On March 1, Forged Cigar Company will release an Añejo blend under its Partagas brand called Partagas Anejo. Anejo brands typically refer to extra-aged tobaccos, and in the case of the Partagas Añejo, the cigar features two wrappers intermixed in a barber-pole format.
According to Forged Cigar Company, the Partagas Añejo features a rare 1998 Cameroon wrapper and a 2013 Connecticut Shade wrapper that make up the barber-pole. The remainder of the blend consists of a Dominican binder and a combination of Mexican and Dominican filler. The cigars are available in two front marks – each 4 1/2″ in length: Petit Robusto (ring gauge 49) and Esplendido (ring gauge 60). Both are presented in 25-count boxes. Production comes from General Cigar Dominicana in the Dominican Republic.
In a press release, Matt Wilson senior brand manager for Partagas said, “With Partagas Añejo, we have taken the brand’s long-term association with aged Cameroon wrappers to a new level. Not only have we created the first Partagas cigar to have a barber pole wrapper, but we’ve also done so with tobaccos that are among the most aged we’ve ever used. Añejo will become a seasonal offering for Partagas, one that will give us the opportunity to highlight the intricacies and nuances of deeply-aged Cameroon wrapper.”
At a glance, here is a look at the Partagas Añejo:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper(s): 1998 Cameroon, 20213 Connecticut Shade
Filler: Dominican, Mexican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Petit Robusto: 4 1/2 x 49
Esplendido: 4 1/2 x 60