Cigar News: Royal Agio Now Shipping Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua
Just when you thought something couldn’t get any better. Well, believe it because Royal Agio just announced it is now shipping Balmoral’s latest addition to the Añejo XO line, the Nicaragua. The Nicaragua joins its other Añejo XO siblings: the Original, Connecticut and Oscuro. The line extension was announced in mid June and the Nicaragua made it’s first appearance at this year’s IPCPR show in Las Vegas.
Like the others in the Añejo XO line, the Nicaragua is produced at Royal Agio’s factory in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. And in keeping with consistency in the line, the Nicaragua will be available in the same vitolas and packed in boxes of 20. Pricing is expected to range between $8.50 and $11.25 per cigar.
Available vitolas and MSRP
- Torpedo Mk52 6 ¼ 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)
- Petit Robusto FT (Flagtail) 4 ¼ x 48 (MSRP $8.50).
Full blend details have not yet been divulged, but Royal Agio’s official press release states the blend will include a sun grown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. In describing the blend, Boris Wintermans, Royal Agio CEO, stated, “The new Añejo XO Nicaragua is a special blend that has been in development for quite some time because, 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.”- In Fumo Pax!
About Royal Agio Cigars
Royal Agio Cigars is a leading global manufacturer of premium cigars offering internationally renowned brands such as Balmoral, San Pedro de Macroís, Panter and Mehari´s. Established by Jacques Wintermans in 1904 and currently headed by Boris Wintermans (4th generation), Royal Agio Cigars continues to be an independent family company of craft cigar makers with headquarters located in Duizel, Holland. During the company’s 100-year anniversary, Agio Cigars was awarded the Royal warrant of appointment by Her Majesty, Queen of the Netherlands, formally changing the company name to Royal Agio Cigars. Today, Royal Agio cigars are distributed to more than 100 countries globally, with production facilities located in the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sri Lanka.