United Cigars will unveil the Byron 1850, a new addition to the Selected Tobacco portfolio, on November 17 at the Byron Cigar Lounge in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The first release will consist of the 8 x 54 No. 1, the 7 x 56 No. 2, the 6 x 52 – No. 3, and the 5 x 50 No. 4. Two additional sizes, The Grand Bouquet (Perfecto) 6 x 58 and the Liricos (Diadema) 9 ¼ x 55, will be available for events only, including the Byron Cigar Lounge and the Industrial Cigar Atabey Private Lounge this month.
Future events have been scheduled with retailers who will then have access to the event only vitolas. Byron 1850 is packed in cedar-lined boxes of 25 cigars with logo embossed hinges and a push button clasp in the front. The top and sides feature golden print on a dark, glossy walnut exterior finish with soft felt on the bottom of the box.
The Byron 1850 features an Ecuadorian wrapper, Peruvian binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler and prices range from $42 to $75.
The Byron 1850 line joins a series of Selected Tobacco’s luxury brands, including Alfonso, Atabey, Byron and Bandolero. Selected Tobacco started with the vision of Nelson Alfonso to offer the market cigars that are aged with a purpose.
“Cedar is to cigars as oak is to wine,” Alfonso said in a press release. “The years we take to age the cigars in this process have a purpose and we hope this is appreciated in the smoke.”
The Byron 1850 line ages in a separate room, this was an experiment Nelson was testing after learning the complexity French Oak could offer. Some of the most famous wines in the world use French Oak barrels, Nelson adopted the practice. The results after five years of post-roll age in Cedar and French Oak aging rooms are the Byron 1850 and the recently released Alfonso Añejos.