At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Dapper Cigar Company will formally introduce its second blend under its El Borracho line – the El Borracho Maduro. The cigar itself is described as a full strength, full-flavored offering in the Dapper portfolio.
El Borracho Maduro is a line that was previously released in limited quantities prior the August 8th cutoff date when U.S. Food and Drug Administration pre-market approval was required. The blend for the El Borracho Maduro is built on top of the original El Borracho Natural blend. The Maduro starts with the El Borracho Natural blend as a base, but utilizes more Nicaraguan ligero tobacco from Oliva Tobacco’s La Joya Farm. The Maduro then replaces the San Andres wrapper found on the El Borracho Natural with a U.S. grown Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper.
El Borracho is available in three box-pressed sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 54), and Edmundo (5 1/2 x 52). Each size is presented in 16-count boxes. The boxes are natural wood, fully dressed hinge-tops with individual cellophane and barcoding. The widespread ongoing production release is scheduled to ship to retailers in early November.
In addition, Dapper Cigar Company will introduce the EL Borracho Maduro with a small early release in the August/September timeframe. This early release will feature a limited edition handcrafted Talavera style ceramic humidor containing 16 of the El Borracho Maduro Edmundo cigars. The humidors were handmade in Fresno, California by ceramic artist Hannah Desch. Each humidor is uniquely hand painted by artist and cigar aficionado Héctor René Hinojosa (aka @TheCigarProphet) in the traditional Talavera style of Mexico. A total of 20 of the ceramic humidors will be available as a part of the early release.
At a glance here is a look at the El Borracho Maduro:
Wrapper: U.S. / Connecticut Broadleaf / Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Co.
Binder: Nicaragua / Jalapa / Cofradía / Habano Rosado / Oliva Tobacco Co.
-Nicaragua / Estelí / La Joya / Oliva Tobacco Co.
-Nicaragua / Jalapa / Cofradía / Oliva Tobacco Co.
-Nicaragua / Condega / gk Relleno / Oliva Tobacco Co.
Robusto Box Pressed: 5 x 50 (SRP $9.74)
Edmundo Box Pressed: 5 1/2 x 52 (SRP $10.80)
Toro Box Pressed: 6 x 54 (SRP $12.16)
Photo/Image Credits: Dapper Cigar Company