The cigar brand with a box that looks like a story book is getting a new chapter. Saga Short Tales from De Los Reyes Cigars in the Dominican Republic will have a new box-pressed robusto, a first for the line. It won’t be shipping until September, but retailers will get a preview of the new smoke at next month’s PCA trade show in Las Vegas.
Now the seventh size in the line, Saga Short Tales Tomo VII measures 5 inches by 52 ring gauge and is made with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, San Vincente binder from the Dominican Republic and a filler blend of Piloto Cubano, HVA and Criollo ’98 from the Dominican Republic as well. The binder and Piloto and HVA fillers tobaccos were grown by Leo Reyes, uncle to company president Nirka Reyes. According to the company, the smoke is medium-bodied.
Each box in the Short Tales line is designed to look like a vintage leather-bound tome (or tomo in Spanish) of a book series, and each size in the line is a different blend. Short Tales debuted in 2016 and are made at the De Los Reyes cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. The last size to be added to the line was the Tomo VI back in 2018.
The cigar has a suggested retail price of $9.30 each and comes presented in boxes—or books—of 10.
The Tomo VII will be making its first appearance on June 30 at the LG Cigar Club in San José, California, as a store exclusive for a limited time before shipping worldwide.