With the IPCPR a few weeks away the new release for the CLE portfolio of brands has been announced. There are new frontmarks for Christian Eiroa, Asylum, and Edgar Hoill.
CLE PLUS 2015
While not new by name the CLE Plus 2015 is getting a new release and a new blend. The Honduran Puro utilizes a Colorado wrapper and is blended to be more complex than the original.
The new cigar will be produced at the factory owned by Christian Eiroa’s father, Julio Eiroa Factory in Las Lomas, Jamastran Valley
The cigar which comes in 25 count boxes with an MSRP of $5.00 – $8.00 will come in 4 sizes 5 x 50, 6 x 43, 6 x 46 and 7 x 48.
The Insidious line which is a sweet tip cigar aimed at the new cigar smoker is getting an addition with a Habano wrapper. The cigar will be available in 4 sizes with an MSRP of $4.50. The sizes will be 4.5 x 48, 5 x 50, 6 x 43 and 7 x 48 and packaged in 24 count boxes.
The Habano wrapper joins the Ecuador Connecticut and San Andrea Maduro and is made at Julio Eiroa Factory in Las Lomas, Jamastran Valley.
A few weeks back we shared that the candela barber pole Ogre was getting a Lancero release, the 7 x 38 now has a price; $8.00 and package update; 30 count boxes.
38 x 7 $ 8.00
The Asylum 33 is a project from Tom Lazuka that will use what the company is calling the best aged tobaccos from around the world that they can find. Based on that information we are assuming that the cigars will be limited and have different blends as more tobaccos are uncovered.
The cigars which will come in 20 count boxes will be feature 4 sizes including the 4.5 x 50 Robusto, 5.5 x 46 Corona Grande, 6 x 52 Toro, and 6 x 70.
The first release is a Honduran Puro that will utilize 7-year-old tobaccos and have and MSRP of $10-13.
The cigars will be made at the El Aladino factory in Danlí, Honduras.
One of the sizes of the Asylum 13 will be changing and getting an enlargement so to speak as the 6 x 70 will get an extra inch and become 7 x 70. The price and packaging will remain the same.
Edgar Hoill will be releasing a pair of new Honduran Puros called EH Everyday Hustle and OG OSOK.
Everyday Hustle will be in 24 count boxes with 5 sizes in the line. The price point is yet to be determined, but the sizes are 4 x 48 Petit Corona, 5 x 50 Robusto, 5.75 x 46 Petit Corona, 6 x 52 Toro, 6 x 60 Gordo and 7 x 38 Lancero.
OG OSOK will be released in four sizes each a figurado. They are the 4.5 x 42 x 52 Carnality, 4.5 x 38 x 54 Chakal, 6.5 19 x 50 x 34 Patan and 8 x 44 x 60 Malandro. The cigars will be shipped in 10 count boxes with an MSRP of $10 to $13 dollars.
Both cigars are being made at Christian Eiroa’s El Aladino factory in Danli, Honduras.
It’s hard to believe that Christian Eiroa has been in the industry for 20 years, when you have been in the cigar industry just as long as he has. On June 28th, 1998 Christian began working for his father at Caribe Imported Cigars and that same year he also purchased Camacho.
Camacho would eventually be sold to Davidoff and Christian would start CLE Cigar Co. which debuted in 2012.
To celebrate 20 yeas, the Eiroa First 20 is being release. The Honduran Puro is available in four sizes; 6 x 46 (Prensado), 5 x 50, 6 x 54 and 6 x 60. The cigars will be packaged in 20 count boxes with an MSRP of $12-$14.
Patoro which is an interesting story as the owners of the brand have ties to former owners of Davidoff. The company is set to release their second cigar in the US Market, called the Patoro Gran Anejo Reserva Serie.
The cigar which is based on the European release will feature the same Dominican fillers will have a different wrapper state-side with an Ecuador Habano wrapper instead of the Connecticut version on shelves in Europe.
The cigars will have an MSRP ranging from $15-$19 and be available in 4 sizes; 4 x 58 Gordito, 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 x 50 Toro and 7.5 x 50 Churchill with each packaged in 20 count boxes.
The cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic at De Los Reyes and are distributed by CLE.