MCP August Club Packs
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Navetta means ‘shuttle’ in Italian. It pays tribute to Fratello owner Omar de Frias’ time working at NASA, where he spent over a decade and participated in over 20 missions. Each vitola is named after a space shuttle; this 6.25 x 52 size is the Atlantis. Navetta is produced at the Joya de Nicaragua factory.
Size: 6.25 x 52
Main notes: Roasted coffee, almonds, hay
Griff & Dave 1202
Griff and Dave are friends making cigars. They met in college, worked at Cigar Club together, and then launched their company as a way to make cigars for their friends. It has grown from there, getting rave reviews and a loyal following. 1202 is named for the birth months of Griff and Dave’s mothers put together (12 and 02). It was made at Tabacalera La Isla and aged at the factory for 24 months.
Size: 5 x 50 Robusto
Wrapper: Habano 2000
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican, Connecticut Broadleaf
Main notes: Cinnamon, coffee, black pepper, molasses
HVC Selección No. 1 Maduro & Habano
HVC Seleccion No. 1 was the first cigar made at Fabrica de Tabacos HVC S.A. de Reinier Lorenzo, which opened in Esteli in 2022. Its packaging is reminiscent of the old Cuban style.
Size: 5.625 x 46 (Esenciales)
Wrapper: Mexico / Ecuador Habano
Main notes: Oak, leather, cedar
Gran Habano Black Dahlia
Gran Habano Black Dahlia is part of Gran Habano’s S.T.K. series (for ‘Stay True Kid’), a series of boutique, small batch releases. The series is widely praised for its quality. It’s rolled at Gran Habano’s factory in Honduras.
Size: 6 x 54
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Main notes: Coffee, cream
Gran Habano Blue in Green
Gran Habano Blue in Green’s name pays tribute to Miles Davis’ song Blue in Green. It’s produced at Tabacaleras Unidas factory in Honduras.
Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Connecticut USA
Main notes: Cedar, floral, white chocolate, cereal
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Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2023
Las Calaveras is a limited annual release from Crowned Heads that pays tribute to friends and family members who have passed. You’ll see four coins on the band with initials in them, meant to honor individuals who died last year. The Las Calaveras line is sought after every year.
Wrapper: USA Conn. Broadleaf
Main notes: Cocoa, dark chocolate, mineral
Gran Habano 20th Anniversary
The Gran Habano 20th Anniversary, unsurprisingly, was made to celebrate 20 years of the Gran Habano brand. They’re aged in the factory for 2 years after rolling. Enjoy this celebration of their milestone with them!
Size: 5x52 (El Sueño)
Wrapper: Shade Grown Corojo
Filler: Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru
Main notes: Almonds, cherries, barnyard
HVC 500 Salomones
The Salomon is the latest addition to the HVC 500 Years lineup, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Cuba. It’s made at Fabrica de Tabacos HVC S.A. de Reinier Lorenzo, which opened in Esteli in 2022.
Size: 5.75 x 56 Salomon
Wrapper: Corojo 99 Jalapa
Filler: Criollo 98& Corojo 99
Main notes: Sweet hay, cocoa, leather
Artesano Del Tabaco Viva La Vida
Viva La Vida was created by Gus and Billy Fakih, who used to be cigar retailers. They worked with A.J. Fernandez to create the Viva La Vida line. The cigars have been earning high ratings since they came out.
Wrapper: Habano Oscuro
Main notes: Leather, sandalwood, black pepper
The fifth cigar in the Elite placement comes from a pool of selected cigars that were not available in larger quantities for all members. Each one was meticulously selected for their ELITE attributes.
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Cigar Detective’s Honey Badger
We keep the ball rolling with Cigar Detective features in our Factory Direct Placement as we build our production for our new subsidiary. The newest line comes from the hands of our good friend Erik Espinosa and his La Zona Factory.
Honey Badger Maduro (yes, it comes in multiple wrapper variations) provides main notes of oak-wood, cocoa, and is complimented by undertones of coffee bean.
Size: 5.5 x 55 Torpedo BP
Factory: La Zona (Espinosa)
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Brand Club Selections
Las Calaveras Las Calaveras is a limited annual release from Crowned Heads that pays tribute to friends and family members who have passed. You’ll see four coins on the band with initials in them, meant to honor individuals who died last year. The Las Calaveras line is sought after every year.
Wrapper: USA Connecticut Broadleaf
Main notes: Cocoa, dark
Caldwell / Lost & Found: PCS Maduro
Caldwell's Lost & Found is a platform to give top-shelf cigars that have been left behind in the hustle and bustle of the modern cigar market. Here we present the Pepper Cream Soda (PCS) Maduro. Versions of Pepper Cream Soda have long been part of the Lost & Found brand. Find yourself reaching for this one over and over.
Size: 5 X 52 Robusto
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Filler: Condega, Jalapa
Main notes: Dark Chocolate, chicory root, cumin-like spice
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