Artesano del Tobacco, the cigar company founded by former New York City retailers Gus and Billy Fakih is set to release its second brand, El Pulpo. The cigars are scheduled to hit retailers sometime this fall.
El Pulpo means The Octopus. The brand itself has not been a secret, but up until last week, the details were not known. The company gave details to Cigar Aficionado on El Pulpo. The blend features a San Andres wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It’s a box-pressed line consisting of three sizes: Robusto (5 x 56), Toro (6 x 56), and Belicoso Grande (5 3/4 x 58). El Pulpo will come in ten-count boxes. Initial pricing is in the premium range – $15.00 – $17.00 SRP. Production and distribution are handled by AJ Fernandez Cigar Company.
This is the second line for the Fakih brothers since founding Artesano del Tobacco three years ago – following up Viva La Vida.