For the third consecutive year, Matilde Cigars was a part of the Sutliff Tobacco pavilion. During this time, Sutliff has provided distribution services for many companies, including Matilde. It had been almost 6 1/2 years since Matilde Cigars has released a new regular production line, but earlier this year, Matilde released the Matilde Serena Maduro. The Matilde Serena Maduro is the fifth regular production line for Matilde, and it’s meant to complement the Matilde Serena, which is a Connecticut Shade offering. Meanwhile, Matilde is continuing its Limited Exposure project – a series of limited-production cigars from Tabacalera La Isla that feature small production runs in different sizes. This year the Matilde Limited Exposure No. 1 was released in a Robusto size. In what has become a Cigar Coop Coalition tradition, the Matilde booth was visited as the Trade Show was getting ready to shut down for 2023.

Produced at Tabacalera Palma, the blend features the same fillers found on the original Serena Connecticut Shade. Still, it changes the binder to a Dominican C98 and incorporates a San Andres Mexican wrapper. The cigar will be offered in two sizes: Robusto (50 x 5 1/4, SRP $8.50/cigar) and Toro Bravo (54 x 6 1/2, SRP $9.00/cigar). Both sizes will be packaged in 20-count boxes. The company says further cigars will be added in the future.

Making its debut at PCA 2023 is the Matilde Limited Exposure No. 1 Robusto. This classic 5 x 50-sized Robusto features a Mexican wrapper over all-Dominican tobaccos. The cigars are packaged in 20-count boxes and priced at $9.50 per cigar. Matilde has also done another production run of the other two sizes (Toro, Lonsdale) of the Limited Exposure No. 1.


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Interview with Enrique Seijas, Matilde Cigars

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