Cigar News: Balmoral Serie Signaturas Paso Doble Now Shipping!
During the last week of September, Royal Agio announced it was finally shipping their limited Serie Signaturas Paso Doble to US retailers. The announcement comes as a relief to retailers and smokers as the plan was to originally release the Wintermans-Gomez collaboration in August.
Coming on the heels of their success with the inaugural 2018 release of their Serie Signaturas Dueto, a collaboration with E. P. Carrillo, for it’s second installment, Royal Agio teamed up with La Flor Dominicana’s Litto Gomez.
The Paso Doble features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and Dominican and Brazilian filler tobaccos sourced both from Gomez’s La Canela farm and Royal Agio’s inventory. Paso Doble will be available in 3 vitolas packaged in boxes of 10 cigars:
– Robusto (5.75″ x 50) $11.25 [Box – $112.50 US]
– Gran Toro (6.25″ x 54) $12.00 [Box – $120.00 US]
– Brindis (Figurado) (7″ x 55) $16.50 [Box – $165.00 US]
Aside from the distinctive cigar blend, another unique feature of the collaboration is that Litto Gomez is not one to partner with anyone. In fact, he never has. Ever. He made this exception thanks in part to his experience in working with Royal Agio in getting his cigars distributed into various European countries, eg The Netherlands. The name, Paso Doble (Spanish for “double step”), originated as a fast-paced style of military marching. Presumably, the inspiration for the cigar instead comes from the emotive style of traditional Spanish dancing that evolved from this. – In Fumo Pax!