Imperio Cubano (Photo Credit: Antillian Cigar Corporation)

With Sosa Cigars celebrating their 50 years in the cigar business. parent company Antillian Cigar Company is reaching into the past and revitalizing cigars from the brand’s past.  As a part of that initiative, the company has announced that it is relaunching and reblending its Imperio Cubano line with both a natural and a maduro offering.  In addition, production of the line will be returning to Miami, Florida.

Imperio Cubano can be traced back to the 1990s.  It was made by the Sosas at their Miami factory.  In 1998, Juan B. Sosa went to work for the Fuente Family in the Dominican Republic. At that time, production of the Imperio Cubano transferred to the Dominican Republic as well.

By 2000, production of Imperio Cubano became small batch – being are for customers such as Sosa Family Cigars (Orlando, Florida), Don Roman Cigars (Miami, Florida), McLean Cigars (Virginia), and various internet customers.

Fast forward to 2015, Imperio Cubano is making a return to Miami.  Master Blender Santiago Cabana and Arby Sosa spent six months re-creating the original Imperio Cubano blends made in Miami.  The Natural offering features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper while the Maduro feats a San Andres Capa Negra.  The company will continue to produce the Cameroon blend out of Fuente Factory #4 for McLean Cigars under the brand “Imperio Cubano Cameroon”.

Production will be small batch and being limited to 50 to 75 shops or 2015.

At a glance, here is a look at the revamped Imperio Cubano line:

Blend Profile

Imperio Cubano Natural

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican, Nicaragua, Peruvian
Country of Origin: United States

Imperio Cubano Maduro

Wrapper: San Andres Capa Negra
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican, Nicaragua, Peruvian
Country of Origin: United States

Vitolas Available

For both the Natural and Maduro blends, the Imperio Cubano is being released in three sizes – Torpedo, Robusto, and Toro. Pricing will have an SRP of $10.00 to $16.00..