Press Release: Byron 1850 Launching at Select Retailers

On November 17th the US will enjoy the latest addition to the Selected Tobacco portfolio at the Byron Cigar Lounge in Schaumberg, IL. Additionally the cigar will be released on or around November 28th at other United Cigar retailers.

The Byron 1850 line was created in anticipation of celebrating nearly 175 years of the Byron family line and shares a distinguished portfolio with a current line of luxury brands: Alfonso, Atabey, Byron and Bandolero. Selected Tobacco started with the vision of Nelson Alfonso, to offer the market cigars that are aged with a purpose. All the Selected Tobacco lines are placed into cedar lined rooms after they are rolled, the cigars are “cleaned” as they age with cedar notes. Humidity is raised and lowered to allow the cigars to breathe anywhere from two(2) to five(5) years depending on the line. 

Cedar is to cigars as oak is to wine,” said Nelson Alfonso. “The years we take to age the cigars in this process have a purpose and we hope this is appreciated in the smoke. 

The Byron 1850 line ages in a separate room, this was an experiment Nelson was testing after learning the complexity French Oak could offer. Some of the most famous wines in the world use French Oak barrels and this became an obsession to incorporate a new wood into the aging rooms for Nelson. The results after five (5) years of post-roll age in Cedar and French Oak aging rooms are the Byron 1850 and the recently released Alfonso Añejos. 

Byron 1850 will be packed in cedar lined boxes of 25 cigars with logo embossed hinges and a push button clasp in the front. The top and sides feature golden print on a dark, glossy walnut exterior finish with soft felt on the bottom of the box. The first release will consist of the No. 1- 8 x 54, No. 2- 7 x 56, No. 3- 6 x 52, No. 4- 5 x 50 and two additional vitolas for events only. The Grand Bouquet (Perfecto) 6 x 58 and the Liricos (Diadema) 9 ¼ x 55 will be featured at the Byron Cigar Lounge and the Industrial Cigar Atabey Private Lounge this month. Future events have been scheduled with retailers who will then have access to the event only vitolas. 

Byron 1850
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Peruvian
Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan
Qty: 25 Count Boxes
MSRP: $42-$75 Based on the Vitola

United Cigar began as a US based cigar store chain in 1901 growing to nearly 3,000 shops. United Cigar eventually became part of the corporation that bought Marvel Comics in 1968. The United Cigar chain represented the interests of the Consolidated Tobacco Company; the tobacco trust that controlled the American Tobacco Company. 

Today, United Cigars distributes and manufactures premium cigars within the United States. Distribution agreements are in place with Selected Tobacco (Atabey, Byron & Bandolero), Arnold Andre (Terra Nova & Montosa), as well as Tabacalera Magia (Jose Dominguez, Hightower & Yaya). United Cigars lines include La Gianna Havana, Abuelo, Firecracker, Classic, and the flagship brand United, to name a few. 

United Cigar Series Unidas, a collaboration with respected manufactures, provides premium cigar retailers with Limited Release productions. 

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