The East India Trading Company, a subsidiary brand under Gurkha Cigar Group has announced their latest release. The Classic Cigar: Havana blend is slated to become the fifth line in the East India Trading Company joining Wicked Indie, Red Witch, Rogue, and Prize Fighter. The Classic will be launched at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas later this month.
Details of the release have still been pretty quiet, although the company has said The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend will contain a San Andres Mexican wrapper and Nicaraguan blend consisting of proprietary tobaccos. This becomes the second San Andres Mexican wrapper to be launched by Gurkha – joining the re-launch of the Pedro Martin Maduro.
|East India Trading Company – The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend
(Photo Credit Gurkha Cigar Company newsletter)
“After a few years of searching for the right wrapper and combination of tobaccos, we created this beautiful San Andres wrapped Nicaraguan masterpiece. We are very proud to unveil it as our best creation from the East India Trading Company yet. A cigar worthy of its name: A true Classic,” said Juan Lopez, National Sales Director and part of the East India blending team.
East India Trading Company is a subsidiary of Gurkha Cigars that was launched in 2011. This subsidiary has been focused around providing a premium cigar at a value price point. At the same time, it broadens the marketing range for Gurkha by allowing them to do things that might not fit under the parent Gurkha company name.
The Classic is described as a Nicaraguan blend with a San Andres wrapper:
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
The Classic is being launched in four sizes. Pricing will be $7.99 to $9.99 per cigar.
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 52
Toro: 6 x 54
Figuardo: 6 x 58
XO: 6 x 60
Update 7/9/14: Added blend and vitola information