Back in 2013, when Barry Stein was the director of social media for Miami Cigar & Company, his pet-project KILO brand of cigars — marketed to retailers in New Mexico, Texas and Maryland — was manufactured by La Aurora in the Dominican Republic.
When Barry left Miami Cigar in 2014 for a position with David Garofalo at New Hamshire’s Two Guys Smoke Shop, Miami Cigar allowed him to retain the KILO trademark.
Now that brand is set to launch again — this time nationwide — through United Cigar Group. It’s also a new blend; Barry worked on the new iteration of KILO with Guayacán Cigars owner Noel Rojas, who is also manufacturing the new smoke in Nicaragua. KILO features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan Corojo binder, and a blend of three fillers (sourced from Rojas’ own farms as well from Aganorsa’s).
The cigar, packaged in 18-count boxes, is available as in Robusto (5 x 50) for $9 and Toro (6 x 52) for $9.50.