Fans of long, thin Honduran cigars have something to look forward to this spring. JRE Tobacco Co. is adding a lancero to its Aladino Cameroon line and retailers can expect the slender size to arrive in May.
Retailing for $8 each, the Aladino Cameroon Elegante measures 7 inches by 38 ring gauge and is wrapped in a Cameroon-seed cover leaf grown in Honduras. Like the wrapper, the Corojo binder and fillers were grown on the Eiroa family farms in the Jamastran Valley. According to the company, the wrappers have been aged for two years.
This is not the first time JRE has added a panetela to its portfolio, as the Elegante size is already a part of the original Aladino and Maduro lines.
The Aladino Cameroon line was released in June 2020 in three vitolas: Robusto, Super Toro and Lonsdale.
Made at the Fabrica de Puros Aladino S.A. factory in Honduras, the Elegante comes in boxes of 20. The cigars had a soft release in December via one Dallas retailer, but will officially launch at the upcoming Tobacco Plus Expo trade show in Las Vegas.