Fosforo Cigars has announced its second blend, the Fosforo Connecticut.

Fosforo Cigars is the brand owned by Jeff Mouttet, the owner of Riverside Cigar Shop & Lounge and Match Cigar Bar. The brand originally started as a house blend, but late last year the company took its first release the Fosforo national.

Like the original Fosforo, the Fosforo Connecticut is produced in conjunction with Jose Palacios of the Garmedia factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. It is being launched in one size – a 5 3/4 x 46. The company is doing a limited release of 2,400 cigars to preview the line.

“The Fosforo started as another store blends for Riverside. My original intent was to introduce my clientele to new and upcoming factories in Esteli, where I spend much of my time. With help from Colin Ganley, we found Garmendia Cigars, run by Jose Palacios, and created the first Fosforo blend. Soon afterward, I attended a retailer event at RoMa Craft Tobac and passed out our Fosforos, and surprise, over half the retailers came back to me asking to carry Fosforo!” commented Mouttet in a press release.

The company soon joined forces with Pospiech Cigars for distribution. The company says its first release is in 23 stores nationwide and it sold out its first production in two months.

Pricing for the Fosforo Connecticut is set at $9.95 per cigar. Distribution is being handled by Pospiech Cigars.

Photo Credit: Supplied by Pospiech Cigars