The Affinity will be one of three cigar blends launched at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show being launched by the Sindicato Cigar Group.  The Affinity offers an Ecuadorian Connecticut seed wrapper cigar blend into their line of cigars.

Sindicato describes the blend as “Superior aged Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos blended and finished with a flawless Connecticut seed wrapper grown in Ecuador.  The cigar delivers a rich, flavorful, and complex taste profile that will satisfy the smoker seeking a medium-bodied Connecticut wrapped cigar.”

Sindicato Cigar Group was officially in March, 2013.  The company is being started by a group of 45 strong cigar retailers who are joining together on the manufacturing side of the business.   Industry veteran Jim Colucci serves as their President and CEO.  In their press release, the company said they are going to rely on the retailers’ strong connection to the consumer:   In their initial press release they said: “Consumers can trust that the collaboration of the country’s top cigar minds, who have listened to your words day in and day out, will create top quality brands based on the knowledge that those same consumers have provided.” 

At a glance, here are the details of the Affinity:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Seed
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

The Affinity is being launched in six sizes.  Each cigar will be packaged in boxes of 21.  The price point is between $5.95 and $7.30 per cigar depending on the size.  The Corona size will be square pressed.

Corona: 5 1/2 x 46 (SRP $5.95)
Robusto: 5 x 52 (SRP $6.50)
Toro: 6 x 54 (SRP $6.95)
Gran Toro: 6 x 60 (SRP $7.30)
Belicoso: 6 1/8 x 52 (SRP $7.30)
Churchill: 7 x 56 (SRP $7.30)