Greensboro, NC (August 27, 2014) – The Pipe and Pint, the Triad’s oldest tobacconist, boutique cigar, and specialty goods retailer, located in the heart of beautiful Greensboro, NC is proud to announce the return of Don Pepin Garcia’s El Rey de los Habanos line. The El Rey de los Habanos has been re-blended, and Pipe and Pint will now be the exclusive home and distributer of this iconic line. The national release event for the cigar will be on September 20th, 2014, at The Pipe and Pint, with Don Pepin Garcia in attendance.
Originally released in 2005, El Rey de los Habanos was the first national release by Don Pepin Garcia after arriving in the United States. It is named for the famed factory located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami Florida, where Pepin first started manufacturing cigars for the Garcia and Tatuaje portfolios.
The new El Rey de los Habanos features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler that come exclusively from the Garcia’s own family farms, mostly located in Esteli. All of leaf being used for this cigar goes through a special process of fermentation, sorting, and quality control in the factory to yield the unique flavors and aromas that were sought out for this blend.
While smoking the newly re-blended El Rey de los Habanos in Miami with Pepin earlier this year, he told owner, Larry Christopher, “This cigar is my answer to the all of the people who say I can’t blend a milder cigar with full flavor.”
El Rey de los Habanos will be available in five sizes: Corona (5 1/2 x 44); Robusto (5 x 50); Toro (6 x 50); Churchill (7 x 50); and Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52)