The Cohiba Nicaragua was one of two lines launched by General Cigar Company’s Cohiba line at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. While 2014 will be noted for the expansion of the Cohiba portfolio, it also continues General’s foray into Nicaraguan made cigars. Last year, the company launched two Nicaraguan made cigars with La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli and La Gloria Cubana Serie R Black. Now the Nicaraguan journey continues with the launch of Cohiba Nicaragua – the brand’s first Nicaraguan made cigar.
According to Jhonys Diaz, vice president of operations for General Cigar, “It was a laborious process to develop a Nicaraguan cigar to complement the existing Cohiba portfolio. This cigar is layered and sophisticated. It delivers the complexity and strength of Nicaragua, with a bold and balanced flavor not achieved by any Nicaraguan puro on the market.”
The Cohiba Nicaragua joins the Cohiba Luxury Selection as Cohiba’s releases from the IPCPR Trade Show. Cohiba Nicaragua is expected to hit retailer shelves in October.
The Cohiba Nicaragua is described as a proprietary blend.
Wrapper: Sun Grown Colorado Oscuro
Filler: Esteli, Jalapa
Cohiba Nicaragua is being launched in four sizes, including one (N50) where each cigar is packaged in an individual glass tube.
N60: 6 x 60 (SRP $14.99)
N54: 5 1/2 x 54 (SRP $13.99)
N50 En Crystale (Tube): 5 x 50 (SRP $12.99)
N45: 4 x 45 (SRP $9.99)
The N60, N54, and N45 vitolas are offered in 16 count boxes. The N50 En Crystal glass tube offering will be offered in an 8 count box.