After showing off its new Attic Series at this summer’s PCA Convention & Trade Show, West Tampa Tobacco Co. has released some additional information about the first cigar in the line.

As previously reported on halfwheel, the first cigar in the Attic Series will use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper with an undisclosed binder and filler. It is slated to be released in mid-October and is being made at the Garmendia Cigar Co. factory, which is also producing the company’s White and Black lines.

Now, the company has released some additional details, including that the first cigar now has a name, Attic, and it now measures 6 x 54, after previously being announced as a 6 x 56. The company has also finalized pricing, setting the MSRP at $12.99 per cigar, which is inline with the $12-$13 range it announced at the trade show.

The company is producing 2,000 boxes and will only be sold to retailers five boxes at a time.

Rick Rodriguez told halfwheel that the Attic Series will be a way for him to tell some of the many experiences from his time in the premium cigar industry, and the line will be supplemented by video content that will be accessible via a QR code on the bands. He also said that the next cigar in the line is scheduled for March or April of 2023.

West Tampa Tobacco Co. released the additional information via an exclusivity agreement with Cigar Aficionado. A representative of the company confirmed the accuracy of that report to halfwheel.

Patrick Lagreid

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