At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, General Cigar introduced a second release of its Cohiba Luxury Selection line. The Cohiba Luxury Selection was introduced last year as a ultra-premium offering under the Cohiba line. This release comes in a new size, a 6 x 52 Toro dubbed the LS No. 2. This follows up the Cohiba Luxury Selection LS No. 1 which was a double corona that measured 7 1/4 x 52.
The LS No. 2 is the same blend as the LS No. 1. It features a special Cameroon wrapper grown by the Meerapfel family. The Meerapfels have been growing tobacco in Africa for over five generations. The Cohiba Luxury selection features a rare tobacco varietal for the wrapper known as Merrapfel African gold. This wrapper is grown in the African forest of Kadei (which is the second most densely populated forest in the world). The tobacco is then aged five years.In addition, each leaf in the Cohiba Luxury Selection is fermented in rum barrels for a minimum of six months.
Like the LS-1, each cigar in the LS No. 2 is packaged in an individual acrylic tube. The cigars are packaged in ten count boxes. Production of the LS No. 2 is limited to 1,000 boxes, which is up from the 500 box production run that was done for the LS No. 1. Pricing for the LS No. 2 is $38.00.
At a glance, here is a look at the Cohiba Luxury Selection line:
Wrapper: Cameroon Meerapfel African Gold
Binder: Not disclosed
Filler: Not disclosed
LS No.2: 6 x 52 (2015 release)
LS No. 1: 7 1/4 x 52 (2014 release)