Royal Agio Cigars USA announces that the Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua, recently released at the 2019 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, begins shipping to retailers today (Aug. 16).
The release of Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua further rounds out the lineup for Balmoral Añejo XO that currently includes Añejo XO (Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper), Añejo XO Connecticut, and Añejo XO Oscuro (Mexican San Andrés wrapper).
Once again, this new blend aligns directly with the blending philosophy of the Balmoral Añejo XO brand, which is about consistently delivering the optimal balance of sophisticated complexity and smoothness. Each meticulously crafted, extensively aged cigar blend is the result of a relentless curiosity and global search for the top 5 percent of select premium tobaccos available, including the exclusive, signature Brazilian Mata Norte, that combine to accentuate flavor notes with an underlying natural sweetness.
“The new Añejo XO Nicaragua is a special blend that has been in development for quite some time because,” said Boris Wintermans, 4th Generation CEO of Royal Agio Cigars. “As usual, we wanted to ensure that we had the perfect combination of unique and exclusive, aged premium tobaccos that would make this Nicaragua blend truly stand out. Our curious approach to blending has once again led us to an exceptional, one-of-a kind discovery sure to delight cigar lovers everywhere.”
The Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua blend is crowned with a sun-grown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and provides a luxuriously bold experience with complex notes of rich oak, espresso, hazelnut and peppery spices that finish with a smooth, underlying natural sweetness.
Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua will also be handcrafted at the boutique, Royal Agio cigar factory in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, and will be offered in the same vitolas as current Balmoral Añejo XO blends – Torpedo Mk52 6 1/4 x 52 (MSRP $11.25), Gran Toro 6 x 52 (MSRP $10.50), Rothschild Masivo 5 x 55 (MSRP $9.75), Corona 5 7/8 x 42 (MSRP $9.00) and Petit Robusto FT (Flagtail) 4 1/4 x 48 (MSRP $8.50).
These new blends will begin shipping to U.S. retailers in August 2019.