General Launches Value-Priced Cohiba Blue

General Launches Value-Priced Cohiba Blue

The idea is affordable luxury.

General Cigar, makers of the non-Cuban versions of Hoyo de Monterrey, Partagas, Punch and Cohiba, has released a more affordable version of its storied Cohiba brand. Called Cohiba Blue, the value-priced cigar is crafted with a three-country blend of tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The cigar launched earlier this month and is available at retail stores now.

Cohiba blue is rolled with a Honduran wrapper and binder, both leaves hailing from the Olancho San Agustín region of the country. The filler blend contains Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Ometepe and Dominican Piloto Cubano tobaccos.

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The cigar is available in four sizes: Churchill , which measures 7 1/2 inches by 50 ring gauge ($10.99); Robusto, 5 1/2 by 50 ($9.99); Rothschild, 4 1/2 by 50 ($8.99); and Toro 6 by 54 ($10.49).

Cohiba Blue is billed as medium-bodied cigar and ships in blue, 20-count wooden boxes. The cigar is rolled at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

 




"To me, its still no value at those prices. " —April 24, 2017 21:12 PM
"What??? No glass top box or free necklace?!? If you're going to rip off the Cohiba brand, at least do it with the class of the Cuban beach vendors. " —April 24, 2017 19:44 PM
"I want to purchase some " —April 24, 2017 19:41 PM
"A value-priced Dominican Cohiba! What a remarkable idea! Now if we can just get some value-priced Korean Maseratis, we'll be getting somewhere! Lol." —April 24, 2017 17:26 PM