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General Cigar Company Release List of New Items

July 19, 2011
Thomas B. Bender (TommyBB)
Editor-in-Chief
 
     As ever, General Cigar Company seemingly always makes a big splash at the annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association trade show. This year's event, in Las Vegas, Nevada, follows that trend. As reported by Cigar Weekly, the Virginia-based company presented a donation of $20,000 on behalf of itself and the IPCPR to the USO Las Vegas, and chairman Wayne Newton, Mr. Las Vegas himself. (Link to story)

    Their list of new items for this years show, is also impressive, over and above the lines they already sell. Through correspondence with spokesperson Victoria McKee, CW has learned of these new offerings. Some will be detailed in future First Look or News features. But for now, a basic list is available for perusal and a quick peek at what retailers are getting to try now, as the show is underway, and the dates that smokers will find the wares on store shelves.

Macanudo New Frontmarks
Macanudo Café Court (4 3/16” x 36), SRP is $14.99 for a tin containing 5 cigars. Available in November.

Macanudo Cru Royale Court (4 3/16” x 36), SRP is $12.99 for a tin containing 5 cigars. Available in November.

Macanudo Cru Royale Poco Gordo (4” x 60), SRP per cigar is $4.99. Available in August.

Macanudo Vintage 1997 Maduro Robusto (5 ½” x 50), SRP per cigar is $8.39. Available in November.

Cohiba Edición Diamante
A rare opportunity to own a piece of premium cigar history, only 100 of these humidors will be released.

Wrapper: Cameroon, from 1980 (same wrapper as Partagas 150)
Binder: Indonesian Jember
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano


Contains 150 never-before-released cigars. Humidor SRP is $4,125.

Debuts in December.

Six frontmarks:
Capa Reserva Robusto (5” x 49)
Capa Reserva Corona Especiale (6 1/2” x 42)
Capa Reserva Lonsdale Grande (6 1/4” x 47)
Capa Reserva Toro (6” x 54)
Capa Reserva Churchill (7” x 49)
Capa Reserva Gigante (6” x 60)

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale
Inspired by an antique humidor, this collection spent eight years in the making.

Wrapper: CT Honduras
Binder: Nicaraguan and Mexican
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican ligero; Nicaraguan and Dominican

Debuts in mid-August at private tastings
Product will be available at retail in mid-September

Four frontmarks, each housed in boxes of 25:
SRP range is $7.00 to $8.15 per cigar

Taino (7” x 52) is $7.50 per cigar, or $187.50 per box
Habanero (6” x 52) is $7.25 per cigar, or $181.25 per box
Cubano (6 1/2” x 58) is $8.15 per cigar, or $203.75 per box
Club (5 ¾” x 47) is $7.00 apiece, or $175.00 per box

La Gloria Cubana Flechas Humidor Chest
Contains sizes and blends never-before-released under La Gloria Cubana “White Box” and Seri R collections.

White Box Wrapper: Ecuadoran SumatraSerie R Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra
Binder:NicaraguanBinder: Nicaraguan
Filler:Dominican and Nicaraguan LigeroFiller: Proprietary Ligero

Flechas frontmark (6 ½” x 49)

Humidor chest SRP is $350 and contains 48 cigars each.
Only 250 sequentially-numbered humidors were made.
Debuts in November.

CAO OSA Sol
The first new collection created for CAO under the auspices of General Cigar

Wrapper: Olancho San Agustin, from the proprietary 2008 crop
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf binder
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran

Debuts at retail in September

Three frontmarks, each housed in boxes of 25.
SRP range is $5.75 to $6.75

Lot 50 (5” x 50) is $5.75 per cigar, or $143.75 per box
Lot 54 (6” x 54) is $6.25 per cigar, or $156.25 per box
Lot 58 (6 ½” x 58) is $6.75 per cigar, or $168.75 per box