BCP News Brief – New Smokes from La Gloria, Garcias & Quesadas Debut Tres Reynas
Two of the most well-known family names in the cigar industry have teamed up to create a new blend to be unveiled at the IPCPR trade show this August, as reported by Cigar Aficionado.com. Patricia and Raquel Quesada of S.A.G. Imports have joined forces with Janny Garcia of My Father Cigars Inc. to blend a new limited edition cigar called Tres Reynas, which translates from Spanish to “Three Queens”. The cigar was created as a tribute to the bond the three ladies share as female members of two of the industry’s most prominent cigar manufacturers. The medium-bodied blend consists of a Nicaraguan binder and filler wrapped in a Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper, and has been described by S.A.G.’s Terrence Reilly as “unlike anything that either family produces separately.” Currently in production, the cigar will be available in three sizes; Gordo (6×60), Torpedo (6×54), and Robusto (5×50), and will be limited to 1,000 boxes per size. Look for Tres Reynas to arrive on shelves sometime in early August.
In other stogie news, La Gloria Cubana has introduced a new size for their widely popular Artesanos de Tabaqueros line of cigars. The La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Innovation 538 measures in at a stout 5×38, beating out the Toro (6×50) as the smallest vitola available for the blend. Production on the new size will be extremely limited, especially by La Gloria’s standards, as only 250 boxes will be produced for the entire U.S., ramping up the collectors value of these two-tone smokes (the Artesanos de Tabaqueros features both Connecticut Shade and Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers.) Unlike the other sizes within the line, which are offered in 25 count boxes, the Innovation will come in boxes of 20 cigars. This news comes on the heels of last week’s announcement of the regionally-released La Gloria Cubana Gorda Gorda (61/2 x 64), which will be made available in limited quantities to retailers in the western U.S. sometime later this year.