Nicaragua and Miami In Future For Eiroa

Christian Eiroa's Tabacaleras Unidas, the company behind his new CLE brand of cigars, has plans for several cigar lines, including Nicaraguan puros, a new factory in Honduras and a boutique brand rolled in Miami.

Eiroa is involved with Asylum Cigars, which was created by Kevin Baxter and Tom Lazuka. Asylum is coming out with three cigar lines, each of which is a Nicaraguan puro. Two are premium, and one is made from short-filler tobacco.

The Asylum line will come in four sizes: 4 inches by 44 ring gauge, 6 inches by 50 ring, a 6 by 54 torpedo and 6 by 60. They will retail between $4.40 and $6.60 per cigar. The fuller-bodied Asylum 13 line will come in three sizes: 5 inches by 50, 6 inches by 60, and a massive 7 by 70 smoke, priced at $5, $6 and $7 respectively. Schizo, the third line, is made of short-filler tobacco and will retail for less. All three cigar lines should begin shipping in early July.

Asylum cigars will be rolled in the Tabacos Rancho Jamastran factory in Honduras, where the Camacho brand is made.

Eiroa owned Tabacos Rancho Jamastran with his father, Julio, before they sold Camacho to Davidoff in 2008. The younger Eiroa recently spoke to Cigar Aficionado about the release of the CLE brand, his first venture since leaving Camacho. Tabacaleras Unidas will eventually have its own factory in Danlí, Honduras, and a factory in the United States called Wynwood will also produce cigars for the company.

Look for more information in tomorrow's Cigar Insider.




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