General Cigar Company is proud to announce the expansion of the acclaimed Partagas® 1845 line with two unique, channel-specific collections debuting in mid-March.
Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte was created exclusively for sale at brick and mortar cigar shops, and Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro will be available only through internet and catalog retailers. Each new collection has its own distinctive blend.
Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar explains, “These new collections enhance the taste spectrum of Partagas 1845 which is one of the best-selling blends in our portfolio. We anticipate that the appeal of these new Partagas 1845 cigars will be shared equally among those who favor the heritage and craftsmanship of classic brands, and those who seek to expand their smoking repertoires with exciting new tastes.”
Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte is a full-flavored cigar featuring high priming tobacco for a deep, rich smoking experience. The wrapper is a dark, lustrous Ecuadoran Habano ligero, and the binder is Habano Connecticut binder. The blend is bold, with Dominican Piloto Cubano, peppered with Nicaraguan tobacco from three growing areas: Gurdian, Esteli and ASP. With its eye-catching band that features a silver and black color scheme, Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte will be easy to find at retail.
Extra Fuerte will debut with these four frontmarks, each protected in boxes containing 20 cigars: Robusto Gordo
(5.5” x 52), SRP per cigar $7.49; Gigante (6” x 60), SRP per cigar $7.99; and Double Corona (7.5” x 54), SPR per cigar $8.19 and Supremo (7” x 58), SRP per cigar $8.49.
Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro is a robust smoke with a unique flavor unto its own. Extra Oscuro’s blend begins with an oily Connecticut Havano Oscuro wrapper. The binder is a proprietary Dominican leaf and the blend features a selection of the most full-flavored tobaccos that the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua have to offer. A silver band with royal purple accents differentiates the Extra Oscuro line.
Extra Oscuro is also a five-cigar collection, with each frontmark packed in 18 count boxes. The line includes Robusto Gordo (5.5” x 52), SRP per cigar $7.26; Double Corona (7.5 x 54), SRP per cigar $7.75; Rothschild (4.5” x 50), SRP per cigar $7.01; Gigante (6” x 60) SPR per cigar $8.03, and Supremo (7” x 58), SRP per cigar $8.47.
Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte and Extra Oscuro are presented with the same innovative band positioning and patented vertical box format that debuted with the original Partagas 1845 line in 2012.
Jhonys Diaz (vice president of operations) led blend development on both new collections, collaborating with General Cigar Dominicana’s development team which includes Francisco Rodriguez (general manager of operations) and Yuri Guillen (production manager).