Serino Cigar Co., known for its Serino Royale and Serino Wayfarer cigar lines, is preparing to ship its latest cigar brand, called Taíno, nationwide. The new cigar pays tribute to the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, known as the Taínos. The brand debuted at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show and will begin shipping to retailers next month.
“[Serino Taíno] is set to release in the next six to eight weeks. I’m resting on the blend a bit longer before release,” Carson Serino, vice president of Serino Cigar Co., told Cigar Aficionado.
The blend is a composition of Ecuadoran Habano cover leaf over a Corojo ’99 binder from Condega, Nicaragua and filler tobaccos from three regions in Nicaragua: Estelí, Ometepe and Jalapa. Billed by Serino as a “mild but still very flavorful” cigar, Taíno comes in three sizes: Robusto, 5 inches by 50 ring gauge; Corona Gorda, 6 by 46; and Toro, 6 by 52. Taíno is priced from $7.95 to $9 and ships in 20-count boxes.
Like all Serino cigar brands, Taíno is rolled at Omar González Alemán’s La Corona Cigars S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.