At the 2021 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show; Global Premium Cigars, makers of the 1502 brand of cigars, launched a third size in the form of a 5 x 52 Robusto size in its 1502 Blue Sapphire line.

The 1502 Blue Sapphire was introduced in 2016, and thus far there have only been two sizes released – a 6 x 52 Toro Gordo and a 7 x 40 Lancero. Blue Sapphire is considered the boldest offering in the 1502 portfolio. One differentiating factor is that the 1502 Blue Sapphire line is the only all-rounded parejo line in the 1502 portfolio. In general, most of the 1502 offerings are box-pressed.

The blend consists of 100% Nicaraguan-grown tobaccos.

The 1502 Blue Sapphire Robusto is one of three Robust-sized line extensions introduced at the 2021 PCA Trade Show. In addition 1502 Emerald and 1502 Black Gold received Robusto line extensions.

At a glance, here is a look at the 1502 Blue Sapphire.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Plasencia S.A.

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 52
Toro Gordo: 6 x 52
Lancero: 7 x 40

Photo Credit: Erron Nielsen for Cigar Coop