The Atabey Black Ritos by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco is now shipping to United Cigar Branded lounges and NFT Box holders. As the world’s first cigar NFT, the Atabey Black Ritos NFT was first released in 2021 and sold as single and box NFTs. Patrons were able to purchase the NFT boxes at a set price of $1,200 as Atabey Black Ritos NFTs were released with a charitable intent and not as an auction item.
The five NFT boxes, purchased by U.S.-based retailers, have given them access to purchase an allotted portion of this limited production. After five years of post-roll age in Selected Tobacco’s aging rooms, the cigars are now shipping to only ten retailers across the country.
The 6 ⅛ x 55 Atabey Black Ritos ($50) features a dark Ecuador wrapper, aged in rooms lined with five different cedars and French Oak for the aging process.
The Atabey Black Ritos comes in black lacquered boxes of 25.
“Atabey Black Ritos captures the essence of Atabey with an exotic twist,” Alfonso said in a press release. “We have spared no effort in creating a cigar that embodies the essence of luxury and exclusivity. It is my honor to offer this to those who understand and appreciate what we try to do.”
Atabey Black Retailers 2023 are:
Ambassador Fine Cigars, Phoenix, AZ
Byron Cigar Lounge, Schaumburg, IL
Cigarz on the Ave, Winter Park, FL
Corona Cigar Co., Orlando, FL
Franklin Cigars, Franklin, TN
Industrial Cigar Co., Frisco, TX
Maxamar Ultimate Cigars, Orange, CA
Red Beard Cigar Co., Cottonwood, AZ
Tobacco Leaf, Robbinsville, NJ
Two Guys Smoke Shop, Nashua, NH