • Casa Cuevas Patrimonio Robusto Gordo (5 x 54) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Casa Cuevas Patrimonio Toro (6 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Casa Cuevas Patrimonio Gordo (6 x 60) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: Undisclosed

Sinistro El Burro Corojo / Maduro

The latest addition in Sinistro’s La Fabrica Series, El Burro is actually made up of two different releases: one is covered in a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper while the other uses a Dominican corojo wrapper. In addition, unlike the original trio of La Fabrica Series cigars, the El Burro will come in boxes and is also a regular production offering.

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Corojo) / Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: U.S.A.
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania Broadleaf)
  • El Burro Corojo / Maduro Robusto (5 x 52) — $5.50 (Box of 20, $110)
  • El Burro Corojo / Maduro Toro (6 x 54) — $6 (Box of 20, $120)
  • El Burro Corojo / Maduro Presidente (7 x 58) — $6.50 (Box of 20, $130)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 17, 2021

El Septimo First Edition

This Costa Rican puro incorporates four varietals of tobacco for its filler, all of which has been aged for seven years. According to the company, the cigars will only be allowed to be sold by the box is being sold in packaging that also includes a collector’s card and chip.

  • Wrapper: Costa Rica
  • Binder: Costa Rica
  • Filler: Costa Rica
  • El Septimo First Edition (5 x 54) — $24 (Box of 7, $168)

Production: 1,000 Boxes of Seven Cigars (7,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: June 1, 2021

El Septimo Gilgamesh King Sargon

The newest member of El Septimo’s Gilgamesh Collection is a fuller-bodied blend that is made with tobacco aged for up to 10 years.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • El Septimo Gilgamesh King Sargon (6 x 52) — $20 (Box of 10, $200; Box of 20, $400)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 1, 2021

Fratello Oro Toro

One of two new vitolas of existing blends being packaged in the company’s new Fresh Pack, the Oro Toro originally debuted in November 2016 as the third brand in Fratello’s portfolio.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Cameroon
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Fratello Oro Toro (6 x 50) — $5 (Sampler of 5, $25)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2021

Fratello The Texan Toro

Another new addition to Fratello’s Fresh Pack, The Texan was originally offered in a 7 1/8 x 58 vitola that was sold exclusively by retailers in the state of Texas.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (HVA)
  • Binder: Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic (Andullo & Piloto Cubano Ligero), Nicaragua (Estelí Ligero) & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania Ligero)
  • Fratello The Texan Toro (6 x 50) — $5 (Sampler of 5, $25)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2021

H. Upmann 1844 Classic

Joining other lines using similar names like the H. Upmann 1844 Reserve and the H. Upmann 1844 Añejo, the H. Upmann 1844 Classic is a four-vitola regular production line.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Honduras
  • H. Upmann 1844 Classic Corona (5 x 44) — $7.10 (Box of 25, $177.50)
  • H. Upmann 1844 Classic Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.40 (Box of 25, $185)
  • H. Upmann 1844 Classic Toro (6 x 54) — $7.70 (Box of 25, $192.50)
  • H. Upmann 1844 Classic Churchill (7 x 54) — $8 (Box of 25, $200)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2021

HVC 500 Years Anniversary

This Nicaraguan puro debuted in October 2019 as a limited edition to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Cuba. It is being rereleased as a regular production offering. The 2021 version will be sold sans the Edición Limitada band that was used on the original releases.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Jalapa Corojo 99)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Corojo 99 & Criollo 98)
  • HVC 500 Years Anniversary Tesoros (5 5/8 x 52) — $11.60 (Box of 15, $174)
  • HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos (5 5/8 x 46) — $10.50 (Box of 15, $157.50)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: Unconfirmed

HVC La Rosa 520 Maduro Exquisitos

Originally released in 2019, the La Rosa 520 Maduro Exquisitos features a different blend than the regular version, which is a Nicaraguan puro. According to the company, this cigar is a limited production offering that will be released once a year, although it was not sold in 2020.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • HVC La Rosa 520 Maduro Exquisitos (5 5/8 x 46) — $10.00 (Box of 10, $100)

Production: 500 Boxes of 10 (5,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: May 2021

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Appendix II Corona

One of five different blends that are all getting coronas at the same time.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. (5 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 22, $218.90)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Fourth Dimension Corona

Each of the five blends that are having a corona added falls under the company’s Gourmet Line.

  • Wrapper: Habano Rosado
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. (5 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 22, $218.90)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Herbert Spencer Corona

All five additions to Jake Wyatt’s lineup are adorned with artistic details made out of lighter tobacco leaf.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. (5 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 22, $218.90)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Lucid Interval Corona

Regardless of the blend, all five versions of the corona will have an MSRP of $9.95 and will be sold in 22-count boxes.

  • Wrapper: Candela
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. (5 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 22, $218.90)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. U.S.I.R. Corona

The corona will be the fifth size in each of the five lines, all of which already include a robusto (5 x 50), toro (6 x 54), gordo (6 x 60) and a belicoso (6 x 52).

  • Wrapper: Habano Rosado
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. (5 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 22, $218.90)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Lampert 1675 Edición AZUL

This new line is the Australian company’s debut release in the U.S. and was blended by Indiana Ortez, who recently became the general manager of Mombacho Cigars S.A. in Granada.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Corojo & Jalapa) & Peru
  • Lampert 1675 Edición AZUL Short Robusto (3 3/4 x 52) — $8 (Box of 20, $160)
  • Lampert 1675 Edición AZUL Robusto (5 x 50) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)
  • Lampert 1675 Edición AZUL Toro (6 x 52) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 10, 2021

Montecristo Epic Vintage 12

The name of this new release from Altadis U.S.A. refers to the year some of the Dominican tobacco used in the filler was harvested—i.e. 2012—and not necessarily how old it is.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Toro (6 x 52) — $17.75 (Box of 10, $177.50)
  • Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue No. 2 (6 x 50) — $18.50 (Box of 10, $185)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Maya Selva Cumpay Maduro Robusto

The second vitola in the company’s Cumpay Maduro line is a medium to fuller-bodied blend that has already gone on sale in France but is debuting in the U.S. immediately following the TPE trade show.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Estelí)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Maya Selva Cumpay Maduro Robusto (4 3/4 x 50) — $9.90 (Box of 20, $198)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Romeo y Julieta Eternal

This blend was originally slated to be released in January and is made with tobaccos from the Plasencia family grown in the Condega, Estelí, Jalapa and Ometepe growing regions of Nicaragua. In addition, the tobacco used for the wrapper has been aged for 26 months. It is already at some stores.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Romeo y Julieta Eternal (6 x 54) — $15 (Box of 11, $165)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 2021

Stallone Cigars The Pony

Stallone Cigars’ newest horse-themed creation is a 4 x 58 parejo that is priced at $4.85 each.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Sumatra)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Stallone Cigars The Pony (4 x 58) — $4.85 (Box of 25, $21.25)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: May 12, 2021

Villa Casdagli

This new regular production offering is named after the Cairo home of Emmanuel Casdagli, a Greek businessman who began the family’s cotton business in the late 19th century. The house has served as the inspiration for various parts of the company’s lines over the years, notably, a wallpaper pattern from the house is used on many of the company’s products.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua & Peru
  • Villa Casdagli Robusto (5 x 52) — $12.50 (Box of 12, $150)
  • Villa Casdagli Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) — $13.50 (Box of 12, $162)
  • Villa Casdagli Toro (6 x 54) — $15 (Box of 12, $180)
  • Villa Casdagli Pigasus (5 x 54/58) — $16 (Box of 12, $192)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: June 2021

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