CLE Cigar Company has announced details around two new lines, CLE Chele and CLE Prieto. Word of these cigars first surfaced back in February. These two cigars introduce two box-pressed offerings and mark the first cigars carrying the CLE brand name to be made in Nicaragua. The cigars are now en-route to retailers.

“The fact that we can also make cigars in Nicaragua opens us up to many possibilities with many different tobaccos. You have to try them, any description would be injustice! ” commented company founder Christian Eiroa in an announcement on the new cigars.

The CLE Chele is an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapped cigar. While it joins the CLE Connecticut as a Connecticut offering, the Chele is box-pressed. . It will be available in four box-pressed sizes: 46 x 6, 50 x 5, 52 x 6, and 60 x 6.  The cigars are packaged in 25 count boxes and pricing is set between $7.00 and $9.00.


“Prieto” translates to dark, and that is what the CLE Prieto brings to the table. It features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and is the first maduro / broadleaf wrapper offering under the CLE brand. These will also be box-pressed available in the same sizes as the Chele:  46 x 6, 50 x 5, 52 x 6, and 60 x 6. Prieto will also be packaged in 25 count boxes and pricing is set between $7.00 and $9.00.


Both cigars incorporate the use of tissue paper – something Christian Eiroa informed Stogie Geeks is something he prefers over cellophane to protect the cigars.  This is the third CLE branded release. Earlier this month, the company released the CLE Azabache to the Tobacconist Association of America as a part of the 2016 TAA Exclusive Series.

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