MLB Cigar Ventures is preparing to launch a new brand called David P. Ehlrich. The brand’s first cigar will be called the David P. Ehlrich Tremont. The cigar pays homage to the Ehlrich’s, a Boston retail shop that is the second oldest tobacconist in America with roots dating back to 1868. To produce his cigar, the company will be working with a different factory – Ernesto Perez Carrillo Jr’s Tabacalera La Alianza. Plans are for the David P. Ehlrich Tremont to be launched at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas.
The line is described as a partnership between company founder Mike Bellody and his National Sales Manager, Barry MacDonald. Both principals have ties to the Ehrlich’s. For Bellody, he purchased his first Ehlrich’s over 20 years ago. As for MacDonald, his family has owned Ehrlich’s for almost 40 years. The company says this has been a project that has been in the works for quite some time.
As for the name Tremont, it pays homage to the street in Boston that the Ehrlich store was located.
The blend for the Tremont features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, an Esteli Nicaraguan binder and a filler of tobaccos from Esteli and Condega, Nicaragua and a touch of Dominican Viso from La Canela.
The David P. Ehrlich Tremont joins MLB Cigar Ventures’ current offering Imperia and Imperia Islero, both being made at the Quesada Cigars’ factory. In addition, the company has plans to launch another new cigar called the Imperia Aventador at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.
MLB Cigar Ventures also says Tremont is the first of many blends to be released under the David P. Ehrlich brand.