El Cedro Cigars has announced its initial offerings into the United States cigar market. Information of the launch was made available in a press release to Cigar Coop.

El Cedro Cigars will be produced in the Dominican Republic at Hendrick Kelner Jr’s Kelner Boutique Factory. This cigar also produces Kelner Jr’s Smoking Jacket Cigars and the soon to be launched Cabal Cigars.

El Cedro Cigars was founded by Anwar Elboustsni. The company is a tribute to the men and women who serve in America’s Armed Forces. Elboustsni became what he termed “love at first smoke” while serving as a translator for the U.S, Navy while in Iraq.

The name El Cedro translates to “the cedar”. It refers to the ancient Mediterranean cedar trees which dot the mountains of Lebanon, some of which date back nearly 2000 years. According to Elboustani, “I chose the cedar tree because to me it embodies eternity. I want ‘The Cedar’ to memorialize those who have fallen for the freedom that every American enjoys… For my initial offering, I wanted to offer a cigar that would be enjoyable to the novice and veteran smoker alike.” 

At a glance, here is a closer look at the El Cedro offering.

Blend Profile

The El Cedro cigar is a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. According to the press release the filler contains a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan ligers that has a taste that is thoroughly Dominican but that also delivers a unique kick of strength and flavor.

Wrapper: Dominican
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

The El Cedro is being launched in two sizes.

Robusto: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $8.00)
Corona Gorda: 5 1/2 x 46 (SRP $7.00)

The Robusto is being offered in boxes of 18 while the Corona Gorda is being offered in boxes of 20.