Since the last time I posted one of these “What’s New at Burns” articles, we’ve had the annual IPCPR (Tobacconists trade show) and the Chattanooga Tweet-Up. The result is that we’ve had a lot of new stuff hit the shelves. So much, in fact, that I’ve opted to split it into two posts so we give everything a more-or-less equal shot at the spotlight.
VOLUNTEER & CRIMSON
With college football season right around the corner, we are very proud to welcome to Burns a couple cigars that are sure to delight the local fans: Volunteer and Crimson.
Both of these cigars are produced by Bellaterra Cigars, which is headquartered in Nashville. They started with the Volunteer several years ago, displaying a cigar in a hermetically sealed glass tube, with a “Volunteer” metal plate and orange wax.
Both are great for a keepsake or gift for the football fanatic in your life and cost $16.99.
ENCLAVE by A.J. FERNANDEZ
After the success of the New World and New World Connecticut, A.J. Fernandez Cigars decided to go for a hat trick with another wallet-friendly blend: Enclave.
This blend features Nicaraguan fillers (including Nicaraguan Piloto Cubano), a Cameroon binder, and an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper, making for a complex and pleasing blend that outpunches its weight class.
The Miami Stash is a selection of cigars rolled in 2014 at Titan de Bronze in Miami and now released as a collaboration between Eddie Ortega (Ortega Cigars) and Sean Williams (Primer Mundo).
This is a triple ligero blend with Nicaraguan fillers and binder, covered with a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper leaf. There’s one size and only 600 bundles in existence. Basically, if it sounds interesting to you…get it quick!
MY FATHER LIMITED EDITION 2015
After taking a couple years off, the My Father Limited Edition made a comeback for 2015.
This 6.5 x 52 Toro is dubbed “Fifth Anniversary” to denote that it’s been 5 years since the first My Father LE was produced. Each cigar comes in a single-stick coffin box and uses Nicaraguan fillers, a double binder (Nicaraguan Corojo 2006 and Nicaraguan Habano), and an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper. They are $24.49 each and quantities are very limited.
TATUAJE BLACK LABEL JARS
Back for a limited return engagement…the fabled Tatuaje Black Label!
These 19-count jars were first released last summer (following on the original size and presentation from several years ago). They sold out quickly, but it turns out a few hundred extra jars were found in storage this year. We got 50 jars total and they are already selling quickly. Get these while you can!!!
NAT SHERMAN 85th ANNIVERSARY
Not many brands get to celebrate 85 years of existence, but that’s exactly what Nat Sherman is doing this year.
LA PALINA RED LABEL
Last year La Palina released the very-full-bodied Black Label. This year’s follow-up is the Red Label.
Made by PDR Cigars in the Dominican Republic, this cigar features Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers, an Ecuadorian binder, and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It’s blended to be on the milder side while still being very flavorful and we have all 4 sizes available.
THERAPY by NOMAD
Finally, a little Therapy to end the day…
Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigars has been busy the last few years exploring the different options available in Nicaraguan blends at the A.J. Fernandez factory. To cap off these explorations and reward loyal fans, he released Therapy. This is available in 3 different wrappers, for mild, medium, and full-bodied fans, and all 3 are available in either Robusto or Toro, running $7.49 and $7.99, respectively. All 3 are great, but you’ll have to pick your own favorite.
Alright…so get in and try out the new stuff…there’s plenty to go around and a lot more on the way!