Warfighter Adding Minutemen Size to Core Lines

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In the coming months, all six of Warfighter Tobacco Co.’s core lines will have a new smaller vitola known as the Minutemen.

Scott Jansen, president of Warfighter, told halfwheel that the company will be releasing the size, which measures 4 x 44, to one line every month or so beginning in January. The first line to get the small vitola will be the 5.56 mm Garrison Corojo, which uses a Nicaraguan corojo wrapper, Nicaraguan habano binder, and a filler mix of Honduran habano from Jamastran, Nicaraguan habano from Jalapa, and Nicaraguan habano ligero from Estelí.

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The size has already been released in the .50 Cal Garrison Oscuro Maduro line, which leaves the 5.56 mm Field Connecticut Shade, 7.62 mm Field Sumatra, 7.62 mm Garrison Rosado, 5.56 mm Garrison Corojo and .50 Cal Field Maduro to receive the vitola. Jansen didn’t disclose the order that the vitola will be released in those blends.

He did say that the vitola has been very popular and the company has received lots of requests for the size in all of its blends. Regardless of the blend, the cigar will be sold in packs of five, and each of the five packs will be priced at $29.95, before taxes.

All of Warfighter’s cigars are made at Tabacalera Carreras after moving production from Plasencia Cigars S.A. in March 2020.

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