United Cigar Group made an announcement that they are extending the portfolio of their cigar brands Atabey and Byron Cigars, both manufactured in Costa Rica.
The Atabey line currently features four sizes, and that quantity will more than double with this introduction of five new shapes. The new shapes are Duendes (Torpedo 6 x 54), Spiritus (7 1/2 x 40), Misticos (6 3/4 x 56), Dioses (8 x 50) & Benditos (7 1⁄4 x 58). The new sizes will be on display at the 2017 IPCPR Show and will be ready to ship in 2018.
“This is a complicated time in the cigar industry to introduce a line extension but we are overly excited to showcase these Atabey vitolas that will be ready for the shelves soon,” said Oliver Nivaud, Director of Sales at United Cigars. “Retailers and cigar enthusiasts have been overly receptive and we are completely humbled by their support.”
The extensions to the Byron brand are based around new packaging. Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco has packed the Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas (6 x 56) and Byron 20th Century Habaneros (6 x 56) in new 25 count Limited Edition Humidors. Each humidor is filled with cigars that have been aging since 2012, and only 200 humidors filled with each vitola will be produced this year. Along with the Byron 21st Century Elegantes (6 1/8 x 55), the Byron Grand Poemas and Habaneros will be available at the 2017 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas, NV.