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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

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Partagas 1845


General Cigar released the Partagas 1845 line to retail stores earlier this month. The 1845 offers four new cigars that break away from the brand’s traditional Cameroon-wrapped selections while still celebrating its 167 years of history in the tobacco industry.

The Partagas 1845 is the primarily the result of a collaboration led by Jhonys Diaz, General Cigar’s vice president of operations. He teamed up with General Cigar Dominicana’s Francisco Rodriguez and Yuri Guillen to come up with the blend, while the legendary Benji Menendez offered his expertise in the role of an advisor to the process. Over 50 blends in all were tested until the team came up with their final product.

As for what that final product contains, it begins with a filler that combines Dominican Piloto Cubano tobacco with Nicaraguan tobaccos taken from three distinct growing areas. To enhance the filler’s flavor, some of its tobaccos are aged in barrels of Dominican rum. Surrounding the filler is a proprietary Connecticut Habano binder that adds sweetness and reportedly took nine years to develop. The Partagas 1845 is completed by an Ecuadorian Habano Viso wrapper. Said to offer notes of cocoa and coffee, the 1845 is described as being medium-bodied and full-flavored.

General Cigar offers the Partagas 1845 in the following sizes: the 4 ½ x 46 Corona Extra, 5 ½ x 49 Robusto, 6 x 60 Gigante, and the 7 ¼ x 54 Double Corona. Each carries a suggested retail price that ranges between $5.99 and $7.49 per single, depending on the size, and you can also find the Partagas 1845 packaged in boxes of 20.

Alan Willner, General Cigar’s vice president of marketing, commented on the Partagas 1845 in the official press release: “Partagas 1845 is uniquely positioned. This new collection celebrates Partagas’ rich heritage while ushering in a new taste spectrum for the brand. As such, it will appeal to the premium cigar smoker who favors the quality and consistency of classic brands, while also sparking the interest of discriminating smokers who constantly seek exciting new tastes.”

Benji Menendez added: “Partagas is a brand that is part of my soul and part of my heritage in the business. It is very sentimental for me, so coming out with the next Partagas collection to follow up on the Master Series was a project that I cared very much about. This is a dream come true for me, to help the next generation of cigar masters create new cigars and grow in the business. If I can plant a seed in their minds so they can grow a tree, I am happy.”

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