Royal Agio Cigars USA announced today that they will be introducing San Pedro de Macorís handmade cigars, a brand specifically crafted to deliver extraordinary quality at an accessible, everyday price. Two distinct blend lines, Ecuador and Brazil, will be displayed in the Royal Agio booth (Booth #1161) at the 2018 IPCPR Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV.
Named after the hard-working town of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, the location of Royal Agio’s handmade cigar factory, these boutique handmade cigars inherently represent a vibrant, local culture actively seeking to elevate all aspects of everyday life. San Pedro de Macorís premium cigars are the result of a pursuit to craft an extraordinary cigar at a reasonable, everyday price. Each cigar is proudly blended with a high-grade wrapper and binder, and importantly incorporates original Cuban seed Piloto Ligero tobacco filler, to ensure a complex and distinct premium cigar experience.
When asked about San Pedro de Macorís cigars, Jaime Florez-Estrada, VP of Marketing for Royal Agio Cigars USA, stated, “We set out to craft a uniquely sophisticated, everyday premium cigar, one that would exceed cigar smoker expectations and rewrite the rules on the level of quality and distinctiveness one could expect at a reasonable price. It was a tremendous challenge, as expected, requiring years of development with high-grade premium tobaccos to create these final blends.”
From the Royal Agio handmade factory in the Dominican Republic, Francisco Batista, Premium Cigar Master Blender, commented, “Everyone at the factory in San Pedro de Macorís is extremely proud to be a part of this cigar project that directly reflects the local way of life in this town, one that seeks to enhance everyday experiences and enjoyment, no matter what it is. We can’t wait for you to try these cigars!”
The San Pedro de Macorís Ecuador blend is crowned with a shade-grown Ecuador Connecticut wrapper and provides a creamy and medium-bodied experience with complex notes of vanilla and white chocolate, with a hint of peppery spice. San Pedro de Macorís Brazil is finished with a sun-grown Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper and offers a medium-bodied smoke with complex notes of cacao, dry nuts and coffee beans.
Each San Pedro de Macorís blend will be offered in 20-count boxes in the following three vitolas – Perla 4 1/8 x 40 (MSRP $4.75), Corona 5 7/8 x 42 (MSRP $5.00) and Robusto 5 1/8 x 52 (MSRP $5.50). These new blends will begin shipping to U.S. retailers in August, 2018.