Las Cumbres Tabaco is rolling out three new blends at next week's IPCPR trade show, including a Connecticut-seed Señorial, a Freyja maduro and an anniversary Freyja that commemorates brand creator Emma Viktorsson's 12 years in the cigar industry.
Company owner José Blanco will release an extension to his Señorial brand called Señorial CT, which consists of a Connecticut wrapper grown in Ecuador over a Piloto Cubano binder from the Dominican Republic and a filler mix of Dominican Criollo ‘98 and Piloto Cubano. The new blend comes in four sizes: Dandy Corona, measuring 5 1/4 inches by 42 ring gauge; Lustrous Robusto, 5 1/2 by 52; Glossy Toro, 6 by 54; and Aureate, 6 by 60. Senorial CT will come in unpolished wood boxes of 24, with a price range between $6.50 and $9.60 per cigar.
For Freyja, Viktorsson utilized Connecticut's dark broadleaf wrapper to blend Nocturnal, the brand's first maduro cigar. The guts are composed of a Mexican San Andrés binder with Criollo ‘98 and Piloto Cubano fillers from the Dominican Republic. Viktorsson continues to evoke a Nordic theme by naming Nocturnal's five sizes after the Yggdrasil tree, which is known for its mythical symbolism representing the nine worlds of Norse mythology. The vitolas include Midgård Robusto, measuring 5 1/2 inches by 52 ring gauge; Bifröst, a box-pressed 5 3/4 by 46; Vanaheimr Toro, 6 by 54; Asgård, 6 by 60; and Yggdrasil Lonsdale, 6 1/4 by 44. The cigars will come in boxes of 21 and carry a price range between $7.50 and $10.50.
Las Cumbres will also be adding a single-size brand extension called Freyja 12, celebrating Viktorsson's twelfth year in the cigar industry. The cigar is a 7 inch by 52 ring gauge Churchill called Brísingamen, named after the Goddess Freyja's famous necklace, which, according to the myth, serves as her main source of power. The blend is a Habano-seed Ecuadoran wrapper with a Dominican Corojo binder and a mix of Corojo, Criollo ‘98 and Piloto Cubano filler from the Dominican Republic. To round out the theme, the cigars cost $12 each and come packaged in boxes of 12.
All of Las Cumbres Tabaco's new releases are made at the Tabacalera Palma factory in the Dominican Republic.
In addition to the three new blends, Las Cumbres will also debut box-pressed versions of its Freyja and Señorial Maduro lines. All of the new products will begin shipping immediately after the show.