Alfonso Gran Selección to Debut at PCA 2023

Alfonso Gran Selección will be released at PCA 2023 in Las Vegas. The Alfonso Gran Selección is the sequel to the highly rated Alfonso Añejo that debuted at last year’s PCA show to much fanfare. Alfonso Gran Selección features an oily, rich Ecuadorian Habano wrapper cloaked over Dominican and Nicarguan fillers that provide a darker flavor profile than its predecessor. The Alfonso Gran Selección will be available in five sizes; Exclusivos (6 x 54 Torpedo), Preciosos (7 1/2 x 40), Estelares (5 1/2 x 54), Enormes (6 1/2 x 60), and Grandiosos (8 x 50).

Selected Tobacco products are known for their meticulous aging process once the cigars have been rolled. The cigars are placed into cedar-lined rooms while raising and lowering humidity to allow the cigars to cleanse themselves over time. For Alfonso Gran Selección this process takes five years & their final aging is done in rooms lined with French Oak. The use of French Oak in the aging process was also used for the Alfonso Añejo and Byron 1850 lines.

Our experimentation with French Oak aging has lead to amazing cigars,” said Nelson Alfonso, Owner of Selected Tobacco. “The Alfonso Gran Selección is the next great example of our dedication to patience and exploration.

The Alfonso Gran Selección will be available beautiful dark lacquered 25 count dress boxes, limited to 5000 cigars per size.

Alfonso Gran Selección
Origin: Costa Rica
Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Peru
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Vitolas: Exclusivos (6 x 54 Torpedo), Preciosos (7 1/2 x 40), Estelares (5 1/2 x 54), Enormes (6 1/2 x 60) and Grandiosos (8 x 50).
Production: 5000 Cigars per size/200 boxes of 25 per size

Alfonso Gran Selección will be available to order at PCA 2023 by Preferred United Cigar Retailers, and is expected to ship in Fall of 2023. For more information on the Selected Tobacco portfolio, retailers should contact their local United Cigars representative or visit

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