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Alfonso Añejos Begins Shipping

September 30, 2022 By Matthew Tabacco

The Alfonso Añejos cigar line has started shipping to select retailers across the country. Created by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco, the Alfonso Añejos shares a distinguished portfolio with a current line of luxury brands: Atabey, Byron and Bandolero. Selected Tobacco started with the vision of Nelson Alfonso, to offer the market a cigar that is aged with a purpose. All the Selected Tobacco lines are placed into cedar lined rooms after they are rolled, then humidity is raised and lowered to allow the cigars to clean themselves with the cedar notes anywhere from two to five years.

“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 Alfonso Añejos 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 Alfonso Añejos and the soon to release Byron 1850. The 2022 release is packed in boxes of 25 cigars and each vitola will come in a dress box and a secondary box for the inaugural release. Future packaging for the line has not been finalized.

Alfonso Añejo:

Factory: Tabacos De Costa Rica

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Filler: Peruvian & Nicaraguan Ligero

  • Alfonso Añejos #1 4×50 Retail $29.99

  • Alfonso Añejos #2 5×52 Retail $34.99

  • Alfonso Añejos #3 6×54 Retail $39.99

  • Alfonso Añejos #4 6 3/4×56 Retail $44.99

  • Alfonso Añejos #5 7 1/2×58 Retail $49.99

  • Alfonso Añejos #6 9×50 Retail $49.99

  • 2017 Production: 5,000 Cigars per Vitola available for 2022

  • Qty: 25 Cigars Per Box

  • MSRP: $29.99-$49.99 per cigar/$750-$1,250 per Box

Director of Operations for United Cigars, Oliver Nivaud said, “The depth of flavor on the Alfonso is incredible. A symphony of notes that left me feeling like Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption listening to Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro.”

More information can be found www.alfonsocigars.com.

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