Regius of London has added two new sizes to the two blends which make up its Exclusivo U.S.A. Series. The Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. (Red Label) and Regius Claro Especial Exclusivo U.S.A (White Label) will now be expanded to include a Robusto (4 1/2 x 52) and a Toro (6 x 52). This will bring the total number of vitolas in each of the two Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. lines to six.
As the name indicates the Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. line is available exclusively in the U.S. market. The Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. (Red Label) was launched in May and then was taken national later in the year. The Regius Claro Especial Exclusivo U.S.A. was also launched this past Fall. Both lines were launched in four vitolas, but Regius Cigars had mentioned a Robusto and Toro were coming.
Both the new Robusto and Toro offerings in the Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. (Red Label) and Regius Claro Especial Exclusivo U.S.A. blends will 20 count boxes for the Robusto and 15 for the Toro)
For 2014, the Claro Especial finished at #22 on the Cigar Coop Cigar of the Year list.
At a glance, here is a look at both lines:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Filler: Nicaraguan, including Ometepe tobacco grown on volcanic soil.
Binder: Nicaraguan (Double Binder)
The six frontmarks are identical for both the Red Label and Claro Especial blends.
Robusto: 4 1/2 x 52 (20 count boxes)
Toro: 6 x 52 (15 count boxes)
Fat Perfecto: 5 3/4 x 60 x 54 (10 count boxes)
Pressed Perfecto: 6 1/2 x 56 (10 count boxes)
Toro Extra: 6 1/2 x 56 (10 count boxes)
Lancero Extra: 7 1/2 x 42 (15 count boxes)