One year ago, Forged Cigar Company resurrected and reimagined the Los Status Deluxe brand. In fact, the new Los Status Deluxe made a surprise appearance at the 2022 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show at the Room101 Cigars booth. At the 2023 edition of PCA, Forged Cigar Company was in full force and unveiled a new installment to the Los Status Deluxe brand, the Los Status Deluxe Maduro. This is a cigar that was a joint effort between Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)’s Matt Booth and Justin Andrews.
The Los Status Deluxe Maduro is a regular production offering that is produced at STG’s HATSA factory in Danlí, Honduras. It features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and a combination of Dominican and Honduran fillers. It is available in four sizes – each presented in 20-count boxes: Robusto (5 x 50, SRP $8.79/cigar), Toro (6 x 52, SRP $9.49/cigar), Gordo (6 x 60, SRP $9.99/cigar), and Churchill (7 x 49, SRP $9.99/cigar).
In a press release, Matt Wilson, senior brand manager for Los Statos Deluxe, said, “Los Statos Deluxe Maduro takes what we started with last year’s re-release of the brand and brings it to the next level. Calling on modern imagery and a blend that is equally provocative, we are continuing to evolve Los Statos to appeal to modern smokers and traditionalists alike. When you factor in the combined blending expertise of Matt Booth and Justin Andrews with the support of our Honduran team, we’re sure this cigar will be a big seller when it hits retail in August.”
Matt Booth said, “Los Statos Deluxe is commanding the respect it has long since earned and with our new Maduro expression, we expect to introduce a new wave of enthusiasts to this great brand. I’m very proud of the blend and the packaging and the work Justin and I did to make this project everything it should be. We have grafted this brand franchise into the product landscape of our industry and we look forward to its evergreen presence.”
Los Statos Deluxe Maduro is scheduled to ship to retailers on August 1.
At a glance, here is a look at the Los Status Deluxe Maduro:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Honduran, Dominican
County of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduran American Tobacco S.A
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 52
Gigante: 6 x 60
Churchill: 7 x 49
Photo Credits: Erron Nielsen for Cigar Coop