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Alec Bradley's Coyol Honors Honduran Farm

A single farm in Honduras has inspired Alec Bradley to release Coyol, an upcoming brand that showcases tobacco from a specific plot of land with the same name.

"Sometimes tobacco has great aroma or great flavor, but rarely does one have both," said company president Alan Rubin. "That is what makes Coyol so unique. The blend for this new cigar is designed around the Coyol tobacco, which is why I had to name the cigar Coyol."

There are elements of Coyol tobacco in each part of the cigar. The wrapper is from Coyol, as is one of the binders and part of the filler. The second binder is from Nicaragua (Jalapa) as is the rest of the filler.

Described by Rubin as being "medium-plus" in body, Coyol comes in six sizes: Petit Lancero, at 6 1/2 inches by 41 ring gauge; Toro, 6 by 52; Gordo, 6 by 60; Robusto, 5 by 52; Belicoso, 5 1/2 by 58 and Double Churchill, 7 by 58. Packaged in boxes of 20 Coyol cigars are made in Honduras at the Raices Cubanas factory and are set to retail from $6.95 to $9.25.

This article appeared first in Cigar Insider.