Ozgener Family Cigars has announced its second line, Aramas. While it won’t be exclusive to Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) retailers, the cigar will make its debut at the 2023 TAA Convention opening on March 26 at Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Once again, Ozgener Family Cigars will turn to Ernesto Perez-Carrillo‘s Tabacalera La Alianza to produce the cigar. Tabacalera La Alianza produces Bosphorus, which was the debut line by Ozgener Family Cigars.
The blend features a Mexican San Andres wrapper over an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the U.S. (Connecticut Broadleaf). The cigars come in four sizes.
Much like the Bosphorus line, Aramas pays homage to company founder Tim Ozgener‘s family. The Aramas name was inspired by Mt. Ararat in Eastern Turkey, where it is also referred to as “Masis.” The brand name is a hybrid of ‘Ararat’ and ‘Masis.’ Ozgener’s father, the late Cano Ozgener, hailed from Armenia while his mother came from Turkey.
“Aramas is an homage to my father, Cano Ozgener, his penchant for hard work, and his value for the relationships he cultivated in his lifetime,” commented Tim Ozgener. “We worked with Ernesto (Perez-Carrillo) on Aramas to develop a dense, complex, and rich blend, that also retained impeccable balance. I’m extremely excited with the final product and looking forward to debuting Aramas at the TAA show next week.”
Aramas is comprised of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Connecticut (Broadleaf), an Ecuadorian (Sumatra) binder, and is finished with a Mexican (San Andres) cover leaf. The Aramas range consists of four rounded vitolas (5″ x 52, 5 1/2″ x 55, 6″ x 60, and a 6 1/4″ x54 Torpedo). Each is presented in 20-count boxes. Pricing ranges from $12.75 to $15.75 SRP per cigar.
The Ozgener Family Cigars Aramas will begin shipping in April.
At a glance, here is a look at the Ozgener Family Cigars Aramas:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, U.S. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza
A52: 5 x 52
A55: 5 1/2 x 55
A60: 6 x 60
A54: 6 1/4 x 54 (Torpedo)