Up Down Cigar, a retailer based in Chicago, Illinois will be receiving a limited production, exclusive size of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut Shade. This blend has previously only been released in the New England area. The size is a new one for the blend – The size is a 6 3/8 x 43 lonsdale. My Father Cigars Vice President of Sales Jose Ortega posted a picture of the cigar on Facebook and Janny Garcia confirmed information to Cigar Coop.
The Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial in the Connecticut Shade wrapper that was released to New England is called the “Jaime Garcia Reserva Espcial New England Edition”. It was released in four vitolas back in 2012. The Connecticut Shade wrapper version of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial features the same blend as the nationally available Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial, but with a Connecticut Shade wrapper.
There will only be 200 boxes produced. In addition, there is simultaneously a 10/50 vitola being produced by Pete Johnson in Tatuaje’s Fausto line for Up Down Cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut Shade Cigars
The Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. For the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial 10/50 as well as the New England Edition, the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper is replaced by an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, but the remainder of the blend remains the same.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
The release of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial New England Edition has been initially made available in four vitolas:
10/50: 6 3/8 x 43
Petit Robusto: 4 1/2 x 50 (New England Edition)
Belicoso: 5 1/2 x 52 (New England Edition)
Toro: 6 x 54 (New England Edition)
Toro Gordo: 6 x 60 (New England Edition)