Ever since Partagas was spun off into Forged Cigar Company, some new life has been injected into this legacy brand. In 2021, the Partagas Cortado was launched, and that would introduce the first Connecticut Shade offering into the lineup. Just prior to the PCA Trade Show, Forged would launch the Partagas Valle Verde. This would introduce another first to the Partagas lineup – a Mexican San Andrés offering. Meanwhile, the brand has also remained active by introducing some limited-edition cigars along the way.
In addition to the Mexican San Andrés lineup, the blend for the Partagas Valle Verde also features a sun-grown Cameroon binder harvested in 2015. The remainder of the blend features Mexican San Andrés, Nicaraguan Jalapa, and Nicaraguan Estelí filler tobaccos. The Partagas Valle Verde is available in three regular production sizes: Robusto (5 x 50, SRP $7.99/cigar), Toro (6 x 52, SRP $8.49/cigar), and Double Corona (7 1/2 x 54, SRP $9.49/cigar). Each of these sizes is presented in 20-count boxes. These cigars keep to what has been a pattern for Forged – namely, a good amount of price points under $10.00. This cigar shipped just prior to the PCA Trade Show.
As mentioned, we have seen several limited edition releases for Partagas since it came into Forged. While there wasn’t a new Partagas limited cigar at this year’s PCA, Forged did showcase the Partagas de Bronce. This might have been the most interesting Partagas limited release to date as it is the first Partagas to be made in the U.S. Produced at El Titan de Bronze in Little Havana, Miami, Partagas de Bronce is a Nicaraguan puro highlighted by a Corojo wrapper. The cigar is released in one size – a 6 1/4 x 46 Corona Gorda. It will be presented in ten-count boxes. A total of 5,000 boxes have been produced, with each box signed by the El Titán de Bronze cigarmaker who made them. Given this is a more premium cigar made in the U.S., it is one of the more expensive Forged Cigars at $22.99 per cigar. This cigar shipped back in April.
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