A new release from Forged Cigar Company’s Partagas brand has begun to show up at retailers. It’s called the Partagas Cortado and it’s the first Connecticut Shade-wrapped offering as well as the first Nicaraguan-made Partagas to be released.

Partagas Cortado features an Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper over an Indonesian binder and fillers consisting of Honduran Jamastran and Mexican San Andres tobaccos along with Nicaraguan Condega and Jalapa leaves. Production is handled out of the STG Esteli factory. The Partagas Cortado will be released in four sizes: Corona, Robusto, Toro, and Presidente. Each is presented in 20-count wooden wrap boxes except for the Presidente size, which is in ten-count boxes.

“With interest in the Partagas brand continuing to grow, we felt it was the right time to expand the brand portfolio with a mellow-to-medium-bodied blend. The team and I are especially proud of Partagas Cortado’s incredible versatility when it comes to pairing. The blend is creamy and complex, and its taste notes can push forward or bow to other flavors, depending on the pairing. We feel our Nicaraguan artisans did a wonderful job with the blend and look forward to sharing it with Partagas fans, old and new,” commented Matt Wilson, Senior Brand Manager for Partagas.

At a glance, here is a look at the Partagas Cortado:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Honduran Jamastran, Mexican San Andres, Nicaraguan Condega and Jalapa
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: STG Estelí

Vitolas Offered

Corona: 5 1/2 x 42 (SRP $6.39/cigar)
Robusto: 5 x 50 (SRP $7.19)/cigar)
Toro: 6 x 52 (SRP $7.59/cigar)
Presidente: 8 x 54 (SRP $8.99/cigar)

Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group