MLB Cigar Ventures, the new cigar company launched by Mike Bellody back in September has announced their debut cigar, Imperia.

A recent post on the company’s Facebook page  explained the context behind the name:

The cigar will be called Imperia, which is a name that is significant to our Founder and CEO, Mike Bellody. Mike has called Newport, RI his Summer home for many years. Newport, RI is known as one of the world’s greatest Summer destinations and is often called the Sailing Capitol of the World. It’s sister city in Italy is Imperia.

Prior to the launch of MLB Cigar Ventures, Bellody is known for his re-launch of Tiant Cigar Group.

The company has also posted some information on the blend and size offerings.  Planned availability for this cigar is late June, early July.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Dominicana HVA (Havana Vuelta Arriba)
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

Pita: 5 1/2 x 43 (SRP $7.98)
Robusto: 5 x 52 (SRP $8.30)
Toro: 6 x 50 (SRP $8.70)
Gordo: 6 x 60 (SRP $9.40)