The Dominican Partagas Barber Pole cigar returns for a second seasonal release


The Partagas Añejo barber style cigar will be back next week for its second appearance this year. Heading to retailers on October 3, the two-size line features two heavily distressed packaging – one Connecticut hue and the other Cameroon.

Barber-pole cigars are made with two pieces of contrasting wrapper, which gives them an eye-catching look. According to General Cigar Co., the Cameroonian cover leaf used on this smoke is from a 1998 harvest and is interwoven with a Connecticut lighter shade wrapper from 2013. The word anjo is Spanish for “old”, a reference to exceptionally aged packaging. Below is a Dominican binder which contains a mixture of Mexican and Dominican tobacco filler.

Like the first release in March, Partagas Añejo is made in the Dominican Republic and comes in the same two sizes: Petit Robusto, measuring 4 1/2 inches by 49 rings, and Esplendido, at 4 1/2 by 60. They are priced suggested retail of $6.99 and $7.49, respectively, and both are packaged in 25 inch sliding lid cabinets.

Cigars are distributed by General Cigar, a subsidiary of parent company Scandinavian Tobacco Group.

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