Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition
Petite Lancero

Reinado Cigars’ Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition will be a part of six limited edition cigars for Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary Celebration. Westside Humidor has reported they have been the first store in the country to receive the Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition.  In keeping with naming each cigar from featured characters from the motion picture Reservoir Dogs, this cigar is being dubbed “Mr. Blue”.

The Reinado Grand Empire Reserve marks Reinado’s first Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade blend. It is being launched in one size – a 6 x 38 petit lancero.  This is the only cigar in the set that is not a shop exclusive to the Wichita Kansas-based Westside Humidor, but it will get its formal launch at the 5th Anniversary Celebration on November 1st.   The cigar was showcased by Reinado at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show.

Westside Humidor General Manager Gorden Crippen explained why this was chosen to be a part of the Anniversary set: “We chose the Reinado GER Ecuador edition because Antonio Lam is actually one of our closest manufacturer friends, and he totally got the idea for our cigars.  We actually got him started messing with the Connecticut wrapped Reinado a couple years ago, and finally got him to get it rolling this past year.”

The Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition Mr. Blue is one of six shop exclusive cigars being made for Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary. The name Mr. Blue is a tribute to Edward Bunker’s character of “Mr. Blue” in  “Reservoir Dogs”. Mr. Blue is one of six main characters (Mr. Blonde, Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange and Mr. White).  The character of Mr Blue is killed early.  In regards to why this character was included, Crippen commented, “It all kind of fell into place that there were 5 main characters to go with our 5 year anniversary.  In the movie, the sixth guy (Mr. Blue) is killed off right after the credits, and so we decided the 6th guy for us would be that ‘one to grow on’.”

Mr. Blue will have a price point of $9.55.

A sampler pack called “The Heist” (the theme of the movie is a botched Diamond Heist) contains one of each of the cigars.  The Heist will come in 100 individually numbered sampler packs and carry a suggested retail price of $59.99.  The six cigars include:

Mr. Blonde – A special event cigar for the shop by La Flor Dominicana
Mr. Blue – Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition Petite Lancero (first release)
Mr. Brown – Paul Stulac Red Screaming Sun Lancero
Mr. Pink – 262 Paradigm Lonsdale
Mr. White – Viaje Platino 5 x 58
Mr. Orange – Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro – Box-pressed torpedo

At a glance, here is a look at the Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition – aka “Mr. Blue”

Blend Profile

In terms of the REINADO Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition, it will feature Nicaraguan binder and filler that has been blended and fermented using REINADO’s signature process. The Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper has been aging three years.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

At this time the REINADO Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition is being released in one size – a 6 x 38 petit lancero.