The Partagas brand celebrates its 170th anniversary and General Cigar honors the occasion with the Partagas Aniversario, a limited-edition smoke.
Rolled with a high-priming, proprietary Cameroon wrapper in the Dominican Republic, the Partagas Aniversario is a four-country blend consisting of a Cuban-seed Connecticut binder and a filler blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco (one of which is the Gurdian variety, also exclusive to General).
The cigar comes in three sizes: Salomone, at 7 1/4 inches by 54 ring; Toro, 6 by 54; and Robusto, 5 by 50. They'll retail for $15.99 to $17.99 once they hit the market in October, though the cigars will be previewed at the IPCPR trade show.
This article first appeared in the June 16, 2015 issue of Cigar Insider.