El Politico, a cigar originally created as a personal cigar for Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Deputy Director Joshua Habursky, will now be available more widely. On a livestream hosted by the PCA, it was announced that El Politico will now be offered through Luxury Cigar Club, and beginning April 1st, the PCA Product Hub.
Habursky asked Luciano Meirelles of Tabacalera Pichardo to come up with a blend based on Habursky’s personal preference. The idea was for Habursky to do a “business” card to give out to clients (the back of the band reads like the box). Based on the feedback, a decision was made to take it wider.
Luxury Cigar Club is selling the cigars on its website, and will be offering El Politico to its retailers. The PCA Product HUB is a platform that offers discounts and exclusive products to its retail members. In both cases, 50 cents of the proceeds for each sale go back into the Premium Cigar Association.
The cigar features a high priming Mexican wrapper over a Costa Rican binder and fillers from Nicaragua. The cigar is offered in one size – a 6 x 52 Toro with more sizes potentially down the road.
The cigars are targeted to be shipped late spring/early summer timeframe although at press time a small allocation is available on the Luxury Cigar Club website.