While on a cigar blogger’s tour of General Cigar Company’s operations in the Dominican Republic, the company’s latest premium blend was unveiled as the Partagas Heritage.
The cigars showcase a clear throwback to the famed Partagas Serie D, with simplistic, red bands and wooden boxes, highlighted with a gold foil logo.
The blend uses a proprietary wrapper, developed over the past ten years with the Plasencia family; grown on a special farm in Honduras. The binder is Connecticut Broadleaf (a varietal most commonly used as wrapper tobacco) and fillers are Dominican (Piloto Cubano), Mexican, and Honduran.
There will be four sizes, hitting the market within the next month and a half; priced in the $8 – $10 range.
Heritage has been under development over the past ten-plus years and will now be released as a regular production cigar.
This article has been updated to reflect the official blend information as noted by General in the Partagas Heritage press release—changing a filler component from Nicaraguan to Mexican