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G. Clay Whittaker
Posted: December 20, 2012

Turning 70 is a big milestone, and Miami Cigar & Co.'s Nestor Miranda will be celebrating his birthday next year with a unique, limited-edition package of cigars rolled in two different factories.

A car-shaped box will carry one dozen lancero-sized sticks: six made by La Aurora S.A. in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and six made by My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The striking packaging has been designed to resemble a speedster from the 1960s. Miami Cigar said the body of the car-shaped-box lifts off the frame, revealing three rows of four cigars in the chassis of the classic sports car.

"We wanted to do something special for Nestor, and create a keepsake at the same time," says Miami Cigar vice president Jason Wood. "Nestor has always strived for the best, and we believe this cigar is up to the challenge."

The cigar rolled at the My Father factory will be composed of Nicaraguan binder and fillers wrapped with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. The La Aurora cigar will feature a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Ecuadoran Sumatra binder, and fillers from Brazil, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Both will measure 7 1/2 inches by 40 ring.

Only 1,000 boxes are being produced. 700 of them will be released on Valentine's Day 2013—Nestor's 70th birthday—with the remaining 300 to be released at a later (and undisclosed) date. The cigars will retail for about $14 per stick, or $168 for the box.

Andriyana Gonzalez Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A, December 20, 2012 5:51pm ET
This is a Grand keepsake for Mr. Miranda's Birthday! Unsaid, this is also a perfect example of great planning for a milestone event. Even though Mr. Miranda's birthday is a couple of months away, in my view, the preparation is part of the celebration.
Travis Barden Zephyrhills, Fl, USA, December 20, 2012 5:56pm ET
I have to find out where I can buy one of these boxes!!
Barry December 21, 2012 11:13am ET
We will do our best to list the retailers that carry this cigar via our facebook page and website.
Barry December 21, 2012 11:14am ET
We will do our best to get a list of retailers carrying this cigar out when they are released. Thanks for the kind words and interest in our cigars!

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