Royal Agio Cigars has announced it will add three new sizes to its Balmoral Añejo XO line. The new sizes will include a 6 x 52 Gran Toro, a 5 7/8 x 42 Corona, and a limited edition Lancero FT (7 x 40). Plans are for the three line extensions to debut at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas.
The Balmoral Añejo XO is a follow up to the limited Balmoral Royal Selection Añejo 18. The original Añejo 18 was a limited production that was gated by the availability of a rare 18 year old Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper. In order to continue Añejo a line based on aged tobaccos, Royal Agio has now introduced the Balmoral Añejo XO. The main difference between the two is the Añejo XO features a different Brazilian wrapper.
The new Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT will have a total production of 1,250 boxes of 10 cigars, of which 500 boxes will be allocated to the United States Market. According to the company, there it is more labor intensive to roll the lancero, this the reason for the limited availability. The FT stands for “Flag Tail”, in for the unique tail which is affixed to the cap of the cigar. The Petit Robusto size of the Balmoral Añejo XO also has this designation as it also has a flag-tail on the cap.
Pricing for the new Balmoral Añejo line extensions is as follows: Gran Toro ($10,50) and Corona ($8.95) , and the Lancero FT ($12.95). The Gran Toro and Corona will be packaged in 20 count boxes while the Lancero FT will be in 10 count boxes.
Balmoral is the premium cigar brand under Royal Agio Cigars. Royal Agio is distributed by Drew Estate in the United States.
At a glance, here is a look at the Balmoral Añejo XO line:
Wrapper: Brazilian Sun Grown
Binder: Dominican Olor
Fillers: Brazilian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican Republic
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
The Balmoral Añejo XO line is available in three sizes.
Lancero FT: 7 x 40
Corona: 5 7/8 x 42
Gran Toro: 6 x 52
Rothschild Masivo: 5 x 55
Mk52 (Torpedo): 6 1/4 x 52
Petit Robusto FT: 4 3/8 x 48
The FT stands for “Flag Tail” which is on the cap of the Petit Robusto.
Photo Credits: Drew Estate / Royal Agio Cigars