At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas Nevada, Serino Cigar Company will formally introduce “The Wayfarer”. This cigar line is a project of Carson Serino, the son of Serino Company founder Anthony Serino.
The Wayfarer started out as Carson Serino’s personal cigar. The Wayfarer was sold naked to select retailers and handed out as an event-exclusive cigar. Serino Company says the cigar will now be in full production and distribution in time for the 2017 IPCPR, which opens July 11th.
Wayfarer is Carson Serino’s first journey into the cigar industry after learning and growing with his family’s business for the past 20 years. “I’m very thankful to have grown up around this beautiful industry,” Serino says. “I’ve met some great people over the years that have shown me what it takes to produce an exceptional blend. For my first cigar, I wanted to create something timeless and classic, a cigar that can be enjoyed at any hour of the day and one that is accessible to all palates. Medium-bodied, complex yet balanced. The Wayfarer blend is the culmination of everything I have learned from this industry – this is my journey.”
To produce this cigar, Carson teamed up with Luis Omar González, son of famed Cuban Master Blender Omar González-Alemán. “For this project we wanted to create a traditional Cuban styled cigar with new era branding. We implemented traditional Cuban rolling methods and used original Cuban molds, including the very 109 mold that has crafted some of Cuba’s most memorable cigars,” commented González.
The blend for the Wayfarer features an Ecuadorian Corojo ’99 wrapper, Jalapa binder, and undisclosed Nicaragua fillers. The blend will initially be available in three vitolas, later to be expanded to five, with the additional two being special releases. As with the other Serino Cigar Company lines, the Wayfarer is produced at Omar González-Alemán’s La Corona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
At a glance, here is a look at The Wayfarer:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo ’99
Binder: Jalapa, Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua (undisclosed)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Corona Cigars, S.A.)
The Wayfarer blend will first be offered in the following vitolas:
Wayfarer Corona Gorda w/ Cuban triple cap (6 x 46) – $7.70 MSRP (Boxes of 20, $154)
Wayfarer Robusto w/ Cuban Perilla cap (5 x 52) – $8.50 MSRP (Boxes of 20, $170)
Wayfarer “The 109” cap Toro (6 ¼ x 50) – $9.20 MSRP (Boxes of 20, $184)
The two future releases planned are:
Wayfarer Corona (5 1/8 x 44) – $6.95 MSRP (Boxes of 20, $139)
Wayfarer Dalia (6 ¾ x 43) – MSRP TBA
Image Credits: Serino Cigar Company