Gran Habano Adding “AMERICAN PURO” STK Cigar

George Rico of Gran Habano has announced one of his new projects that will be formally unveiled at the 2013 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show: the George Rico STK Miami American Puro.

American Puro

American Puro

The new cigar uses a Connecticut wrapper and binder on top of a trio of filler leaves from Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Kentucky. It will be available in three sizes, 4 3/4 x 52, 6 1/4 x 54 and 5 5/8 x 46. Prices have not been announced as of yet.

Rico is also continuing the rollout of what he is calling “Big Boy Trays” for three of his lines, the Connecticut #1, the Habano #3 and Corojo #5. Each tray will feature three sizes from its respective line, a 6 x 60, a 6 x 66 and a 7 x 70. The red Corojo #5 trays have already been spotted at retail.

The cigar will sell for approximately $8-$9 per stick are being made at his GR Tabacaleras Unidas Co. factory in Miami. While it will be a regular, full production cigar, he is projecting about 300 boxes a month to be produced between all three sizes.



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American Puro from George Rico STK Gran Habano Review

Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Connecticut Filler: Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Connecticut One of my biggest disappointments at IPCPR, was not meeting George Rico.  He seems like a class act, and everyone I talk to speaks highly of him, so I made sure to hit the booth with Jerad during the show.  At the time we went, he was Continue Reading »

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