The ‘León Jimenes Connecticut’ cigar returns to the US market

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Several publications that specialize in Premium cigars have reported on the reintroduction of our ‘León Jimenes Connecticut’ cigar on the US market. This cigar was named after the founder of the factory, Eduardo Jimenes.

The blend of this cigar is made up of a Connecticut Ecuador wrapper (hence part of the cigar’s name), a binder from Valle del Cibao (Dominican Republic) and its filler with tobaccos from Valle del Cibao and Nicaragua. Five of the all sizes of this cigar will return to the United States: Number 1 (7 ½ x 50); Number 2 (7 x47), Number 3 (6 ½ x 42), Robusto (5 x 50) and Belicoso (6 ¼ x52).

This relaunched cigar is a development of the León Jimenes in 1987, by which the Cameroon wrapper was replaced by a Connecticut wrapper. For the relaunch of the cigar on the United States market, we have slightly modified the packaging. It now has an additional band, as well as an updated version of the original band.

The relaunch of ‘León Jimenes Connecticut’ in the press

‘Halfwheel’ echoed the relaunch of this cigar in an article published on June 29th. The publication reported that the cigar was going to be reintroduced in stores, coinciding with the celebration of this year’s convention of the Premium Cigar Association (PCA), which was held in Las Vegas (United States).


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Likewise, ‘Smoking 7’ blog reports on this relaunch. In their article posted on July 26th, they note that creating a blend is “certainly a challenging endeavour.” And it collects words from our master blender, Manuel Inoa. According to Inoa, what ultimately matters is “preserving the personality and flavour profile of the blend.” In his opinion, 32 years later the ‘León Jimenes Connecticut’ still holds the daring characters of Don Eduardo and Don Fernando, that have led us to love these cigars up until the present day.

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