For the third year in a row, Micallef Cigars is celebrating International Women’s Day with the release of the Migdalia Special Edition. This is a 5 x 40 Londres size of the Migdalia blend. The cigar is named for Migdalia Sanchez, who crafted the blend. Migdalia is the matriarch of the Gomez- Sanchez family; sons Edel and Joel are the master blenders behind Micallef’s Legacy line.

According to Micallef Cigars:

The Migdalia Special Edition is more than just a cigar; it celebrates the strength of women and their contributions to our lives. Since its inception, Micallef has included a special message inside the Migdalia cigar ring; Micallef Cigars Celebrates Strong Women. Fierce Minds. Brave Spirits. Kind Hearts.

Though the release spotlights women, Micallef quickly points out that the Migdalia Special Edition is not a “women’s cigar” but a blend for both men and women to enjoy. However, the company did consider female smokers with the release. The vitola is an appealing size for many women, and the 12-count box is not overly cumbersome. Micallef also ships copies of its (Micallef) Cigar Journal free of charge to shops that carry the limited release. The Cigar Journal includes the history of women in cigars as well as everything one needs to know at the start of their cigar journey. From cutting and lighting to lounge etiquette, the journal aims to answer any new smoker’s most frequent questions.

“Enjoying the Migdalia Special Edition” encompasses the celebration of strong women like Migdalia, the matriarch of the Gomez Sanchez family. But for me, it is far more personal as I celebrate the amazing women in my life: my mother and wife,” said Micallef Cigars president Dan Thompson in a press release.

Micallef Cigars has seen a surge in female smokers. The company is reporting the percentage of women smoking cigars has grown by 1900%. This is from 160,000 in 1980 to over 3.2 million people today

Amanda Micallef, V.P. of Marketing for Micallef Cigars, commented on the growth in the cigar industry and culture, stating, “We are proud to see so many women embracing the cigar culture and becoming leaders in the industry. The increase in female participation shows that cigars are not just for men but for anyone who appreciates a good smoke.”

The blend for the Migdalia Special Edition is consistent with the previous releases as well as the other vitolas in the vitola line. It consists of a San Andres Habano wrapper over a Sumatra binder and a combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers

The Migdalia Special Edition has an MSRP of $10.00 per cigar or $120 for a 12-count box.

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