Asylum 13, the line of cigars that made headlines almost a year ago by launching an 80 ring gauge cigars is going in the opposite direction. The company is planning on introducing a classic 7 x 38 lancero called “99 problems”. The lancero is expected to arrive at retailers third week of March 2014. The announcement was made in a press release issued by the company.
The name is derived from the fact that the lanceros will be sold in 99 count boxes. According to the press release, 500 boxes of 99 were prodsuced of this cigar.
confident that this Lancero will be the one to unite the masse,”
says Co-Founder of Asylum Cigars, Tom Lazuka. He went on to express
the inherent need for the industry to delve into this traditional
size, I really don’t care to make, I make it, but it will be called
’99 Problems’,” said Eiroa. The name is a twist in that while it was the retailers who asked Asylum to make this size, there is often resistance to embrace the lancero by many cigar enthusiasts. Thus the name “99 Problems” refers to the dilemma retailers will face once they get this 99 count box.
cigar release will be aimed at those that have expressed the need for
a more traditional cigar size that creates a harmonious relationship
between wrapper, binder, and filler.”
The Asylum 13 99 problems shares the same blend composition as the rest of the Asylum 13 line – namely it is an all-Nicaraguan puro.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
The Asylum 13 99 Problems becomes the fifth in the core Asylum 13 line.
99 Problems: 7 x 38
Sixty: 6 x 60