Over the weekend, Warped Cigars launched the El Oso Petit Robusto, a limited edition 4 x 50 vitola in the El Oso blend.

The cigar uses an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper and Ecuadorian binder, while the filler comes from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The release is limited to 160 bundles of 10 cigars, a total run of 1,600 cigars.

Not only is it limited edition, but it is getting a limited release, with just 10 stores carrying the cigar.

The company has not yet responded to an e-mail sent by halfwheel asking about pricing and confirming the factory that made the cigar. Two retailers told halfwheel that the MSRP would be $15 per cigar, and both expected to receive them this week.

The El Oso line debuted in 2014 with two sizes, followed by an exclusive size for Atlantic Cigar Co. in 2016 and then an extension launched in 2021 called El Oso Blanco, a hybrid of the El Oso and La Colmena lines. Those have previously been made at El Titan de Bronze in Miami.

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